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Cast (feature film)
A woman shares her thoughts as the camera traces her travels and memories.
Cinematography (feature film)
France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed... This non-spectacular movie (do not expect any Rambo or Robin Hood) shows us rigorously and austerely the everyday of the French Resistants : their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, the forwarding of orders and their carrying out... Both writer Joseph Kessel and co-writer and director Jean-Pierre Melville belonged to this "Army in the Shadows".
When Lily, a British woman living on her family's estate in post-independence India circa 1954, gives birth prematurely in a former British hospital while her journalist husband is away on assignment, she turns to Cotton Mary, an Anglo-Indian nurse who promises that "God will feed the child." "God,"
An autobiography of William Klein, Parisian-based American photographer which strings together his abstract paintings, mold-breaking reportage, inventive fashion photos and excerpts from his feature films.
Alda and Olga are sisters, living a bleak life on a small island, in a house overlooking the graveyard, surrounded by pictures of their dead relatives. These relatives include another sister who died as a baby. Alda teaches at the local high school, and has a series of meaningless flings with marrie
Marie is the proverbial prostitute with a heart of gold. One evening upon returning to her apartment, she discovers Jeannot, a filthy, blood-caked vagrant, sleeping in the garbage. Feeling sorry for him, she invites him to her apartment for a hot meal and a place to sleep. When she politely offers h
The early romance and scientific achievements of the Curies and a colleague, Schutz, who yearns for prizes from the French Science Academy.
A story about a young woman whose intrusive imagination is being disturbed by her own dreams--particularly now that she's being questioned by the police for a crime she cannot remember having witnessed.
Set just prior to the French Revolution, the story revolves around Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and his relationship with Maria Cosway, the unhappy wife of an unfaithful husband.
A look at a single, working mother of three and the non-stop parade of friends, relatives, and men in her life.
After turning her attentions to writing, an ex-model lets everything come to a halt when her boyfriend leaves her.
An actor falls for an older woman married to a member of his production crew.
Set in 1957, the story of a middle-aged American engineer who falls in love with a young European woman, who happens to be his daughter from a woman he abandoned 20 years earlier while a student in Switzerland.
A poet-soldier allows his oversized nose to stand in the way of love.
Biographical history of director Rene Feret's own family.
A biography of Camille Claudel, the mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Set in 1955 North Africa, the drama revolves around a younger man's love for an older married woman.
A young Englishman struggles to build a life as a gay man.
Idealistic Franny is a teenager who wants to do good in the world. While volunteering at a shelter for disadvantaged girls, she finds that her privileged background is met with skepticism and hostility. When she does start to be effective, she realizes that she has been changed by the experience herself.
When her husband's arrest leaves her penniless, a woman accepts an invitation to move in with a strange couple.
An extraordinary love affair conducted entirely by telephone.
A group of friends listen as one man tells them a story about a time when, in a small cafe, he discovered a peephole into the ladies' bathroom and became addicted to looking through it at female genitals. They ask him questions and come to conclusions about sex. This is a filmed, scripted version. Then, the actual person who this happened to relates the same story; this time, however, it is an unscripted documentary, in which the same things occur as in the scripted one.
David is an accountant. He leaves town every Friday, pretending he is going to take care of his parents at their old people's home. But actually his parents are dead, and he spends the week-ends converting a chalet. He intends to live there with Lise, a woman he knows and loves since childhood. But Lise has just married another and has a baby. David's mad love does not see those facts as an obstacle...
A man helps a woman escape from her engagement.
A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running away, from two killers.
The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest escapes from a sexless marriage to an oil tycoon, has a wild affair with a famous rock star and settles in a radical commune. Meanwhile, a boat travels the canals of Amsterdam with a cargo of sugar, a demented crew, a revolutionary zealot captain and her lover, a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. Makavejev's bizarre and pointedly satirical vision is totally uncompromising and filled with shocking images.
A young, poetic intellectual who lives with a slightly older woman, picks up and begins an affair with a sexually open nurse. The three develop relations while engaging in lengthy conversations and anecdote telling amidst small Paris apartments and the famed cafes of left bank.
The owner of a bookshop in Paris suffers a personal crisis. In order to solve it he decides to convert his library into a sex-shop but the only effect is that he turns himself into a sexual obsessive man.
The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. They talk, and agree to see each other again the next night. Gradually, he discovers that her lover promised to meet her on the bridge that night, and he failed to turn up. Over the next couple of nights, Jacques falls in love with her - but on the fourth night her original lover returns...
A young woman lives with her older male "benefactor", with whom she occasionally has trysts. Then, she meets a younger man and doesn't where her heart lies.
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman Nights": The Emperor goes out seeking a little nocturnal amusement, only to find that the high-priced, Oriental courtesan he hires is his wife, the Empress. 3) "Mademoiselle Mimi": In revolutionary France, Mimi finds that her client, the nephew of a marquis, is more interested in watching the guillotinings out her window than he is in going to bed. 4) "The Gay Nineties": When Nini discovers by accident that her antiquated customer is a banker, she pretends to be an honest woman who has fallen in love with him. She even pays him, just like a gigolo! 5) "Paris Today": Two girls pick up clients by driving around in a car, and then an ambulance. Police pull the vehicle over for speeding. 6) "Anticipation": Demetrius has just arrived on Earth from another galaxy. But the girl brought to him by the commissar, Hostess 703, is not a "physical love" girl; she's a "sentimental love" one, who only knows how to excite men with language.
During World War I, a Scottish soldier finds an abandoned town ruled by whimsical lunatics.
In the countryside near Normandy's beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1945, she's married to Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around him and unwilling to move his wife to Paris, where she longs to live, shop, and party. A German outfit is bivouacked at Jérôme and Marie's crumbling château because its commanding officer is pursuing Marie. She's also eyed by a French spy working with the Allies as they plan D-Day. He woos her (posing to the Germans as her brother) and, in his passion, forgets his mission. Heroics come from an unexpected direction, and Marie makes her choice.
Two directors paint a portrait of Paris during May of 1962.
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
Vividly filmed kitsch from the pen of Judith Krantz -- in the tradition of "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" -- as adapted by Rosemary Anne Sisson (one of the creator of "Upstairs, Downstairs") and Terence Feely, with directing chores split between Douglas Hickox and Kevin Connor. In the eight-hour mi
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