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Cinematography (feature film)
In the not-too-distant future, an over-stressed city is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides. A policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.
The story of a 19th Century farmer's daughter who dreams of a life of romance, is dulled by her marriage to a provincial doctor, finds passion with a philandering aristocrat, and who, in time, abandoned and blackmailed, commits suicide.
Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.
War is declared between a father and his daughter-in-law when he discovers that she is cheating on his son.
The widow of a thief learns that the chateau she lives in has a fortune in gold hidden somewhere.
A working class woman in occupied France makes ends meet by performing abortions.
A depressed draughtsman, seeking escape from his vindictive wife, becomes a peeping tom -- until his liason with the object of his desire leads to blackmail and murder.
A writer spends the weekend with a TV star and uncovers his deepest secrets.
Film chronicles the daily life of Breton peasants.
Saint Tropez, 1975. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the assassination of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following day, and becomes therefore prime suspect. Where is Louis' body? Where is Jeff? Is there any secret beyond a door?
A young woman, on the lam from a bad marriage, is forced by a storm to take refuge in a mysterious mansion where an old man and his valet seem to be expecting her.
Joe Martin, a quiet American, rents boats in the South of France. He is married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter, Michelle. But Joe has not always been the straight man he is now. He used to be a tough guy and when the members of his former gang,who have not forgiven him for letting them down and keeping the loot for himself,resurface the perfect family is sure to go through hard times.
Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is always away in Paris on business. Pierre is now the vice-mayor, thanks to Paul. Lucienne and Pierre have a secret meeting spot by a lake along a country lane. Pierre's wife dies suddenly, by suicide the town gossips believe. Pierre confesses otherwise to Lucienne. Paul proposes a shady land deal which will "benefit the town", and wants Pierre's political support and collusion. Then Paul discovers proof of his wife's affair...
10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been betrayed by one of their accomplices after a break-in. During the fight with the police, Francois's brother was killed, and a cop disfigured by François. Now, François is back for revenge. As nobody knows who the traitor was, the former accomplices lose their head. The disfigured cop is also waiting for the right moment to take his revenge on François.
Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games goes too far. Dazed, Charles walks out of the borrowed apartment in Paris and soon bumps into François in a nearby bistro. They drive back together to Versailles, where they have beautiful neighboring houses designed by François. The owner of the apartment had seen Laura and Charles together two months earlier, but she does not tell the police on the advice of François. Even though the police do not seem to have any clues to the crime, Charles has a difficult time coping with the situation, and trying to live a normal life with his two children and loving wife Hélène.
When US radar installations in Greece are jammed and an undercover NATO security man is killed, suspicion falls on his widow, who sets out to find the real culprits and prove herself innocent.
Helene Regnier's husband Charles, who is mentally ill, injures their son Michel in a rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son's condition and vow to win custody of Michel. While the boy is in hospital, Helene rents a room in a boarding house nearby. The Regniers hire Paul Thomas, a family acquaintance who needs money, to find dirt on Helene before the court hearing on custody. Paul moves into the boarding house and, with the help of his girlfriend Sonia, who rarely wears clothes, plots to ruin Helene's reputation and then her very life.
Charles Thenier's only son is killed in a hit and run accident. Bent on revenge, he resolves to track down the killer. During his search, he has an affair with a woman who may be the sister-in-law of the killer. The suspect's son attaches himself to Charles, then kills his father...
Butcher Popaul meets schoolteacher Helene at a marriage in a small rural French village. They become friends. But girls are murdered in the area and Helene finds on the scene the lighter she offered to Popaul...
Charles Desvallées has good reasons to believe that his wife is cheating on him and hires a P.D. in order to prove himself right. Once he knows the lover is writer Victor Pégala, he drives to his apartment, calmly presents himself as the husband, starts a conversation and then kills him cold-bloodedly. The police trace the wife but when she discovers by accident a picture that could incriminate her husband she decides to remain silent.
The power-hungry, wealthy owner of a champagne company and her husband attempt to undermine a rich playboy with relevant insider's information by making him believe he's a murderer.
Frédérique is a rich and beautiful woman who picks up a female street artist called "Why". It is December and they go to her villa in Saint Tropez, which is inhabited by a couple of odd gay men. Both women fall for the local architect Paul Thomas. However Why says that she is not interested in him, so Frédérique invites him to move into the villa.
Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d'Etoile (Rhomer) concerns a haberdasher and his umbrella; and La Muette (Chabrol), a bourgeois family and earplugs.
A married young carpenter tries to make his mistress part of his family.
Louis Rapiere aka Tiger is sent to Port-a-Pitre (French Guyane), to supervise the recuperation of a treasure from a sunken ship. A group of revolutionaries pirates the ship and robs the treasure, intending to sell it to an international terrorist organization, named Orchid. When he gets there, he demands that the French authority arrests the revolutionaries, but trying to prevent a general strike, the police does nothing. The Tiger finds himself acting alone, in a paralized territory - as the revoltionaries incited the people to the general strike anyway... and competing against American, Russian, and German spies. Everybody is very interested in the treasure, a rare mineral with tremendous impact on arms development, now about to fall into the Orchid's clutch.
Chabrol does a parodic take-off on "Hamlet" as a young man becomes enraged when his mother remarries his wealthy uncle after his father dies.
A bank clerk becomes involved in a rollercoaster love affair with a compulsive gambler.
A young French couple is separated by the war in Algiers.
A struggling French writer becomes obsessed with a successful literary couple that have invited him to stay at their chateau. Enraged with jealousy, he schemingly plots to undermine their happiness and the end result is tragic.
France, WWI. Landru, the father of four Children, contacts Parisian women through newspapers, seduces and eventually kills them in order to feed his little family.
Seven vignettes depict the comic side of the seven deadly sins.
LA RICOTTA Nelle campagne fuori Roma, un regista (Orson Welles) sta girando un film di carattere religioso. Durante le riprese della crocifissione di Cristo, la comparsa Stracci, che interpreta uno dei ladroni, lascia ai propri familiari affamati il cestino fornito dalla produzione e, preso dai morsi della fame, si avventa su una tavola imbandita per le riprese e divora una enorme quantità di ricotta. Mentre è appeso in croce si sente male per l'indigestione di ricotta e muore, proprio come il ladrone del Vangelo.
This film concentrates on two hours in the life of a French singer waiting on the results of a cancer test.
Tale follows a threesome of teens--one a rebellious type, another a more serious type, and the young girl who fits in the middle--as they parade around Paris with carefree attitudes.
Leda, the flirt of Monsieur Marcoux is murdered. His wife and the police think, that the murderer was the milk-man, the friend of the maid, but Marcoux' daughter's fiance Lazo, who is aware of the corrupt situation in that family doesn't agree with them.
An ailing city dweller makes a therapeutic return visit to his home town in the country.
A businessman kills his boss to cover up his affair with the man's wife.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
During World War II, townsfolk from provincial Occupied France help a pair of spies and some Allied soldiers escape into Vichy territory.
Marie-Chantal travels by train to her cousin's place to spend a winter holiday, when a stranger - apparently a fugitive from someone aboard - entrusts her with a jewel in the shape of a tiger with ruby eyes. Unknown to her, these false jewels contain a virus powerful enough to destroy all humankind. Doctor Kha is just one among many spies from different nations trying to get their hands on the tiger, or Marie-Chantal... It will give any nation a tremendous control over all others! Marie-Chantal, a snob girl, will evade all attacks by sheer female cunning, and shows tigerish qualities in dealing with her male, and female foes.
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