Edouard Molinaro

Édouard Molinaro – Le gang des otages AKA The Hostage Gang (1973)

Nora Sayre, New York Times wrote:
Building apprehension in an audience requires a particular skill; quite often, we need to be nervous about the combination of personalities and their sudden responses to one another, their capacity for violence of craziness, in order to give a hoot about who gets chased or shot.

Edouard Molinaro’s “The Hostages,” playing today and tomorrow at the First Avenue Screening Room, is an unusually intelligent action picture, partly because it stresses how dangerous a self-destructive persons can be.The movie is based on a recent case in France. A drifter with a fearfully short fuse falls in and out of prison; between assaults and armed robberies, he marries a call girl and the hold-ups continue until they’re arrested. Read More »

Edouard Molinaro – L’homme presse AKA The Hurried Man [+Extras] (1977)

Synopsis:
“A forty-something antiques dealer, Pierre Noix is a busy man, in just about every aspect of his life. Having bought a large house in Provence built on the remains of a Roman structure, he wastes no time digging around for some long lost treasure. Pierre’s plans are threatened, first by the town’s mayor, who is about to authorise the construction of a motel in the area, and then by Edwige, the daughter of the previous owner of the estate. When Edwige queries the legitimacy of the sale, Noix responds by seducing and marrying her, all in record time. Unfortunately, his troubles are far from over…”
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