Tag Archives: Bruno Cremer

Patrice Chéreau – La chair de l’orchidée AKA Flesh and the Orchid (1975)

A young woman, Claire, escapes from a lunatic asylum and falls under the protection of Louis Delage, a loner who rears horses for a living. When the man whom Louis has been sheltering is killed, both Claire and Louis become targets for a pair of unknown assassins. In the adventure that follows, Claire discovers why she was locked away in an asylum – her aunt wanted to prevent her from inheriting her father’s fortune. When the two killers make the same discovery, they kidnap Claire in order to extort a ransom, whilst continuing their pursuit for Louis. The outcome is far from pleasant… Read More »

Pierre Schoendoerffer – La 317ème section AKA The 317th Platoon (1965)

Director Pierre Schoendoerffer grippingly brings the close of the French war in Indochina to the screen in his portrayal of two officers and a group of Laotian soldiers serving under them in 1954. The inexperienced Lt Torrens, in overall command, has just arrived in Vietnam, and is reliant on his adjutant Willsdorf, an Alsatian who fought with the German Army during World War II. When the platoon is ordered to abandon a highland outpost and rejoin larger French forces, they soon find themselves behind enemy lines, outgunned, and in the path of a crushing Viet Minh offensive… Read More »

Claude Sautet – Une histoire simple AKA A simple story (1978)

From rogerebert.com

Claude Sautet makes movies the way people live – he traces the connections between the mistakes, and celebrates the occasional victories. His movies aren’t tightly plotted, and we never have the feeling that his characters are doing something because the screenplay says they must. Sautet’s people take their chances like the rest of us. Read More »

François Ozon – Sous le sable AKA Under the Sand (2000)

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Like every summer, a wife and husband go to their beach house in Les Landes for the vacation. But this year, while Marie is napping on the beach, husband Jean disappears. Has he drowned? Run away? He’s vanished without trace. A few months later, we meet Marie again in Paris… Read More »

Jean-Claude Brisseau – Noce blanche AKA White Wedding (1989) (HD)

IMDB wrote:
A teacher of philosophy encounters a complicated pupil; a seventeen year old girl who possesses quite a cynical view of the world. He attempts to help her focus on her studies, but soon becomes fascinated by her. Read More »

François Ozon – Sous le sable (2000) (HD)

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional. Read More »

Bertrand Van Effenterre – Tumultes (1990)

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A death in the family. Patrick dies and his three sisters gather at their parents’ home in Normandy. Anne, the oldest, is steady, married with two children, showing little emotion. Isabelle, who’s cut herself off from her family for eight years, returns from Paris. Claude, Patrick’s twin and still a student, grieves for her other half. Along with their parents, each must face family grievances first before they can grieve together for Patrick. Then comes the revelation of how he died, and new feelings come to the fore. Can a death help a family to heal, coax an aging mother back to sanity, bring a couple into each other’s arms, and enable two sisters to grow? Read More »