Claude Faraldo

  • Claude Faraldo – Les fleurs du miel AKA The Honey Flowers (1976)

    ‘While doing his job as a delivery driver, Paul stumbles into a violent domestic argument. Just as the well-to-do couple are coming to blows, he intervenes to prevent the violence from going further. The two turn to him to judge the merit of their disagreements and invite him to dinner. What follows becomes a small adventure in understanding for everyone.’
    – Clarke FountainRead More »

  • Claude Faraldo – Deux lions au soleil AKA Two Lions in the Sun (1980)

    here are the two IMDB comments :

    “Themroc ” ,what a colossal demagogy! a monumental spate of clichés of the post-68 era.

    Deux lions au soleil ” is a different matter ,because there are two actors whose chemistry is perfect.Jean-François Stevenin ( he was a Truffaut’s favorite :”day for night” and mainly the wonderful schoolteacher in “l’argent de poche” ) and Jean-Pierre Sentier ( whom I did not really know) give wonderful performances.Forget the class struggle (as Faraldo finally forgets it during the story) and you have two human beings .Faraldo jettisoned all his post 68 clichés (Why do we work? Why are there wealthy people? Why are we working for peanuts?) which were present at the beginning of the movie but slowly disappear as the story progresses.Read More »

  • Claude Faraldo – Themroc (1973)

    Plot summary:
    From Channel 4 Film:
    Factory worker Piccoli gets into trouble when he’s caught watching his boss shag a secretary. It’s the final straw. Oppressed by the system, hounded by his mother (Herviale) and bored witless by his menial job, Piccoli cracks. He goes home, takes a sledgehammer to his possessions, turns his room into a cave and starts grunting like a horny Neanderthal before making a move on his sister, Romand.Read More »

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