Luc Moullet

Luc Moullet – Terres noires (1961)

A documentary shot by Moullet in 16mm, about two remote, underdeveloped villages, one in the Alps and one in the Pyrenees. It is Moullet’s version of Buñuel’s Las Hurdes (Land without Bread, 1932) which was not released until 1966. Read More »

Luc Moullet – La Comédie du travail AKA The Comedy of Work (1987)

Actually the comedy of unemployment, which is defined as possibly the worst, or maybe the best, thing that ever happened to this film’s group of protagonists: a middle-aged loan officer, his successful wife, a champion of professional joblessness (and mountain-climbing enthusiast), and the employment agency professional who falls passionately in love with him. This film’s honest work involves potatoes, ditch-diggers, a wheelbarrow, doomed love, jam in bed, and gunfire involving dueling employment agencies. Winner of the Prix Jean Vigo at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. Read More »

Luc Moullet – Les Contrebandières AKA The Smugglers (1968)

Two young women leave the claustrophobic existence of the big city behind and move to a small border town. They get caught up with a border guard who is involved in smuggling from both sides of the border. When the border changes as a result of a political realignment, the two young women end up living with the guard. Both fall for the man, but jealousy rears its ugly head and they move back to the city. The ever-restless women soon leave the city behind and return to the border where they continue their youthful romps with the guard and other willing participants. The guard has women on both sides of the line who help in his illegal activities.

— Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide Read More »

Luc Moullet – Le prestige de la mort AKA Death’s Glamour (2006)

Whilst seeking out locations in the South of France for his next film, director Luc Moullet comes across a male corpse. He immediately decides to use this to his advantage. By swapping his passport with that of the dead man, Moullet hopes that the world will believe he is dead, thereby ensuring a renewed interest in his work. Unfortunately, the scheme backfires, since the dead man was someone rather important… (Blaq Out) Read More »

Luc Moullet – Ma première brasse (1981)

Luc Moullet, 44 years, director is learning to swim Read More »

Luc Moullet – Le Système Zsygmondy [+Extras] (2000)

In order to climb a peak, two young walkers arrive at the Zsygmondy mountain refuge the night before. But the girls find there’s only one single place left… Read More »

Luc Moullet – Les Sièges de l’Alcazar (1989)

Paris, 1955. Guy, film critic of the Cahiers du Cinéma, often goes to see the films of Vittorio Cottafavi in a local cinema. One day he notices that Jeanne, film critic of “Positive “, the rival magazine, seems to be following him. He is intrigued. Read More »