Patrice Chéreau

  • Patrice Chéreau – L’homme blessé AKA The Wounded Man (1983)

    1981-1990DramaFrancePatrice Chéreau

    Henri (Jean-Hugues Anglade) is a lonely, isolated young man who lets no one get close to him. He meets a street hustler and comes out of his shell, going 180 degrees into gay obsession. Though he has yet to physically approach the object of his affection, Henri builds up so much unrequited lust that it explodes with horrible results.Read More »

  • Patrice Chéreau – La Reine Margot AKA Queen Margot [169 min.] (1994)

    Patrice Chéreau1991-2000DramaEpicFrance

    Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.Read More »

  • Patrice Chéreau – Ceux qui m’aiment prendront le train AKA Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)

    Patrice Chéreau1991-2000DramaFranceQueer Cinema(s)

    In the twilight of his life, Jean-Baptiste, a painter who has always lived in Paris, says he wants to be buried in Limoges: “Those who love me can take the train”. So begins a sad, wild and marvellous journey which unites all the people that he had touched during his lifetime – his lovers, lovers’ lovers, ex-lover’s new wives, old friends, casual acqaintances, and relatives. But their shared mourning cannot conceal the heartbrakes, rivalries, jealousies and passions wich all simmer to the surface and will – over the course of the journey, funeral and wake, reach some kind of resolution.Read More »

  • Patrice Chéreau – Hôtel de France (1987)

    Patrice Chéreau1981-1990DramaFrance

    At the age of 20 Michel was going out with Sonia and was the charismatic leader of their group of friends, and the one that everyone thought would “go far”. But Michel did not live up to their expectations. Ten years later, the friends meet up again…
    In 1987, Patrice Chereau had been heading up the Theatre des Amandiers for two years. The previous year he staged a contemporary production of Chekov’s Platonov with his students from the Ecole des comediens de Nanterre-Amandiers. It was them, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Vincent Perez, Marianne Denicourt, Agnes Jaoui, that he brought onto the film set to adapt his own theatrical adaptation for the cinema. It is a great pleasure to see the first steps in front of the camera of these as yet unknown actors in Hotel de France.Read More »

  • Patrice Chéreau – Persécution (2009)

    2001-2010ArthouseDramaFrancePatrice Chéreau

    The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel’s life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man’s persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia, leaving Daniel alone with nagging questions of “Why?”Read More »

  • Patrice Chéreau – Intimacy (2001)

    2001-2010DramaFrancePatrice Chéreau

    Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the rest of her life (and that her name is Claire). This eventually disrupts their relationship.Read More »

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

    1971-1980DramaFrancePatrice ChéreauThriller

    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 »

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