Pierre Granier-Deferre

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – L’ami de Vincent AKA A Friend of Vincent (1983)

    Drama1981-1990FrancePierre Granier-Deferre

    The Bear and the Fox, or What Friends Are for:

    ‘The bear, played by Philippe Noiret, is the conductor of a music hall orchestra, a kind hearted soul, always ready to help the next person if need arises. The fox, played by Jean Rochefort, is a trumpeter in the bear’s orchestra and his friend since childhood. After an evening’s performance a young woman enters their common dressing room, draws a revolver and starts shooting at the fox. She cries out that he has ruined her sister but is far too nervous to aim straight and causes no real harm. After she has run away, the fox gets into hiding, asking the bear to find the woman he swears he has never seen before. He makes a list of all his lovers, and it is a very long list indeed.
    The (strictly monogamous) bear travels through all of France in the quest of the woman whose life the fox has ruined, in the hope that the murderous sister can be captured and the fox can go on with his life. He meets all kind of womenfolk and learns a lot about his friend who is a far more dubious and amoral person than he had thought previously. Read More »

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – Le toubib AKA The Medic (1979)

    1971-1980DramaFrancePierre Granier-DeferreWar

    An unknown future. WWIII extends. Jean-Marie Despres, a prestigious surgeon, broken by life and his divorce supervises a field hospital, a few kilometers from the front. He meets the young and beautiful nurse Harmony. She is an idealist, she gives him hope.Read More »

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – L’Etoile du Nord AKA The North Star (1982)

    1981-1990CrimeFrancePierre Granier-DeferreThriller

    Edouard Binet, an aimless Frenchman, has been travelling in North Africa for many years, and is sailing to Belgium. En route, he meets Sylvie Baron. He introduces her to Nemrod Lobetoum, a rich Egyptian carrying valuable jewelry, and Sylvie and Nemrod become friends. Their friendship escalates to love, which makes Edouard jealous. Days later, Edouard arrives at a rooming house owned by Mme. Louise Baron, Sylvie’s mother, wearing blood-stained clothes. It appears that Nemrod was killed on a train after he arrived in France, but Edouard denies any knowledge of what happened. Sylvie suspects that Edouard is responsible for Nemrod’s death, but by now her mother has become Edouard’s ally.Read More »

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – Le fils (1973)

    1971-1980DramaFrancePierre Granier-Deferre

    Ange leaves New York to fly to his native Corsica. His mother is dying and Ange, who was not present when his father died, wishes to be present at her death. In Corsica Ange finds his brother Baptiste who married Maria, the woman he loved. He finds out that his father was killed, but nobody wants to tell him the name of the killer. And finally he finds two killers expecting him.Read More »

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – Adieu, Poulet AKA The French Detective (1975)

    1971-1980CrimeFrancePierre Granier-DeferreThriller

    When political thugs murder an opponent’s volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat’s pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning from his superiors. When he embarrasses Lardatte while disarming a hostage (the dead volunteer’s father), Verjeat is told he’s being transferred within a week. He speeds up his hunt for the goon and, with Lefévre, one of his young detectives, he engineers a complicated scheme to buy more time before the transfer. How should Verjeat play out his values of honor and duty?Read More »

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – Paris au mois d’août AKA Paris In The Month Of August (1966)

    1961-1970ComedyFrancePierre Granier-DeferreRomance

    Henri is alone in Paris during the month of August while his wife and children go on vacation. By chance he meets Pat, a beautiful young English woman who’s come to Paris for a photoshoot but who has nobody to show her the town.Read More »

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – Le Chat (1971)

    1971-1980ArthouseDramaFrancePierre Granier-Deferre


    After 25 years of married life, Julien and Clemence Bouin have ended up hating each other. Living in a dilapidated house soon to be demolished, their lives are filled with bitterness and regret for the happy past both have lost. When Julien adopts a stray cat and smothers it with affection, Clemence’s suppressed resentment turns to hatred…Read More »

  • Pierre Granier-Deferre – Le train AKA The Last Train (1973)

    1971-1980DramaFrancePierre Granier-DeferreWar



    May 1940. Germany invades Europe, people panic and try to flee by any means possible. In France, Julien, a radio repairman, boards a train with his wife and child. As the men are placed in cattle cars with only the women and elderly allowed in the passenger cars, events begin their fateful turning as the insignificant repairman encounters an attractive fugitive and love begins – a doomed love.Read More »

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