André Dussollier

  • Jean Becker – Effroyables jardins AKA Strange Gardens (2003)

    Jean Becker2001-2010DramaFrance
    Effroyables jardins (2003)
    Effroyables jardins (2003)

    The tears of a clown give French tragicomedy Strange Gardens an unexpected power. For 15-year-old Lucien (Damien Jouillerot), there’s nothing more embarrassing than his father Jacques’ (Jacques Villeret) circus routine. Dressing up in funny feet, white makeup, and a bright red nose to entertain the village, he’s a hit with everyone except his own son. But, as Jacques’ best friend André (André Dussollier) explains, there’s a history to his act that goes beyond simple clowning and to his experiences in the Second World War.Read More »

  • André Téchiné – Impardonnables AKA Unforgivable (2011)

    André Téchiné2011-2020DramaFrance

    Synopsis: Francis arrives in Venice seeking peace and quiet to write his next novel. Looking to rent a small apartment, he meets Judith a real estate broker. For Francis, it’s love at first sight. Judith insists that he should see a remote house on Sant’ Erasmo island. Taking the plunge, Francis says “if we move in together, I’ll sign right away”. So begins their life as a couple. Totally euphoric, Francis can’t set his mind to writing. But, is his happiness so secure? While he isn’t working, what does Judith do with her day? Francis hires Jeremie, a young offender fresh out of jail, to tail her. What will Jeremie find out?Read More »

  • Jean Becker – Les enfants du marais (1999)

    1991-2000ComedyDramaFranceJean Becker

    Summary
    A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics. Meanwhile, Garris is overwhelmed by an unspoken love for a housemaid in the town, Marie…Read More »

  • Costa-Gavras – La Petite Apocalypse AKA The Little Apocalypse (1993)

    1991-2000ArthouseComedyCosta-GavrasFrance

    The Little Apocalypse is a 1993 French comedy film, an adaptation of Tadeusz Konwicki’s novel, directed by Costa-Gavras. It was entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival. It follows the trials of a Pole who lives in France who wants his written work published. Unable to get anywhere, he starts to enlist help from others, resorting to some unusual extremes.

    Synopsis:
    An unknown Polish writer can’t publish his novels, so his ex-wife decides to help him and get some of the profit for herself. She finally finds a publisher, but there’s a strange single condition that could cost the writer his life.Read More »

  • Pascal Kané – Liberty Belle (1983)

    1981-1990DramaFrancePascal KanéPolitics

    Julien is a left-leaning student whose politics and love interest end up clashing as the young man makes a long, epic journey through his years at a private school in Paris when Algeria is fighting France for its independence, up to his time spent as a courier for Algeria’s National Liberation Front (known by their French acronym, the FLN). While at school, Julien already had a conflict with his good friend Gilles and the right-wing politics that Gilles embraces. This relationship will come to have a crucial bearing on the future, as Julien continues on his path to maturity.Read More »

  • François Ozon – Tout s’est bien passé AKA Everything Went Fine (2021)

    2021-2030DramaFranceFrançois Ozon

    When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?Read More »

  • Lucas Belvaux – Chez nous AKA This Is Our Land (2017)

    Lucas Belvaux2011-2020DramaFrance

    An engaged but apolitical nurse gets involved in a far-right political party. Based on numerous recent events in France it becomes about how Front National operates and how it is perceived by the French.Read More »

  • Danièle Dubroux – Border Line (1992)

    1991-2000ArthouseDanièle DubrouxDramaFrance

    One day, Hélène goes to the home of Charles Piétri, a man she once loved and has not seen for twenty years. She meets Julien, Charles’ son, who tells her that his father has died. Shortly afterwards, she breaks off her marital ties with Alexandre, and her professional ties with Georges Birski (who has just commissioned her to restore a painting), to live with Julien and to devote herself totally to him. In the house where Charles used to live and where Irene, Julien’s mother, is about to move in, Hélène discovers disturbing signs, clues and even evidence of a disturbing link that would unite them and that will push her to commit a senseless act…Read More »

  • Claude Sautet – Un Coeur En Hiver AKA A Heart in Winter (1992)

    1991-2000Claude SautetDramaFrance

    Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband’s who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.Read More »

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