Claude Berri

  • Claude Berri & Charles L. Bitsch & Jean-François Hauduroy & Bertrand Tavernier & Bernard Toublanc-Michel – Les baisers (1964)

    A portmanteau film in which the producer, instead of as usual using already well known directors with a commercial draw, allowed five new young directors to each have a crack at an episode about romance.Read More »

  • Claude Berri – Le Sex Shop AKA Sex-shop (1972)

    The owner of a bookshop in Paris suffers a personal crisis. In order to solve it he decides to convert his library into a sex-shop but the only effect is that he turns himself into a sexual obsessive man.Read More »

  • Claude Berri – Je vous aime AKA I Love You All (1980)

    A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year’s Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times.Read More »

  • Claude Berri – Jean de Florette (1986)

    A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.Read More »

  • Claude Berri – Manon des sources AKA Manon of the Spring (1986)

    Following the events of Jean de Florette, Manon, the daughter of Jean, is living in the countryside of Provence near Les Romarins, the farm that her father once owned. She has taken up residence with an elderly Piedmontese squatter couple who teach her to live off the land, tending to a herd of goats and hunting for birds and rabbits. Ugolin Soubeyran, also called Galinette (only by his uncle César), has begun a successful business growing carnations at Les Romarins with his uncle, César Soubeyran—also known as Papet—thanks to the water provided by the spring there.Read More »

  • Maurice Pialat – Janine (1962)

    Janine (1962)

    Two men are disappointed by women and united by a whore.Read More »

  • Claude Berri – L’Un reste, l’autre part AKA One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)

    “I try to make films that move people when they are in the theater and make them think only after they leave.” Claude Berri

    L’un reste, L’autre part is the story of two old time friends, both in their fifties, both married, who fall for two younger women. The cast is nothing less than stellar: Daniel Auteuil, Nathalie Baye, Pierre Arditi, Miou-Miou and Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Attal’s real-life wife, Charlotte Gainsbourg, appears as one of two romantic foils a character drama in which over-middle-age men fall in love with younger women and must confront the ramifications of ending their marriages (one does and one doesn’t, or so the title would have you believe).Read More »

  • Serge Gainsbourg – Stan the Flasher (1990)

    The story of Stan, a misunderstood poet, who makes a living teaching English to schoolchildren while writing a screenplay on the side.Read More »

  • Claude Berri – Le vieil homme et l’enfant AKA The Two of Us (1967)

    A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France’s liberation. Forced to hide his identity, the eight-year-old, Claude (played delicately by first-time actor Alain Cohen), bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon), who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Poignant and lighthearted, The Two of Us was acclaimed director Claude Berri’s debut feature, based on own childhood experiences, and gave the legendary Simon one of his most memorable roles in the twilight of his career.Read More »

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