Guy Bedos

  • Claude Berri – Le pistonné AKA The Man with Connections (1970)

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    the AMG clerk wrote :
    “Claude (Guy Bedos) is content with his life. He has a girlfriend Tania (Zorica Lozic) and he aspires to become an actor. When he receives his draft notice, a friend convinces Claude he can get out of military service with his connections in Paris. When the connections fall through, Claude is sent for basic training outside Paris before being shipped off to Algeria. His stops in Morocco and Algeria are uneventful as far as military action goes […]
    Claude Pieplu is the Commandant who tries but can’t get Claude out of his military obligations. Georges Geret plays the gruff Sergeant who takes a liking to the pacifistic soldier in this comedy drama.”Read More »

  • Jacques Baratier – Dragées au poivre aka Sweet and Sour (1963)

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    Autour de Jacques Baratier & Sweet and Sour
    By Elliott Stein – Tuesday, April 14th 2009 – Village Voice

    (Jacques Baratier, 1963). This fascinating nearly plot-less feature from eccentric Baratier, a director hardly known in America, is a quirky riff on cinema verite, with guest appearances from a dazzling array of European luminaries from the 60s including Simone Signoret, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Monica Vitti, and Roger Vadim. It was shot by the great Henri Decae, cinematographer of The Four Hundred Blows, Plein Soleil and La Ronde.Read More »

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