Tag Archives: Jacques Dutronc

Jean-François Adam – Retour à la bien-aimée AKA Return to the Beloved (1979)

Julien seeks to reconquer Jeanne, his ex-wife, of whom he is separated and who lives with another man. He is prepared to go far to make it happen. Read More »

Claude Lelouch – Le bon et les méchants AKA The Good and the Bad (1976)

1935. Jacques and Simon live by their wits, from the hold-up in jewelry theft. When war broke out, the two friends and Lola, a prostitute, make the traffic with the Germans, but by discovering the methods of the Gestapo, they give up and enter the Resistance. At the end of the war, Jacques is decorated and returned to his first occupations. 1935 Flying the new model of Citroën, a man invented the gang des tractions avant. Thus begin ten years of tracking down an infernal, good between the band and the gang of bad guys. A continuous suspense on WWII base where the good are not always the nicest, and not necessarily the most wicked cruel … Read More »

Laurent Heynemann – Le Mors aux dents aka The Bit Between the Teeth (1979)

Charles Dréant has compromising files on politicians. The Guenn, member of a party, seeks to recover them. Read More »

Claude Chabrol – Merci pour le chocolat AKA Nightcap (2000)

When the young Jeanne finds out that she could have mistakenly been exchanged from her cradle with another newborn (the son of a famous piano player), she decides to contact this family. All this will lead to the discovery of dark family secrets and the unveiling of the misdeeds and the hypocrisy of the French upper class members. Read More »

Andrzej Zulawski – Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours AKA My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days (1989)

Lucas has invented a new computer language but at the same time he has been informed about his strange terminal illness during which he has been gradually losing his memory. Shortly after that he meets Blanche who acts as a medium in a bizarre traveling show. Dying Lucas follows her to the sea resort where they spend together several days and nights. Read More »

Jean-Pierre Mocky – Y a-t-il un Français dans la salle? AKA Is There a Frenchman in the House? (1982)

Plot: Based on a novel by Frederic Dard who also co-scripted with director Jean-Pierre Mocky, this satire on French politics is centered around an official whose earlier rise to power had some sordid aspects that are about to be uncovered by the death of his uncle. While he is trying to contain any potential scandal, the man becomes enamored of the daughter of his uncle’s maid. This new romance inspires him to forget worries about a public image and focus on a new life — not any easy objective when unsavory friends and foes have their own agendas in mind. Read More »

Andrzej Zulawski – L’Important c’est d’aimer AKA That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)

Andrzej Zulawski’s L’important c’est d’aimer is a film of dishevelled lyricism, bursting with noise and anger; an insane storm-tainted flamboyant opera; a visual symphony with apocalyptic emphasis featuring sleaze-bags, clowns, drop-outs, wimps, bastards, and “puppet shows depicting lives of complete scoundrels and ruined careers.” Where some people will see nothing but a graphic canvas of pain, horror and a bloody parade of violence, others who analyze the darkness will see a call for compassion. This is the story of a fragile woman, Nadine Chevalier, who supports her failure-obsessed companion to the bitter end, and who meets a photographer weighed down by remorse. Read More »