Tag Archives: Jacques Perrin

Valerio Zurlini – La ragazza con la valigia AKA Girl with a Suitcase (1961)

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Lorenzo’s older brother Marcello is a playboy who has broke the heart of a cabaret singer named Aida (Claudia Cardinale). When she shows up one evening at their home Marcello unable to handle his own dirty business sends Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) out to get rid of her. Lorenzo fails in love Aida the moment he lays he eyes upon her. Feeling guilty about the way his brother treated her he does his best to help her out. Read More »

Paul Vecchiali – L’étrangleur (1970)

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Unhappy women are being murdered by Emile (Jacques Perrin), a psychotic young man suffering from the delusion that his acts are mercy killings. The detective (Julien Guiomar) assigned to track down the killer resorts to seriously unorthodox and even unethical methods to get his man. In one instance, he impersonates a psychologist on a TV show he and Emile appear on together and attempts to provoke Emile into revealing himself. Read More »

Paule Muret – Rien que des mensonges AKA Nothing but lies (1991)

Rien que des mensonges is a French film comedy-drama first released in 1991, directed by Paule Muret. The film stars Fanny Ardant, Jacques Perrin, Alain Bashung and Stanislas Carré de Malberg. It has also been released under the title: Nothing But Lies.

Muriel et Antoine vivent dans le mensonge. Sans se le cacher ni se l’avouer, ils vont chercher avec d’autres la séduction et le désir qu’ils ne savent plus partager. Lorsqu’elle se plonge dans une passion charnelle avec Adrien, elle réalise que chaque baiser échangé avec lui la ramène un peu plus dans les bras de son mari. Elle va alors tout faire pour que ce dernier découvre sa liaison et repose sur elle le regard amoureux de leurs premiers jours. Read More »

Valerio Zurlini – Cronaca familiare AKA Family Diary (1962)

A touching story of brothers raised apart and then brought together under tragic circumstances, this drama by Valerio Zurlini remains true to Vasco Pratolini’s novel. Told in a series of flashbacks as Enrico (Marcello Mastroianni) remembers the past, the brothers are separated after their mother dies. Enrico is raised by a humble guardian who works as a butler, his brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) is taken in by a grandmother who gives him all he wants or needs. Enrico grows up to become a hard-working journalist, spending most of his time in Rome. Lorenzo is a young idealist living in Florence with no real need to work. The brothers rarely see each other, but when they finally meet after an extended absence, Lorenzo is gravely ill and dying. (-allmovie.com) Read More »

Pierre Schoendoerffer – La 317ème section AKA The 317th Platoon (1965)

Director Pierre Schoendoerffer grippingly brings the close of the French war in Indochina to the screen in his portrayal of two officers and a group of Laotian soldiers serving under them in 1954. The inexperienced Lt Torrens, in overall command, has just arrived in Vietnam, and is reliant on his adjutant Willsdorf, an Alsatian who fought with the German Army during World War II. When the platoon is ordered to abandon a highland outpost and rejoin larger French forces, they soon find themselves behind enemy lines, outgunned, and in the path of a crushing Viet Minh offensive… Read More »

Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud & Michel Debats – Le Peuple migrateur AKA Winged Migration (2001)

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This documentary follows several species of migratory birds over a four year filming period. These birds travel several hundreds if not thousands of miles toward the equator in the autumn, and make the return journey to their higher latitude summer homes in the spring, always taking the same route, using the natural compasses of the universe, the stars, to find their way. Some species, like the arctic tern, even fly from pole to pole. These long and often torturous treks are a matter of survival, to live in a hospitable climate and find sources of food. With the exception of migratory penguins, travel over oceans is especially difficult as the birds have little refuge unless there is something floating on the water, such as a ship, on which to land. Read More »

Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou – Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe AKA Microcosmos (1996)

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“A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography…”

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Children, being built nearer to the ground and having more time on their hands, are close observers of ants and spiders, caterpillars and butterflies. Adults tune them out; bugs are things you slap, swat, step on or spray. “Microcosmos” is an amazing film that allows us to peer deeply into the insect world and marvel at creatures we casually condemn to squishing. The makers of this film took three years to design their closeup cameras and magnifying lenses, and to photograph insects in such brilliant detail that if they were cars, we could read their city stickers. Read More »