Tag Archives: Jean Eustache

Jean Eustache – Une sale histoire AKA A Dirty Story (1977)

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A group of friends listen as one man tells them a story about a time when, in a small cafe, he discovered a peephole into the ladies’ bathroom and became addicted to looking through it at female genitals. They ask him questions and come to conclusions about sex. This is a filmed, scripted version. Then, the actual person who this happened to relates the same story; this time, however, it is an unscripted documentary, in which the same things occur as in the scripted one. Read More »

Jean-André Fieschi – L’accompagnement AKA The Accompaniment (1969)

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A musician has to compose a commissioned work for a film. But his mind is guided by external solicitations that constantly divert him from his work. Little by little, this commission invades his life and his actions give rise to a real sound score. Read More »

Jean Eustache – Numéro zéro (1971)

A family portrait in which the director profiles his grandmother. Read More »

Jean Eustache – La maman et la putain (1973)

A few days of a dandyish French intellectual in his late 20s named Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Leaud), who’s living with and supported by his lover, Marie (Bernadette Lafont); she’s in her mid-30s and runs a small boutique. In the first scene he borrows a neighbor’s car and tracks down a former girlfriend, Gilberte (Isabelle Weingarten), who’s just started a new semester at the Sorbonne, and tries to persuade her to marry him, only to discover that she’s just agreed to marry someone else. (We and Alexandre briefly glimpse Gilberte with her husband, played by Eustache, toward the end of the film, in the liquor section of a department store.) After hanging out with an equally idle friend (Jacques Renard) at the Deux Magots cafe, Alexandre follows a young woman after she leaves a nearby table, asks for her phone number, and scores; the remainder of the film is devoted to his courting of her. Read More »

Jean Eustache – Le Père Noël a les yeux bleus aka Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (1966)

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The hard life of a young man in the provinces of France in the ’60s when you want to seduce girls or even just have a talk with them. Read More »

Paul Vecchiali – Les roses de la vie (1962)

Short film by Paul Vecchiali; starring Germaine de France.

The chauffeur is played by the legendary director Jean Eustache. Read More »