Jean-François Stévenin

  • Laetitia Masson – À vendre AKA For Sale (1998)

    Laetitia Masson1991-2000DramaFranceMystery
    À vendre (1998)
    À vendre (1998)

    A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interviewed by the detective.Read More »

  • Patrice Leconte – L’homme du train AKA Man On The Train (2002) (HD)

    2001-2010CrimeFrancePatrice LeconteThriller
    L'homme du train (2002) (HD)
    L’homme du train (2002) (HD)

    A man steps off a train into a French village awaiting the day when he will rob the town bank. He meets a retired poetry teacher striking up a strange friendship and explore the road not taken, each wanting to live the other’s life.Read More »

  • Patrick Bouchitey – Lune froide AKA Cold Moon (1991)

    Drama1991-2000ComedyFrancePatrick Bouchitey

    SYNOPSIS from amg and IMDb
    Simon and Dede are best friends: two aimless drunks who spend their days getting sloshed and any other available time getting laid. Simon is living on unemployment benefits in a trailer parked near his sister’s apartment. Dede works at a fish-packing plant on the night shift. Neither man is sensitive, young, or good looking. However, their sang-froid (literally, “cold blood,” referring to a quality of imperturbability) stands them in good stead as they go about their seedy lives, picking up one woman and having sex with her on the beach, or when Simon calmly has sex with a prostitute in front of the woman’s brother. Read More »

  • Michel Soutter – Adam et Ève (1983)

    Michel Soutter1981-1990DramaRomanceSwitzerland

    Returning from work, Louis finds a letter from his wife saying their marriage is over. He’s just lost his mother, and now he’s lost his wife as well. Shaken, he tries to understand: why the illness? Why the separation?Read More »

  • Patricia Mazuy – Peaux de vaches AKA Thick Skinned (1989)

    Patricia Mazuy1981-1990DramaFrance

    Plot: This brooding, enigmatic story won the 1989 Prix George Sadoul at the Cannes Film Festival, in the category “Un Certain Regard,” which focuses on “smaller” films. In the story, Gerard (Jacques Spiesser) and his wife Annie (Sandrine Bonnaire) have made a nice life for themselves on their farm. That life is disturbed by the arrival of Gerard’s older brother Roland (Jean-François Stévenin) – a brother Annie never knew existed. It gradually becomes clear that both brothers had once negligently set fire to a barn while drunk, inadvertently causing the death of a sleeping wanderer. Roland took all the blame for causing the death, and spent ten years in prison for it. Now he wants Gerard to make those years up to him. Gerard, who up until then had succeeded in putting the incident out of his mind, is now consumed by guilt, and, since he loves both his brother and his wife, doesn’t know what to do about those demands. Not only that, but he is a little bit afraid of Roland. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie GuideRead More »

  • Jean-François Stévenin – Le passe-montagne (1978)

    1971-1980ArthouseFranceJean-François Stévenin

    When the car of Georges, a Parisian architect, breaks down on the motorway, he is helped by Serge, a mechanic and garage owner, who lives in a remote Jura hamlet. The two men, although they do not seem to have anything in common, develop an unexpected friendship…Read More »

  • Eric Rochant – Total western (2000)

    1991-2000CrimeDramaEric RochantFrance

    Plot Outline: After a drug deal gone wrong, Bédé goes into hiding in the countryside at a reformative school for criminal youth. His location is found out, and he and the pupils have to protect themselves with whatever means they have.Read More »

  • Juliet Berto & Jean-Henri Roger – Neige AKA Snow [+Extra] (1981)

    Drama1981-1990CrimeFranceJean-Henri RogerJuliet Berto

    An illustration of the more or less weird people in the nightlife of the revel region of a French town. In the center of the (almost non-existing) plot are barmaid Anita and a reverend. Anita cares for the Caribbean dealer Bobby like a mother, but he’s too cool to listen to her warnings. When he’s caught by the police, Anita has pity for her friends who are without “neige” (snow, probably cocaine) now, and tries to help them out.Read More »

  • Claude Faraldo – Deux lions au soleil AKA Two Lions in the Sun (1980)

    1971-1980Claude FaraldoCultFrance

    here are the two IMDB comments :

    “Themroc ” ,what a colossal demagogy! a monumental spate of clichés of the post-68 era.

    Deux lions au soleil ” is a different matter ,because there are two actors whose chemistry is perfect.Jean-François Stevenin ( he was a Truffaut’s favorite :”day for night” and mainly the wonderful schoolteacher in “l’argent de poche” ) and Jean-Pierre Sentier ( whom I did not really know) give wonderful performances.Forget the class struggle (as Faraldo finally forgets it during the story) and you have two human beings .Faraldo jettisoned all his post 68 clichés (Why do we work? Why are there wealthy people? Why are we working for peanuts?) which were present at the beginning of the movie but slowly disappear as the story progresses.Read More »

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