Jean-Pierre Bacri

  • Jean-Pierre Mocky – Les Saisons du Plaisir AKA The Seasons of Pleasure (1988)

    Synopsis
    Charles (Charles Vanel) is a 100-year-old perfume magnate who decides to marry the equally ancient Emmanuelle (Denis Grey) in the French sex comedy. Company executives and family members scramble for position in the wake of the surprising announcement.Read More »

  • Agnès Jaoui – Place publique (2018)

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    Castro, once a tv star, is now an animator on the way back. Today his driver, Manu leading him to the housewarming party of his old producer and girlfriend Nathalie, has moved to a beautiful house in the neighborhood of Paris . Hélène, the sister of Nathalie and ex-wife of Castro, is also invited. When they were young, they shared the same ideals, but success did Castro in a pragmatist (or rather cynic) remained faithful to her convictions while Hélène.Read More »

  • Alain Resnais – On connaît la chanson AKA Same Old Song (1997)

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    Simon secretly loves Camille. Camille, due to a misunderstanding, falls for Marc Duveyrier. Marc, a handsome realtor, who’s also Simon’s boss, is trying to sell an apartment to Odile Lalande, Camille’s sister. Odile really wants this apartment, despite the silent disapproval of her husband, Claude. Claude, somewhat wan in character, finds it hard to stomach the reappearance, after many years, of Nicolas. Nicolas, an old friend of Odile’s becomes the confidant of Simon… The dialogue is in part made up of extracts of French hit songs, sung in situation by the actors.Read More »

  • Joël Santoni – Mort un Dimanche de Pluie AKA Death on a Rainy Sunday (1986)

    Thriller about a psycho looking for revenge. Bronsky is a paraplegic because of an accident at a construction site that was partly due to the head architect, David Briand. Many years after the accident, Bronsky shows up at Briand’s residence with his family and his trailer looking for assistance. He and his wife insinuate themselves into the household without revealing their true identity. They start to work for Briand and his wife Elaine as a gardener and a babysitter with the sole objective of wreaking havoc on their lives and avenging Bronsky’s disabilities.Read More »

  • Claude Berri – Une femme de ménage AKA A Housekeeper (2002)

    Synopsis:
    One of France’s most respected filmmakers, Claude Berri here brings viewers the story of Jacques (Jean-Pierre Bacri) a middle-aged sound engineer whose wife has just left him. Living on his own for the first time in years, Jacques decides it’s high time to clean up his life, literally and figuratively. In short order he hires Laura (Emilie Dequenne, a bright, vivacious young housekeeper, to bring order to his apartment. Laura’s presence makes Jacques realize what has been missing from his life, and as their relationship evolves over the subsequent months, both Jacques and Laura gain uncomfortable knowledge of one another, and of themselves.Read More »

  • Raphaël Jacoulot – Avant l’aube (2011)

    Frederic is a young man in social rehabilitation. He has just found a night internship, in an isolated hotel in the mountains when, one evening, he sees his boss, Jacques, together with this son, hiding a car in the parking lot. The day after, he learns that one of the clients left the hotel without notice… (IMDB)Read More »

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