Tag Archives: Jean-Pierre Cassel

Claude Chabrol – La rupture AKA The Breach (1970)

Helene Regnier’s husband Charles, who is mentally ill, injures their son Michel in a rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son’s condition and vow to win custody of Michel. While the boy is in hospital, Helene rents a room in a boarding house nearby. The Regniers hire Paul Thomas, a family acquaintance who needs money, to find dirt on Helene before the court hearing on custody. Paul moves into the boarding house and, with the help of his girlfriend Sonia, who rarely wears clothes, plots to ruin Helene’s reputation and then her very life. Read More »

Joseph Losey – La truite AKA The Trout (1982)

Frederique (Huppert) leaves her family’s small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations concerning her actions and present state of feelings begin to fill her mind, forcing her to come to terms with innermost self. Read More »

Joseph Losey – La truite AKA The Trout (1982)

Synopsis: Frédérique leaves her family’s small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations concerning her actions and present state of feelings begin to fill her mind, forcing her to come to terms with innermost self. Read More »

Gérard Brach – Le bateau sur l’herbe AKA The Boat on the Grass (1971)

Quote:
Essentially known as Polanski’s screenwriter (the famous director collaborated for the screenplay here), Gerard Brach made two movies in the early seventies: “La Maison” (feat Michel Simon) and “Le Bateau Sur l’Herbe”. Well acted by Jean-Pierre Cassel, Truffaut’s protégée Claude Jade and British John McEnnery (not dubbed) who manages quite well in French – even if he bestows Hamlet’s monologue on us – and stays very natural when he’s looking for a word or wondering whether “broken mirrors bring bad luck over here too”. Read More »

Philippe de Broca – Les jeux de l’amour AKA The Love Game (1960)

Victor takes life lightly. Jolly and offhand, he has been a very pleasant companion to Suzanne for two years now. Suzanne wants to marry Victor and have children with him. Victor on the other hand isn’t interested in becoming a husband or a father. While he cannot be bothered into complying with her wishes, their mutual friend Francois would be happy to do so. Read More »

Jean-Louis Bertuccelli – Docteur Françoise Gailland AKA No Time for Breakfast (1976)

Synopsis
In the course of her career, Françoise Gailland has earned herself a reputation as a formidable medical practitioner, highly respected at the Paris hospital where she works. But this professional success has come at a price. She has neglected her family, to the extent that she is virtually estranged from her husband and teenage children. When she is diagnosed with lung cancer, Françoise decides to set the record straight, whilst she still has time… Read More »

Jean Renoir – Le caporal épinglé aka The Elusive Corporal (1962)

Synopsis:
‘An upper-class corporal from Paris is captured by the Germans when they invade France in 1940. Assisted and accompanied by characters as diverse as a morose dairy farmer, a waiter, a myopic intellectual, a working-class Parisian, and a German dental assistant, the corporal tries to escape from prison camps, sometimes making it a few yards, sometimes reaching the French border.’
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