Macha Méril

  • Guy Gilles – Au pan coupé aka Wall Engravings (1968)

    1961-1970DramaFranceGuy Gilles
    Au pan coupé (1968)
    Au pan coupé (1968)

    mk2 (a bit revised) wrote:
    Jeanne and Jean, a sensitive young man, have one last rendez-vous at the “Pan Coupé”, the little café where they always meet. A few weeks later Jean flees, disappears… Jeanne confides in her friend Pierre and his father. They all begin an investigation of their own into the young man’s disappearance. Disillusionment, poetry and dark romanticism combine to create a compelling film in urgent need of rediscovery.Read More »

  • Gian Vittorio Baldi – L’ultimo giorno di scuola prima delle vacanze di Natale (1975)

    1971-1980DramaGian Vittorio BaldiItaly

    Review by Dario Soldatini, 2006, from imdb:
    The dark side of an untold page of history
    Brief synopsis North Italy, spring 1945, during the nazi-fascist occupation. A gang of fugitive republican fascists (John Steiner, Macha Meril and Lino Capolicchio) kidnaps a metrobus full of civilians and tries to escape to the Swiss’s border, in order to recover from the advancing allies and partisans. During the journey, we are able to see (throughout some flash-backs) the fascists’s activities prior to their runout (Macha Meril, in the role of Egle, a female volunteer for Italian Social Republic, in the attempt to humiliate a nude prisoner before sentencing him to death) alongside the captured civilians (remebrances of their “normal” lives under allies’ bombs and everyday’s troubles of wartime).Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Une Femme Mariee AKA A Married Woman (1964) (HD)

    1961-1970ArthouseDramaFranceJean-Luc Godard

    Quote:
    Captured in beguilingly chic noir et blanc, Jean Luc Godard’s Une Femme Mariée (A Married Woman) is an erudite, somewhat autobiographical, handsome and twisted examination of female infidelity. Although it has been rather overlooked amidst Godard’s formidable body of work, it is one of his most alluring and personal cinematic endeavours and represents a critical juncture in his evolution as a film-maker.
    Originally titled La Femme Mariée (The Married Woman), Godard bowed to the French censors, Commission de Contrôle, who were fearful of the film’s potential to be interpreted as an incendiary indictment of womankind. Read More »

  • Aldo Lado – L’ultimo treno della notte AKA Last Stop on the Night Train AKA Night Train Murders (1975)

    1971-1980Aldo LadoHorrorItalyThriller

    Synopsis:
    Margaret and Lisa, high school friends, take the night train from Germany to Verona to spend Christmas with Lisa’s family. They flirt mildly with male passengers, including two randy delinquents in their 20s, Blackie and Curly. The four of them end up in a first-class cabin with a well-dressed woman of about 30 who has pornographic photographs in her valise. Egged on by the woman, the thugs and a male visitor to the cabin menace and then assault Margaret and Lisa. Meanwhile, we also see Christmas Eve and morning scenes at Lisa’s home, where her parents are polite to each other while discussing divorce. On Christmas morning, they go to the station to meet the girls. Will they be on the train?Read More »

  • Jean Yanne – Les Chinois à Paris AKA Chinese in Paris (1974)

    1971-1980ComedyFranceJean YanneSci-Fi

    Synopsis
    The Maoist Chinese, by some miracle, have occupied Paris (and France) overnight. The patience of these stern, work-oriented and quite puritanical communists is finally completely worn down by the quarrelsome, cynical and decadent French, who cannot cooperate properly even when they are willing…Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Une Femme Mariee AKA A Married Woman (1964)

    1961-1970ArthouseDramaFranceJean-Luc Godard

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    PotMatters Review :
    Captured in beguilingly chic noir et blanc, Jean Luc Godard’s Une Femme Mariée (A Married Woman) is an erudite, somewhat autobiographical, handsome and twisted examination of female infidelity. Although it has been rather overlooked amidst Godard’s formidable body of work, it is one of his most alluring and personal cinematic endeavours and represents a critical juncture in his evolution as a film-maker.Read More »

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