Philippe Léotard

  • Maurice Pialat – La gueule ouverte AKA The Mouth Agape (1974) (HD)

    1971-1980ArthouseDramaFranceMaurice Pialat


    Monique Mélinand portrays a woman in the late stages of terminal illness. Her son Philippe (Philippe Léotard), Philippe’s wife Nathalie (Nathalie Baye), and her husband Roger (Hubert Deschamps) attempt to comfort her as she navigates through her ordeal. However, those two closest men in her personal life begin to get more involved in their relationships with multiple mistresses. Her husband flirts with customers in their clothing and haberdashery store while her son flirts with her nurses. The film incorporates elements of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte to poetic effect, relating to these scenes. In the end scenes, she goes through several final, deeply emotional moments as the disease claims her life. (Wikipedia)Read More »

  • René Vautier – Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès AKA To Be Twenty in the Aures (1972)

    1971-1980DramaFranceRené VautierWar

    In 1961, Noël is a French soldier in the Algerian war. His comrades, formerly opposed to the war, now oppress civilians, kill and torture. To stay faithful to his pacifist values, he will do something radical.Read More »

  • Alain Tanner – Le Milieu du monde AKA The Middle of the World (1974)

    1971-1980Alain TannerDramaFrance


    Paul, a high-flying engineer, is proud to have been born in a Swiss town the locals refer to as the Centre of the World. He is running for a local election when he meets Adriana, a young Italian waitress in a café. Although he is married, Paul starts to have a passionate love affair with Adriana, and is soon prepared to give up everything for her. However, the young waitress realises that it is not she that Paul loves but a self-made fantasy…Read More »

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