Tag Archives: Pierre Vaneck

Chris Marker – Si j’avais quatre dromadaires AKA If I Had Four Dromedaries (1966) (HD)

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Composed entirely of still photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his restless travel through twenty-six countries, If I Had Four Dromedaries stages a probing, at times agitated, search for the meanings of the photographic image. Read More »

Michel Deville & Charles Gérard – Une Balle dans le Canon AKA A Bullet in the Gun Barrel (1958)

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Synopsis
The story concerns a couple of ex-servicemen who engineer a robbery, only to run afoul of professional criminals.

Dick et Tony, parachutistes rapatriés d’Indochine ont accepté de rendre un petit service au Maltais. Pour une commission de deux millions de francs, ils ont fait transiter 25 millions, mais au moment de rendre l’argent, le Maltais n’est pas là. Ils investissent alors cet argent dans une boîte de nuit.
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Sergio Gobbi – Maldonne (1969)

Synopsis:
In this thrilling mystery of mistaken identity, Jacques (Pierre Vaneck) is a piano player in a nightclub who is approached by a man he never met before. The stranger offers him a job posing as the husband of a mentally challenged woman. He will be rewarded for taking care of the woman. Since his contract has expired at the club, he readily accepts the proposition. The stranger turns out to be the valet of the woman, who other than playing with decapitated dolls, seems quite normal. Jacques and the woman end up falling in love. He looks just like her husband who disappeared during an African safari. It turns out the missing man is a former Nazi hiding out from the international police. Soon agents converge on the house along with the man who had supposedly vanished, leading to an inevitable showdown. Read More »

Carlos Vilardebó – As Ilhas Encantadas AKA The Enchanted Islands (1965)

A desert island in the Atlantic, a woman alone after the death of both her brother and her husband, a very young French sailor abandoned by his ship. Love takes over and an enchanted new life begins, although they do not speak the same language. But it all comes to an abrupt end… Amália Rodrigues with her radiant beauty in an almost silent picture.

Free adaptation of a short story by Herman Melville, shot in a deserted islands near Madeira. Read More »