Tag Archives: Richard Bohringer

Juliet Berto & Jean-Henri Roger – Cap Canaille (1983)

Marseille, the 80s. Criminal fires, real estate business.
A burnt hill belongs to Paula Baretto, her only goods and heritage from her murdered father, ex-chemist of the French Connection… Read More »

Juliet Berto & Jean-Henri Roger – Cap Canaille (1983) (DVD)

Marseille, the 80s. Criminal fires, real estate business.
A burnt hill belongs to Paula Baretto, her only goods and heritage from her murdered father, ex-chemist of the French Connection… Read More »

Michel Deville – Péril en la demeure AKA Death in a French Garden (1985)

Quote:
A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family’s inquisitive neighbor. One night, David is mugged but rescued from injury by a stranger, Daniel, who also becomes David’s friend and admits to being a hit man. Video tapes of their activities appear in the lovers’ mail; David thinks they’re from the neighbor, Daniel is sure the husband is onto the affair and hired the mugger. After Daniel tells David that he’s been hired to kill the husband, an elaborate manipulation plays out, with murder, suicide, a payoff, more videos, and a surprise pairing. Read More »

Patrice Leconte – Tango (1993)

Synopsis (possible spoilers):
‘Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later, L’Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him. The Judge’s nephew, Paul, is having trouble with his wife and they demand that Vincent kill her. The Judge, a confirmed bachelor, takes Paul and Vincent on the road to search for Paul’s wife Marie. The three men get on well together, and spend their time discussing their relationship with women.’
– Will Gilbert (IMDb) Read More »

Jean-Jacques Beineix – Diva (1981)

Quote:
A young opera-loving mailman, Jules, becomes inadvertently entangled in murder, when a young woman fleeing two mob hit men drops an incriminating cassette into his mailbag. Jules has just recently recorded opera star Cynthia Hawkins’ latest concert, something of a coup as Hawkins refuses to make recordings of any kind. Soon Jules finds himself the target of the hit men, who want the voice recording, and also of another couple of ominous and mysterious agents. Read More »

Peter Greenaway – The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

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The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband’s restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism. Read More »

Jean-Pierre Mocky – Agent Trouble AKA The Man Who Loved Zoos (1987)

Amanda Weber is a museum employee. Her nephew, Victorien, who feels that wild animals should not be kept in zoos, while hitchhiking saw a mysterious bus with 50 dead tourists that later was found by autorities at the bottom of a lake. When Victorien gets in very serious problems due to what he saw Amanda seeks to find out what happened and soon also becomes a target. Read More »