Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  EuropaCorpm, Fundamental Films, Grive Productions, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Universum Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by…

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La Fausse Suivante (2000)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2000.  Dacia Films, Orsans Productions, Les Films du Camélia, Canal+.  Based on the play by Marivaux.  Cinematography by Romain Winding.  Produced by Georges Benayoun.  Production Design by Pascale Consigny.  Costume Design by Corinne Jorry.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance. Benoit Jacquot adapts Marivaux’s early eighteenth-century play to film but with its theatrical origins…

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Three Hearts (2014)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  3 Coeurs France, 2014.  Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Pandora Filmproduktion, Scope Pictures, Arte France Cinéma, WDR / Arte, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, Soficinéma 10, Cinémage 8, Palatine Étoile 11, Région Rhône-Alpes, Région Ile-de-France, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Screenplay by Julien…

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A Single Girl (1995)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  La Fille Seule France, 1995.  Cinéa, La Sept Cinema.  Screenplay by Jerome Beaujour, Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Brigitte Faure.  Production Design by Louis Soubrier.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.   Benoit Jacquot was inspired by Agnes Varda’s cool new wave classic Cleo From 5 to 7…

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Seventh Heaven (1997)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Septieme Ciel France, 1997.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Cinéa, Dacia Films, La Sept Cinema.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot, Jerome Beaujour.  Cinematography by Romain Winding.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Philippe Carcassonne.  Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.   A happily…

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The School Of Flesh (1998)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  L’Ecole De La Chair France/Luxembourg/Belgium, 1998.  Orsans Productions, V.M. Productions, La Sept Cinéma, Les Films du Camélia, Artémis Productions, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Samsa Film, Canal+, Studio Image 4, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Fonds National…

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Keep It Quiet (1999)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  Original title:  Pas De Scandale France, 1999.  Ciné B, France 3 Cinéma, IMA Productions.  Screenplay by Jerome Beaujour, Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by Romain Winding.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Philippe Carcassonne.  Music by Olivier Lebe.  Production Design by Sylvaine Chauvelot.  Costume Design by Thierry Delettre, Corinne Jorry.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.   Richly textured film about a family…

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Sade (2000)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2000.  Alicéléo, Canal+, Cofimage 11, RIDICULOUS Pictures, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Jacques Fieschi, Bernard Minoret, based on the novel La Terreur dans le Boudoir by Serge Bramly.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Patrick Godeau.  Music by Valerie Lindon.  Production Design by Sylvaine Chauvelot.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Luc…

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Tosca (2001)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Italy/France/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  Euripide Productions, Integral Film, Veradia Film, France 3 Cinéma, Axiom Films, Seven Stars System, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Arte, Tele+, Canal+, Sofica France Télévision Images, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Libretto by Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa, from the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou.  Cinematography by Romain…

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Adolphe (2002)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France, 2002.  ARP Sélection, Canal+, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot, Fabrice Roger-Lacan, based on the novel by Benjamin Constant.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Laurent Petin, Michele Petin.  Production Design by Genevieve Dufour.  Costume Design by Catherine Bouchard.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier.   A nineteenth century widow and mother of two (Isabelle Adjani)…

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The Untouchable (2006)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Original title:  L’Intouchable France, 2006.  Sangsho, Arte France Cinéma, CinéCinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Christophe Bruncher.  Music by Vijay Jaiswal, Monu Rao.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier, Marion Monnier. After a lifetime of not knowing anything about her real father, a young French…

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Villa Amalia (2009)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. France/Switzerland, 2009.  Rectangle Productions, EuropaCorp, Point Prod, France 2 Cinéma, Télévision Suisse-Romande, France 2, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Sofica Europacorp, Cinémage 3, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Ile-de-France, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, La Commission du Film en Bretagne.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot, in collaboration with Julien Boivent, based on the novel by…

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