Beau Pere (1981)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1981.  Sara Films, France 2.   Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.   Produced by Alain Sarde.   Music by Philippe Sarde.   Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.    Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   Boston Film Critics Awards 1981….

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Le Petit Soldat (1963)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    France, 1963.  Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie.   Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard.   Music by Maurice Leroux.   Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot, Lila Herman, Nadine Trintignant.  Jean-Luc Godard follows the exuberance of Breathless with another…

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Les Miserables (1995)

CLAUDE LELOUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 1995.  Canal+, Les Films 13, TF1.  Screenplay by Claude Lelouch, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Claude Lelouch, Philippe Pavans de Ceccatty.  Produced by Claude Lelouch.  Music by Didier Barbelievien.  Production Design by Jacques Bufnoir, Laurent Tesseyre.  Costume Design by Dominique Borg.  Film Editing by Helene de Luze.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.  National…

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Breathless (1960)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  A Bout De Souffle France, 1960.  Les Films Impéria, Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie.  Story by Francois Truffaut, Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard.  Music by Martial Solal.  Production Design by Clement Hurel.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis. Jean-Luc Godard captured the…

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Cesar And Rosalie

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Cesar Et Rosalie Claude Sautet’s intimate drama revolves around the stormy relationship between a beautiful, recent divorcee (Romy Schneider) and her passionate, possessive new boyfriend (Yves Montand). When an old flame of hers shows up, she seeks comfort in him after fighting with Montand, leading to a whole series of…

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Violette (1978)

CLAUDE CHABROL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Violette Noziere France/Canada, 1978.  Filmel, France Régions 3, Cinévidéo.  Scenario by Odile Barski, Herve Bromberger, Frederic Grendel, adaptation and dialogue by Odile Barski, based on the book by Jean-Marie Fritere.  Cinematography by Jean Rabier.  Produced by Denis Heroux, Eugene Lepicier.  Music by Pierre Jansen.  Production Design by Jacques Brizzio.  Costume Design by Pierre Nourry.  Film Editing…

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