No Fear, No Die (1990)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  S’en Fout La Mort France/West Germany, 1990.  Cinéa, NEF Diffusion.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Pascal Marti.  Produced by Francis Boespflug, Philippe Carcassonne.  Music by Abdullah Ibrahim.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Dominique Auvray. Claire Denis turns to the world of illegal…

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Murmur Of The Heart (1971)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Le Souffle Au Coeur France/Italy/West Germany, 1971.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Marianne Productions, Vides Cinematografica, Franz Seitz Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Vincent Malle, Claude Nedjar.  Music by Sidney Bechet, Gaston Freche, Charlie Parker, Henri Poirier.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.  Academy Awards 1971.  Cannes Film…

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Quartet (1981)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/France, 1981.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Lyric International, National Film Trustee Company.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, French dialogue by Michel Maingois, based on the novel by Jean Rhys.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Jean-Pierre Mahot, Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.   Costume Design…

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Going Places

BB (out of 5) Original title:  Les Valseuses This cinematic exercise in youthful debauchery is both fascinating and frustrating at the same time. Gerard Depardieu (in one of his earliest film performances) and best pal Patrick Dewaere roam around France by various means, stealing from stores and attacking innocent women before Dewaere receives a very uncomfortable shot to…

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