The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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Happy End (2017)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/Austria/Germany, 2017.  Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, Arte France Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE G.E.I.E, Arte France, France Televisions, Canal+,  Cine+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Région Hauts-de-France, Filmforderungsanstalt, CNC/FFA Mini-Traite, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages.  Cinematography by Christian Berger.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Production…

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Eaux Profondes (1981)

MICHEL DeVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France, 1981.  Hamster Productions, Gaumont, France 3, Eléfilm.  Screenplay by Florence Delay, Michel Deville, Christopher Frank, based on the novel Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Claude Lecomte.  Produced by Denis Mermet.  Production Design by Didier Massari.  Costume Design by Rosalinde Deville.  Film Editing by Raymonde Guyot.  Jean-Louis Trintignant is married to gorgeous young Isabelle…

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Il Sorpasso (1962)

DINO RISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1962.  Incei Film, Sancro Film, Fair Film.  Story and Screenplay by Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari, dialogue by Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari.  Cinematography by Alfio Contini.  Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Ugo Pericoli.  Costume Design by Ugo Pericoli.  Film Editing by Maurizio Lucidi. Vittorio Gassman…

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Dangerous Love Affairs Italy/France, 1959.  Les Films Marceau-Cocinor.  Dialogue and adaptation by Roger Vailland, Roger Vadim, Claude Brule, Screenplay by Roger Vailland, based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos.  Cinematography by Marcel Grignon.  Music by James Campbell, Duke Jordan, Thelonious Monk.  Production Design by Robert Guisgand.  Costume Design by Gladys De Segonzac.  Film Editing…

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And God Created Woman (1956)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Et Dieu…Crea La Femme France/Italy, 1956.  Cocinor, Iéna Productions, Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise.  Screenplay by Roger Vadim, Raoul Levy.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raoul Levy.  Music by Paul Misraki.  Production Design by Jean Andre.  Film Editing by Victoria Mercanton.   Seeing as how the film was only famous for featuring Brigitte Bardot‘s naked body in numerous scenes,…

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My Night At Maud’s (1969)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Ma Nuit Chez Maud France, 1969.  FFD, Les Films de la Pleiade, Les Films des deux Mondes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Films du Losange, Les Productions de la Gueville, Renn Productions, Simar Films, Societe Francaise de Production,  Two World Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Pierre Cottrell,…

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A Man And A Woman (1966)

CLAUDE LELOUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Un Homme Et Une Femme France, 1966.  Les Films 13.  Screenplay by Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven.  Cinematography by Claude Lelouch.  Produced by Claude Lelouch.  Music by Francis Lai.  Production Design by Robert Luchaire.  Costume Design by Richard Marvil.  Film Editing by Claude Barrois.   What on earth did our parents find entertaining about two French people…

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Confidentially Yours (1983)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Vivement Dimanche! France, 1983.  Films A2, Les Films du Carrosse, Soprofilms. Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Aurel, based on the novel The Long Saturday Night by Charles Williams.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros. Produced by Armand Barbault, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Hilton McConnico.  Costume Design by Michele…

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Z (1969)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Algeria, 1969.  Valoria Films, Reggane Films, Office National pour le Commerce et l’Industrie Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Jorge Semprun, based on the novel by Vasilis Vasilikos.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Jacques Perrin, Ahmed Rachedi.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio.  Costume Design by Piet Bolscher.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.   Jean-Louis Trintignant stars in…

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Rendez-vous (1985)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1985.  Films A2, T. Films.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas, Andre Techine.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Alain Terzian.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Martine Giordano.   Juliette Binoche appears in her first lead role as an enigmatic young woman whose…

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Amour (2012)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Austria/France/Germany, 2012.  Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, France 3 Cinema, ARD Degeto Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Menegoz.  Music by Cecile Lenoir, Alexandre Tharaud.  Production Design by Jean-Vincent Puzos.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film…

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