The Silent World (1956)

JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU, LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Le monde du silence France/Italy, 1956. FSJYC Production, Requins Associés, Société Filmad, Titanus. Screenplay by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Cinematography by Philippe Agostini, Louis Malle. Produced by Marcel Ichac. Music by Yves Baudrier. Film Editing by Georges Alépée. Louis Malle collaborated with oceanographer and famed…

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May Fools (1990)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Milou En Mai Alternate Title:  Milou In May France/Italy, 1990. Nouvelles Editions de Films, TF1 Films Production, Ellepi Films. Screenplay by Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Renato Berta. Produced by Louis Malle. Music by Stephane Grappelli. Production Design by Willy Holt, Philippe Turlure. Costume Design…

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Calcutta (1969)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Produced by Louis Kastner.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   Louis Malle spent five months shooting his seven-part miniseries Phantom India, inspired by a trip he took there on behalf of the Ministry of…

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A Human Condition (1974)

LOUIS MALLE, RENE VAUTIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Humain, trop Humain Alternate title:  Human, Too Human France, 1974.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Produced by Vincent Malle.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.  Louis Malle trains his documentary camera on a Citroen factory for soothing, captivating results.  There’s very little spoken dialogue in the film, it is…

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Pretty Baby (1978)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Polly Platt, Louis Malle, Screenplay by Polly Platt.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Production Design by Trevor Williams.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Brooke Shields has spent all her twelve years growing up in a World War I-era New Orleans brothel, her mother (Susan Sarandon) a seasoned…

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La Vie de Boheme (1992)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/Germany/Sweden/Finland, 1992.  Sputnik, Pyramide Productions, Films A2, Pandora Filmproduktion, Svenska Filminstitutet, Canal+, Sofinergie 2, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki, based on the novel Scenes de la Vie de Boheme by Henri Murger.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Klaus Heydemann, Aki Kaurismaki.  Production Design by John Ebden.  Costume Design by Simon Murray.  Film Editing by…

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The Lovers (1958)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Amants France, 1958.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louise de Vilmorin, based on the novel Point De Lendemain by Dominique Vivant.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Leonide Azar. Jeanne Moreau lives in the aristocratic country home of her boring husband (Alain Cuny) and, like all…

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Black Moon (1975)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France/West Germany, 1975.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Bioskop Film.  Screenplay by Louis Malle, additional dialogue by Joyce Bunuel.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Claude Nedjar.  Production Design by Ghislain Uhry.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   A young woman (Cathryn Harrison, granddaughter to Rex) escapes a post-apocalyptic battleground in her car and finds herself in an abandoned…

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Young Torless (1966)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original title:  Der Junge Torless West Germany/France, 1966.  Franz Seitz Filmproduktion, Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Volker Schlondorff, adaptation by Herbert Asmodi, based on the novel by Robert Musil.  Cinematography by Franz Rath.  Produced by Louis Malle, Franz Seitz.  Music by Hans Werner Henze.  Production Design by Maleen Pacha.  Costume Design by Eva Gall,…

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Vanya On 42nd Street (1994)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Channel Four Films, Mayfair Entertainment, The Vanya Company.  Screenplay by Andre Gregory, based on the play by Anton Chekhov, adapted by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Fred Berner.  Music by Joshua Redman.  Production Design by Eugene Lee.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Nancy Baker.  A very simple concept makes for…

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Damage (1992)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Fatale United Kingdom/France, 1992.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Skreba Films, StudioCanal, European Co-production Fund, Channel Four Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Josephine Hart.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by John…

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Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/West Germany, 1987.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, MK2 Productions, Stella Film,N.E.F. Filmproduktion und Vertriebs, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Soficas Investimages, Images Investissements, Sofica Créations, Rai 1.  Scenario by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Corinne Jorry.  Film Editing by Emmanuelle Castro. …

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