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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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Preparez vos Mouchoirs France/Belgium, 1978.  Belga Films, C.A.P.A.C., Les Films Ariane, SODEP.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Paul Claudon, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Eric Moulard.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.  Academy Awards 1978.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.  New York Film Critics…

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The Woman Next Door (1981)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  La Femme d’à côté France, 1981.  Les Films du Carrosse, TF1 Film Production.  Original Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Aurel.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué. Fanny Ardant is sinfully beautiful…

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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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My Best Friend’s Girl (1983)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Femme De Mon Pote France, 1983.  Sara Films, Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, Gerard Brach.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Claude Berri, Alain Sarde.  Music by J.J. Cale.  Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin. Shallow but entertaining comedy about two best friends (Thierry…

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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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