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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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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Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/France/Spain/USA, 2006.  Constantin Film, VIP 4 Medienfonds, Nouvelles Editions de Films, Castelao Producciones, Rising Star, Ikiru Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, based on the novel Das Perfum by Patrick Suskind.  Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Bernd Eichinger.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer. Production Design by Uli Hanisch.  Costume…

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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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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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Place De La Republique (1974)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  France, 1974.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron. Louis Malle took his cameras to the titular square in Paris for ten days and filmed citizens, interviewing whomever was willing and getting a fascinating cross-section of civilian life in the city of lights. Some…

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Lacombe Lucien (1974)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB. France/West Germany/Italy, 1974.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Universal Pictures, Vides Cinematografica, Hallelujah Films.  Screenplay by Louis Malle, Patrick Modiano.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Louis Malle, Claude Nedjar.  Production Design by Ghislain Uhry.  Costume Design by Corinne Jorry.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.     Possibly Louis Malle’s masterpiece, a superb film about…

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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.  Louis Malle captures…

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