Mandabi (1968)

OUSMANE SEMBENE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   France/Senegal, 1968.   Comptoir Français du Film Production, Filmi Domirev.   Screenplay by Ousmane Sembene.  Cinematography by Paul Soulignac.  Produced by Robert de Nesle.  Film Editing by Gilbert Kikoine, Max Saldinger.   Ousmane Sembene applies his brittle comedic skill to a tale of tragedy in a small village.  A man who has been suffering a…

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Judex (1963)

GEORGES FRANJU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Italy, 1963.  Comptoir Français du Film Production, Filmes Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jacques Champreux, Francis Lacassin, based on the 1916 screenplay by Arthur Bernede, Louis Feuillade.  Cinematography by Marcel Fradetal.  Produced by Robert de Nesle.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Robert Giordani.  Costume Design by Christiane Courcelles.  Film Editing by Gilbert Natot.  Podcast:  My Criterions. This…

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