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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Nocturne Indien (1989)

ALAIN CORNEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 1989.  AFC, Sara Films, Ciné Cinq, Christian Bourgois Productions, Sofinergie 1, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Adaptation and dialogue by Alain Corneau, Louis Gardel, based on the novel by Antonio Tabucchi.  Cinematography by Yves Angelo.  Produced by Maurice Bernart.  Production Design by Partho Sen-Gupta.  Costume Design by Chandrakant Waradkar.  Film Editing by Thierry Derocles.  Toronto International Film…

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Slow Motion (1980)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sauve Qui Peut La Vie Alternate title:  Every Man For Himself France/Austria/West Germany/Switzerland, 1980.  Sara Films, MK2 Productions, Saga-Productions, Sonimage, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Österreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville.  Cinematography by Renato Berta, William Lubtchansky, Jean-Bernard Menoud.  Produced by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Sarde.  Music by Gabriel…

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Passion (1982)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Switzerland, 1982.  Sara Films, Sonimage, Films A2, Film et Video Productions, Société Suisse de Radiodiffusion et Télévision (SSR).  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Armand Barbault, Catherine Lapoujade, Martine Marignac.  Production Design by Jean Bauer, Serge Marzolff.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc, Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cannes Film Festival 1982.  …

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First Name: Carmen (1983)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1983.  Sara Films, JLG Films, Films A2.  Scenario and adaptation by Anne-Marie Mieville.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard, Jean-Bernard Menoud.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Costume Design by Renee Renard.  Film Editing by Fabienne Alvarez-Giro, Suzanne Lang-Willar. One of the most popular and accessible of Jean-Luc Godard’s films made in the eighties, which won…

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A Sunday In The Country (1984)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Un Dimanche A La Campagne France, 1984.  Films A2, Little Bear, Sara Films.  Screenplay by Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier, based on the novel Monsieur Ladmiral Va Bientot Mourir by Pierre Bost.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Bertrand Tavernier.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Patrice Mercier.  Costume Design by Yvonne…

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The Story Of Piera

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Storia Di Piera Isabelle Huppert plays Piera, a young woman who grows up under the parentage of two extremely original overseers: both her mother (Hanna Schygulla) and father (Marcello Mastroianni) have incestuous relations with her before they are committed to insane asylums.  Based on a semi-autobiographical synopsis by actress Piera Degli…

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Le Choc

BBB (out of 5) An overly familiar story is made palatable thanks to star power in this chic French thriller.  Alain Delon plays a hired gun who decides to hang up his pistol and retire on his savings, but his bosses refuse to let him go. When his enemies chase him to a remote turkey farm…

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Choice Of Arms (1981)

ALAIN CORNEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Choix Des Armes France, 1981.  France 2, Parafrance Films, Sara Films.  Screenplay by Alain Corneau, Michel Grisolia.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Film Editing by Thierry Derocles. Stylish thriller about two convicts who escape from prison and kill…

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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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