Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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A Week’s Vacation (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Une semaine de vacances France, 1980. Sara Films, Antenne 2, Little Bear. Screenplay by Marie-Françoise Hans, Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by Alain Sarde, Bertrand Tavernier. Music by Pierre Papadiamandis. Production Design by Jean-Baptiste Poirot. Costume Design by Yvette Bonnay. Film…

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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. Never one to fear problematic…

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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.   Go ahead and…

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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 (1983)

MARCO FERRERI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5 Original title:  Storia Di Piera Italy/France/West Germany, 1983.  Faso Film, Sara Films, Ascot Film.  Story and Screenplay by Marco Ferreri, Piera Degli Esposti, Dacia Maraini, based on the book by Piera Degli Esposti, Dacia Maraini.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Erwin C. Dietrich, Achille Manzotti.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Lorenzo…

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Le Choc (1982)

ROBIN DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1982.  Sara Films, T. Films.  Adaptation and dialogue by Robin Davis, Alain Delon, Dominique Robelet, Claude Veillot, based on the novel La Position du Tireur Couche by Jean-Patrick Manchette.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Alain Sarde, Alain Terzian.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Serge Douy.  Costume Design by Marie-Francoise Perochon.  Film Editing by…

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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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