CESAR DU MEILLEUR REALISATEURby romaric21 | created - 24 Jul 2012 | updated - 29 Jul 2012 | Public
Tentative pour imaginer les césars passés. Le gagnant suivi des 4 nommés . J'ai tenté de ne pas embellir la réalité et de tenir compte du contexte de l'époque ce qui explique par exemple l'absence d'un Jean Vigo.
Au final j'obtiens:
- 4 césars : Alain Resnais & François Truffaut
- 3 : René Clair , Marcel Carné , Claude Sautet et Roman Polanski
- 2 : Jean Cocteau , Jean Renoir , Robert Bresson , Henri-Georges Clouzot , Louis Malle , Jean-Jacques Annaud , Bertrand Tavernier , Abdellatif Kechiche et Jacques Audiard.
- 1 : Georg W Pabst , Marcel Pagnol , Jacques Feyder , Anatole Litvak , Julien Duvivier , Abel Gance , Maurice Tourneur , Jean Delannoy , Jean Grémillon , Claude Autant-Lara , Yves Allégret , Jacques Becker , René Clément , Sacha Guitry , Jacques Tati , Henri Verneuil , Jacques Demy , Jean-Luc Godard , Claude Lelouch , Luis Bunuel , Constantin Costa-Gavras , Jean-Pierre Melville , Pierre Granier-Deferre , Joseph Losey , Christian de Chalonge , Anzdrej Wajda , Ettore Scola , Claude Zidi , Michel Deville , Alain Cavalier , Bertrand Blier , Jean-Paul Rappeneau , Alain Corneau , André Téchiné , Patrice Leconte , Luc Besson , Patrice Chéreau , Tonie Marshall , Dominik Moll , Jean-Pierre Jeunet , Denys Arcand , Guillaume Canet , Jean-François Richet , Michel Hazanavicius.
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1. À Nous la Liberté (1931)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison.
René CLAIR . César 1932
2. Marius (1931)
Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marius is faced with a choice whether to fulfill his passion by sailing the seas or stay and marry the woman he loves.
3. Le parfum de la dame en noir (1931)
109 min | Crime, Drama
4. L'opéra de quat'sous (1931)
104 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation.
Georg W PABST
5. La Chienne (1931)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.
6. L'Atlantide (1932)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Fantasy
Antinea. the Queen of Atlantis, rules her secret kingdom hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. One day two lost explorers stumble into her kingdom, and soon realize that they haven't really ... See full summary »
Georg W PABST : César 1933
7. Fanny (1932)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
After Fanny's boyfriend leaves her and sails away, she finds out she's pregnant.
Votes: 1,211 | Gross: $0.02M
8. Wooden Crosses (1932)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War
World War 1 begins and a young man enlists to fight for his country.
9. Vampyr (1932)
Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror
A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire.
10. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy
A bookseller saves a tramp from drowning and shelters him, but the tramp's odd behavior starts to wear everyone down.
11. July 14 (1933)
86 min | Comedy, Romance
Jean is a young cab driver. Anna, a flower-girl neighbour, is in love with him. But he is still thinking to Pola, who just left him. Jean asks her to the bal. Many events (Pola's come back,... See full summary »
René CLAIR : César 1934
13. La maternelle (1933)
83 min | Drama
When her father files bankruptcy and then dies, Rose's fiancé jilts her; she takes a job as a maid in a Montmartre kindergarten with 150 poor children. Rose gives each child loving ... See full summary »
Jean BENOIT LEVY/Marie EPSTEIN
14. Jofroi (1934)
52 min | Comedy
15. The Two Orphans (1933)
102 min | Drama
16. Angele (1934)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama
A young and naive peasant girl in Provence, who has been seduced and abandoned, moves to Marseilles and becomes a street-walker after having her baby.
Marcel PAGNOL : César 1935
17. Les Misérables (1934)
Not Rated | 281 min | Drama
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.
18. Le grand jeu (1934)
120 min | Drama, Romance
Pierre (Pierre Richard-Willm), a young lawyer, has enormous debts due to his mistress Florence (Marie Bell), and her whims of luxury life. Pierre has gone too far and put the family firm in... See full summary »
19. Liliom (1934)
Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy
Two women love the same man in a world of few prospects. In Budapest, Liliom is a "public figure," a rascal who's a carousel barker, loved by the experienced merry-go-round owner and by a ... See full summary »
20. Madame Bovary (1934)
101 min | Drama
Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »
21. Carnival in Flanders (1935)
95 min | Comedy, History, Romance
Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders
Jacques FEYDER : César 1936
22. Crime and Punishment (1935)
107 min | Crime, Drama
23. La bandera (1935)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War
Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and ... See full summary »
24. Le bonheur (1934)
98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
25. Flight Into Darkness (1935)
111 min | Drama
Charles Vanel and Annabella star respectively as a daring WW I aviator and his loving but neglected wife. Ostracized by the other pilots because of his recklessness and standoffishness, ... See full summary »
26. Mayerling (1936)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry... See full summary »
Votes: 604 | Gross: $0.24M
Anatole LITVAK : César 1937
27. La belle équipe (1936)
101 min | Drama
Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »
28. The Story of a Cheat (1936)
81 min | Comedy
A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood.
29. César (1936)
Not Rated | 168 min | Drama
Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »
30. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the Belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police description. His name is Amedee Lange, and he murdered Batala in Paris. ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,275 | Gross: $0.04M
31. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
Votes: 29,448 | Gross: $0.17M
Jean RENOIR : César 1938
32. Pépé le Moko (1937)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate.
Votes: 5,193 | Gross: $0.15M
33. The Life and Loves of Beethoven (1936)
116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Lyrical biography of the classical composer, depicted as a romantical hero, an accursed artist.
34. The Pearls of the Crown (1937)
105 min | Comedy, History
Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl ... See full summary »
35. Harvest (1937)
127 min | Drama, Romance
36. Port of Shadows (1938)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.
Votes: 6,891 | Gross: $0.03M
Marcel CARNE : César 1939
37. The Curtain Rises (1938)
99 min | Crime, Drama
Isabelle, Cécilia and François are drama students at the "Conservatoire d'art dramatique". Cécilia is in love with François, but the young man is in love with Isabelle instead. Cécilia elaborates a desperate plan to get back at François.
38. Remontons les Champs-Élysées (1938)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Let Guitry take you down cause he's going to...Elysées Fields .
39. The Baker's Wife (1938)
Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama
In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces ... See full summary »
40. La Marseillaise (1938)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, Music
A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, ... See full summary »
41. La fin du jour (1939)
99 min | Drama
Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ... See full summary »
Julien DUVIVIER : César 1940
42. Le Jour se Leve (1939)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events that led him to the killing.
Votes: 5,371 | Gross: $0.03M
43. Entente cordiale (1939)
110 min | Drama
The history of the Entente Cordiale in the big and small picture, from 1898, when a French officer occupied the village of Fashoda, Sudan to 8 April 1904, when a series or agreements ... See full summary »
44. The Rules of the Game (1939)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.
45. Personal Column (1939)
106 min | Musical, Romance, Thriller
After one of her fellow taxi dancers is murdered by an unknown man who she met through a personal column advert, Adrienne Charpentier is recruited by the police to answer a series of similar adverts to try to track down the killer.
46. Four Flights to Love (1940)
Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War
Before World War I in Paris, a budding artist, Pierre Leblanc, falls in love and marries Janine, a dressmaker's assistant. Pierre has a flair for designing clothes, and he and his bride ... See full summary »
Abel GANCE : César 1941
47. Battement de coeur (1940)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
Danielle Darrieux plays an impoverished reform-school escapee who finds a new lease on life when she enrolls in a school for pickpockets run by Fagin-like Saturnin-Fabre.
48. Les musiciens du ciel (1940)
98 min | Drama
A would be blind hoodlum redeems himself in the Salvation Army just for a lovely lieutenant.
49. The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940)
Approved | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant.
50. Brazza ou l'épopée du Congo (1940)
98 min | Adventure
51. Volpone (1941)
94 min | Comedy
Volpone, an elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favor with him in order to be named... See full summary »
Maurice TOURNEUR : César 1942
52. Stormy Waters (1941)
91 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One ... See full summary »
53. Le dernier des six (1941)
90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Six friends promise to share their fortune in 5 years. The moment is very close, but one of the six is mysteriously murdered, then another... Superintendent Wenceslas Woroboyioetschik (aka ... See full summary »
54. Two Women (1940)
97 min | Drama
55. Madame Sans-Gêne (1941)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First;La Maréchale Lefèvre ,a former launderer who followed the emperor in many of his campaigns is the laughing stock ... See full summary »
56. Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both ... See full summary »
Marcel CARNE : César 1943
57. La symphonie fantastique (1942)
90 min | Biography, Drama
58. Pontcarral, colonel d'empire (1942)
125 min | Drama
For 15 years after Waterloo, a baron refuses to accept the defeat. He reluctantly marries one of 2 Bourbon sisters but lands up dueling with the wife's former lover. Finally he gets a chance to prove himself again in battle.
59. La nuit fantastique (1942)
103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Denis is distracted: he's studying all day for philosophy exams and working all night at the flower market; plus, whenever he closes his eyes, he dreams of a mysterious woman in white. His ... See full summary »
60. The Blue Veil (1942)
90 min | Drama
In 1914, in the first months of World War I, Louise Jarraud loses her husband, killed on the front. Shortly after, she gives birth to a baby, who soon dies. Devastated by this double ... See full summary »
61. L'éternel retour (1943)
107 min | Drama, Romance
This is a retelling of Tristan and Isolde, set in 1940s France. The script was written by Jean Cocteau.
Jean DELANNOY : César 1944
62. Les mystères de Paris (1943)
89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Jacques de BARONCELLI
63. It Happened at the Inn (1943)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
In a french lost village an old woman is killed and her savings stolen. Several members of her family, all called:"Goupi-...", are suspected.
64. Les anges du péché (1943)
80 min | Drama
Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice. The convent specialises in rehabilitating female prisoners, and Anne-Marie becomes ... See full summary »
65. Le Corbeau (1943)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion.
66. Le ciel est à vous (1944)
105 min | Drama
The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman.
Jean GREMILLON : César 1945
67. Les petites du quai aux fleurs (1944)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young girl learns how it is painful growing up.
68. Premier de cordée (1944)
106 min | Adventure, Drama
Zian Servettaz is a dedicated mountain man. His Italian-born wife Bianca does not adjust well to his mountain village in France, and to the ever life-threatening dangers presented by his mountain guiding and climbing.
69. Le carrefour des enfants perdus (1944)
91 min | Drama
70. Cécile est morte! (1944)
90 min | Crime
71. Children of Paradise (1945)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance
The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.
Marcel CARNE : César 1946
72. Paris Frills (1945)
Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Philippe Clarence, a famous Parisian dressmaker, seduces his friend's fiancee. But, for the 1st time in his life, this is for real. The film is also a sharp picture of the fashion world.
73. Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.
74. Angel and Sinner (1945)
Approved | 85 min | Drama
Ten people fleeing Rouen invaded by the Prussians, Rousset nicknamed ball of tallow among them, give to a Prussian to save other passengers who still despise. However, on later nobody could underestimate her being how brave .
75. A Cage of Nightingales (1945)
89 min | Drama, Music
In France, in 1930, a supervisor of a boarding school for young offenders seeks to awaken the music by forming a choir, despite the skepticism of his boarding school director.
76. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.
Votes: 20,985 | Gross: $0.30M
Jean COCTEAU : César 1947
77. Jericho (1946)
Passed | 139 min | Drama, War
Jericho is the code name of an operation set up by the British Royal Air Force and the French Resistance to free French hostages held by German soldiers in the jail of Amiens in Northern ... See full summary »
78. The Battle of the Rails (1946)
85 min | Drama, War
This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation.
79. Patrie (1946)
100 min | Drama
Brussels in the year 1568, as the Flemish people are fighting against the tyranny of the Spanish occupiers. Led by Count de Rysoor, the revolt against the ruthless Duke of Alba, is meant to... See full summary »
80. Pastoral Symphony (1946)
Approved | 110 min | Drama
A minister falls in love with a blind young woman he sheltered, but so does his son.
81. Devil in the Flesh (1947)
122 min | Romance, Drama
During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier.
Claude AUTANT-LARA : César 1948
82. Le silence est d'or (1947)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service ... See full summary »
83. Les maudits (1947)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Oslo, April 19th 1945, as the Third Reich is living its last days, a group of Nazis and sympathizers (a Wehrmacht general; an SS commander and his "assistant"; an Italian industrialist and ... See full summary »
84. Monsieur Vincent (1947)
Not Rated | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles.
85. Quai des Orfèvres (1947)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama
Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous man. When he knew Jenny is making eyes at Brignon, an old businessman, in ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,893 | Gross: $0.15M
86. Dédée d'Anvers (1948)
95 min | Drama
Dedee is a prostitute, working in Monsieur Rene's night club on Antwerp's harbour. The porter is Marco, her pimp. Dedee is not happy, until she meets Francesco, an italian sailorman. They ... See full summary »
Yves ALLEGRET : César 1949
87. La Chartreuse de Parme (1948)
170 min | Drama, Romance
Fabrice del Dongo, a young archbishop, gives his all to romance rather than to the Church, creating complications for everyone around. The Countess of San Severina, is but one of the women ... See full summary »
88. L'aigle à deux têtes (1948)
93 min | Drama
Political intrigue and psychological drama run parallel. The queen is in seclusion, veiling her face for the ten years since her husband's assassination, longing to join him in death. ... See full summary »
89. The Last Vacation (1948)
95 min | Drama, Romance
A schoolboy remembers his last holiday in the big house of his family in the country, before it was sold.
90. Paris mil neuf cent (1947)
74 min | Documentary
Documentary limning the life of Paris and its citizens during "La Belle Epoque," the years between 1900 and 1914. Beginning with the Paris Exposition of 1900 and the completion of the ... See full summary »
91. Rendez-vous de juillet (1949)
112 min | Comedy, Drama
Hopes and love and ambitions and friendship in a group of young jazz-loving Parisians.
Jacques BECKER : César 1950
92. Les parents terribles (1948)
105 min | Drama
When Michel, who's 22, tells his parents he is in love, his mother Yvonne is distraught, believing she will lose his love (which is the center of her life), and his father Georges is ... See full summary »
93. L'école buissonnière (1949)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
Soon after the Great War, the Provence village of Salezes gets a new boys' teacher: Mr. Pascal, a war hero with a diploma from a teachers' college. He rejects old methods: boys' sitting ... See full summary »
Jean-Paul LE CHANOIS
94. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War
1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »
95. Jour de Fête (1949)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »
96. Orpheus (1950)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance
A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld.
Jean COCTEAU : César 1951
97. Justice Is Done (1950)
95 min | Drama
Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing in English on the French jury system and then reverts to French with English subtitles.... See full summary »
98. Beauty and the Devil (1950)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles.
99. Dieu a besoin des hommes (1950)
100 min | Drama
The island of Sein,in the nineteenth century,in Brittany.A crude population lives here,on these windy shores ,estranged from the rest of the world.