Cannes 1972 - Compétition

Jury présidé par Joseph Losey
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1.
Lulu the Tool (1971)
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A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups. (125 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
“ Grand Prix International du Festival Ex-aequo Unanimité ” - tibojakin
 
2.
The Mattei Affair (1972)
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Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company... (116 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
“ Grand Prix International du Festival Ex-aequo Unanimité ” - tibojakin
 
3.
Red Psalm (1972)
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Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in-which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence. (87 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
“ Prix de la mise en scène ” - tibojakin
 
4.
Images (1972)
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Prix d'interprétation féminine pour Susannah York ” - tibojakin
 
5.
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
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Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time... (110 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
“ Prix d'interprétation masculine Jean Yanne ” - tibojakin
 
6.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
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A man named Billy Pilgirm tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens. (104 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Prix du Jury ” - tibojakin
 
7.
Solaris (1972)
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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
“ Grand Prix Spécial du Jury ” - tibojakin
 
8.
A Fan's Notes (1972)
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A writer has a mental breakdown, unable to deal with the society around him. Based on Frederick Exley's novel. (90 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
9.
I Love You Rosa (1972)
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This story centers on the Jewish practice that requires an unmarried brother to marry the childless widow of his dead brother... (72 mins.)
Director: Moshé Mizrahi
 
10.
Dear Louise (1972)
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A young woman, Louise, is a lecturer in a provincial town where she meets an Italian immigrant. The film retraces their relationship. (105 mins.)
 
11.
Silence (1971)
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Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and to locate their mentor. (129 mins.)
 
12.
Havoc (1972)
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Pollution, disaffection, moral decay and social unrest surround a church and its pastor's family heading toward a celebration over the return of its bells. (106 mins.)
 
13.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
14.
King, Queen, Knave (1972)
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On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful... (94 mins.)
 
15.
La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)
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A woman imbued with naturalistic and libertarian theories leaves her city home to live in the countryside with her young son... (115 mins.)
Director: Gilles Carle
 
16.
The Surveyors (1972)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Michel Soutter
 
17.
Hearth Fires (1972)
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Seit Jahren lebt Marie-Louise allein mit ihren Kindern Laura und Jean-Paul. Als der untreue Gatte wieder auftaucht... (95 mins.)
Director: Serge Korber
 
18.
Malpertuis (1971)
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A young sailor finds himself trapped in the labyrinthine mansion of his occultist uncle, along with a number of eccentric and mysterious relatives who all seem to be harboring a dark secret. (125 mins.)
Director: Harry Kümel
 
19.
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
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In Sicily, the mine worker Carmelo "Mimí" Mardocheo votes in the Communist Party candidate instead of... (121 mins.)
 
20.
Perla w koronie (1972)
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Film set during the Silesian Uprising in the 1920's. The German owners of a mine decide that it is unprofitable and want to close it by flooding it... (111 mins.)
Director: Kazimierz Kutz
 
21.
Petrolejové lampy (1971)
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In 1900, Stepha, the vivacious 30 year old daughter of a wealthy couple, agrees to marry her cousin Paul... (101 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
 
22.
The Ruling Class (1972)
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue. (154 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
23.
The Visitors (1972)
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Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when... (88 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
24.
To Find a Man (1972)
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The platonic friendship between two high school youths is explored through the attempts to get the girl an abortion... (90 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
25.
Trotta (1971)
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After his imprisonment during the Great War, a young soldier returns to Vienna only to realize that everything has changed. (95 mins.)
Director: Johannes Schaaf