Les théories des cinéastes

Jacques Aumont
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1.
Breathless (1960)
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
2.
Le Boucher (1970)
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An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
3.
Germany Year Zero (1948)
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin. (78 mins.)
 
4.
Germany in Autumn (1978)
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Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes... (123 mins.)
 
5.
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (112 mins.)
 
6.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)
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Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane... (92 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
7.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
8.
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
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Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. (125 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
9.
Wings of Desire (1987)
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An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
10.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980 Mini-Series)
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)
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Four Parisian women navigate the world of romance and daily life looking to fulfill their dreams but often find real-life to be inescapable. (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
12.
The Brave Don't Cry (1952)
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A story about a true mining accident. (89 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
13.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
 
14.
Cesarée (1978 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
 
15.
La chinoise (1967)
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and... (96 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
16.
55 Days at Peking (1963)
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives. (154 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
17.
How Is It Going? (1978)
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A film about politics and the media, in which two workers in a newspaper plant attempt to make a film. (78 mins.)
 
18.
The Canterbury Tales (1972)
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales. (112 mins.)
 
19.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty. (136 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
20.
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
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A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
21.
The Decameron (1971)
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An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron". (112 mins.)
 
22.
Accattone (1961)
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A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison. (120 mins.)
 
23.
The Devil, Probably (1977)
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Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the... (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
24.
Red Desert (1964)
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In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She's married to... (117 mins.)
 
25.
When Boys Leave Home (1927)
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Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's charge... (80 mins.)
 
26.
Dracula (1931)
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
27.
Drifters (1929 Documentary)
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A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery. (49 mins.)
Director: John Grierson
 
28.
Oedipus Rex (1967)
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In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity... (104 mins.)
 
29.
Effi Briest (1974)
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In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house... (140 mins.)
 
30.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
31.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
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The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (137 mins.)
 
32.
Faust (1926)
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
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34.
Joy of Learning (1969)
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile... (95 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
35.
Origins of a Meal (1979 Documentary)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Luc Moullet
 
36.
The Great Dictator (1940)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
37.
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)
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An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom. (94 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
38.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989 Documentary)
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(51 mins.)
 
39.
The Wrong Man (1956)
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True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. (105 mins.)
 
40.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. (120 mins.)
 
41.
Hotel du Nord (1938)
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A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin... (95 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
42.
India Song (1975)
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Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she... (120 mins.)
 
43.
L'India vista da Rossellini (1959 Mini-Series)
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(251 mins.)
 
44.
Notorious (1946)
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A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
 
45.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
 
46.
Rear Window (1954)
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
 
47.
Jaune le soleil (1971)
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(95 mins.)
 
48.
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
49.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
50.
A Letter to Freddy Buache (1982 Documentary)
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Godard has been hired to make a film celebrating the 500th anniversary of Lausanne. This film is his videotaped refusal. (11 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
51.
Lili Marleen (1981)
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees... (120 mins.)
 
52.
Old and New (1929)
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100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village. (121 mins.)
 
53.
Les mains négatives (1978 Short Film)
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(14 mins.)
 
54.
Sabotage (1936)
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A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel. (76 mins.)
 
55.
Medea (1969)
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To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians... (110 mins.)
 
56.
Fear (1954)
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Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage. (82 mins.)
 
57.
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
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An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them. (94 mins.)
 
58.
Il messia (1975)
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(140 mins.)
 
59.
Arabian Nights (1974)
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns... (130 mins.)
 
60.
Moana (1926 Documentary)
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(77 mins.)
 
61.
Un monde agité (2000 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Alain Fleischer
 
62.
Freaks (1932)
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. (64 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
64.
Nanook of the North (1922 Documentary)
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. (78 mins.)
 
65.
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
 
66.
Nos (1971 Short Film)
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(27 mins.)
 
67.
L'or des mers (1932 Documentary)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
68.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
69.
October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of... (142 mins.)
 
70.
Paisan (1946)
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... (125 mins.)
 
71.
The Lusty Men (1952)
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Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
72.
The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
 
73.
Godard's Passion (1982)
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On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making... (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
74.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love... (94 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
75.
Pickpocket (1959)
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Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival. (75 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
76.
Porcile (1969)
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Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts... (99 mins.)
 
77.
Destiny (1921)
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. (114 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
78.
Bezhin lug (1937 Short Film)
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A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society. (31 mins.)
 
79.
Pravda (1970 Documentary)
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Co-directed by Godard with the Dziga Vertov group in 1969, 'Pravda' is a direct attack to revisionism and socialist imperialism... (58 mins.)
 
80.
Les Cousins (1959)
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Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy... (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
81.
Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
 
82.
Persona (1966)
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A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
83.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire. (188 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
84.
Que Viva Mexico (1979 Documentary)
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Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state. (90 mins.)
 
85.
East of Shanghai (1931)
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Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point. (92 mins.)
 
86.
Rome, Open City (1945)
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. (103 mins.)
 
87.
Every Man for Himself (1980)
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
88.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
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A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
89.
Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication (1976 Mini-Series)
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(100 mins.)
 
90.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
91.
Stromboli (1950)
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Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it. (107 mins.)
 
92.
Les Carabiniers (1963)
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During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. (75 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
93.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
94.
Testament of Orpheus (1960)
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The Poet looks back over his life and work, recalling his inspirations and obsessions. (77 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
95.
Too Early/Too Late (1982 Documentary)
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(100 mins.)
 
96.
A Day in the Country (1936 Short Film)
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The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day. (40 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
97.
The Soft Skin (1964)
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Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her. (113 mins.)
 
98.
Vampyr (1932)
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A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. (83 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
99.
Cinéma, de notre temps (1988 TV Series)
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This is a film made of interviews of the film director Jacques Rivette, by a film critic ("Les Cahiers du Cinéma"), Serge Daney.
 
100.
Journey to Italy (1954)
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Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa... (85 mins.)