Most Popular Titles With Jean Desailly
1. The Professional (1981)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Victim of a plot which has resulted in his imprisonment in a Central African jail for two years, a French secret agent arrives in Paris to settle accounts.
2. Un Flic (1972)
PG | 98 min | Crime, Thriller
Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,718 | Gross: $0.05M
3. Le Doulos (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller
Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,805 | Gross: $0.08M
4. The Soft Skin (1964)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance
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.
6. The 25th Hour (1967)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, War
In WW2, a Romanian Gentile peasant is denounced by the village gendarme and sent to a concentration camp for Jews where, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.
7. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »
8. Les sept péchés capitaux (1962)
113 min | Comedy
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie ... See full summary »
Directors: Philippe de Broca, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Sylvain Dhomme, Jean-Luc Godard, Édouard Molinaro, Roger Vadim, Max Douy | Stars: Marie-José Nat, Dominique Paturel, Danièle Barraud, Jean-Pierre Cassel
10. The Possessors (1958)
92 min | Drama
Noël Schoudler is the head of a wealthy and powerful family in France. He manages his financial and commercial concerns with an iron grip, leaving little room for his son François to prove himself.
11. The Inheritor (1973)
PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death, nobody ... See full summary »
15. The Grand Maneuver (1955)
106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any woman in town in the two weeks before his regiment leaves for maneuvers, but his chosen target (a Parisian divorcée) isn't like other girls he's known.
19. Comptes à rebours (1971)
102 min | Drama
10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been betrayed by one of their accomplices after a break-in. During the fight with the police, Francois's brother was killed, and a cop ... See full summary »
20. Love and the Frenchwoman (1960)
143 min | Comedy
The seven stages of woman - seven stories about French women and love in the sixties.
21. 125 rue Montmartre (1959)
85 min | Crime, Drama
Pascal sells newspapers . He is a simple man who one day resting on the banks of the Seine sees a drowning stranger . Pascal saves his life and begins his adventure next to a man who says ... See full summary »
27. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959)
76 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common ... See full summary »
28. Le cavaleur (1979)
104 min | Comedy
Pianist deemed Edouard Choiseur continues to run between sentimental and professional contingencies. When his wife threatened to leave him, he decided to devote some time to his family.
33. La mort de Belle (1961)
91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stéphane Blanchon, who teaches at the International College, lives a quiet comfortable life in Geneva. He is married to Christine, a cold, dry-hearted woman, and his sentimental life is ... See full summary »
35. The Dance of Death (1960)
89 min | Drama
On his journey through USA, Simon Templar, alias 'the Saint', landed in Palm Springs. After arrival, Simon is offered a job as a bodyguard of a millionaire who is threatened with death.
37. Sylvie et le fantôme (1946)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a ... See full summary »
39. La dilettante (1999)
118 min | Comedy
Pierrette Dumortier, a woman of character but weak-willed and defenseless against boredom, decides one fine day to leave her husband and her bourgeois life in Switzerland to return to Paris... See full summary »
42. Chéri (1950)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Fred Peloux nicknamed Chéri, the handsome son of Charlotte Peloux, a former demimondaine, lives in the small circle of his mother's friends, all high class prostitutes past their best. He ... See full summary »
43. De dans van de reiger (1966)
92 min | Drama
The rich and conservative Edward can not forgive his younger wife who had been unfaithful. She's trying to get his attention by flirting with a Dutch tourist.
47. Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon (1959)
96 min | Comedy
Burgundy 1728. Old count Antoine d'Eon is overjoyed. His daughter-in-law has finally given birth to a boy and he will at long last be able to transmit his inheritance to his son Pascal. At ... See full summary »
48. Un soir sur la plage (1961)
85 min | Drama
One night on the beach, Michel meets a beautiful stranger who gives herself to him. He finds out that she's a daughter of the property guardian in which he lives. The next morning the girl was found dead near the beach.
49. Le voyageur de la Toussaint (1943)
102 min | Crime, Drama
Gilles Mauvoisin, the only descendant of his late uncle Octave, inherits his entire fortune. Uncle Octave was poisoned with arsenic and suspicion focused immediately on his widow, Colette ... See full summary »
52. Le jugement dernier (1945)
105 min | Drama
In Central Europe, resistance to the Germans in growing. But the partisan leader is denounced and killed. His daughter and the son of the traitor love each other. Condemned by his comrades,... See full summary »
55. Masters of the Congo Jungle (1958)
Approved | 88 min | Documentary
Documentary showing the struggles of the inhabitants--both human and animal--of what was then called the Belgian Congo.
56. 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 »
60. Remembering Jean Gabin (1978 TV Movie)
55 min | Documentary
Profile of Jean Gabin, the great French actor of 100 films, who died in 1976 at the age of 73. Here his career is traced and he is remembered by some of the many producers, directors, ... See full summary »
63. L'année du bac (1964)
94 min | Drama
In a small provincial town, students meet at a party organized by one of them, and share their thoughts on the difficult year they are leaving : the preparation of high school diploma.
64. Préméditation (1960)
90 min | Drama
Bernard Sommet has killed his wife and her lover and he declares that was a crime of passion. Sylvie Foucot, his court-appointed attorney, not only believes him but falls in love with him. ... See full summary »
66. Avec André Gide (1952)
85 min | Documentary
Throughout his life, André Gide was haunted by questions of a religious and moral nature. When he published "Les Nourritures terrestres" ("The Fruits of the Earth") in 1897, success opened the doors to the literary salons.
68. L'ardoise (1970)
85 min | Crime, Drama
Philippe, a student, is sent to jail for manhandling his father's business partner, who blackmailed the poor man and caused his death. He shares his cell with two mates: easily offended ... See full summary »
72. Bullfight (1951)
76 min | Documentary, Sport
Everything you wanted to know about bullfighting and bullfighters. After a historical insight into tauromachy, the film shows the way the bulls meant for the arena are raised and selected. ... See full summary »
78. Carré de valets (1947)
90 min | Comedy
Jacques de la Bastide is a young lawyer, not very good and oppressed by his mother. He takes over the case of three bandits, than falls for the wife of one of them, the seductive Catherine.
92. La meilleure part (1953)
A respectful visit to two hospitals and one hospice run by the Brothers of Saint John of God, in Paris, Lyon and Marseille. In these three places the Brothers of the Order tenderly serve ... See full summary »