During the cold and rainy off-season a man arrives in a seaside town and, giving his name only as Pierre, checks into the only hotel which remains open. His arrival arouses curiosity and a ... See full summary »
A man and his daughter-in-law run a small hotel. When he finds out that his daughter's lover is on the run from the police, he tries to blackmail her. Enraged, she attacks and kills him. ... See full summary »
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 »
Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic.
Rafael E. Portas
Víctor Manuel Mendoza
Pierre Lambert buys a bar in Pigalle and accepts to pay "protection money" to "Bébert le Caïd", a brutal gangster. Over time, Bébert raises his fare and, realizing Pierrot is reluctant to ... See full summary »
Commissaire Perrache, the chief of the D.S.T., the French domestic intelligence service, tries to neutralize a group of terrorists named the Partisans de la Métropole. He sends one of his ... See full summary »
Yves Allégret's best works were made in the early fifties.he was then in top form ,abetted by brilliant script writer Jacques Sigurd and excellent thespians such as Simone Signoret(his then-wife),Bernard Blier,Gérard Philipe,Jeanne Marken ,Madeleine Robinson and many more.His four best works were certainly "Dédée d'Anvers" "les Orgueilleux" and his two masterpieces,film noir at its most desperate the bleak "une si jolie petite Plage" and the nasty "manèges".
After 1953,the slump began."La Fille de Hambourg" was based on a Benazeraf idea and that man became one of the tycoons of porno movies in the sixties/seventies:the hookers in the window was thus a true omen of his future.Even Frederic Dard who contributed cannot save the story.Its construction is appalling ,beginning with three minutes in a prisoners camp to make us comprehend that Gélin met Knef during WW2:she was giving him cigarettes to sweeten his plight.Then Gelin comes back fifteen years later or so and with two pals,finds her back in the mud where she fights in a shady club (and I mean fight :the guests are asked to clean the girls after the competition).The rest is so trite it's not worth any mention.
Take any of the four movies I mention above.
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