Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter... See full summary »
Pierre, 44, contentedly divorced, takes his teen daughter to the Côte d'Azur along with his friend Jacques and Jacques' own teen daughter, Françoise. On the topless beaches of Saint-Tropez,... See full summary »
Gustave Minda, better known as Gu, a dangerous gangster, escapes from jail. He goes to Paris to join Manouche and other friends, and get involved in a gangland killing. Before leaving the ... See full summary »
While in San Francisco for the promotion of her last film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, ... See full summary »
After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »
Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Dauville. Everything is ... See full summary »
After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her... See full summary »
A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband, and the ... See full summary »
In French,the "poulet" substantive has three meanings :1) a chicken 2) familiar: a cop 3)affectionate: my dear one ,honey, for a brat .
The first and the last meanings can apply to the short:see how the little boy is pampered by his parents,particularly in the morning when he jumps onto his parents' bed .
And of course there's a chicken ;and he is to be eaten on Sunday " eat,my pet,dad says ,when he feeds the chicken you don't know who is going to eat you".When the little boy,who ,after seeing ready-to- cook chicken on the butcher's display ,could never ,never in a month of Sundays ,eat his new "friend" ;yet he has learned that "they do not eat hens for they lay eggs" .....
Berris's short who was awarded two prizes was made just before his first feature film "Le Vieil Homme Et L'Enfant" ;more than the charming story ,it's the depiction of the average Frenchman in the mid- sixties: a true time capsule: the Deux Chevaux,par excellence the car of the early sixties, the (manual) coffee mill, and mainly ,mainly ,the hormone-fed chicken who led the consumers to buy their meat on the farms and to get corn-fed chicken ;it's not mentioned in the movie,but it's understood.
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