San Gimignano, in Toscana, alla fine degli anni '70. La fine degli ideali degli anni '70 vista in un piccolo microcosmo, pensando a platee più vaste di giovani in crisi. Giovanni, ... See full summary »
A French farce set in Victorian London where a botanist and his wife get into trouble when they pretend to go missing in order to hide from their sanctimonious cousin -- an Anglican bishop who is leading a campaign against such writing.
Aliens return to earth after 10 million years to see what has become of the human experiment they have created only to be disappointed by what they find. After landing they come upon Vernon... See full summary »
A seminary student, Giacomo Vigetti, is convicted by the Papal State of seducing a young girl. He is forced to flee and takes refuge with an excommunicated priest. Unfortunately, the priest... See full summary »
A feminist cult survives by robbing and killing passersby, at their remote desert ranch. The North Star Dhruva cult leader Magdalena refuses to work for the Yankee dollar. Consequently she ... See full summary »
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Zenable, a young woman from a humble background, discovers that she is actually the daughter of a Spanish nobleman who was killed by a ruthless don, Alonso, who took the title. So Zenable ... See full summary »
"la Merveilleuse Visite" was to be ,unfortunately,Carné's last movie:it stands as a cheapskate epitaph,a cardboard stone,a sad end to a career which produced some of the very best (and I mean it) works of the French cinema .Carné had planned another movie,"Mouche",based on the short novel by Guy De Maupassant:it promised a return to form,but the producers turned their back on him and Carné never got his wish.
In 1942,Satan sent two of his devils to drive the humans to despair:the screenplay was written by Jacques Prévert and the actors were Jules Berry and Arletty.(Les Visiteurs Du Soir)
In 1974,it's God's(?) turn :he sent an angel (or did the angel fall by accident?)in a village by the seaside in Britanny;there is nothing more to say about it:Gilles Kohler (debut)is bland,listless and it takes a lot of faith to believe he is a creature from Heaven;the vicar,his sacristan (played by the faithful Roland Lesaffre ,who is in all the post war works )who receive him in their home are dull uninteresting characters :the priest could have his moments of doubt and hope but as his help says "you do believe Jesus was born from a virgin ,that he rose from the dead,and you do not believe in that miracle!"To all the other villagers,the angel is no more than a village idiot (a role often played by Fernandel),who can play the violin though:but the sounds he produces are not even heavenly.Add A truck driver who gets jealous cause his girl goes for a stroll by the sea with the angel.
NB:Carné's last movie was actually a MTV documentary:"La Bible";although an atheist,he was single-minded .
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