Maurice Pialat's portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Nelly abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the ... See full summary »
France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »
"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »
Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy ... See full summary »
Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and ... See full summary »
At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In ... See full summary »
In the middle of the night, deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. ... See full summary »
As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the ... See full summary »
Dr. Françoise Gailland has a hectic schedule, which causes her to have little time to spend with her family, which consists of her husband Gérard, her pregnant teenager daughter Élisabeth, ... See full summary »
Yves Boisset was one of a trio of young French directors in the 1970's who made very entertaining, profitable movies about crime and political/social problems (the others were Costa-Gavras and Philippe Labro). L'Attentat dealt with the Ben Barka affair, R.A.S. with the excesses of the French army in Algeria, Le juge Fayard with the assassination of a judge who was probing too deeply into corrupt politicians. This latter film helped to launch the career of Patrick Dewaere.
This film isn't as good as the preceding ones. Miou-Miou plays an overzealous cop on her way down who stumbles on a pedophile ring involving some rich and powerful people in a small town. Leny Escudero has a small but effective part as an anarchist troublemaker who helps the cop. Francois Simon has a wonderful cameo as the old doctor who dispenses worthless homeopathic serums; living in a ratty old house reeking of cat urine, he's paying tribute to Celine. This picture has the feel of an hour-long detective show blown up to feature length. Only Miou-Miou's naive yet stubborn determination and her strength under the frail exterior keep it going.
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