Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France. In 1941, her husband Paul returns from German captivity, too weak to ... See full summary »
In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek ... See full summary »
After separation from his wife Robert moves to Vichy where he observes beautiful Juliette. Her fiance Patrick becomes jealous and attacks Robert. When Patrick disappears Robert is suspected to have killed him.
Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he makes a bet who manages to sleep with the most ugly woman during the next year - and wins... See full summary »
This movie is only made of archive pictures: the official newsreels that were broadcasted on French movie screens during 1940 and 1944 (the Occupation). Those newsreels were controlled by ... See full summary »
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 »
WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her ... See full summary »
This is a very unusual film. It seems that back in the early 1980s, there was a French show in which various directors paid homage to great films by great directors by recreating shortened versions of the films. It's sort of like a 'Reader's Digest' condensation of a movie.
In this first film in the series, the famous French director of suspense films, Claude Chabrol, pays homage to Fritz Lang's "M". Using modern actors but black & white film and appropriate sets, Chabrol created this mini version that seems very much in keeping with the spirit of the original. It's not something that would appeal to most folks, but those who are familiar with "M" and love it, then this is an intriguing sort of film. Oddly, the final scene of Chabrol's homage shows the actual clip of the jury during the final climactic scene from "M". Overall, an interesting experiment.
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