François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his ... See full summary »
An inhuman and eerie wail echoes over the high peaks, awakening two mountain climbers who have fallen asleep on top of a ridge. At day break, the climbers try to take refuge in a chalet, ... See full summary »
Victim of a terrible accident, overnight the young Camille Balaise finds himself in another world; that of rehabilitation. His life till now no longer counts, what is to become of him he ... See full summary »
In the winter of 1797-98, the troops of Napoleon and their revolutionary allies in the Pays de Vaud occupy the latter and begin preparations for a military offensive which will hasten the ... See full summary »
This "film" is actually a made for TV mini-series. Its theme is death, and each segment is handled by a different French director. Some of these directors are well-known artists (Claude Chabrol, Georges Lautner), many are new men on the scene (most of them have already made a long-length movie, though). The segments are very uneven as could be expected. Personally, I'll only remember the "Confession" segment, which is why I've rentes the whole thing. The main attraction here is Christopher Lee playing... death, a fitting role if there ever was one. The British actor plays the reaper with his usual charm and witty humour has been added to the character. He is opposed to a priest played by the late French character actor Ticky Holgado, which accounts for a pretty funny mixture. Lee speaks in a perfectly enunciated French, in those dark murmuring tones that suits his characters so well. The segment is directed by René Manzor, who has an interest in horror cinema, which is a rare case among French directors. This segment is worth a watch, while even Chabrol and Lautner disappoint...
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