Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
With her mother away for the weekend, a brash and precocious ten-year-old country-girl sets out to explore Paris during a Métro strike, under her uncle's not-so-watchful eye. Can a little girl cause so much chaos in the heart of the city?
As France is nearing the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself torn between a rebellious urge to discover love, and the ever-present, almost dominating affection of his beloved mother.
Florence Carala and her lover, Julien Tavernier, want to murder her husband - Julien's boss - by faking his suicide. But after Julien's killed him, and had left, he remembers he's forgotten the rope outside the window which could implicate him, and he returns to the building to remove itWritten by
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Julien's car is a 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Convertible with the registration number 837 BK 75. The funny "egg" that's parking in front of the flower-shop when Julien is running outside after being released from the lift is an Isetta, a three-wheeled car first manufactured in Italy and then taken over by BMW. It had two seats in front and a back seat and was entered from the front by a single door. With 9,2 or 10 HP it made up to 90 km/h after all. They were very common in Paris at that time. See more »
When Louis can't start the Mercedes, Horst Bencker reveals that the car won't start because he's taken first gear out. However, with no further changes, Louis is able to drive off five minutes later. See more »
I have seen several movies where a movie was very interesting at the time it was filmed, but is barely watchable today if not funny because of technological obsoleteness. This is not one of them. The plot is very interesting and is not at all predictable, making me wonder why it was not copied by later movies. This movie made me proud of myself for going to that art cinema without knowing anything about it, and watching it with a few other poor souls who had nothing else to do on a Friday afternoon. Definitely the best b/w movie and the best French movie I have seen, and one of the best films I have seen in the past 5 years.
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