A common thief (Depardieu) breaks into the house of a professional dominatrix (Ogier), and begins to help her "train" her clients. Though this world is alien to his experience, he finds ... See full summary »
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris ... See full summary »
A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours. People blocked in their cars react at the beginning normally. But the ... See full summary »
After returning from a business trip in Finland, Bruno (Bruno Ganz) find that his wife Marianne (Edith Clever) wants her husband to leave her alone with their son. A struggle with loneliness and adapting to the new situation ensues.
The story of a girl in love with a boxer. They plan to go abroad after making a lot of money by participating in an interview intended to discredit a politician at elections time. But the ... See full summary »
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »
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 »
In this most talky and personal of films, director Marguerite Duras and actor Gerard Depardieu do an on-camera read-through of a movie script. Occasionally, the director comments about the ... See full summary »
In his first movie "La Vieille Dame Indigne" (1965,from Brecht),René Allio showed an old lady who ,after spending her whole life taking care of her family ,spent the last eighteen months of her life living for herself (buying a car,going to the pictures ....)
Jeanne can't do that:will she be able to do that someday? Jeanne has charge of her old folks,her husband is a watchman : her stepson,Julien , went to prison and his fiancée is pregnant.Her life ,in spite of the title is stark and mediocre.She works in a cinema where they show Terence Young's "Mayerling" .She lives an imaginary life where her relatives become notably Franz-Josef and Rodolphe in spoofs on the Hapsburg tragedy .She turns the fiancée into a thriller heroine. When today's life becomes unbearable,the only way to go on is to invent your own life :vicariously living is a way to survive .
Gerard Depardieu appears in the buff in a short scene.
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