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Jean Renoir shot The Rules of the Game in 1939. Portrait of a film: Jean Renoir’s «dramatic fantasy» depicts the provincial French aristocracy with candid humor. From nobles to servants, from a masquerade ball to game hunting, a small community gets…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6204
Story of a film: « La Reine Margot » was released in 1994. It is Patrice Chéreau's fifth film. Inspired by a novel by Alexandre Dumas (the father), it was written in collaboration with Danièle Thompson. The film is about the rise to power of Henry IV…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6216
Louis Malle shoots Lacombe Lucien in 1973. Portrait of a Film : A small town in the South-West of France in June 1944, shortly after the Allied landings. Son of peasants, Lacombe Lucien seeks to join the Resistance, but he is considered too young.…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6207
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6380
Luis Buñuel directed The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie in 1972. Portrait of a film: Belonging to the same circle of worldly notables, six characters try repeatedly to share a meal but each attempt fails, due either to the intrusion of strangers…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6211
"Once upon a time... LE HAVRE" is the 37th documentary of the collection "A Film & its Era" created by Marie Genin and Serge July and produced by Folamour Productions. This documentary relates the genesis, the making and the reception of the movie…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6220
Jean-Luc Godard directs “Contempt” in 1963. Portrait of a film: Brigitte Bardot, who is at the time one of cinema’s global icons, shares the lead in the film with Fritz Lang who plays himself, a creator of movies. The film blends two ruptures: that…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6195
Jean-Marie Poiré shoots Santa Claus is a Stinker in 1981. Portrait of a film: Christmas Eve at the headquarters of “SOS Distress Friendship”. While a desperate man commits suicide over the phone, all sorts of characters arrive unannounced at the…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6210
Julien Duvivier shot The Little World of Don Camillo in 1952. Portrait of a film: Just after WWII, in an Italian village in Emilia-Romagna, priest Don Camillo and communist mayor Peppone fight for the backing of their constituents. Formerly drawn…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6205
Gérard Oury directs ‘The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob’ in 1973. Portrait of a film: Louis de Funès, in his usual role - an authoritarian who terrorizes those around him - a role enhanced by racism and anti-semitism, is forced to conspire with an…
Length
30 mins
Prog. No.
6198