Tag: Jean-Claude Carrière

Memoria de mis putas tristes (2011) 5.9

Memoria de mis putas tristes (2011)

To celebrate his 90th birthday, an old single journalist, Sabio, who accustomed to intimacy with whores since childhood, decides to gift himself with an intense night of love with a virgin teenager. Rosa Cabarcas, his ol...

The Salt of Tears (2020) 5.9

The Salt of Tears (2020)

Driven by his desire to become a cabinetmaker, Luc arrives in Paris. Lost in the banlieues, he asks Djemila for directions. In the girl's shyness, Luc glimpses the chance of an adventure. The two meet again but then Luc ...

Taking Off (1971) 7.4

Taking Off (1971)

Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to r...

As Long as You’ve Got Your Health (1966) 7.1

As Long as You’ve Got Your Health (1966)

The director's cut (restored version) opens and closes with theatrical curtains in homage to Georges Méliés films, and is divided into four parts, separated by title cards: I - L'insomnie [a man can't sleep, and reads ab...

The Phantom of Liberty (1974) 7.9

The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

As unusual, eccentric, and bizarre vignettes of mundane and seemingly innocuous conventions of our social and private lives success one another, somehow, Napoléon Bonaparte's troops, earthly monks, dangerous snipers, and...

Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) 7.5

Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people. The wife is frigid, her husband is always hunting (both animals and women) and her father is a shoe-f...

The Milky Way (1969) 7.5

The Milky Way (1969)

Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.::Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janei...

That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) 7.9

That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obs...

Sommersby (1993) 6.2

Sommersby (1993)

Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a ple...

Every Man for Himself (1980) 6.8

Every Man for Himself (1980)

An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.::drn5...

Le gang (1977) 5.7

Le gang (1977)

In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree wi...

Goya’s Ghosts (2006) 6.9

Goya’s Ghosts (2006)

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is paint...

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) 6.9

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them...

The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) 7.4

The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

During the middle of the 16th century, Martin Guerre returns to his village in southwestern France, after being away in the war for almost a decade. The villagers who knew him as a young man suspect he is not Martin, but...

Birth (2004) 6.1

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) 7.3

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationsh...

Jack the Ripper (1976) 5.5

Jack the Ripper (1976)

A Swiss-German horror film with Klaus Kinski as the notorious Jack the Ripper. A respected doctor by day, Kinski dismembers London prostitutes by night, until the local Inspector's girlfriend (Josephine Chaplin) goes und...

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) 7.5

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming i...

The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily (2019) 7.5

The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily (2019)

Troubadour Gedeone and his young apprentice Almerina are two traveling entertainers who move from a town to another as storytellers to gain money. Surprised by a night blizzard in their last journey through the island of...

The Tin Drum (1979) 7.5

The Tin Drum (1979)

Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world aroun...

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) 7.9

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment....

Certified Copy-2010 7.3

Certified Copy-2010

James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. At a book reading, a woman gives him her address, and the next day they meet and take a country-side drive to a local Italian v...

The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein-2018 6.8

The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein-2018

A history of Frankenstein. The background of the original novel, and the subsequent fascination with Mary Shelley's creation.::rhole2...

Borsalino-1970 7

Borsalino-1970

In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they dec...

Belle de Jour-1967 7.7

Belle de Jour-1967

Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him. She indulges instead in vivid, kinky, erotic fantasies to entertain her ...

A Faithful Man-2018 6.3

A Faithful Man-2018

A couple's relationship becomes complicated when she leaves him for his best friend, and returns after he dies....

Yoyo-1965 7.5

Yoyo-1965

A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When alone, he sits at a desk, sighing, ...

At Eternity’s Gate-2018 6.9

At Eternity’s Gate-2018

During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship ...

Valmont-1989 7

Valmont-1989

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, h...

The Associate-1996 6.1

The Associate-1996

Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and sta...

Danton-1983 7.5

Danton-1983

Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a series of massive executions, The ...

Chinese Box-1997 6.3

Chinese Box-1997

John is an English photojournalist who has spent over a decade in Hong Kong; his friend Jim often crashes in his cramped apartment. John's unrequited love is Vivian whom he aches for but has not the nerve to possess. Con...