Sunday, June 28, 2015

Leur dernière nuit 1953

Leur dernière nuit 1953 - Director: Georges Lacombe. 
Wenn Lola nicht gesungen hätte - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 6119
Jean Gabin, Madeleine Robinson, Michel Barbey, Gaby Basset, Paul Bonifas, Robert Dalban, Suzanne Dantès, Jean-Jacques Delbo, Arthur Devère, Luce Fabiole, Fernand Gilbert, Camille Guérini, Jacqueline Marbaux, Geneviève Morel, Odette Barencey.



Arriving in Paris, Madeleine Marsan rents a room in a guest house where she makes the acquaintance of Pierre Ruffin, a respectable municipal librarian. Through Pierre, Madeleine finds work as a schoolteacher and soon realizes that she is in love with him. Then she discovers that Pierre is in truth the head of a band of crooks. Caught by the police after a failed robbery, Pierre manages to escape. With Madeleine’s help, he goes on the run. However, the police have no intention of giving up the hunt…

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Les Croix de bois 1932

Les Croix de bois / Hölzerne Kreuze 1932 - Director: Raymond Bernard.
Hölzerne Kreuze, Jenseits der deutschen Gräben - Illustrierter Film-Kurier: Nr.1821
Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos, Antonin Artaud, Jean Galland, Paul Azaïs.

 

At the outbreak of World War I, Gilbert Demachy, an idealistic young student, enlists and is sent to the Western Front to fight for his motherland, France. It is not long before e experiences his first taste of battle, in the muddy wastes of No Man's Land. Amidst the blazing gunfire and cacophony of exploding shells, he sees his comrades cut down, one by one. His time away from this battlefield of death is but a brief respite. Yet, amid these scenes from Hell, Demachy clings to life, hoping once more to be reunited with the woman he loves.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Le Jour se lève 1939

Le Jour se lève 1939 - Director: Marcel Carné.
Der Tag bricht an - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 3046
Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry, Jacques Braumer, Bernard Blier, Mady Berry 


François, an ordinary factory worker, barricades himself in his one-room lodgings, after shooting dead another man. He ignores the cries from his neighbours and the police who surround him and who threaten to bring him to justice. As night falls, François begins to recall the chain of circumstances that led him to kill another man. It all started when he met and fell in love with a young flower seller named Françoise. How quickly that idyllic love affair became poisoned by jealousy and suspicion. François seemed to have everything - until that wicked dog trainer Valentin and his mistress Clara came on the scene...



Le Jour se lève 1939



Le Jour se lève 1939 - Director: Marcel CarnéJean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry, Jacques Braumer François, an ordinary factory worker, barricades himself in his one-room lodgings, after shooting dead another man. He ignores the cries from his neighbours and the police who surround him and who threaten to bring him to justice. As...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Knight of Cups 2015

Knight of Cups 2015 - Director: Terrence Malick.
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots


 
 
"Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s (Christian Bale) father used to read this story to him as a boy." The road to the East stretches out before him.

La Moucharde 1958

La Moucharde 1958 - Director: Guy Lefranc.
Partner des Teufels - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 4935
Dany Carrel, Pierre Vaneck, Yves Deniaud, Florence Blot, Georges Chamarat, Lisa Jouvet, Yvonne Clech


Betty is a young miss who loves neither wisely nor well. Duped into a life of crime, Carrel remains on the wrong side of the Law because she's hopelessly in love with a two-bit crook. Soon she becomes as jaded and hardened as her criminal cohorts. When the police threaten to throw her in the Bastille, Betty agrees to turn informer, with the expected disastrous results...

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Le Baron de l'écluse 1960

Le Baron de l'écluse 1960 - Director:  Jean Delannoy.
Ein Herr ohne Kleingeld - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: 5296
Jean Gabin, Micheline Presle, Jacques Castelot, Aimée Mortimer, Jean Constantin, Robert Dalban, Jacques Hilling, Alexandre Rignault, Dominqiue Boschero, Charles Bouillard, Louis Seigner, Jean Desailly





The baron Jérôme Antoine is an inveterate gambler, often losing, sometimes winning. One day, he wins a million francs when playing cards with the marquis de Villamayor. As a deposit, the marquis gives the baron a luxury yacht. On the spur of the moment, the baron sets out on a leisure cruise on his new boat with a former mistress, Perle, whom he snatches from her current partner, an ill-tempered millionaire. Penniless, the baron has to wait impatiently for his cheque from Villamayor. Whilst waiting, Perle meets a wealthy young wine grower who falls in love with her, and the baron is attracted to a café owner, Maria.