French Cinema

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‘AKA’ (2023): Men on Fire

Directed by: Morgan S. Dalibert || Produced by: Rémi Leautier Screenplay by: Morgan S. Dalibert, Alban Lenoir || Starring: Alban Lenoir, Eric Cantona, Thibault de Montalembert, Sveva Alvit Music by: Etienne Forget || Florent Astolfi ||  Edited by: Tianes Montasser || Country: France || Language: French Running Time: 122 minutes Hard-boiled French crime films have … Continue reading

‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’ (1979): Dracula à la Carte

Directed by: Werner Herzog || Produced by: Michael Gruskoff, Werner Herzog Screenplay by: Werner Herzog || Starring: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast Music by: Popol Vuh || Cinematography: Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein || Edited by: Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus || Country: West Germany, France || Language: German, English Running Time: 107 minutes Though vampires … Continue reading

‘Possession’ (1981): Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition

Directed by: Andrzej Żuławski || Produced by: Marie-Laure Reyre Screenplay by: Frederic Tuten, Andrzej Żuławski || Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent, Johanna Hofer, Carl Duering Music by: Andrzej Korzyński || Cinematography: Bruno Nuytten || Edited by: Marie-Sophi Dubus, Suzanne Lang-Willar || Country: France, West Germany || Language: English Running Time: 124 … Continue reading

‘Athena’ (2022): Violent Revolutions in Long Takes

Directed by: Romain Gavras || Produced by: Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Jean Duhamel, Romain Gavras, Nicolas Lhermitte, Ladj Ly Screenplay by: Romain Gavras, Ladj Ly, Elias Belkeddar || Starring: Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon, Ouassini Embarek, Alexis Manenti Music by: Surkin || Cinematography: Matias Boucard || Edited by: Cherifi Akram Mohamed Yasser, Benjamin Weill … Continue reading

‘BAC Nord’ (2020): The Stronghold of Marseille Crime

Directed by: Cédric Jimenez || Produced by: Hugo Sélignac, Vincent Mazel Screenplay by: Audrey Diwan, Cédric Jimenez || Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Karim Leklou, François Civil, Adéle Exarchopoulos, Kenza Fortas, Cyril Lecomte Music by: Guillaume Roussel || Cinematography: Laurent Tangy || Edited by: Simon Jacquet || Country: France || Language: French Running Time: 105 minutes Given … Continue reading

‘Lost Bullet’ (2020, 2022): The French and the Furious

Directed by: Guillaume Pierret || Produced by: Remi Leautier, Guillame Pierret, Alban Lenoir Screenplay by: Guillaume Pierret, Alban Lenoir, Kamel Guemra || Starring: Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Ramzy Bedia Music by: Andre Dziezuk, Romain Trouillet || Cinematography: Morgan S. Dalibert || Edited by: Sophie Fourdrinoy || Country: France || Language: Fench Running Time: 92 + 98 minutes … Continue reading

The New French Extreme: ‘High Tension’ (2003) & ‘Inside’ (2007)

Directed by: Alexandre Aja [1], Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo [2] || Produced by: Alexandre Arcady, Robert Benmussa [1], Vérane Frédiani, Franck Ribièrer [2] Screenplay by: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur [1], Alexandre Bustillo [2] || Starring: Cécile de France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon [1], Béatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis [2] Music by: François Eudes || Cinematography: Maxime … Continue reading

The Road that Gets You There: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Irréversible’ (2002) & ‘Enter the Void’ (2009)

Directed by: Gaspar Noé || Produced by: Vincent Cassel [1], Vincent Maraval, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Shin Yamaguchi [2], Brahim Chioua [1, 2] Screenplay by: Gaspar Noé || Starring: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel [1], Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Ed Spear [2] Music by: Thomas Bangalter || Cinematography: Gaspar Noé … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives: Julia Ducournau’s ‘Raw’ (2016) & ‘Titane’ (2021)

Directed by: Julia Ducournau || Produced by: Jean de Forets [1], Jean-Christophe Reymond [2] Screenplay by: Julia Ducournau || Starring: Garance Marillier [1, 2], Ella Rumpf, Laurent Lucas [1], Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Lais Salameh [2] Music by: Jim Williams || Cinematography: Ruben Impens || Edited by: Jean-Christophe Bouzy || Country: France, Belgium || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Spy’ (2019): When Patriotism Costs Everything

Created by: Gideon Raff || Written by: Gideon Raff, Max Perry Directed by: Gideon Raff || Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon-Rotem, Yael Eitan, Nassim Si Ahmed, Moni Moshonov, Alona Tai, Mourad Zaoui, Uri Gavriel No. of Episodes: 6 (~300 minutes total) While I imagine there is no scripted movie or television series … Continue reading