Description: Desire for a subject that functions like a brief fling with no future as such, yet embellished by that very fact. Because something fleeting and futureless is not necessarily pathetic or trivial. A brief crossing, perhaps an initiatory trip.
Also known as: A Brothel in Paris, Piaceri a Parigi
Description: A glamorous brothel in Nazi-occupied Paris becomes a popular attraction for the SS Officers, but the beautiful prostitutes within the compound are not what they appear to be. The girls are actually working for the Resistance, gathering data from their unsuspecting German clients and forwarding it to the Allies.
Description: Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them closer to their ultimate doom. Jean-Luc Godard intercuts the film with shots of a string quartet practicing Beethoven, and his main protagonist, Carmen, is played by Maruschka Detmers creating a stunning effect in many scenes of extended nudity.
Description: A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) “The Prehistoric Era”: A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) “Roman Nights”: The Emperor goes out seeking a little nocturnal amusement, only to find that the high-priced, Oriental courtesan he hires is his wife, the Empress. 3) “Mademoiselle Mimi”: In revolutionary France, Mimi finds that her client, the nephew of a marquis, is more interested in watching the guillotinings out her window than he is in going to bed. 4) “The Gay Nineties”: When Nini discovers by accident that her antiquated customer is a banker, she pretends to be an honest woman who has fallen in love with him. She even pays him, just like a gigolo! 5) “Paris Today”: Two girls pick up clients by driving around in a car, and then an ambulance. Police pull the vehicle over for speeding. 6) “Anticipation”: Demetrius has just arrived on Earth from another .
Also known as: Week end proibito di una famiglia quasi per bene
Description: Story of a marginal couple, César and Favouille, who set out to find their youngest daughter, who run away from home…Some friends join the couple and their two other children. And the search begins to turn into a sort of party. New relationships develop within the family and the group. Tensions, needs and desires all pressure them to conform to laws and accepted behaviour. But freedom cannot be negotiated; freedom is seized.
Also known as: The Butterfly Affair , Popsy Pop, Queen of Diamonds,
Description: Claudia Cardinale is Popsy, who double-crosses her older partner Silva (Stanley Baker). Silva has arranged to divert diamonds from a large corporate-run diamond mine in the South American jungle, and Popsy does her “pop” wrong as they are both pursued by police.
Description: Alex, a former mercenary out of business, lives on a yacht anchored off Antibes with his wife, the beautiful and tight Helen and John, a former lover of it. Around this trio, revolves Heidi, an angelic blonde catalyst tragic events that will succeed when his troubled past catches up Alex.
Description: Three young couples are renovating together a loft in Paris. During a barbecue, Patrick and Julie confess to their friends that they practice partner-swapping. That information shock 1 of the couple, but the other one seems to be interested..
Description: Set in London and the Riviera, Laughter in the Dark stars Nicol Williamson as Edward, a wealthy, knighted art dealer who falls hard for tartish usherette Margot (Anna Karina). She is kept by a glorified pimp (Jean-Claude Drouot), who conspires with the girl to take Edward for everything he’s got. The art dealer is blinded in an auto accident, after which he switches emotional gears and plans to kill the girl and her keeper.
Description: As they travel the Mediterranean, a Guide (Sami Frey) tells many stories to the Interpreter (Delphine Seyrig) — at her request — but his biggest story seems to warp reality. A pair of anarchists bomb a government minister’s family, killing all except a young girl, who now is guarded by a strange, brain-injured and sleepless man with only one memory. When this guard loses even that memory, he plans to kill himself.
Description: Alain Delon produced, directed, co-wrote, and starred in this story about a solitary thief, jailed for a jewel robbery and the murder of the jeweler, and set free after serving his prison term. His objective is to get his hands on the stolen jewels before a crowd of gangsters reaches them and/or kills him, and before the police can catch up with him again. The hero-thief-murderer manages to romance an attractive woman in the meantime, suggesting his future might be rosier than his past.
Description: Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her.