La Filmothèque du Quartier Latin

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5th arrondissement
Venue name: La Filmothèque du Quartier Latin
Address: 9, rue Champollion
Transport: Metro: Cluny - La Sorbonne RER: Luxembourg - Sénat
  • Director: François Truffaut This film ranked #42 in Time Out's list of the 100 greatest French films. Click here to see the full list.  Those whose knowledge of French nouvelle vague linchpin François Truffaut begins with ‘The 400 Blows’ and e...
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  • Tolerably exciting, but despite some electric moments (the shockingly casual execution of Thimig, a brutal fight in an alley conducted in death like silence), a conventional World War II espionage thriller and far from Lang at his best. Cooper, mo...
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  • Taking elements of both the Western and the British horror film, Peckinpah's masterstroke was to shoot Straw Dogs absolutely straight, without the reassuring signposts of either type of film. Hoffman's American mathematician settles with his wif...
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  • Acknowledging the influence of Dupont's Variety - one of the keystones of German expressionism, in which marriage was seen as a perilous high-wire act - Bergman here employs the circus as a metaphor for the humiliating hoops through which men and ...
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  • For those who found Truffaut's later work becoming flaccid, this fourth instalment in the continuing saga of Antoine Doinel provides plenty of critical ammunition. The early years of marriage for Truffaut's quasi-autobiographical character invol...
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  • A persuasively charming comedy (the third instalment of the Antoine Doinel saga), in which Léaud wanders into a job as a private detective and falls hopelessly and idealistically in love with a client's wife. The film is comprised of several flawl...
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  • Of all Hitchcock's films, this is the one which most reveals the man. As usual it evolves from one brilliantly plain idea: Stewart, immobilised in his apartment by a broken leg and aided by his girlfriend (Grace Kelly at her most Vogue-coverish), ...
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  • The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, won't stay buried, and won't give the inhabitants of a small Vermont village any peace: an elderly sea captain, an old maid, an artist, and the deceased's young widow get involved in the problem of disposi...
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  • Vintage Hitchcock, with sheer wit and verve masking an implausible plot that spins out of the murder of a spy (Fresnay) in an equally implausible Switzerland (all back-projected mountains), leaving a pair of innocent bystanders (Banks and Best) to...
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