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Périer, François

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Most widely held works by François Périer
Orphée = Orpheus by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

79 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the love of a poet for a princess who travels constantly from this world to the next. A legendary tale in a modern Parisian setting
Le notti di Cabiria by Federico Fellini( Visual )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young prostitute who works in the streets of Rome is continually deceived by men who claim to love her
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hired killer in a state of virtual living death goes about his business in a muted Paris, a city of shadows, only to fatally admit emotion (the love of a woman) into his life. His actions are analogous to hara-kiri committed by the solitary samurai. Melville takes the mythology of the gangster and removes all overt social comment in favour of romantic stylisation. Melville commented that his intention was "to show the mental disorder of a man who unmistakably had a tendency to schizophrenia."
Le cercle rouge = Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in French and German and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame social. Le président d'un mouvement en faveur de la paix se rend dans une grande ville pour y donner une conférence. Une contre-manifestation s'organise alors et le conférencier est gravement blessé, puis meurt peu après. Le procureur général et le directeur de la police s'entendent alors pour défendre la thèse d'un accident. Le juge d'instruction chargé de l'affaire décide, malgré les pressions, de poursuivre une enquête serrée. Il conclut à l'assassinat et inculpe non seulement le meurtrier, mais également les gens haut placés qui ont tramé le complot
Gervaise by René Clément( Visual )

36 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in French and English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of mid-19th-century Parisian slums in which a young girl's dreams of a happy home and a successful laundry are cruelly destroyed by a drunken husband
Le fond de l'air est rouge by Chris Marker( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
Le testament d'Orphée, ou, Ne me demandez pas pourquoi by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in French and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. The film finished the circle of the journey begun in Blood of a Poet, exploring the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations
Tartuffe, or, The imposter by Molière( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in French and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imposter cleric, cloaking his evil in piety, gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he alomst fools into promising him his wealth, position and his young daughter, when the king intervenes
I compagni = The organizer by Marcello Mastroianni( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Italian and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn-of-the-twentieth-century Turin, an accident in a textile factory incites workers to stage a walkout. But it's not until they receive unexpected aid from a traveling professor that they find a voice, unite, and stand up for themselves. This historical drama by Mario Monicelli is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people, brimming with humor and honesty
Follies : in concert by Stephen Sondheim( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical returns with a new production that features two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters
Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world. 2. An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works. 3. In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. The film finished the circle of the journey begun in Blood of a Poet, exploring the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations
Stavisky by Alain Resnais( Visual )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exquisite recounting of the climatic days in 1933 in the career of Stavisky, the con man turned international financier whose ruin resulted in political scandal and his own mysterious death
Juste avant la nuit( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. When one of their S & M games goes too far, Laura is accidentally strangled. Even though the police are struggling to solve the murder, Charles finds it difficult to cope with the situation and to live a normal life with his two children and loving wife Hélène. From Chabrol's most revered period of work between 1968 and 1974, this is a masterful exploration into friendship and the darker sides of human nature."--Container
The visitor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-something stunning beauty Pina (Sandra Milo) takes out an ad in the personal column hoping to find a man to take her away from the tiny Italian village where she lives. For months now she has been trying to find the right one, a man with a solid career, a family in mind, and plenty of stamina. Adolfo (Francois Perier) lives in Rome running a profitable business. Looking to share his life with that special person willing to raise a family Adolfo replies to Pina's ad. The couple arrange to meet in the village where Pina lives. Incorporating flashbacks that highlight Pina's and Adolfo's lives, the complexity of the characters are slowly revelaed and when the two finally meet Pina quickly concludes that Adolfo is the one. He appears noble, cultured, and ready for a serious commitment, Pina can hardly believe her luck!
Le fond de l'air est rouge = A grin without a cat by Chris Marker( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
The octopus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police inspector arrives in Sicily to investigate a pair of high-profile murders, but when the Mafia starts to push back, he ends up compromising to save his life and that of his family. What will prevent him from taking his own revenge against the Mob?
Hôtel du nord by Marcel Carné( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hôtel du Nord is a family-run hotel on the edge of the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. As the family is celebrating a first communion, a young couple checks in, planning a double suicide. Only one shot is fired, and the man, Pierre, flees leaving his lover, Renée, to die in the room. But, he leaves the gun behind and she survives. A series of convoluted affairs between hotel patrons and staff, as well as passion-feuled travels across France, ensue - all to end the story in perfect symmetry. From the director of Les Enfants du Paradis (1945), Hôtel du Nord (1938) was inspired by the award-winning book (1928) by Eugène Dabit, whose parents owned the real Hôtel du Nord."--Container
The Elegant criminal( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He took pleasure from the bottle, from sex, from literature, and from the twist of the knife. The Elegant Criminal is a story of contradictions, propelled by the most curious motivations ever to emerge from the crininal mind ..."--Container
La visita( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandro Milo plays Pina, a 37 year old spinster living in a small village on the Po river in the period immediately after the end of the Second World War. Seeking companionship, she places an ad in a lonely hearts column. Adolfo, a clerk working in a bookstore in Rome begins to correspond with her and after a few months they meet. Their eventual meeting is a failure, Adolfo flirts with Pina's friends and injures her parrot, but when Adolfo apologizes for his behavior, they develop an emotional attachment. The connection between the two lovers is only momentary, but the film implies that this fleeting shared experience is an improvement on their earlier isolated lives
 
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Le cercle rouge = Red circle
Alternative Names
François Périer attore francese

François Périer Frans acteur

François Périer fransk skådespelare

François Périer fransk skodespelar

François Périer fransk skuespiller

François Périer französischer Schauspieler

François Périer French actor

Pillu, François.

Pillu, François 1919-2002

Pillu, François Gabriel Marie, 1919-2002

Pilu, François-Gabriel 1919-2002

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Le cercle rouge = Red circleLe testament d'Orphée, ou, Ne me demandez pas pourquoi