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Périer, François

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

81 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Cocteau's play, this film is a modern-dress retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice legend
Le notti di Cabiria by Federico Fellini( Visual )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,002 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 )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 977 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."
Gervaise by René Clément( Visual )

36 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in French and English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 19th-century Paris, a laundrymaid is deserted by her lover, settles with another man and is able to open her own laundry, but they both take to drink."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Le fond de l'air est rouge by Chris Marker( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects archive footage from the Vietnam War, antiwar protests in the United States, the 1968 student riots in Paris, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the coup in Chile that ended Salvador Allende's presidency, Che Guevara and Regis Debray in Bolivia, the Shah of Iran, Fidel Castro, and more; to explore the history of political upheavals during the 1960s and 1970s
I compagni = The organizer by Marcello Mastroianni( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compassionate story of the beginning of labor's struggle against degradation and exploitation during the 1880's
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 197 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 195 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 125 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 octopus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 50 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?
The Elegant criminal( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 47 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
Police Python 357 by Alain Corneau( Visual )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough but honest cop must clear his name after a corrupt colleague implicates him in a murder
The octopus. La piovra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular TV series ever in Italy, La Piovra has developed a cult popularity world-wide. Central character, Corrado Cattani is played by Michele Placido, and his character forms the backbone of a sprawling tale of the Mafia
Le Testament d'Orphée ou ne me demanoz pas = The testament of Orpheus or Don't ask me why( Visual )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern account of the Orpheus myth dealing with narcissism and with the portrayal of the poet as one torn between the real world and that of the spirit and imagination
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Le samouraï = The samurai
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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