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Coutard, Raoul

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Most widely held works by Raoul Coutard
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

83 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple of days in the lives of casual lovers in Paris. A young small-time crook kills a policeman after stealing a car, and goes on the run with his American girlfriend who eventually betrays him [c.f. Halliwell's, 1997 ed.]. The film debut of Jean Luc Godard...spearheaded the French new wave of filmmaking
Jules et Jim Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of friendship between two artists and their love for the same woman
Bande à part Band of outsiders by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two restless young men enlist the object of their desire to help them commit a robbery ... in her own home"--Container
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution
Alphaville une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret agent Lemmy Caution travels to another galaxy and finds himself in a computer-run society which is dedicated to technology and outlaws emotion
Le mépris Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un autor dramático acepta reescribir algunas escenas para "La Odisea", una película que se va a rodar en Capri bajo la dirección de Fritz Lang. En un primer encuentro con el productor, llamado Prokosch, el escritor deja que su mujer, Camille, se vaya en el coche con el productor a la finca de éste, lo cual da lugar a un grave mal entendido entre el escritor y su esposa, la cual cree que la han ofrecido como moneda de cambio para obtener un mejor pago. Como consecuencia de esta situación, el escritor se verá inmerso en una dolorosa crisis matrimonial
Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

48 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand Griffon, alias 'Pierrot', huye de París con Marianne, la niñera a la que ha contratado su esposa. La pareja se dirige al sur de Francia, pero el viaje se torna muy peligroso cuando les pisa los talones una banda de gángsters con los que Marianne está implicada
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle class couple on a weekend trip get caught up in an armed liberation struggle. A sarcastic portrait of France in 1967
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "her" in the film refers to Paris. Inspired by a real article on housewife prostitution, the film examines Godard's theory that if you lived in Paris (at the time) one had to prostitute oneself to survive. This "sociological fable" is shot through the eyes of Juliette (Vlady), a housewife who spends one day a week in central Paris selling her body on the street in the hope that she will be able to escape the high rise suburban drudgery, in which she lives with her family, and find happiness
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un país regido por una precaria democracia y dominado por las fuerzas policiales y militares que pretenden erradicar cualquier amenaza izquierdista, un diputado de la oposición es asesinado en plena calle cuando acaba de presidir un mitin de carácter pacifista. La investigación del caso es encomendada a un joven magistrado consciente de que se trata de un crimen político cometido por dos sicarios a sueldo. Un ambicioso periodista utiliza métodos poco ortodoxos para acumular pruebas inculpadoras contra varios militantes de un partido de extrema derecha, mientras éstos derivan la responsabilidad hacia altos cargos de la policía y del ejército
Made in U.S.A by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in French and English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the then newly available lightweight 16 mm. cameras and synchronous sound equipment, anthropologist Rouch and sociologist Morin set out to explore on film the state of mind of people in Paris in a summer when the Algerian War dominated French life. Instead of following the convention of the omniscient filmmaker with invisible camera, the filmmakers often intervened on screen asking questions and participating in discussions. The reactions of the participants to the edited film were sought. The filmmakers evaluated the film on camera
Une femme est une femme A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend
Lola by Jacques Demy( Visual )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and German and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a woman who must choose between three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
La peau douce = the soft skin by François Truffaut( Visual )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Lachenay, un famoso escritor, casado y con una hija de 10 años, abandona el hogar conyugal tras iniciar una relación con Nicole, una azafata de vuelo. Pero a pesar de su decisión, constantes dudas comenzarán a acecharle acerca de sus sentimientos
La chinoise by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un appartement dont les murs sont recouverts de petits livres rouges, des jeunes gens étudient la pensée marxiste-léniniste. Leur leader, Véronique, propose au groupe l'assassinat d'une personnalité
Week end( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society retreating to savagery, and, according to the credits, the end of cinema itself
Le petit soldat The little soldier by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and German and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the war with Algeria, Bruno Forestier, a deserter from the French army, joins an extreme right-wing terrorist cell operating in Geneva. To prove his credentials he must assassinate a Swiss journalist who is collaborating with a rival left-wing group supporting the Algerian terrorists. Along the way, Bruno falls in love with Veronica, who may not be all that she seems
L'aveu = Confession by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a harrowing true story, the film presents the history of an influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his country's Communist ruling party, their intentions vague, their methods terrifying
Tirez sur le pianiste Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Visual )

43 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. Lena, a waitress at the bar, is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is being chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. But Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, who was once a virtuose who gave up playing after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena. Charlie ends up stumbling into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
Alternative Names
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer, film director

Raoul Coutard Frans director of photography

Raoul Coutard französischer Kameramann und Fotograf

Raoul Coutard regista e direttore della fotografia francese


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Bande à part Band of outsidersVivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux