Beauregard, Georges de
Most widely held works about Georges de Beauregard
Most widely held works by Georges de Beauregard
A bout de souffle ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in French and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend.
Cléo de 5 à 7 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in French and held by 656 libraries worldwide
A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer; the film focuses on her ever-changing moods, and her search for answers.
Le mépris Contempt ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
On Capri, an Italian crew makes a German film of Homer's Odyssey; Fritz Lang directs with American money. Prokosch, the producer, with his sneer and red Alfa, holds art films in contempt and hires writer Javal to help Lang commercialize the picture. Against this backdrop, Javal's marriage to Camille, a young former typist, disintegrates. It opens with the couple talking in bed, she asking assurance that he finds her attractive. Later that day he introduces her to Prokosch, and, unawares, blunders unforgivably. The rest of the film portrays her, in their apartment and in public, expressing her hurt and change of heart and his slow grasp of the source of her contempt.
Pierrot le fou ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 457 libraries worldwide
"Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir, and leaves the bourgeoisie behind"--Container.
Breathless À bout de souffle ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in French and English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
A playful car thief accidentally shoots a policeman, then hides out in Paris with a hip American girl, trying to hustle enough cash for a getaway.
Made in U.S.A ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and Russian and held by 354 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.
Le Doulos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 320 libraries worldwide
As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot.
A bout de souffle Breathless ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape.
Les carabiniers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 260 libraries worldwide
"Centers on two peasants who join the King's army. Seduced by the promise of riches, the two leave their wives and embark into the war sending postcards home that detail their conquests. Upon their return, they learn that a peace treaty has been signed and in turn, are betrayed by the king for their overzealousness."--Container.
Lola ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in French and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Drama about a woman who must choose among three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris.
Le petit soldat ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 250 libraries worldwide
"Set during the Algerian War, [the film] follow Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side"--Container.
Pierrot le fou ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in French and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Leaving wife and child behind, Ferdinand takes off on a wild adventure with the babysitter Marianne. As they become entangled with murder and gangsters, mysterious events destroy their happiness and lead to an explosive finale.
Six contes moraux. IV, La collectionneuse Six moral tales. IV, La collectionneuse ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 163 libraries worldwide
A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a "collector" of men.
Une femme est une femme ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in French and English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend.
Une femme est une femme ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in French and held by 140 libraries worldwide
When the beautiful Angéla wants to have a baby and her lover refuses to participate, she looks to recruit his best friend.
La collectionneuse Collector-girl ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in French and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A witty and erotic look at the theme of resisting sexual temptations. Two older men spend their holidays in a house near St. Tropez with a beautiful young girl who collects men the way some people collect art. Both men try to resist being added to her collection, however, soon fall victim to her charm--Container.
Léon Morin, priest ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in French and English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos.
Léon Morin, prêtre Leon Morin, priest ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Life during wartime is not simply men shooting at one another, but also women tending to their children. The widow Barny is one, an office worker in a rural village in occupied France, whose child's father was a Jewish man. When genial Italians occupy the village, all is well. Then the Nazis arrive, round up and shoot the Italians, and get down to the business of rounding up Jews. Barny has her daughter baptized as a Catholic for legal certification--and also sends her to hide on a farm in the country. A communist, she takes out her anger at this subterfuge by arguing with the priest, the young Father Morin. The priest and the widow begin a series of spiritually-cum-sexually-charged dialogues. Barny's crush on Father Morin offers a place for the film to examine religious conviction, while exploring the philosophy of belief and its meaning in everyday struggle.
Le Petit soldat ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
New wave film about intrigue and assassination between French OAS and Algerian FLN revolutionaries in Geneva during the Algerian crisis of 1958.
Le mépris ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in French and German and held by 52 libraries worldwide
A screenwriter is torn between the demands of a proud European director, a crude and arrogant American producer and his disillusioned wife, Camille, as he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of The Odyssey. It is a study of marital breakdown, artistic compromise, and the cinematic process. DVD.
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De Beauregard, Georges
Nau de Beauregard, Edgar Denys, 1920-1984
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