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Jacques Becker
2016. 64th Edition
Films
Films
Jacques Becker
Jacques Becker
Classic retrospective
Classic retrospective
Le commissaire est bon enfant, le gendarme est sans pitié / Pitiless Gendarme
Jacques Becker, Pierre Prévert
France  1935
The police superintendent may be good-natured but he has got a lot on his plate with all the witnesses that come to make a statement before him. They are all crazier than the others and although the superintendent is not too bad at keeping his self-control, he might well go nuts after all with this bunch of lunatics.

The police superintendent may be good-natured but he has got a lot on his plate with all the witnesses that come to make a statement before him. They are all crazier than the others and although the superintendent is not too bad at keeping his self-control, he might well go nuts after all with this bunch of lunatics.

La vie est à nous
Jacques Becker, Jean Renoir, Jacques B. Brunius, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Zwobada, Jean-Paul Le Chanois
France  1936
The film, shot at the initiative of the French Communist Party, mixes documentary with fiction. A Board of Directors is preparing a mass layoff; in a factory, a strike prevents the dismissal of the older workers; some peasants prevent the auction of the possessions of a poor farmer with the help of political activists; a young man out of work who cannot even eat receives the he...

The film, shot at the initiative of the French Communist Party, mixes documentary with fiction. A Board of Directors is preparing a mass layoff; in a factory, a strike prevents the dismissal of the older workers; some peasants prevent the auction of the possessions of a poor farmer with the help of political activists; a young man out of work who cannot even eat receives the help of a group of communist young men.

Dernier atout
Jacques Becker
France  1942
A man is murdered in an imaginary South American city. Two young detectives, Clarence and Montes, on a level pegging in their wrangle to see which of them will graduate as best student from police academy, are given the job of investigating the case. The deadlock will be broken once and for all.

A man is murdered in an imaginary South American city. Two young detectives, Clarence and Montes, on a level pegging in their wrangle to see which of them will graduate as best student from police academy, are given the job of investigating the case. The deadlock will be broken once and for all.

Goupi mains rouges / It Happened at the Inn
Jacques Becker
France  1943
In a small French village a woman is killed and her money stolen. Several members of her family, the Goupis, are suspected. In addition, the family is looking for the gold of its older member, who is about to die.

In a small French village a woman is killed and her money stolen. Several members of her family, the Goupis, are suspected. In addition, the family is looking for the gold of its older member, who is about to die.

Falbalas / Paris Frills
Jacques Becker
France  1945
Micheline arrives in Paris to prepare her marriage to Daniel Rousseau. There she falls in love with her fiancé’s best friend, dress designer Philippe Clarence, an impenitent ladies’ man who seduces and then leaves her, although he later finds out that he is deeply in love with her.

Micheline arrives in Paris to prepare her marriage to Daniel Rousseau. There she falls in love with her fiancé’s best friend, dress designer Philippe Clarence, an impenitent ladies’ man who seduces and then leaves her, although he later finds out that he is deeply in love with her.

Antoine et Antoinette / Antoine and Antoinette
Jacques Becker
France  1947
Antoine, who works in a printing house, and Antoinette, an employee at Prisunic, buy a winning lottery ticket. When they lose the ticket, their dreams seem to fade away.

Antoine, who works in a printing house, and Antoinette, an employee at Prisunic, buy a winning lottery ticket. When they lose the ticket, their dreams seem to fade away.

Rendez-vous de juillet / Rendezvous in July
Jacques Becker
France  1949
Lucien is a young Parisian boy who dreams of becoming an explorer, but his parents expect him to lead a conventional life. After an argument with his father, Lucien leaves home with his friends; aspiring actors, writers and film directors. Together they will start to plan their first expedition.

Lucien is a young Parisian boy who dreams of becoming an explorer, but his parents expect him to lead a conventional life. After an argument with his father, Lucien leaves home with his friends; aspiring actors, writers and film directors. Together they will start to plan their first expedition.

Édouard et Caroline / Edward and Caroline
Jacques Becker
France1950  1951
Edouard is a poor pianist married to Caroline, a beautiful girl from a middle-class family who don't approve of their marriage. Caroline’s uncle invites the couple to a party at which Edouard  is to play the piano… a situation that will have them arguing before they know it.

Edouard is a poor pianist married to Caroline, a beautiful girl from a middle-class family who don't approve of their marriage. Caroline’s uncle invites the couple to a party at which Edouard  is to play the piano… a situation that will have them arguing before they know it.

Casque d' or
Jacques Becker
France  1952
The members of Leca’s gang go to an open-air dance hall with their ladies. One of them, Marie, meets Manda, a carpenter and friend of one of the members of the gang, with whom she falls in love. Her man Roland is jealous and Leca has also set his eyes on her.

The members of Leca’s gang go to an open-air dance hall with their ladies. One of them, Marie, meets Manda, a carpenter and friend of one of the members of the gang, with whom she falls in love. Her man Roland is jealous and Leca has also set his eyes on her.

Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs / Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Jacques Becker
France  1954
Ali Baba, one of Cassim’s servants, is sent to buy a slave for his master. On the way back he falls in love with Morgiane, the slave. The caravan is attacked and this allows him to discover the cave of the forty thieves and the secret word to enter it.

Ali Baba, one of Cassim’s servants, is sent to buy a slave for his master. On the way back he falls in love with Morgiane, the slave. The caravan is attacked and this allows him to discover the cave of the forty thieves and the secret word to enter it.

Rue de l'Estrapade
Jacques Becker
France  1953
Although Françoise and Henri have a happy marriage, he is caught having an affair by one of his wife’s friends. Furious that he cheated on her, Françoise moves into the Rue de l’Estrapade, a district of bohemian artists. There she succumbs to the charms of Robert, a young and down-at-the-heel existentialist musician strapped for cash.

Although Françoise and Henri have a happy marriage, he is caught having an affair by one of his wife’s friends. Furious that he cheated on her, Françoise moves into the Rue de l’Estrapade, a district of bohemian artists. There she succumbs to the charms of Robert, a young and down-at-the-heel existentialist musician strapped for cash.

Touchez pas au grisbi
Jacques Becker
France - Italy  1954
Max, an ageing gangster, has come up with a master plan for a heist involving 50 million francs. His ex-girlfriend, who left him for Angelo, the head honcho of a rival gang, schemes to get her hands on the details of the plan and swipe the 50 million haul for herself. But Max is so discreet and impassive that it is impossible to get the information the easy way, so they decide ...

Max, an ageing gangster, has come up with a master plan for a heist involving 50 million francs. His ex-girlfriend, who left him for Angelo, the head honcho of a rival gang, schemes to get her hands on the details of the plan and swipe the 50 million haul for herself. But Max is so discreet and impassive that it is impossible to get the information the easy way, so they decide to kidnap his sidekick and demand a ransom.

Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin / The Adventures of Arsène Lupin
Jacques Becker
France - Italy  1957
Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief, steals two masterpieces by Leonardo and Botticelli from the home of the President of the Council. Some time later, he tricks several jewelers to come to his house and then steals their gems. His next victims are a Maharajah and Kaiser William II.

Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief, steals two masterpieces by Leonardo and Botticelli from the home of the President of the Council. Some time later, he tricks several jewelers to come to his house and then steals their gems. His next victims are a Maharajah and Kaiser William II.

Les amants de Montparnasse / Modigliani of Montparnasse
Jacques Becker
France - Italy  1958
The film portrays the last years in the life of painter Amedeo Modigliani, his artistic peak, but marked also by alcohol and his love for Jeanne Hébuterne.

The film portrays the last years in the life of painter Amedeo Modigliani, his artistic peak, but marked also by alcohol and his love for Jeanne Hébuterne.

Le trou
Jacques Becker
France - Italy  1960
Gaspard Claude is an innocent young man accused of trying to murder his wife. Sent to a Parisian jail, he lands in a cell with four hardened criminals who have decided to make their escape by building a laborious tunnel.

Gaspard Claude is an innocent young man accused of trying to murder his wife. Sent to a Parisian jail, he lands in a cell with four hardened criminals who have decided to make their escape by building a laborious tunnel.

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