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Films By Michel Deville

The most insane proof of love a man can give his wife is to 'get rid' of her lovers. In front of everyone, Vic (Jean-Louis Trintignant) puts up with the amorous games of Melanie (Isabelle Huppert). His attitude is always generosity mixed with irony. But as soon as he feels that Melanie is becoming ... Read more
A stylish frothy 'light read' of a film, La Lectrice recounts the adventures of a young woman who rents her services as a professional reader to to bourgeois clients ill-disposed to doing their own page-turning. Miou-Miou is the engaging heroine, a young woman who enjoys reading, has an attractive ... Read more
Michel Deville, previously a director of comedies, turns in Dossier 51 to a realistic account of secret service intelligence activities. ... The story tells of the efforts of the spies of a foreign power, who compile a dossier on a French diplomat, in an effort to recruit him while he is still ... Read more
... ... In a harbour cafe presided over by an aloof hostess and tended by a surly barman, four men meet regularly to play cards: the professor, the doctor, the honourable merchant and the journalist. Also a regular visitor is Lotte, a beautiful lady of the night, A detective arrives investigating ... Read more
Rarely screened, Tonight or Never features Anna Karina in her first major non-Godard role. ... The plans for a theatre production are tested when the lead actress falls ill - who will play the role? For shy Valérie (Karina) it's a matter of tonight or never. ... As the performers scheme, bicker ... Read more
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