Directors MORE DIRECTORS SERIES - Volume #211 - THE FILMS OF PATRICE LECONTE

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  1. Brook K

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    Volume #211: Patrice Leconte

    Dogora - Ouvrons les yeux (2004)
    Intimate Strangers (2004)
    The Man on the Train (2002)
    Love Street (2002)
    Félix et Lola (2001)
    The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
    The Girl On the Bridge (1999)
    Half a Chance (1998)
    Ridicule (1996)
    The Grand Dukes (1996)
    Lumière and Company (1996) (segment "La Ciotat 1996/Patrice Leconte")
    Parfum d'Yvonne, Le (1994)
    ... aka The Scent of Yvonne
    ... aka Yvonne's Perfume
    Tango (1993)
    Batteur du boléro, Le (1992)
    Contre l'oubli (1991) (segment "Pour Alexandre Goldovitch, URSS")
    ... aka Against Oblivion
    ... aka Lest We Forget
    The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
    Monsieur Hire (1989)
    ... aka M. Hire
    "Sueurs froides" (1988) TV Series (episode "Toi, si je voulais")
    Tandem (1987)
    Spécialistes, Les (1985)
    Circulez y'a rien à voir (1983)
    Ma femme s'appelle reviens (1982)
    Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine (1981)
    Bronzés font du ski, Les (1979)
    Bronzés, Les (1978)
    ... aka French Fried Vacation (USA)
    Vécés étaient fermés de l'interieur, Les (1976)
    Famille heureuse (Famille Gazul), La (1973)
    Laboratoire de l'angoisse, Le (1971)
     
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    Intimate Strangers ***
    The Man on the Train ***
    The Girl on the Bridge **
    Monsieur Hire ***
     
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    Another of the outstanding current crop of French directors, he came to my attention with The Girl on the Bridge and had previous international successes like Ridicule and Monsiuer Hire. He has continued to make several noteworthy films since.

    *1. The Girl On The Bridge - A (Marvelously acted, beautifully filmed romance between a down-on-his-luck circus knife-thrower and a young woman with a death wish)
    *2. Intimate Strangers - A- (One of my favorite films of last year starring two of my favorite French actors - Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Bonnaire)
    3. The Widow of St. Pierre - B+ (A moving period drama starring two more favorites - Daniel Autueil and Juliette Binoche)

    4. Monsieur Hire - B+
    5. Man on the Train - B- (An old retiree and a gangster meet by chance and are fascinated with each other's lives. An intriguing idea with some marvelous moments, but flounders towards the end.)
    6. Ridicule - B-
    7. My Best Friend - B-

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    Voir la Mer (2011)
    The War of the Misses (2008)
    Dix Films Pour en Parler (2007)
    Trac (2007)
    My Best Friend (2006)
    Tandem (1987)
    Spécialistes, Les (1985)
    Circulez y'a rien à voir (1983)
    Ma femme s'appelle reviens (1982)
    Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine (1981)
    Bronzés font du ski, Les (1979)
    Bronzés, Les (1978)
    Vécés étaient fermés de l'interieur, Les (1976)
    Famille heureuse (Famille Gazul), La (1973)
    Laboratoire de l'angoisse, Le (1971)

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    The Man on the Train (2002)
    Intimate Strangers (2004)
    Ridicule (1996)
    Monsieur Hire (1989)
    The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
    The Girl On the Bridge (1999)
    The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)

    Seen the above, in order of preference. (Roughly, as my memory on a few is a bit vague.)
     
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    Never even heard of her, much less seen any of her films.
     
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    PATRICE LECONTE (1947 - )

    Dogora - Ouvrons les yeux (2004)
    Intimate Strangers (2004)
    The Man on the Train (2002)
    Love Street (2002)
    Félix et Lola (2001)
    The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Girl On the Bridge (1999)
    Half a Chance (1998)
    Ridicule (1996)
    The Grand Dukes (1996)
    Lumière and Company (1996) (segment "La Ciotat 1996/Patrice Leconte")
    The Scent of Yvonne (1994)
    Tango (1993)
    Batteur du boléro, Le (1992)
    Abainst Oblivion (1991) (segment "Pour Alexandre Goldovitch, URSS")
    The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
    Monsieur Hire (1989)
    Tandem (1987)
    Spécialistes, Les (1985)
    Circulez y'a rien à voir (1983)
    Ma femme s'appelle reviens (1982)
    Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine (1981)
    Bronzés font du ski, Les (1979)
    Bronzés, Les (1978)
    Vécés étaient fermés de l'interieur, Les (1976)
    Famille heureuse (Famille Gazul), La (1973)
    Laboratoire de l'angoisse, Le (1971)
     
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    He's a MAN, baby!

    I used to work with a man named Patrice, though he was from Colombia or Equador. OTOH, a female neighbor who lives across the street from us is named Patrice.
     
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    Sorry Brook. I've only known females named Patrice.
     
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    Monsieur Hire *** out of ****
     
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    My Best Friend - B-
     
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    Girl On the Bridge (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

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    Ridicule - B-
     
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    Dogora (2004)

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    My Best Friend (2006)


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    Updated: Monsieur Hire - B+
     

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