Philippe de Broca

Philippe de Broca

Philippe de Broca (15 March 1933 – 26 November 2004) was a French movie director. He directed 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful That Man from Rio (L'Homme de Rio), The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) and On Guard (Le Bossu). His works include historical, romantic epics such as Chouans! and King of Hearts (Le Roi de cœur), as well as comedies with a charismatic, breezy hero ready to embark upon any adventure which comes his way, so long as it means escaping everyday modern life: Practice Makes Perfect (Le Cavaleur), The Devil by the Tail (Le Diable par la queue), The African (L'Africain). He had links with the actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, with whom he made six films, as well as with Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Noiret and Jean Rochefort. Philippe de Broca was born on 15 March 1933 in Paris, France. He was the son of a cinema set designer and the grandson of a well-known painter, Philippe de Broca. He studied at the Paris Photography and Cinematography School (école Vaugirard), graduating in 1953. He carried out his military service with the service cinématographique des armées (army film service) in Germany and then in Algeria, directing or acting as head cameraman on short films. Greatly affected by the war he witnessed, he vowed to show life in its best light in his future films “because laughter is the best defence against upsets in life”. After his discharge from the military, he set off on a journey taking in the length of Africa in Berliet trucks before returning to Paris. He began working as an intern with Henri Decoin, before finding assistant positions with Claude Chabrol: Bitter Reunion (Le Beau Serge), The Cousins (Les Cousins), Web of Passion (À Double Tour), François Truffaut: The 400 Blows (Les 400 Coups) and Pierre Schoendoerffer: Ramuntcho. In 1959, Claude Chabrol produced de Broca's first film for him, The Love Game (Les jeux de l’amour) with Jean-Pierre Cassel. De Broca went on to work with Cassel again in The Joker (Le Farceur, 1960), Five Day Lover (L’Amant de cinq jours, 1961), and Male Companion (Un Monsieur de Compagnie, 1964). De Broca's first commercial success came with Swords of Blood (Cartouche), filmed in 1962. This film also saw two more names become associated with de Broca: the actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and the producer Alexandre Mnouchkine. International acclaim came with That Man from Rio (L'Homme de Rio) in 1964, Up to His Ears (Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine) in 1965, The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) in 1973 and Incorrigible (L'Incorrigible) in 1975. In 1966, he co-wrote, directed and produced King of Hearts (Le Roi de Cœur). This parody of the Great War, which some cinema-lovers consider his masterpiece, was a commercial and personal failure, to de Broca's dismay. Yet it eventually achieved genuine cult-film status during the mid 1970s when it was presented in repertory movie theaters as well as non-theatrical college and university film series across the United States, eventually running for five years at the now defunct film house, the Central Square Cinemas in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Source: Article "Philippe de Broca" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

  • Title: Philippe de Broca
  • Popularity: 6.624
  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1933-03-15
  • Place of Birth: Paris, France
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  • Also Known As: de Broca de Ferrussac, Филипп де Брока
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Philippe de Broca Movies

  • 1958
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    Le beau Serge

    Le beau Serge

    6.9 1958 HD

    François returns to his village after a long absence. He finds his friend Serge who has married Yvonne, and has developed an alcohol problem...

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  • 2006
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    The Foreign Eye

    The Foreign Eye

    5.8 2006 HD

    Fantasies and clichés about Brazil and Brazilians as reinforced by international films, even those actually shot in Brazil. This documentary...

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  • 1959
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    The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

    8.046 1959 HD

    For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful...

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  • 1960
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    Breathless

    Breathless

    7.546 1960 HD

    A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he attempts to persuade a girl to run away...

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  • 1971
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    Le Cinema de Papa

    Le Cinema de Papa

    6.3 1971 HD

    Claude Berri plays himself as he relates his own experiences through youth and adolescence. His father owns a profitable fur shop. Initially,...

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  • 1966
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    King of Hearts

    King of Hearts

    7.071 1966 HD

    An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the...

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  • 1962
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    Cartouche

    Cartouche

    6.367 1962 HD

    In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band,...

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  • 1963
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    People in Luck

    People in Luck

    5.6 1963 HD

    A light French comedy of 5 segments.

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  • 2020
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    Le Terminus des prétentieux

    Le Terminus des prétentieux

    7 2020 HD

    This year, Michel Audiard would have turned 100. To celebrate the life and work of the French screenwriter and director, Gaumont opens their vault...

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  • 1973
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    The Magnificent One

    The Magnificent One

    7.043 1973 HD

    A writer of pulpy book series in which he's the hero and his beautiful English roommate is the love interest attempts to finish his new book in time...

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  • 1964
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    The Little Misses

    The Little Misses

    1 1964 HD

    Four young girls' love of boys put their newly opened all-services company in peril.

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  • 2011
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    Belmondo, il était une fois le beau monde

    Belmondo, il était une fois le beau monde

    6 2011 HD

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  • 1964
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    Les pieds nickelés

    Les pieds nickelés

    5.8 1964 HD

    Three tramps in search of adventure and fortune decide to try their luck at swindling. After an initial failure at shoplifting, they take over a...

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  • 1996
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    Elle s'appelait Françoise

    Elle s'appelait Françoise

    1 1996 HD

    Françoise Dorléac et Catherine Deneuve were nearly twins. Only 18 months separated these sisters who liked to say “Both of us...

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  • 1960
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    The Love Game

    The Love Game

    6.3 1960 HD

    Victor (Jean-Pierre Cassel) and Suzanne (Genevieve Cluny) are a couple at odds about commitment in this light, fast-paced comedy-drama by Philippe de...

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  • 1981
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    Droit de Réponse

    Droit de Réponse

    10 1981 HD

    "Droit de Réponse" (Right of Reply) is a French debate program broadcast between December 12, 1981 and September 19, 1987 on the TF1 channel,...

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  • 1969
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    The Devil by the Tail

    The Devil by the Tail

    6.1 1969 HD

    In this comedy, a run-down hotel drums up customers by sabotaging passing cars. The stuck motorists are then obliged to stay. Unfortunately, one of...

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  • 1962
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    The Girls of La Rochelle

    The Girls of La Rochelle

    1 1962 HD

    July 13, 1389. On the initiative of the Mayor, warned by a famous astrologer, the town of La Rochelle is getting ready - 400 years in advance! to...

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  • 1964
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    That Man from Rio

    That Man from Rio

    7.439 1964 HD

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  • 1990
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    1001 Nights

    1001 Nights

    4.9 1990 HD

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  • 1990
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    1001 Nights

    1001 Nights

    4.9 1990 HD

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  • 2004
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    Viper in the Fist

    Viper in the Fist

    6.5 2004 HD

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  • 2004
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    Viper in the Fist

    Viper in the Fist

    6.5 2004 HD

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  • 1978
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    Dear Inspector

    Dear Inspector

    5.879 1978 HD

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  • 1962
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    Cartouche

    Cartouche

    6.367 1962 HD

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  • 1997
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    On Guard

    On Guard

    6.699 1997 HD

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  • 1975
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    Incorrigible

    Incorrigible

    6.3 1975 HD

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  • 1980
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    Jupiter's Thigh

    Jupiter's Thigh

    6.201 1980 HD

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  • 1965
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    Up to His Ears

    Up to His Ears

    7.171 1965 HD

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  • 1963
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    People in Luck

    People in Luck

    5.6 1963 HD

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  • 1966
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    King of Hearts

    King of Hearts

    7.071 1966 HD

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  • 1991
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    Les clés du paradis

    Les clés du paradis

    5.3 1991 HD

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  • 1988
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    Chouans!

    Chouans!

    5.9 1988 HD

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  • 1973
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    The Magnificent One

    The Magnificent One

    7.043 1973 HD

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  • 1973
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    The Magnificent One

    The Magnificent One

    7.043 1973 HD

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  • 2000
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    Amazon

    Amazon

    3.925 2000 HD

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  • 1983
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    The African

    The African

    6.3 1983 HD

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  • 1983
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    The African

    The African

    6.3 1983 HD

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  • 1983
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    The African

    The African

    6.3 1983 HD

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  • 1962
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    The Seven Deadly Sins

    The Seven Deadly Sins

    5.6 1962 HD

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  • 1981
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    Psy

    Psy

    4.4 1981 HD

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  • 1979
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    The Skirt Chaser

    The Skirt Chaser

    5.9 1979 HD

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  • 1986
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    The Gypsy

    The Gypsy

    4.474 1986 HD

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  • 1986
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    The Gypsy

    The Gypsy

    4.474 1986 HD

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  • 1969
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    The Devil by the Tail

    The Devil by the Tail

    6.1 1969 HD

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  • 1967
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    The Oldest Profession

    The Oldest Profession

    5.1 1967 HD

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  • 1961
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    The Joker

    The Joker

    3.9 1961 HD

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  • 1984
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    Louisiana

    Louisiana

    4.1 1984 HD

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  • 1961
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    Five Day Lover

    Five Day Lover

    6.3 1961 HD

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  • 1960
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    The Love Game

    The Love Game

    6.3 1960 HD

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  • 1975
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    Incorrigible

    Incorrigible

    6.3 1975 HD

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  • 1971
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    Touch and Go

    Touch and Go

    4.5 1971 HD

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  • 1978
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    Dear Inspector

    Dear Inspector

    5.879 1978 HD

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  • 2003
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    Un amour en kit

    Un amour en kit

    1 2003 HD

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  • 1972
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    Dear Louise

    Dear Louise

    4.6 1972 HD

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  • 1979
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    The Skirt Chaser

    The Skirt Chaser

    5.9 1979 HD

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  • 1961
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    Five Day Lover

    Five Day Lover

    6.3 1961 HD

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  • 1970
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    Give Her the Moon

    Give Her the Moon

    5.353 1970 HD

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  • 1970
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    Give Her the Moon

    Give Her the Moon

    5.353 1970 HD

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  • 1971
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    Touch and Go

    Touch and Go

    4.5 1971 HD

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  • 1964
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    Male Companion

    Male Companion

    4.4 1964 HD

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  • 1977
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    Julie pot-de-colle

    Julie pot-de-colle

    4.4 1977 HD

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  • 2000
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    Amazon

    Amazon

    3.925 2000 HD

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  • 1960
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    The Love Game

    The Love Game

    6.3 1960 HD

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  • 1961
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    The Joker

    The Joker

    3.9 1961 HD

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  • 1964
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    Male Companion

    Male Companion

    4.4 1964 HD

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  • 1962
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    Cartouche

    Cartouche

    6.367 1962 HD

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  • 1994
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    Tales from the Zoo

    Tales from the Zoo

    1 1994 HD

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  • 1966
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    King of Hearts

    King of Hearts

    7.071 1966 HD

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  • 1997
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    On Guard

    On Guard

    6.699 1997 HD

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  • 1959
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    The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

    8.046 1959 HD

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  • 2003
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    Y aura pas école demain

    Y aura pas école demain

    1 2003 HD

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  • 1995
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    Les hommes et les femmes sont faits pour vivre heureux… mais pas ensemble

    Les hommes et les femmes sont faits pour vivre heureux… mais pas ensemble

    1 1995 HD

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  • 1968
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    Don't Play with Martians

    Don't Play with Martians

    2 1968 HD

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  • 1963
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    People in Luck

    People in Luck

    5.6 1963 HD

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  • 1988
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    Chouans!

    Chouans!

    5.9 1988 HD

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  • 1964
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    That Man from Rio

    That Man from Rio

    7.439 1964 HD

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  • 1962
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    La Gourmandise

    La Gourmandise

    1 1962 HD

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  • 1996
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    Le Veilleur de nuit

    Le Veilleur de nuit

    7 1996 HD

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  • 2002
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    Madame Sans-Gêne

    Madame Sans-Gêne

    1 2002 HD

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  • 1982
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    Champs-Elysées

    Champs-Elysées

    6.5 1982 HD

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  • 1971
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    Samedi soir

    Samedi soir

    6 1971 HD

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  • 1972
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    Le Grand Échiquier

    Le Grand Échiquier

    8 1972 HD

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  • 1975
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    Les Rendez-vous du dimanche

    Les Rendez-vous du dimanche

    6 1975 HD

    A talk show presented by Michel Drucker

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  • 1956
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    Cinépanorama

    Cinépanorama

    8 1956 HD

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  • 1974
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    Spécial cinéma

    Spécial cinéma

    1 1974 HD

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