HOME POPULAR TITLES NEW RELEASES DVD PRICE WATCH DVD BOX SETS BLU-RAY MOBILE HELP
Join us on Facebook

Bernard Fresson: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

1
  • French Connection / French Connection 2 [1971] French Connection / French Connection 2 | DVD | (05/01/2004) from £4.99  |  Saving you £7.00 (58.40%)  |  RRP £11.99

    A milestone film from 1971 and winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, The French Connection transformed the crime thriller with its gritty, authentic story about New York City police detectives on the trail of a large shipment of heroin. Based on an actual police case and the illustrious career of New York cop Eddie Egan, the film stars Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, whose unorthodox methods of crime fighting are anything but diplomatic. With his partner (Roy Scheider), Popeye investigates the international shipment of heroin masterminded by the suave Frenchman (Fernando Rey) who eludes Popeye throughout an escalating series of pursuits. The obsessive tension of Doyle's investigation reaches peak intensity during the film's breathtaking car chase, in which Doyle races under New York's elevated train tracks in a borrowed sedan--a sequence that earned an Oscar for editing and was instantly hailed as one of the greatest chase scenes ever filmed. Produced on location, The French Connection had an immediate influence on dozens of movies and TV shows to follow, virtually redefining the crime thriller with its combination of brutal realism and high-octane craftsmanship. Boosted by the film's phenomenal success, director William Friedkin gained even more attention with his follow-up film, The Exorcist. --Jeff Shannon

  • The Tenant [1976] The Tenant | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £7.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    ROMAN POLANSKI directs and stars as Trelkovsky an expatriate Pole in Paris who takes over the lease of a gloomy apartment and comes to believe that the other tenants in the block are conspiring to drive him to kill himself. The real or imagined conspiracy is supported by the suicide of the previous tenant. Trelkovsky finds himself assuming the identity of his predecessor but the twist that sets this film above the competition is that this previous occupant was a girl. Polanski

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour [1959] Hiroshima Mon Amour | DVD | (28/02/2005) from £32.37  |  Saving you £-12.38 (-61.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Alain Resnais' truly amazing debut feature digitally remastered from the restored print! This powerful and moving love story is set in the late fifties and involves a French film actress (Emanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) who embark on a brief affair in Hiroshima. The intimacy of the encounter makes them reflect on the painful history of the city and the tragedy and humiliation that befell her during a disastrous affair with a German soldier in her home town in wa

  • French Connection 2 [1975] French Connection 2 | DVD | (19/05/2003) from £3.49  |  Saving you £16.50 (82.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Gene Hackman reprises his Oscar-winning role as Popeye Doyle the hard-nosed New York detective determined to break a French narcotics ring. Kidnapped by heroin Kingpin Alain Charier (Fernando Rey) in Marseilles Doyle is mercilessly forced to become a junkie himself. Upon his release Doyle must kick his habit and join forces with his French police counterpart (Bernard Fresson) to hunt down Charnier. Gritty action riveting performances and a vividly realistic setting make French Con

  • La Prisonniere [Blu-ray] [2017] La Prisonniere | Blu Ray | (05/03/2018) from £13.09  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Josée is the wife of an artist whose work is exhibited in Stan Hassler's modern art gallery. Stan, impotent and depraved, satisfies himself by photographing women in humiliating poses. Josée is fascinated by the man and soon falls completely in love with him...

  • Place Vendome [1999] Place Vendome | DVD | (27/12/2000) from £69.97  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Marianne is at a terrible crossroads in her life following the shock of her husband Vincent's apparent suicide and the revelation that his prestigious jewellery business is riddled with crippling debt. Once a promising young jeweller herself Marianne has gradually sunk into alcoholism since her marriage. However the discovery of seven magnificent diamonds secretly stashed away by Vincent rekindles Marianne's forgotten ambition. Resolving to sell them she unwittingly enters the shady underworld of the diamond trade uncovering a sinister web of intrigue that will lead to a mysterious former lover and a dangerous struggle for her own survival. An elegant and suspenseful thriller Place Vendome features an outstanding performance by Catherine Deneuve which won her the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival.

  • French Connection / French Connection 2 [1971] French Connection / French Connection 2 | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £3.84  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £29.99

    A milestone film from 1971 and winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, The French Connection transformed the crime thriller with its gritty, authentic story about New York City police detectives on the trail of a large shipment of heroin. Based on an actual police case and the illustrious career of New York cop Eddie Egan, the film stars Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, whose unorthodox methods of crime fighting are anything but diplomatic. With his partner (Roy Scheider), Popeye investigates the international shipment of heroin masterminded by the suave Frenchman (Fernando Rey) who eludes Popeye throughout an escalating series of pursuits. The obsessive tension of Doyle's investigation reaches peak intensity during the film's breathtaking car chase, in which Doyle races under New York's elevated train tracks in a borrowed sedan--a sequence that earned an Oscar for editing and was instantly hailed as one of the greatest chase scenes ever filmed. Produced on location, The French Connection had an immediate influence on dozens of movies and TV shows to follow, virtually redefining the crime thriller with its combination of brutal realism and high-octane craftsmanship. Boosted by the film's phenomenal success, director William Friedkin took his attention towards redefining the horror genre with his next film The Exorcist.--Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com Following on from the original four years later, French Connection II takes "Popeye" Doyle to Marsailles to hunt down Alain Charnier, the "daddy" of the smuggling ring. Gene Hackman returns to revive his role as Doyle the brutal and uncompromising narcotics detective, and turns in an equally hard hitting performance to that offered in the original.

  • La Prisonniere [DVD] [2017] La Prisonniere | DVD | (05/03/2018) from £12.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Josée is the wife of an artist whose work is exhibited in Stan Hassler's modern art gallery. Stan, impotent and depraved, satisfies himself by photographing women in humiliating poses. Josée is fascinated by the man and soon falls completely in love with him... Features: ELISABETH WIENER REBELLIOUS

  • Farewell Friend Farewell Friend | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £9.99  |  Saving you £-2.99 (-29.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Years after serving together in the French Foreign Legion American soldier of fortune Franz Propp (Charles Bronson) and French doctor Dino Barron (Alain Delon) are unexpectedly reunited under the most extraordinary circumstances. Hoping to help a friend who has embezzled some bonds Barron tries to break into a safe in the dead of night. Sneaking into an underground vault he is surprised to discover that his old pal Propp is also on the premises likewise intending to crack the saf

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour [Blu-ray] Hiroshima Mon Amour | Blu Ray | (18/01/2016) from £7.85  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    An extraordinary and deeply moving film that retains much of its power since its original release in 1959, Alain Resnais's Hiroshima, Mon Amour is the story of a French woman (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese man (Eiji Okada) who become lovers in the city of Hiroshima, where the US dropped a nuclear bomb to end World War Two in the Pacific. Written by Marguerite Duras and juggled, as if by wandering thoughts, in chronology and setting by Resnais, the film reveals the miserable and mortifying experiences of each character during the war and suggests the obvious healing properties of their relationship in the present. An emotional allusion or two can certainly be made with the more recent The English Patient, but nothing can quite prepare one for Resnais's extreme yet intuitively accessible experiments in fusing the past, present and future into great sweeps of subjectively experienced memory. Yet audiences have never had trouble relating to this bold milestone of the French New Wave, largely because at its heart is a genuinely affecting, soulful love story. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour [DVD] Hiroshima Mon Amour | DVD | (18/01/2016) from £15.85  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    An extraordinary and deeply moving film that retains much of its power since its original release in 1959, Alain Resnais's Hiroshima, Mon Amour is the story of a French woman (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese man (Eiji Okada) who become lovers in the city of Hiroshima, where the US dropped a nuclear bomb to end World War Two in the Pacific. Written by Marguerite Duras and juggled, as if by wandering thoughts, in chronology and setting by Resnais, the film reveals the miserable and mortifying experiences of each character during the war and suggests the obvious healing properties of their relationship in the present. An emotional allusion or two can certainly be made with the more recent The English Patient, but nothing can quite prepare one for Resnais's extreme yet intuitively accessible experiments in fusing the past, present and future into great sweeps of subjectively experienced memory. Yet audiences have never had trouble relating to this bold milestone of the French New Wave, largely because at its heart is a genuinely affecting, soulful love story. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

1
Privacy Terms and Conditions Partner Programme Help Contact Us