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Jean Brochard: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

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  • Le Corbeau [Blu-ray] [2017] Le Corbeau | Blu Ray | (05/03/2018) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    A veritable masterpiece of French cinema, Henri-Georges Clouzot's (The Wages of Fear, Les Diaboliques) Le Corbeau is a dark and subversive study of human nature starring Pierre Fresnay and Ginette Leclerc. A wave of hysteria sweeps the small provincial town of St. Robin when a series of poison-pen letters signed Le Corbeau (The Raven) appear, denouncing several prominent members of society. Starting with the village doctor, the slow trickle of sinister letters soon becomes a flood and no one is safe from their mysterious accusations. Condemned by the political left and right and the church upon its release in 1943, Clouzot was banned from filmmaking for two years after making the film. This Classic noir is essential viewing from the director often dubbed the French Hitchcock. Features: The Cursed MasterPiece Of Henri Georges Clouzot

  • Diabolique [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] Diabolique | Blu Ray | (05/06/2017) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Legend has it that Henri-Georges Clouzot beat out Alfred Hitchcock to secure the rights to this novel, which proved to be a veritable blueprint for an icy masterpiece of murder, mystery and suspense. Véra Clouzot plays the sickly wife of a callous headmaster of a provincial boarding school going to seed, and the commanding Simone Signoret is the headmaster's mistreated mistress. Together they plot and carry out his murder, a brutal drowning that director Clouzot documents in chilly detail, but the corpse disappears and a nosy detective starts sniffing around the grounds as threatening notes taunt the women. Clouzot's thriller is as precise and accomplished a work as anything in Hitchcock's canon, a film of gruelling suspense and startling shocks in an overcast, grey world of decay, but his icy manipulations lack the human dimension and emotional resonance of the master of suspense. Many critics have accused the film of being misanthropic, and Clouzot's attitude toward his characters is bitter at best, contemptuous at worst. The viewer is left on the outside looking in, but the razor precision and terrifying twists deliver a sleek, bleak spectacle worthy of attention. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • Les Diaboliques [1954] Les Diaboliques | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £7.19  |  Saving you £12.80 (64.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Les Diaboliques is an unsettling and beautifully-paced study of betrayal mistrust and guilt. Set in a decaying boarding school it shows the grim course of a peculiar relationship between two female teachers and a sadistic headmaster. Atmospherically shot in black and white its murky tones hauntingly echo the moral ambiguity of its pricipals.

  • Le Corbeau [DVD] [2017] Le Corbeau | DVD | (05/03/2018) from £10.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    A veritable masterpiece of French cinema, Henri-Georges Clouzot's (The Wages of Fear, Les Diaboliques) Le Corbeau is a dark and subversive study of human nature starring Pierre Fresnay and Ginette Leclerc. A wave of hysteria sweeps the small provincial town of St. Robin when a series of poison-pen letters signed Le Corbeau (The Raven) appear, denouncing several prominent members of society. Starting with the village doctor, the slow trickle of sinister letters soon becomes a flood and no one is safe from their mysterious accusations. Condemned by the political left and right and the church upon its release in 1943, Clouzot was banned from filmmaking for two years after making the film. This Classic noir is essential viewing from the director often dubbed the French Hitchcock. Features: The Cursed Masterpiece Of Henri Georges Clouzot

  • Les Diaboliques [1954] Les Diaboliques | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Director Henri-Georges Clouzot cast his own wife Vera as the hapless victim in this acclaimed masterpiece of the macabre. A wife plans the murder of her tyrant husband with the help of his mistress yet when his body dissappears panic and confusion ensues... The Great Suspense Film That Shocked the World... And Became A Classic.

  • Les Diaboliques [Dual Format Edition DVD + Blu-Ray] Les Diaboliques | Blu Ray | (25/04/2011) from £20.49  |  Saving you £4.50 (18.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Legend has it that Henri-Georges Clouzot beat out Alfred Hitchcock to secure the rights to this novel, which proved to be a veritable blueprint for an icy masterpiece of murder, mystery and suspense. Véra Clouzot plays the sickly wife of a callous headmaster of a provincial boarding school going to seed, and the commanding Simone Signoret is the headmaster's mistreated mistress. Together they plot and carry out his murder, a brutal drowning that director Clouzot documents in chilly detail, but the corpse disappears and a nosy detective starts sniffing around the grounds as threatening notes taunt the women. Clouzot's thriller is as precise and accomplished a work as anything in Hitchcock's canon, a film of gruelling suspense and startling shocks in an overcast, grey world of decay, but his icy manipulations lack the human dimension and emotional resonance of the master of suspense. Many critics have accused the film of being misanthropic, and Clouzot's attitude toward his characters is bitter at best, contemptuous at worst. The viewer is left on the outside looking in, but the razor precision and terrifying twists deliver a sleek, bleak spectacle worthy of attention. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • Les Diaboliques [DVD] Les Diaboliques | DVD | (24/10/2016) from £11.19  |  Saving you £1.80 (13.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Legend has it that Henri-Georges Clouzot beat out Alfred Hitchcock to secure the rights to this novel, which proved to be a veritable blueprint for an icy masterpiece of murder, mystery and suspense. Véra Clouzot plays the sickly wife of a callous headmaster of a provincial boarding school going to seed, and the commanding Simone Signoret is the headmaster's mistreated mistress. Together they plot and carry out his murder, a brutal drowning that director Clouzot documents in chilly detail, but the corpse disappears and a nosy detective starts sniffing around the grounds as threatening notes taunt the women. Clouzot's thriller is as precise and accomplished a work as anything in Hitchcock's canon, a film of gruelling suspense and startling shocks in an overcast, grey world of decay, but his icy manipulations lack the human dimension and emotional resonance of the master of suspense. Many critics have accused the film of being misanthropic, and Clouzot's attitude toward his characters is bitter at best, contemptuous at worst. The viewer is left on the outside looking in, but the razor precision and terrifying twists deliver a sleek, bleak spectacle worthy of attention. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • Les Diaboliques [Blu-ray] Les Diaboliques | Blu Ray | (18/04/2011) from £12.52  |  Saving you £10.47 (45.50%)  |  RRP £22.99

    After the success of The Wages of Fear (le Salaire de la peur) Henri-Georges Clouzot cemented his reputation with his masterpiece Les diaboliques an acknowledged influence on Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick among others presented here on on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Based on a novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (who also wrote the novel on which Hitchcock's Vertigo is based) Les diaboliques tells the story of a sadistic headmaster (Paul Meurisse) who brutalises his wife and mistress (Vra Clouzot and Simone Signoret) and their plot to murder him. Superbly edited with nail-biting suspense the two women murder the headmaster and dump the body in the swimming pool but when the pool is drained no corpse is found. An unsettling and beautifully-paced study of betrayal mistrust and guilt Les diaboliques is atmospherically shot in black and white its murky tones hauntingly echo the moral ambiguity of its principals. Les diaboliques is presented in a brand new transfer from a new High Definition restoration of the original film negative.

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