"Actor: Michel Subor"

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  • Beau Travail(1999) (Criterion Collection) UK Only [Blu-ray] [2020]Beau Travail(1999) (Criterion Collection) UK Only | Blu Ray | (28/09/2020) from £12.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    With her ravishingly sensual take on HERMAN MELVILLE's Billy Budd, Sailor, CLAIRE DENIS (White Material) firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time. Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Mauvais sang's DENIS LAVANT) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (35 Shots of Rum's GRÉGOIRE COLIN) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of BENJAMIN BRITTEN. Denis and cinematographer AGNÈS GODARD (Let the Sunshine In) fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism's legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema. Special Features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Agnès Godard and approved by director Claire Denis, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack New conversation between Denis and filmmaker Barry Jenkins New selected scene commentary with Godard New interviews with actors Denis Lavant and Grégoire Colin New video essay by film scholar Judith Mayne New English subtitle translation PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu

  • Beau Travail [DVD]Beau Travail | DVD | (25/02/2013) from £10.78   |  Saving you £5.21 (48.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Inspired by Herman Melville's 'Billy Budd', filmmaker Claire Denis' 'Beau Travail' is a stunning combination of literature, music and dance that explores the near-mythical world of the French Foreign Legion. Dennis Lavant stars as Galoup, a sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when the bravery and heroism of new recruit Sentain (Gregoire Colin) attracts the attention of the platoon's commandant (Michel Subor). Enraged, Galoup plots Sentain's downfall, a doomed course of action that leads to his own undoing. Director Denis creates a dark mounting tension that underlies the exquisite cinematography of Agnes Godard, whose stark visual style contrasts vividly with the graceful training rituals of the sculpted young soldiers.

  • Beau Travail [1999]Beau Travail | DVD | (20/11/2000) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    One of the very finest French films released in 2000, Claire Denis' resetting of Billy Budd among modern-day French Foreign Legionnaires welds near-experimental formal minimalism with a savage exposure of male aggression, jealousy and repressed homosexual desire, all set in an eye-peeling desert setting and choreographed to the grunts of men at work. Ravaged-featured Denis Lavant plays Galoup, who narrates his story in flashback, perhaps at the moment before his life ends. A sergeant in charge of a troop of Legionnaires, Galoup's position as the favourite of the Commander (Michel Subor) is threatened by the arrival of pretty-boy Sentain (Grégoire Colin, who played the spoiled wastrel in The Dream Life of Angels). Galloup plots to discredit his rival. As the drama unfolds through indirection and Galloup's unreliable disclosures, Denis dwells lovingly on the ballet of men at work as the soldiers run through their obstacle courses, practice combat pas de deux and disport like lean, khaki-clad dolphins by the Mediterranean shore. Sort of like Full Metal Jacket meets early Derek Jarman. It's a sensuous and exquisite film, as perceptive about relationships between men as it is about those between colonisers and the colonised. --Leslie Felperin

  • Bastards [DVD]Bastards | DVD | (28/04/2014) from £8.39   |  Saving you £7.60 (90.58%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Shipping captain Marco (Vincent Lindon Anything For Her) receives a phone call from his sister urgently calling him back to Paris. Her husband has committed suicide her daughter is missing and the family business has gone under. She holds her husband's business partner Edouard Laporte accountable and Marco sets out to expose his treachery. But as he begins to scratch under the surface Marco discovers a dangerous underworld of violence corruption and exploitation that will culminate in a final shocking revelation. The new film from award-winning writer-director Claire Denis (White Material Beau Travail) Bastards is a disturbing yet mesmerizing examination of transgression a tour-de-force in atmospheric filmmaking and a thrilling highly modern take on film noir.

  • Jules And Jim [1962]Jules And Jim | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £12.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (100.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jules and Jim meet in Paris just before the start of World War I where they also meet Catherine an enchanting but unpredictable woman. This story focuses on the life-long friendship of Jules and Jim and their mutual love for the same woman and what becomes the most amicable of love triangles.

  • Bastards [Blu-ray]Bastards | Blu Ray | (28/04/2014) from £11.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (73.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Shipping captain Marco (Vincent Lindon Anything For Her) receives a phone call from his sister urgently calling him back to Paris. Her husband has committed suicide her daughter is missing and the family business has gone under. She holds her husband's business partner Edouard Laporte accountable and Marco sets out to expose his treachery. But as he begins to scratch under the surface Marco discovers a dangerous underworld of violence corruption and exploitation that will culminate in a final shocking revelation. The new film from award-winning writer-director Claire Denis (White Material Beau Travail) Bastards is a disturbing yet mesmerizing examination of transgression a tour-de-force in atmospheric filmmaking and a thrilling highly modern take on film noir.

  • The Intruder [2004]The Intruder | DVD | (05/12/2005) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A mysterious loner tries to buy a new heart on the black market in this French drama.

  • Les Egouts Du Paradis [1979]Les Egouts Du Paradis | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Albert Spaggiari (Francis Huster) a legendary bank robber assembles a team of assorted experts all with great gangster names such as 68 Mike La Baraka The Egyptian. Together they plan to tunnel up through the sewers and break into the vault of the bank in Nice. Will it work? Will they crack? Will Albert and Charlotte (Lila Kedrova) resolve their differences or will the police catch them all? Director Jose Giovanni himself an ex-convict and a successful crime writer steps u

  • Jean-Luc Godard Box Set - Alphaville/Le Petit Soldat/Une Femme Est Une Femme [1965]Jean-Luc Godard Box Set - Alphaville/Le Petit Soldat/Une Femme Est Une Femme | DVD | (06/09/2004) from £40.89   |  Saving you £-10.90 (-36.30%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Contains three films by Jean Luc Godard: ALPHAVILLE UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME and LE PETIT SOLDAT.ALPHAVILLE:With 1965's ALPHAVILLE--part sci-fi action film part noir thriller--the acclaimed French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard achieves a stunningly clinical futurism using absolutely no special visual effects. The result is a moving original film that with its abstract political and intellectual themes essentially redefines the apocalyptic science fiction genre. ALPHAVILLE clearly the product of one of cinema's greatest contributors is nothing less than a bona fide cult classic.UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME:Godard pays tribute to American musicals in much the same way that his debut feature A BOUT DE SOUFFLE did to American gangster films. The story follows the beautiful Angela (Anna Karina) a strip-tease artist who wants nothing more than to have a baby. Her live-in boyfriend Emile (Jean-Claude Brialy) doesn't want to refuse and risk sparking major friction between the two. However fed up with her constant pleading Emile finally suggests that she shack up with his best friend Alfred (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and much to Emile's dismay she eventually takes his advice. Godard's second feature employs jump cuts and jarring sound mixing--most notably during Karina's strip-tease performances. Godard is at his most affectionate and good-natured here. He also makes several cinematic in-jokes including one in which Belmondo's character mentions that he wants to hurry home to watch A BOUT DE SOUFFLE the film that turned Belmondo into a megastar just one year before. Featuring a magnetically cute performance from Karina who soon after the film became Godard's wife this loving romantic comedy is a dazzler.LE PETIT SOLDAT (1960):Michel Subor stars as Bruno a hitman under contract by the French government who suddenly develops a conscience and a philosophy when he is ordered to kill a left wing Arab leader. His newfound ideals are provoked by the stunning Veronica (Karina) a young woman who is secretly employed by the Arabs. The two fall in love and not surprisingly Bruno finds it impossible to carry out his mission bringing down the wrath of the French government on both he and Veronica. Beautifully filmed by Raoul Coutard LES PETIT SOLDAT is less interested in the mechanics of plot as it is in providing Godard a voice for thoughts and musings on the politics and horrors of the Algerian War. It was originally banned in France because of its frank depiction of torture during Algeria's war of Independence which was tearing France apart at the time of the film's completion.

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