"Director: François Truffaut"

  • Fahrenheit 451 [1966]Fahrenheit 451 | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £6.59   |  Saving you £3.40 (51.59%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The classic science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury was a curious choice for one of the leading directors of the French New Wave, François Truffaut. But from the opening credits onward (spoken, not written on screen), Truffaut takes Bradbury's fascinating premise and makes it his own. The futuristic society depicted in Fahrenheit 451 is a culture without books. Firemen still race around in red trucks and wear helmets, but their job is to start fires: they ferret out forbidden stashes of books, douse them with petrol and make public bonfires. Oskar Werner, the star of Truffaut's Jules and Jim, plays a fireman named Montag, whose exposure to David Copperfield wakens an instinct towards reading and individual thought. (That's why books are banned--they give people too many ideas.) In an intriguing casting flourish, Julie Christie plays two roles: Montag's bored, drugged-up wife and the woman who helps kindle the spark of rebellion. The great Bernard Herrmann wrote the hard-driving music; Nicolas Roeg provided the cinematography. Fahrenheit 451 received a cool critical reception and has never quite been accepted by Truffaut fans or sci-fi buffs. Its deliberately listless manner has always been a problem, although that is part of its point; the lack of reading has made people dry and empty. If the movie is a bit stiff (Truffaut did not speak English well and never tried another project in English), it nevertheless is full of intriguing touches, and the ending is lyrical and haunting. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • The François Truffaut Collection [DVD]The François Truffaut Collection | DVD | (08/12/2014) from £27.49   |  Saving you £32.50 (118.22%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Features SHOOT THE PIANIST, JULES ET JIM, THE SOFT SKIN, ANNE & MURIEL, A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, THE LAST METRO, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, FINALLY SUNDAY Extras Audio commentaries Presentations by Serge Toubiana on all titles Deleted scenes Trailers

  • The François Truffaut Collection [Blu-ray]The François Truffaut Collection | Blu Ray | (08/12/2014) from £26.33   |  Saving you £43.66 (165.82%)   |  RRP £69.99

    Features SHOOT THE PIANIST, JULES ET JIM, THE SOFT SKIN, ANNE & MURIEL, A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, THE LAST METRO, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, FINALLY SUNDAY.

  • Day For Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2016]Day For Night | Blu Ray | (24/10/2016) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    This loving farce from FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT (Jules and Jim) about the joys and turbulence of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (The 400 Blows' JEAN-PIERRE LÉAUD); an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Juliet of the Spirits' VALENTINA CORTESE); and a British ingénue haunted by personal scandal (Bullitt's JACQUELINE BISSET). An irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema as well as a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of love and sex, Day for Night is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendary GEORGES DELERUE (Contempt). Bonus Features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New visual essay by filmmaker :: kogonada New interview with cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn New interview with film scholar Dudley Andrew Documentary on the film from 2003, featuring film scholar Annette Insdorf Archival interviews with director François Truffaut; editor Yann Dedet; and actors Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nathalie Baye, Jacqueline Bisset, Dani, and Bernard Menez Television footage of Truffaut on the film's set in 1972 Trailer New English subtitle translation PLUS: An essay by critic David Cairns Click Images to Enlarge

  • The 400 Blows [Blu-ray]The 400 Blows | Blu Ray | (11/08/2014) from £9.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when an accusation of plagiarism leads him to quit school and the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

  • Pocket Money [1976]Pocket Money | DVD | (04/08/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (41.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Francois Truffaut brings his love of kids and cinema seamlessly together in this tribute to the joys yearnings pains and wonders of childhood. A kaleidoscopic rhapsody in Trauffaut's classic humanist style Small Change is a lyrically funny tribute to children. In the quaint French town of Thiers the streets abound with the sounds of children laughing and playing. While most of them deal with such simple issues as puppy love and starting school for the first time some don't find l

  • The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [DVD]The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut | DVD | (08/12/2014) from £21.29   |  Saving you £18.70 (87.83%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Starting with one of the greatest films about childhood, from anywhere, ever (Anthony Quinn, The Independent), which kicked off the French New Wave, François Truffaut delivers an indisputable landmark of cinema history five films, four features and one short, which follow the life of one charming, compelling and unforgettable character. Before anyone else, Truffaut allowed audiences to dip into one character's life progressively over 20 years, witnessing him growing up from a child struggling with school and the law to an adult, struggling with love and divorce. A very special and unique collection, The Adventures of Antoine Doinel will invoke joy, humour, nostalgia and happiness time and time again as your investment in Antoine and his story progressively proliferates with each gloriously captured scene.

  • Shoot The Pianist [1960]Shoot The Pianist | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Charlie is a piano player in a rundown jazz bar he used to be Edouard Saroyan a gifted classical pianist but after suffering his wife's suicide gave up his rising fame. He's miserable and lonely and so self-absorbed that he can't see that Lena the bars waitress is in love with him. When Chico Charlie's crooked brother uses the bar as a refuge from two gangsters he's double-crossed Charlie becomes embroiled in the mayhem. Will the resulting events awaken Charlie's emotions again?

  • The Story Of Adele H [1975]The Story Of Adele H | DVD | (04/08/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (41.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The Story of Adele H is Francois Truffaut's dramatisation of the true story of Adele Hugo, the daughter of French author-in-exile Victor Hugo, and her romantic obsession with a young French officer. It's a cinematically beautiful and emotionally wrenching portrait of a headstrong but unstable young woman. Adele (Isabelle Adjani, whose pale face gives her the quality of a cameo portrait) travels under a false name and spins half-a-dozen false stories about herself and her relationship to Lieutenant Pinson (Bruce Robinson), the Hussar she follows to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pinson no longer loves her, but she refuses to accept his rejection. Sinking further and further into her own internal world, she passes herself off as his wife and pours out her stormy emotions into a personal journal filled with delusional descriptions of her fantasy life. Beautifully shot by Nestor Almendros in vivid colour, Truffaut's re-creation of the 1860s is accomplished not merely in impressive sets and locations but in the very style of the film: narration and voiceovers, written journal entries and letters, journeys and locations established with map reproductions, and a judicious use of stills mixing old-fashioned cinematic technique with poetic flourishes. The result is one of Truffaut's most haunting portraits, all the more powerful because it's true. --Sean Axmaker

  • Jules Et Jim [DVD]Jules Et Jim | DVD | (28/07/2014) from £7.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (51.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Francois Truffaut's classic tale of a love triangle which takes place over 20 years both before and after World War I. Jeanne Moreau stars as Catherine the beautiful and unpredictable woman who maintains a delicate relationship with two friends the quiet German Jules (Oskar Werner) and the romantic Parisian Jim (Henri Serre). The War intervenes and drives the men to the opposing fronts; afterwards the two quickly resume their friendship but the balance of their relationship with Catherine is now upset by more adult concerns.

  • The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [Blu-ray]The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut | Blu Ray | (08/12/2014) from £23.99   |  Saving you £27.00 (112.55%)   |  RRP £50.99

    Starting with one of the greatest films about childhood, from anywhere, ever (Anthony Quinn, The Independent), which kicked off the French New Wave, François Truffaut delivers an indisputable landmark of cinema history five films, four features and one short, which follow the life of one charming, compelling and unforgettable character. Before anyone else, Truffaut allowed audiences to dip into one character's life progressively over 20 years, witnessing him growing up from a child struggling with school and the law to an adult, struggling with love and divorce. A very special and unique collection, The Adventures of Antoine Doinel will invoke joy, humour, nostalgia and happiness time and time again as your investment in Antoine and his story progressively proliferates with each gloriously captured scene.

  • 400 Blows [1959]400 Blows | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Truffaut's first feature-length film met with great approval from his critics. A somwhat autobiographical story of Truffaut's own childhood The 400 Blows tells the story of Antoine Doinel a 14-year-old schoolboy. Antoine is not a good student and always seems to be in trouble at school. At home he is disregarded by his parents who have better things to do. He starts to play truant and spends a lot of his time in cinemas. But he soon finds that his parents will not tolerate this behaviour.

  • The 400 Blows [DVD]The 400 Blows | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (51.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when an accusation of plagiarism leads him to quit school and the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

  • The Last Metro [DVD]The Last Metro | DVD | (29/09/2014) from £7.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (113.48%)   |  RRP £15.99

    François Truffaut again tackles the elusive nature of creativity and creation in his thoughtful, sumptuous 1980 film The Last Metro. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language film Oscar, and a winner of various Césars, The Last Metro is set in occupied France during World War II. Marion Steiner (Catherine Deneuve) manages the Theatre Montmarte in the stead of her Jewish husband, director Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent). He has purportedly fled France but is really hiding in the basement of the theatre. The one hope to save the Montmarte is a new play starring the dashing Bernard Granger (Gérard Depardieu). The attraction between Marion and Bernard is palpable, and as usual Truffaut creates tension and drama from even the most casual of occurrences. The theme of the director locked away while his lover and his creation are appropriated by others makes for interesting Truffaut study, but first and foremost this is a well-spun romance.--Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

  • Shoot The Pianist [DVD]Shoot The Pianist | DVD | (28/07/2014) from £9.09   |  Saving you £6.90 (75.91%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Francois Truffaut portrays a film noir world of gangsters and intrigue with Charles Aznavour as a famous concert pianist who leaves his former life behind to play in a sleazy Parisian bar. He gradually becomes involved in the criminal activities of the big-city underworld.

  • The Woman Next Door [DVD]The Woman Next Door | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £7.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (51.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    François Truffaut conducts another beautifully observed examination of the complexities of love in the critically acclaimed masterpiece The Woman Next Door. Bernard is living happily with his wife and son when one day some new neighbours arrive next door. To his surprise, one member of the recently arrived couple is a former lover of his from many years ago called Mathilde. Their relationship is revived and thus their lives hurled into crisis in this unflinching look at human emotions, desire and life.

  • The Soft Skin [DVD]The Soft Skin | DVD | (25/08/2014) from £7.19   |  Saving you £8.80 (122.39%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hitchcock-influenced thriller from director Francois Truffaut. Pierre (Jean Desailly) is a married middle-aged author who begins an affair with an air stewardess (Francoise Dorleac) while on a lecture tour in Portugal. However when his wife discovers his infidelity she becomes consumed with a desire for revenge.

  • Jules And Jim [1962]Jules And Jim | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £12.98   |  Saving you £7.01 (35.10%)   |  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.

  • The Francois Truffaut Collection - 6 Disc Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk)The Francois Truffaut Collection - 6 Disc Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £37.78   |  Saving you £52.21 (138.19%)   |  RRP £89.99

    The Woman Next Door (1981) Madame Jouve the narrator tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day a couple Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion of Bernard and Mathilde who had a passionate love affair years ago. The relationship revives... A somber study of human feelings. The 400 Blows (1959) For his feature-film debut critic-turned-director Franois Truffaut drew inspiration from his own troubled childhood. The 400 Blows stars Jean-Pierre Laud as Antoine Doinel Truffaut's preteen alter ego. Misunderstood at home by his parents and tormented in school by his insensitive teacher (Guy Decomble) Antoine frequently runs away from both places. The boy finally quits school after being accused of plagiarism by his teacher. He steals a typewriter from his father (Albert Remy) to finance his plans to leave home. The father angrily turns Antoine over to the police who lock the boy up with hardened criminals. A psychiatrist at a delinquency center probes Antoine's unhappiness which he reveals in a fragmented series of monologues. Shoot the Pianist (1960) Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother Chico a crook takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico Ernest Momo Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him) and Lena... Jules and Jim (1962) Acclaimed French director Franois Truffaut's third and for many viewers best film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roch. Set between 1912 and 1933 it stars Oskar Werner as the German Jules and Henri Serre as the Frenchman Jim kindred spirits who while on holiday in Greece fall in love with the smile on the face of a sculpture. Back in Paris the smile comes to life in the person of Catherine (Jeanne Moreau); the three individuals become constant companions determined to live their lives to the fullest despite the world war around them. When Jules declares his love for Catherine Jim agrees to let Jules pursue her despite his own similar feelings; Jules and Catherine marry and have a child (Sabine Haudepin) but Catherine still loves Jim as well. Anne and Muriel (1971) Story of two British sisters who are in love with the same Frenchman over a period of 20 years. Screenplay by Francois Truffaut Jean Grault Based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche. Finally Sunday! (1963) Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers that Marie-Christine Vercel Julien's wife was Massoulier's mistress Julien is very suspected. But his secretary Barbara Becker while not quite convinced he is innocent defends him and leads her private investigations...

  • Mississippi Mermaid [1969]Mississippi Mermaid | DVD | (04/08/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (41.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Louis Mahe a tobacco planter of Reunion Island desires to marry the mail-order bride he has grown to love through her love letters only when he meets her for the first time she does not look like the girl in the picture she had sent of herself. After he marries her despite being misled she turns out to be someone else and runs off with his money. He pursues her and so begins their passionate love story...

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