The best Jean-Claude Brialy’s movies

Jean-Claude Brialy

Jean-Claude Brialy

30/03/1933- 30/05/2007
Jean-Claude Brialy (born 30 March 1933, Aumale, French Algeria (now Sour El-Ghozlane), Algeria) was a French actor, director, and socialite.
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Queen Margot

Queen Margot
7.4/10
Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.

The Monster

The Monster
7.3/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 22/10/1994
  • Character: Roccarotta
A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent explanation that the police fail to spot). Undercover policewoman Jessica is assigned by eccentric police psychologist Taccone to follow Loris and ...

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows
8.1/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 03/06/1959
  • Character: Man in Street
For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 11/04/1962
  • Character: L'infirmier
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

The Phantom of Liberty

The Phantom of Liberty
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 10/09/1974
  • Character: M. Foucault
This Surrealist film, with a title referencing the Communist Manifesto, strings together short incidents based on the life of director Luis Buñuel. Presented as chance encounters, these loosely related, intersecting situations, all without a consistent protagonist, reach from the 19th century to the 1970s. Touching briefly on subjects such as execution, pedophilia, incest, and sex, the film features an array of characters, including a sick father and incompetent police officers.

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows
7.9/10
  • Genre: CrimeDramaThriller
  • Release: 29/01/1958
  • Character: Le Jeune Homme du Motel (uncredited)
A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

The Bride Wore Black

The Bride Wore Black
7.2/10
Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?

An Impudent Girl

An Impudent Girl
6.9/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 11/12/1985
  • Character: Sam
Charlotte is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

The Judge and the Assassin

The Judge and the Assassin
7.3/10
France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and murders many teenagers over years. The judge Rousseau captures him, but to serve his ambition seeks to avoid that Bouvier is simply declared insane.

The Lovers

The Lovers
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 05/11/1958
  • Character: Un garçon a manège
A shallow, provincial wife finds her relationship with her preoccupied husband strained by romantic notions of love, leading her further towards Paris and the country wilderness.

I Knew Her Well

I Knew Her Well
7.6/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 01/12/1965
  • Character: Dario Marchionni
A young woman from the Italian countryside experiences the dark side of the business after she moves to Rome to become a star.

A Woman Is a Woman

A Woman Is a Woman
7.3/10
Longing for a baby, a stripper pursues another man in order to make her boyfriend jealous.

Claire's Knee

Claire's Knee
7.5/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 11/12/1970
  • Character: Jérôme
On the eve of his wedding, on holiday on the Lake Annecy shore, a career diplomat visits an old acquaintance, perhaps a former girlfriend. Through her he meets an intense teenager, Laura, and then lusts after her sister, Claire. Whilst Laura attempts to flirt with him, his fantasy becomes focused on wanting to caress Claire's knee.

Deadly Circuit

Deadly Circuit
7/10
  • Genre: CrimeMystery
  • Release: 09/03/1983
  • Character: Voragine
Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be telepathically connected to her, because she reminds him of his daughter he never met. After he led a blind artist, Catherine's truly beloved spouse, into a bus accident, she makes a living by bank robbery with young Betty till Betty gets shot. Alone again, Catherine leads a sad, uneventful life as a waitress, when she meets her follower.

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins
6.3/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 07/03/1962
  • Character: Arthur
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie ...

The Night of Varennes

The Night of Varennes
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaHistory
  • Release: 15/05/1982
  • Character: Monsieur Jacob
In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.

The Cousins

The Cousins
7.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 11/03/1959
  • Character: Paul
Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy, a disillusioned pleasure-seeker, always dragging along with other idles, while Charles is a plodding, naive and honest man. He fell in love with Florence, one of Paul's acquaintances. But how will Paul react to that attempt to build a real love relationship ? One of the major New Wave films.

Gramps Is in the Resistance

Gramps Is in the Resistance
6.7/10
  • Genre: ComedyWar
  • Release: 26/10/1983
  • Character: le joueur de tennis flagorneur
It is 1943 in Paris. Like so many others, the Bourbelle family's home has been taken over by the Germans and they now live in their cellar. Little do they know that the son, Guy-Hubert Bourdelle, is far from being the cowardly hairdresser he pretends. He is in truth the Germans’ most feared opponent: le super-résistant!

One Hundred and One Nights

One Hundred and One Nights
6.5/10
Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also a line of movie stars comes to visit him giving him back the pleasure of life - but amongst them there are also some young students only striving after his money for the realization of their film projects. The two stories - Monsieur Cinema's and the young people's life - are told in parallel until they come together in the end when the old man plays a role in the film made by the students.

King of Hearts

King of Hearts
7.3/10
An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.

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