The best Michel Piccoli’s movies

Michel Piccoli

Michel Piccoli

27/12/1925- 12/05/2020
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La Belle Noiseuse

La Belle Noiseuse
7.5/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 04/09/1991
  • Character: Edouard Frenhofer
The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on a countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he long ago stopped: La Belle Noiseuse. And he wants Marianne as model.

Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour
7.6/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 24/05/1967
  • Character: Henri Husson
Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.

Godard's Passion

Godard's Passion
6.2/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 26/05/1982
  • Character: Michel Boulard
While shooting a film, the director becomes interested in the unfolding struggle of a young factory worker that has been laid off by a boss who did not like her union activities.

Holy Motors

Holy Motors
7/10
  • Genre: DramaFantasy
  • Release: 02/07/2012
  • Character: L'homme à la tache de vin
We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes youthful, sometimes old. By turns murderer, beggar, company chairman, monstrous creature, worker, family man.

La Grande Bouffe

La Grande Bouffe
7.1/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 16/05/1973
  • Character: Michel
Four friends gather at a villa with the intention of eating themselves to death.

Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning?
6.8/10
Near the end of World War II, Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz receives orders to burn down Paris if it becomes clear the Allies are going to invade, or if he cannot maintain control of the city. After much contemplation Choltitz decides to ignore his orders, enraging the Germans and giving hope to various resistance factions that the city will be liberated. Choltitz, along with Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling, helps a resistance leader organize his forces.

To Each His Own Cinema

To Each His Own Cinema
6.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 31/10/2007
  • Character: Nikita Kruschev (segment "Rencontre unique")
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.

May Fools

May Fools
7.2/10
An eccentric family is re-united during the 1968 general strike in France, after the death of the grandmother.

The Phantom of Liberty

The Phantom of Liberty
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 10/09/1974
  • Character: Le deuxième préfet de police
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.

Danger: Diabolik

Danger: Diabolik
6.5/10
International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them.

Contempt

Contempt
7.5/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 29/10/1963
  • Character: Paul Javal
A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker is making a picture destined to bomb at the box office, he brings in a screenwriter to energize the script. The professional intersects with the personal when a rift develops between the writer and his wife.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City
7.3/10
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
7.8/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 15/09/1972
  • Character: Le Ministre
In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.

Diary of a Chambermaid

Diary of a Chambermaid
7.4/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 01/01/1964
  • Character: Monsieur Monteil
Celestine has a new job as a chambermaid for the quirky M. Monteil, his wife and her father. When the father dies, Celestine decides to quit her job and leave, but when a young girl is raped and murdered, Celestine believes that the Monteils' groundskeeper, Joseph, is guilty, and stays on in order to prove it. She uses her sexuality and the promise of marriage to get Joseph to confess -- but things do not go as planned.

We Have a Pope

We Have a Pope
6.7/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 15/04/2011
  • Character: Melville
The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an atheist. But the Pope's fear of his newfound responsibility is one he must face alone. Winner Best Film at the Italian Golden Globes.

Topaz

Topaz
6.2/10
  • Genre: DramaThriller
  • Release: 17/12/1969
  • Character: Jacques Granville
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1962. When a high-ranking Soviet official decides to change sides, a French intelligence agent is caught up in a cold, silent and bloody spy war in which his own family will play a decisive role.

The Things of Life

The Things of Life
7.5/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 13/03/1970
  • Character: Pierre Bérard
The mind of Pierre Bérard, a successful middle-aged architect, is torn between his unstable present with Hélène, his younger lover, and his happy memories of the past with Catherine, his ex-wife; but his true destiny awaits him at a crossroads on his way to Rennes…

Mauvais Sang

Mauvais Sang
7.2/10
Two aging crooks are given two weeks to repay a debt to a woman named The American. They recruit their recently deceased partner's son to help them break into a laboratory and steal the vaccine against STBO, a sexually transmitted disease that is sweeping the country. It's spread by having sex without emotional involvement, and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment.

Cesar and Rosalie

Cesar and Rosalie
7.3/10
Rosalie, a beautiful young woman gets involved with successful businessman Cesar. One day, Rosalie's former flame David appears and attempts to win her back. Cesar reacts with a jealous intensity never before seen by Rosalie, and because of that, she returns to David. She remains conflicted regarding her choice of partner, but eventually, one of the men does something which resolves the situation.

Atrocious Tales of Love and Death

Atrocious Tales of Love and Death
6.1/10
Naples: Raffaele, a cafe musician, is cajoled into performing a night-time serenade outside an apartment block. However, his mandolin playing is rudely interrupted by gunshots and a falling Jamaican man, who plummets from a window above. A camp character is also ejected from a window and Raffaele is compelled to conduct his own investigation. It transpires that a celebrated maestro, Victor Navarro is being blackmailed. Lucia, Navarro's attractive daughter-in-law, was present at each murder. The amateur detective is drawn to her and becomes embroiled in a mystery involving death threats and a macabre secret...

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