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     April 2003

POLICE PYTHON 357 (1976)

France/Germany, Colour, 125 min

Date:               Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Alain Corneau

Cast:               Yves Montand, François Périer, Simone Signoret, Stefania Sandrelli

Synopsis:        A non-conformist policeman decides to form a “parallel” team to fight against gangsters, using their methods. He discovers that the abduction of two mafia bosses was orchestrated by two false police officers. A new style in film noir where the police turn against the gangsters using their own methods – torture and murder.


France, Colour, 111 min

Date:               Tuesday, 8 Apr 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Alain Corneau

Cast:               Patrick Dewaere, Myriam Boyer, Marie Trintignant, Bernard Blier

Synopsis:        Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like to change his life and also save Mona from her aunt. Murder is the only solution he finds to achieve his goal... A very gloomy movie, exuding dispair and uneasiness, with pathetic characters.


LE COUSIN (1998)  

France, Colour, 112 min

Date:               Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Alain Corneau

Cast:               Patrick Timsit, Alain Chabat, Samuel Le Bihan, Caroline Proust

Synopsis:        Nounours is the nickname of a "cousin", an informer with a special arrangement with the police: he gets 10% of the drugs seized thanks to his help. When his personal contact, Inspector Maurin, commits suicide, Inspector Gérard Delvaux takes over. Meanwhile, judge Lambert is uncovering the illegal practices of the policemen. Her persistent investigations, which had cornered Maurin, are leading to Gérard, and also to Nounours as the source of heroin that led to recent cases of deadly overdoses. Nounours promises Gérard increasingly bigger catches which he is intent on realising before he is forced to reveal who Nounours is to judge Lambert.


Van Gogh (1991)

France, Colour, 158 min

Date:               Wednesday, 16 Apr 2003

Director:         Maurice Pialat

Cast:               Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Lecoq, Gérard Séty

Synopsis:        When Vincent Van Gogh arrives in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, in the late spring of 1890 under the care of Doctor Gachet, he has two months left to live. We see him at work, painting landscapes and portraits. His brother Theo, wife Johanna, and their baby visit Auvers. Pialat invents a love story for him with Gachet’s daughter, Marguerite, and envelopes him in constant light and shadow, where shadow has the last word. Shortly before his death, Vincent visits Paris, quarrels with Theo, disparages his own art and accomplishments, dances at a brothel, and is warm then cold toward Marguerite. This is not the story of Van Gogh, but a powerful evocation of his last days.



-         LA VILLE LOUVRE (1990)             7.15PM

-     LE PAYS DES SOURDS (1993)       9.00PM


France, Colour, 84 min

Date:               Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 – 7.15pm


Director:         Nicolas Philibert

Synopsis:        What happens in the Louvre when it is closed to the public? On the occasion of the conversion of the Grand Louvre, the museum unveils its secrets and its hallways to the team of Nicolas Philibert. Without commentary, the camera becomes the faithful witness to the metamorphosis of the museum, of its halls, its spaces, its staff. It’s a fascinating look on the private life, often comical, of one of the largest museums in the world.



(In the Land of the Deaf)

UK/France/Italy/Switzerland, Colour, 99 min

Date:               Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Nicolas Philibert

Cast:               Jean-Claude Poulain, Aboubaker, Anh Tuan, Betty (IV)

Synopsis:        This film invites the viewer into the world of deaf language and culture.

Deaf people tell about the richness of their everyday lives in touching anecdotes.



(Safe Conduct)

France/Germany/Spain, Colour, 170 min

Date:               Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Bertrand Tavernier

Cast:               Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady, Marie Desgranges

Synopsis:        In Paris, 3 March 1942, under the German Occupation, two men watch as their destinies cross paths and intertwine. On one hand, Jean-Devaivre, an assistant director, finds a way to camouflage his clandestine resistance activities while working for the Continental, a German cinematographic organisation headed by Doctor Greven which has produced French films since 1940. On the other hand, Jean Aurenche, a screenwriter-poet, refuses to work for the Germans and uses the written word in a heroic battle against the invading Nazis.

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