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Maurice Pialat

Director, Actor

 
L'Enfance-NueL'Enfance-Nue (Naked Childhood) (1968) Recommended
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Michel Terrazon
Astonishingly sober coming–of–age tale represents Pialat at his most profoundly unsentimental. The director brilliantly blends naturalism…
La Gueule OuverteLa Gueule Ouverte (The Mouth Agape) (1974) Recommended
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Hubert Deschamps, Monique Mélinand, Philippe Leotard
Devastating drama from dir. Pialat distills autobiographical material into an edifying portrait of terminal illness, and the emotional state of the…
Passe ton Bac d'abordPasse ton Bac d'abord (Graduate First) (1979) Recommended
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Sabine Haudepin, Philippe Marlaud, Bernard Tronczak
Dir. Pialat’s matter–of–fact realism and blasé cast of young actors conveys all the aimlessness and uncertainty of youth in this…
LoulouLoulou (1980)
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Gerard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand
Charismatic street rogue Gerard Depardieu lures an impetuous Isabelle Huppert out her stale, bourgeois partnership with Guy Marchand. Star chemistry…
À Nos AmoursÀ Nos Amours (To Our Loves) (1983) Recommended
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Cyril Collard
One of dir. Pialat's most satisfying dramas, this concerns a journey of a teenage girl (Bonnaire, in a stunning debut) when her family life turns…
Under the Sun of SatanUnder the Sun of Satan (Soues Le Soleil De Satan) (1987) Recommended
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Gerard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat
Both booed and awarded the top prize at Cannes Film Festival, Pialat's visionary film exemplifies the director's style and his thematic preoccupation…
Van GoghVan Gogh (1991) Recommended
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Jacques Dutronc
The ultra–naturalistic style of Maurice Pialat may not seem the best choice for a costume drama about probably the most–often filmed…

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