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Touchez Pas au GrisbiTouchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) (1954) Recommended
Dir. Jacques Becker
Feat. Jean Gabin, René Dary, Jeanne Moreau
Laid–back though influential French noir chronicling a wealthy, retired racketeer (Gabin) who is pulled back into the life of crime when his…
Elevator to the GallowsElevator to the Gallows (Lift to the Scaffold, aka. Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud) (1958) Aro Favourite
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly
A young Jeanne Moreau stars in this elegant thriller about a crime of passion that backfires when the murderer gets trapped in a lift. Ambience par…
Amants, LesAmants, Les (Lovers, The) (1959)
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny
This helped push the envelope of frank sexuality in cinema and made a star of Jeanne Moreau, as the rich, bored housewife whose extra–marital…
400 Blows, The400 Blows, The (1959) Recommended
Dir. Francois Truffaut
Feat. Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy
Truffaut's first film rocketed him to fame as some kind of New Wave radical, but at a second glance this story of a teenage delinquent thrown in and…
Moderato CantabileModerato Cantabile (Seven Days...Seven Nights) (1960)
Dir. Peter Brook
Feat. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jeanne Moreau
New Wave two–hander stars Jeanne Moreau as a bored housewife who falls for Belmondo's brooding stranger. Stunning wide–screen…
Femme Est Une Femme, UneFemme Est Une Femme, Une (A Woman is a Woman) (1961)
Dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Feat. Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Godard flirts with the Hollywood musical, and any other idea that takes his fancy to tell his buoyant tale of a free–spirited stripper who…
Jules and JimJules and Jim (Jules et Jim) (1961) Recommended
Dir. Francois Truffaut
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre
Jeanne Moreau stars in this famous New Wave melodrama caught up in the spirit of its swinging times. A twenty–year love triangle, lightening…
Notte, LaNotte, La (The Night) (1961)
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
Feat. Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti
A compelling bout of urban alienation, with Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau as a despairing married couple coming slowly apart at the seams.…
EvaEva (1962)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Sir Stanley Baker, Virna Lisi
Jeanne Moreau is that obscure object of desire which novelist Stanley Baker falls for, and is taken for a ride. Interesting, if lurid Losey melodrama…
Le Feu FolletLe Feu Follet (The Fire Within) (1963) Recommended
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau, Alexandra Stewart
Brilliantly measured account of an alcoholic (Maurice Ronet) who makes a final social round to find reason why he should not take his own life. Rich…
Bay of AngelsBay of Angels (La baie des anges) (1963)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers
A young bank employee is enticed into the world of gambling and travels to Nice where he falls in love with divorced mother and gambling addict…
Diary of a ChambermaidDiary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Dir. Luis Bunuel
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Georges Geret, Michel Piccoli
Maid Jeanne Moreau manipulates two blue–blooded households to ascend her status in pre–war France. Another shrewd political jape from the…
Train, TheTrain, The (1964)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau
Burt Lancaster leads the French Resistance in stopping (or at least diverting) a train used by the Nazis to steal precious French art treasures in…
Yellow Rolls-Royce, TheYellow Rolls-Royce, The (1964)
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Omar Sharif
Star–studded omnibus following three consecutive owners of a cute Rolls Royce Pantom II. An English aristocrat, a Chicago gangster and a…
Viva Maria!Viva Maria! (1965)
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton
Louis Malle harnesses the assets of Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau, here playing two circus performing ‘Marias’ with a penchant for viva la…
Chimes at MidnightChimes at Midnight (1965) Aro Favourite
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud
Orson Welles' late–career masterpiece in which one of the Bard's great supporting characters Falstaff is given his due through a series of…
MademoiselleMademoiselle (Summer Fires) (1966)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Umberto Orsini
Divisive and disturbing portrait of a repressed school teacher who unleashes a plague of 'accidents' upon on the inhabitants of her rural…
Ladies of the NightLadies of the Night (Plus vieux métier du monde, Le) (1967)
Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe de Broca, Claude Autant-Lara
Feat. Anna Karina, Elsa Martinelli, Jeanne Moreau
A six–segment portmanteau comedy which traces the history of prostitution from its Stone Age version (being the 'oldest profession') through to…
Bride Wore Black, TheBride Wore Black, The (La Mariée était en noir) (1968)
Dir. Francois Truffaut
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Michel Bouquet, Jean-Claude Brialy
Traumatised by her fiance's death, moments before due to be wed, Jeanne Moreau dedicates herself to a long–term plan of revenge, hunting and…
Immortal Story, TheImmortal Story, The (1968)
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau
Orson Welles directs and stars in this little–seen French TV production, playing a European merchant who lures a sailor into seducing his fake…
Monte WalshMonte Walsh (1970)
Dir. William A. Fraker
Feat. Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau
Beautifully contemplative western set during the final days of the Wild West, following an aged cowboy and his friend who spend their days picking up…
Last Tycoon, TheLast Tycoon, The (1976)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Tony Curtis
Star–studded attempt to adapt F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished last novel, itself based on the life of early Hollywood mogul Irving Thalberg.…
Mr. KleinMr. Klein (1976)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau
A dark, dread–inducing moral tale, with Delon fleecing vulnerable Jews under German–occupied–France, only to be mistaken by…
QuerelleQuerelle (1982)
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Feat. Brad Davis, Jeanne Moreau
Fassbinder's parting shot is a fittingly bleak, ultra–stylised adaptation of Jean Genet's writings about the (bi)sexual escapades of a…
NikitaNikita (La Femme Nikita) (1990) Aro Favourite
Dir. Luc Besson
Feat. Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo
A stylish thriller if ever there was one. The director combines the visual ostentation from his THE BIG BLUE with the plot mechanics of a classic…
Summer House, TheSummer House, The (1993) Recommended
Dir. Waris Hussein
Feat. Joan Plowright, Jeanne Moreau, Julie Walters
Joan Plowright, Jeanne Moreau and Julie Walters bestow their presense on this wry and very witty melodrama that emanates from the prospect of…
Proprietor, TheProprietor, The (1996)
Dir. Ismail Merchant
Feat. Jeanne Moreau, Sean Young, Sam Waterston
The other half of the Merchant/Ivory partnership directs this story of a distinguished French–Jewish writer who returns to Paris to confront…
I Love You I Love You NotI Love You I Love You Not (1996)
Dir. Billy Hopkins
Feat. Claire Danes, Jeanne Moreau, Jude Law
Jewish student Claire Danes and grandmother Jeanne Moreau share romantic and tragic stories of their lives, linked by anti–Semitism. A gently…
Les Miserables (TV Mini-series)Les Miserables (TV Mini-series) (2000)
Dir. Josee Dayan
Feat. Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich
Well mounted and faithful adaptation of Victor Hugo's tale of persecution and revenge set in early 19th century France, with Gerard Depardieu playing…
Time to LeaveTime to Leave (2006)
Dir. Francois Ozon
Feat. Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Dir. Ozon expands on the theme of death and mourning, first explored in UNDER THE SAND, with this carefully composed, if somewhat underdeveloped male…

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