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Bertrand Tavernier

Director, Actor

DeathwatchDeathwatch (1980)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton
Cerebral drama set in the future about a media group who attempt to film the deaths of the terminally ill for public consumption.
Coup de TorchonCoup de Torchon (Clean Slate) (1981) Recommended
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Mordantly humourous suspense set in dusty French Senegal, with Noiret playing a much–abused police chief who begins to have dreams of…
Sunday in the Country, ASunday in the Country, A (1984)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Louis Ducreux, Sabine Azema, Michel Aumont
An elderly painter invites his family to his country villa; in a single day their happinesses and sorrows come to be expressed. Subtle, intelligent…
Round MidnightRound Midnight (1986) Recommended
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet
In 1950s Paris, a decadent American saxophonist develops a friendship with an appreciative French fan who shows him the virtues of clean living. A…
Life and Nothing ButLife and Nothing But (1990)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azema
Philippe Noiret plays a Missing–in–Action chief officer whose obsession to account for the anonymous casualties of WW1 draws him to a…
L627L627 (1992)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Didier Bezace, Jean-Paul Comart
A sharp, unsentimental depiction of the daily grind that a Paris drugs–squad detective must endure, contending with dealers, addicts and…
D'Artagnan's DaughterD'Artagnan's Daughter (Revenge of the Musketeers) (1995)
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Sophie Marceau, Philippe Noiret
This gleefully French swashbuckler checks in as a loose sequel to the Three Muskeeters. The magnetic Sophie Marceau stars as the feisty titular…
Bait, TheBait, The (L'Appat) (1995) Recommended
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Marie Gillain
A claustrophobic psychological thriller dealing with a trio of young friends who naively conspire to commit a home invasion, that becomes a study of…
It All Starts Today…It All Starts Today… (1999) Recommended
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Philippe Torreton, Maria Pitarresi, Nadia Kaci
Determinedly humanist account of the difficulties facing a kindergarten teacher in impoverished northern France, based on the experiences of the…
Laissez-PasserLaissez-Passer (Safe Conduct) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Bertrand Tavernier
Feat. Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydes, Marie Gillain
A vivid and suspenseful drama set in the French film industry during the German occupation of WWII, this is a labour of love for leading French dir.…

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