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Jean Desailly

  • Aug 24, 1920 - Jun 11, 2008 (age 87)
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2008
Jean Desailly
PersonalJune 2008

Jean Desailly

Jean Desailly passed away.
2003
La délivrance de Tolstoï
MovieMay 30, 2003

La délivrance de Tolstoï

La délivrance de Tolstoï released.
2000
En face
MovieFeb 9, 2000

En face

Jean and Michelle, a young, bankrupt couple are …
Jean and Michelle, a young, bankrupt couple are surprised to learn they've inherited the palatial townhouse of their landlord, Guillemet complete with mysterious housekeeper, Clémence who has to keep on. Photographs reveal that the dead man spied on the wife (their apartment window faces his townhouse) in various states of undress. The mysterious housekeeper starts leaving clues around the house that reveal to the husband that his wife may know more about the dead man than she is letting on and may have had something to do with his death.
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1999
La dilettante
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MovieJul 7, 1999

La dilettante

Pierrette Dumortier, a woman of character but weak-willed …
Pierrette Dumortier, a woman of character but weak-willed and defenseless against boredom, decides one fine day to leave her husband and her bourgeois life in Switzerland to return to Paris. She settles in the studio of her son in the suburbs, finds work in a college, meets the reconstituted rich family of his daughter, falls in love with a priest, sleeps with the fiance of his daughter and, after several adventures, is manipulated by a shady antiquarian, which will lead her to prison.
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1998
Le Radeau de la Méduse
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MovieJul 15, 1998

Le Radeau de la Méduse

1816. Après Waterloo, Louis …
1816. Après Waterloo, Louis XVIII se réinstalle sur le trône de France. De Rochefort part pour le Sénégal la frégate "La Méduse", sous les ordres du commandant Chaumareys, avec à son bord le futur gouverneur du Sénégal, Schmaltz, accompagné de sa femme Reine et de leur fille. Très vite le climat de cette expédition officielle se charge de soupcon et de haine. Des tensions entre Chaumareys et le lieutenant Coudein sont discernables. L'autoritisme irrationnel de Chaumareys provoquèrent l'échouage de "La Méduse". L'evacuatio des passgers privilegés, dont Chaumareys, Schmaltz et sa famille, prirent place sur canots de sauvetage; alors que quarante marins et soldats s'entassèrent sur un radeau.... Au bout de quatorze jours, quand le radeau fut repéré par une frégate, il ne restait plus que quatorze rescapés à bord.
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Simone Valère
MarriageFebruary 1998

Simone Valère

Simone Valère (2 August 1923 – 11 November 2010) was a …
Simone Valère (2 August 1923 – 11 November 2010) was a French actress. She appeared in more than forty films from 1941 to 1993.
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1981
The Professional
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MovieOct 21, 1981

The Professional

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to one of the African …
French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to one of the African countries to kill their president Njala. However, at the last moment the political situation changes and the French secret service turns him in to the African authorities, and he is sentenced to a long-term imprisonment. After the daring escape he returns to France and deliberately informs his former chiefs of his presence promising them to kill Njala who has just arrived to the country with the official visit.
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1980
Pile ou face
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MovieAug 30, 1980

Pile ou face

For inspector Baroni,Monsieur Morlaix is the main suspect …
For inspector Baroni,Monsieur Morlaix is the main suspect who might have killed his wife.
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1979
La pitié dangereuse
MovieDec 26, 1979

La pitié dangereuse

La pitié dangereuse released.
Le mouton noir
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MovieSep 26, 1979

Le mouton noir

Le mouton noir released.
Le cavaleur
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MovieJan 17, 1979

Le cavaleur

Pianist deemed Edouard Choiseur continues to run between …
Pianist deemed Edouard Choiseur continues to run between sentimental and professional contingencies. When his wife threatened to leave him, he decided to devote some time to his family.
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1974
L'ironie du sort
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MovieApr 30, 1974

L'ironie du sort

L'ironie du sort released.
1973
The Inheritor
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MovieMar 22, 1973

The Inheritor

Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy …
Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death, nobody understandably expects much from him. They could not be wronger....!
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1972
Un flic
MovieOct 25, 1972

Un flic

Un flic (English: A Cop, also known as Dirty Money) is a 1972 …
Un flic (English: A Cop, also known as Dirty Money) is a 1972 French film, the last directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. It stars Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve and Richard Crenna. Delon had previously worked with Melville on Le Samourai and Le Cercle Rouge playing the role of a criminal. In Un Flic Delon's role is reversed. He plays the cop, Édouard Coleman, this time in pursuit of Simon, a notorious Paris thief, who is very hard to pin down.
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Les sous-locs
MovieJul 22, 1972

Les sous-locs

Les sous-locs released.
The Assassination of Trotsky
MovieMar 30, 1972

The Assassination of Trotsky

After having been forced to …
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jackson. Jackson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house.
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1971
Comptes à rebours
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MovieJan 29, 1971

Comptes à rebours

10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been …
10 years ago, François Nolan and his brother have been betrayed by one of their accomplices after a break-in. During the fight with the police, Francois's brother was killed, and a cop ...
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1968
Le franciscain de Bourges
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MovieMar 29, 1968

Le franciscain de Bourges

The story of priest Alfred …
The story of priest Alfred Stanke, interned by the Gestapo of Bourges in 1944-45.
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1967
The 25th Hour
MovieFeb 16, 1967

The 25th Hour

During World War Two, Johann Moritz, a Romanian Jewish …
During World War Two, Johann Moritz, a Romanian Jewish peasant, whose pretty wife is lusted after by the village gendarme,is denounced,arrested and sent to a concentration camp.In the camp, the camp commander mistakes him for a new recruit, a volunteer to the SS and he is drafted into the SS.Ironically, after the war he is detained by the Allied authorities for his wartime involvement with the SS.
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1965
The Two Orphans
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MovieMay 24, 1965

The Two Orphans

The Two Orphans (French:Les Deux orphelines) is a 1965 …
The Two Orphans (French:Les Deux orphelines) is a 1965 historical drama film directed by Riccardo Freda and starring Sophie Darès, Valeria Ciangottini, Mike Marshall. It is based on the novel Les deux ophelines by Adolphe d'Ennery.
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1964
The Soft Skin
MovieApr 20, 1964

The Soft Skin

Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, …
Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.
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L'année du bac
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MovieFeb 12, 1964

L'année du bac

In a small provincial town, students meet at a party organized by …
In a small provincial town, students meet at a party organized by one of them, and share their thoughts on the difficult year they are leaving : the preparation of high school diploma.
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1962
Le Doulos
MovieDec 13, 1962

Le Doulos

Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He …
Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend Silien brings him the needed equipment. But Silien is a police informer ... A movie whose "all characters are two-faced, all characters are false", according to director Jean-Pierre Melville.
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1961
Amours célèbres
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MovieNov 3, 1961

Amours célèbres

Anthology of four love stories that have some historical basis.
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The End of Belle
MovieMar 3, 1961

The End of Belle

Stéphane Blanchon, who teaches at the International College, …
Stéphane Blanchon, who teaches at the International College, lives a quiet comfortable life in Geneva. He is married to Christine, a cold, dry-hearted woman, and his sentimental life is ...
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Un soir sur la plage
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MovieJan 27, 1961

Un soir sur la plage

One night on the beach, Michel meets a beautiful stranger …
One night on the beach, Michel meets a beautiful stranger who gives herself to him. He finds out that she's a daughter of the property guardian in which he lives. The next morning the girl was found dead near the beach.
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1960
Love and the Frenchwoman
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MovieSep 16, 1960

Love and the Frenchwoman

Love and the Frenchwoman …
Love and the Frenchwoman is the US title of a 1960 French anthology film originally entitled La française et l'amour. It starred Jean-Paul Belmondo and Dany Robin. The movie was a big hit in France with admissions of 3,056,736.
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The Dance of Death
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MovieMay 25, 1960

The Dance of Death

On his journey through USA, Simon Templar, alias 'the Saint', …
On his journey through USA, Simon Templar, alias 'the Saint', landed in Palm Springs. After arrival, Simon is offered a job as a bodyguard of a millionaire who is threatened with death.
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Best Foreign Actor
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Nomination1960

Best Foreign Actor

Nominated for "Maigret Sets a Trap".
BAFTA Award
1959
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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MovieSep 25, 1959

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The first puppet kinescope in …
The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common ...
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Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon
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MovieSep 24, 1959

Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon

Burgundy 1728. Old count …
Burgundy 1728. Old count Antoine d'Eon is overjoyed. His daughter-in-law has finally given birth to a boy and he will at long last be able to transmit his inheritance to his son Pascal. At ...
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125 rue Montmartre
MovieSep 9, 1959

125 rue Montmartre

Pascal (Lino Ventura) sells newspapers . He is a simple …
Pascal (Lino Ventura) sells newspapers . He is a simple man who one day resting on the banks of the Seine sees a drowning stranger . Pascal saves his life and begins his adventure next to a...
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1958
The Possessors
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MovieNov 19, 1958

The Possessors

Noël Schoudler is the head of a wealthy and powerful family …
Noël Schoudler is the head of a wealthy and powerful family in France. He manages his financial and commercial concerns with an iron grip, leaving little room for his son François to prove himself.
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La répétition ou L'amour puni
MovieFeb 10, 1958

La répétition ou L'amour puni

La répétition ou L'amour puni released.
Maigret Sets a Trap
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MovieJan 29, 1958

Maigret Sets a Trap

For some time now, women coming home at night have been …
For some time now, women coming home at night have been savagely murdered by a mysterious serial killer. Inspector Lagrume thinks he has found the culprit in the person of Barberot, a local butcher. But Maigret, who takes over the investigation, is not convinced. Deep inside himself, he knows the murderer is still at large. But how to trap him ?
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1955
The Grand Maneuver
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MovieOct 1, 1955

The Grand Maneuver

A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any …
A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any woman in town in the two weeks before his regiment leaves for maneuvers, but his chosen target (a Parisian divorcée) isn't like other girls he's known.
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1954
Royal Affairs in Versailles
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MovieFeb 10, 1954

Royal Affairs in Versailles

Witty narration follows the …
Witty narration follows the history of Versailles Palace; founded by Louis XIII, enlarged by autocratic Louis XIV, whose personal affairs and amours, and those of his two successors, are followed in more detail to the start of the Revolution, after which the story is brought rapidly up to date. A huge cast plays mainly historical persons who appear briefly.
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1952
Jocelyn
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MovieJan 18, 1952

Jocelyn

Jocelyn released.
1950
Chéri
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MovieJun 28, 1950

Chéri

Fred Peloux nicknamed Chéri, the handsome son of Charlotte …
Fred Peloux nicknamed Chéri, the handsome son of Charlotte Peloux, a former demimondaine, lives in the small circle of his mother's friends, all high class prostitutes past their best. He ...
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1949
Keep an Eye on Amelia
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MovieSep 1, 1949

Keep an Eye on Amelia

Keep an Eye on Amelia …
Keep an Eye on Amelia (French: Occupe-toi d'Amélie) is a 1949 French-Italian period comedy film directed by Claude Autant-Lara and starring Danielle Darrieux and Jean Desailly and Grégoire Aslan. It is based on the 1908 play of the same name by Georges Feydeau, set in Belle Époque Paris. It is one of a number of film adaptations to be made of the story. It was entered into the 1949 Cannes Film Festival.
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The Mark of the Day
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MovieApr 7, 1949

The Mark of the Day

The Mark of the Day (French: Le Point du jour) is a 1949 …
The Mark of the Day (French: Le Point du jour) is a 1949 French film directed by Louis Daquin. It stars Yvette Etiévant.
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L'échafaud peut attendre
MovieFeb 9, 1949

L'échafaud peut attendre

L'échafaud peut attendre released.
1948
Just a Big Simple Girl
MovieJun 9, 1948

Just a Big Simple Girl

Just a Big Simple Girl released.
1947
Carré de valets
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MovieOct 8, 1947

Carré de valets

Jacques de la Bastide is a young lawyer, not very good and …
Jacques de la Bastide is a young lawyer, not very good and oppressed by his mother. He takes over the case of three bandits, than falls for the wife of one of them, the seductive Catherine.
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Amours, délices et orgues
MovieMay 16, 1947

Amours, délices et orgues

Amours, délices et orgues released.
1946
The Revenge of Roger
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MovieOct 23, 1946

The Revenge of Roger

Roger Laroque is now a rich man. He returns to France under …
Roger Laroque is now a rich man. He returns to France under the name of William Farnell. There, he discovers that on the one hand his wife has died of a broken heart and on the other that his daughter Suzanne is in love with Raymond de Noirville, the son of his former mistress. With the help of a few friends, Roger coldly prepares his revenge.
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Pastoral Symphony
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MovieSep 1, 1946

Pastoral Symphony

On Christmas Eve, Jean Martens, a Swiss minister, takes in a …
On Christmas Eve, Jean Martens, a Swiss minister, takes in a blind half-crippled orphan and brings her up with his four children. But Gertrude grows to be a woman and Jean gradually falls in love with her without admitting it to himself. On the contrary, he lulls his conscience by interpreting the Scriptures to his advantage. But neither his wife nor his oldest son are fooled. When, after a long-delayed operation, Gertrude recovers her sight she is not long to find out that sin has corrupted the soul of her benefactor. Seeing no hope in the situation, the young woman decides to take her own life.
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Patrie
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MovieSep 1, 1946

Patrie

Brussels in the year 1568, as the Flemish people are fighting …
Brussels in the year 1568, as the Flemish people are fighting against the tyranny of the Spanish occupiers. Led by Count de Rysoor, the revolt against the ruthless Duke of Alba, is meant to...
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Sylvie et le fantôme
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MovieFeb 6, 1946

Sylvie et le fantôme

On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to …
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a duel. Alain's ghost lives in the castle and Sylvie senses his presence, thinks she loves him, and fears that romance from the living will never come her way. Dad prepares a midnight surprise for Sylvie and her party guests: the appearance of the phantom. He's hired an actor, but two young men in love with Sylvie also volunteer to don white robes: Fred, the rich kid who bought the painting, and Ramure, a jewel thief in hiding. The youths declare their love, and Alain's ghost helps resolve all.
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1945
Le père Goriot
MovieMar 22, 1945

Le père Goriot

Le père Goriot is a 1945 film directed by Robert Vernay.
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1920
Jean Desailly
BirthAugust 1920

Jean Desailly

Jean Desailly was born.
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