Piccoli, Michel 1925-
Most widely held works about Michel Piccoli
Most widely held works by Michel Piccoli
Atlantic City ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 728 libraries worldwide
A smalltime, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a clam bar waitress, and they share the spoils of the big score against the backdrop of a changing Atlantic City.
Belle de jour ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Severine is a repressed, bored housewife, afraid of intimacy. Her husband, Pierre is kind, devoted, and understanding. Severine is aroused by the idea of domination and debasement, and gentle Pierre is hardly the type of person who would treat her cruelly in order to receive sexual gratification. Following the example of an acquaintance, she begins a double life as the girl called Belle de Jour, in the brothel run by Madame Anais. Her otherwise placid domestic life is threatened when an obsessed client, unable to possess her completely, begins to stalk her.
Le mépris Contempt ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in French and English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
On Capri, an Italian crew makes a German film of Homer's Odyssey; Fritz Lang directs with American money. Prokosch, the producer, with his sneer and red Alfa, holds art films in contempt and hires writer Javal to help Lang commercialize the picture. Against this backdrop, Javal's marriage to Camille, a young former typist, disintegrates. It opens with the couple talking in bed, she asking assurance that he finds her attractive. Later that day he introduces her to Prokosch, and, unawares, blunders unforgivably. The rest of the film portrays her, in their apartment and in public, expressing her hurt and change of heart and his slow grasp of the source of her contempt.
Le journal d'une femme de chambre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 463 libraries worldwide
A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living and neighbor rivalry. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible.
Le fantôme de la liberté The phantom of liberty ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in French and English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
A perverse, playfully absurd comedy that compiles many of the illogical themes that preoccupied Bunuel through his career - from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements.
La voie lactée The milky way ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in French and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Two French beggars on their way to Spain's holy city of Santiago de Compostela meet stigmatic children, crucified nuns, and others on their pilgrimage.
Le Doulos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 320 libraries worldwide
As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot.
Je rentre a la maison I'm going home ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and Portuguese and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language production of Ulysses, Valance struggles to master the dialogue and his own emotions.
La Belle noiseuse ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Piccoli stars as a famous artist who has suffered painter's block since abandoning his masterpiece, a painting of his wife Liz, entitled L̀a Belle Noiseuse'. Disturbing tensions develop when a young artist and his girlfriend, visiting him in his South of France retreat, inspire him to return to the canvas, using the girl as his new model.
La belle noiseuse The beautiful troublemaker ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and Multiple languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
An artist near the end of his career finds new inspiration in a young model. A famous and well-respected artist who lives in a comfortable estate in the French countryside, at the age of 60, considers his career as a painter to be over. He no longer feels inspired to create, and his last attempt at a major work, a nude study of his wife Liza, has sat unfinished for ten years. His protégé suggests a more inspiring subject, who exchanges ideas and opinions, as he methodically attempts to create a final masterpiece.
Milou en mai May fools ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Set in 1968, this is a colorful and comic portrait of an upper-class family in revolt, a clan that gathers to bury their matriarch and ends up almost killing each other.
Belle toujours ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and German and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Thirty-eight years after their last encounter, Henri thinks he sees Severine. He blackmails her into seeing him by threatening to tell her dark secret, and slowly gets revenge on her. A sequel to the 1967 classic Belle de jour.
Dangerous moves ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in French and German and held by 231 libraries worldwide
A senior Soviet chessmaster and his former star pupil, now a dissident living in exile, square off in a highly publicized chess tournament. Both become pawns in a much larger game, however.
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in French and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Catherine Deneuve and her sister Françoise Dorléac play twins living in the picturesque seaside village of Rochefort-- Delphine teaches dance while Solange composes and gives piano lessons. As the girls dream of success and romance in the far-off big city, they don't realize that true love may be just around the corner.
Dillinger è morto Dillinger is dead ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 199 libraries worldwide
A famous gas mask designer, trying to deal with his pill-addicted wife and the maid he is having an affair with, finds a gun that might have belonged to the famous John Dillinger.
Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
An American CIA agent hires a French operative to travel to Cuba and investigate rumors of Russian missiles and Topaz, a NATO spy. The inquiry soon spins into a life-threatening escapade of espionage, betrayal and murder.
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 179 libraries worldwide
La mort en ce jardin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately, lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another.
Belle de jour ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Subtle, erotic film about a wealthy young surgeon's wife who indulges her masochistic fantasies by working as a part-time prostitute in a Paris brothel.
Beaumarchais línsolent ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in French and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Beaumerchais was one of history's extraordinary figures : inventor, playwright, diplomat, playboy, Royal spy for King Louis XV, and emissary of the colonial attacks against Britain during the American Revolution. This film explores the years 1774-1784 of his life.
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Piccoli, Jacques Daniel Michel.
Piccoli, Jacques Daniel Michel 1925-
Piccoli, Jean Daniel, 1925-
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