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Piccoli, Michel 1925-

Works: 803 works in 2,246 publications in 10 languages and 14,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Television adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Singer, Costume designer, Other, Film editor, Scenarist, Director, Author of dialog, Contributor, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
104 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A surreal account of a surgeon's wife who works as a prostitute in the afternoon
Atlantic City by Louis Malle ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member 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. DVD
Le mépris Contempt ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in French and English and held by 651 WorldCat member 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 by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member 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
Habemus papam We have a pope by Nanni Moretti ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St Peter's balcony to greet the faithful, have been patiently awaiting the Conclave's decision. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst (and atheist). But his fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his own
La voie lactée The milky way ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in French and held by 491 WorldCat member 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
La belle noiseuse The beautiful troublemaker by Jacques Rivette ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member 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
Topaz by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best-selling spy novel bursts onto the screen in this riveting story of adventure and international intrigue. An American CIA agent hires a French operative to travel to Cuba and intestigate rumors of Russian missiles and Topaz, a NATO spy. The inquiry soon spins into a life-threatening escapade of espionage, betrayal and murder
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member 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
Holy motors by Léos Carax ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This surreal dream-like drama follows Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one appointment to the next and one life to the next. Driven to nine mysterious appointments in a white limousine by his chauffeur Celine, Oscar transforms himself into a series of entirely different identities. He is, in turn, company chairman, family man, beggar, monster, murderer... "--Container
Le fantôme de la liberté The phantom of liberty by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in French and held by 400 WorldCat member 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
The big feast La grande bouffe by Marco Ferreri ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four world-weary middle-aged men decide to gorge themselves to death in one final orgiastic weekend full of gourmet food, call girls, and a hefty, lusty schoolteacher
Je rentre a la maison I'm going home by Manuel de Oliveira ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 337 WorldCat member 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
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort by Jacques Demy ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 268 WorldCat member 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
Dangerous moves ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two ambitious men and two powers meet face to face in an intimate and highly charged situation where only one of them can achieve fame and power
Belle toujours by Manuel de Oliveira ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 251 WorldCat member 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
Milou en mai May fools ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member 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
Dillinger è morto Dillinger is dead ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 239 WorldCat member 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
La guerre est finie by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Guerre est Finie spans three days in the life of an aging and tired Spanish revolutionary living in Paris and working with the anti-fascist underground and is a moving and fascinating study of lost hopes and political disillusionment and a man imprisoned by his past
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oedipus Rex: Opéra-Oratorio en deux actes. Livret: Jean Cocteau, d'après Sophocle; traduction latine des textes chantés: Jean Daniélou
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Alternative Names
Piccoli, Jacques Daniel Michel.
Piccoli, Jacques Daniel Michel 1925-
Piccoli, Jean Daniel, 1925-
Piccoli, Michel