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Coutard, Raoul

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Most widely held works by Raoul Coutard
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

61 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Paul Belmondo plays Michel Poiccard, a hoodlum who after stealing a car to drive to Paris, discovers a gun in the glove department and shoots a policeman whom he encounters on the way. While in Paris, searching for a criminal who owes him money, he meets up with an American ex-girlfriend Patricia Franchini, whom he tries to persuade to go to Italy with him. While staying in her apartment, Poiccard is recognised and the police strike a deal with Patricia that leads to his downfall
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

40 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of friendship between two artists and their love for the same woman
Week end by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society retreating to savagery, and, according to the credits, the end of cinema itself
Bande à part = Band of outsiders by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two bumbling burglars plan a robbery with a young woman they just met. Problems begin immediately when they both fall for the girl and the plan goes haywire. The jewel-heist plot is merely a jumping off point for Godard's fast-paced mix of fantasy and spoof of Hollywood crime films
Alphaville : une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the format of a spy/science fiction thriller, this film shows man's alienation in a highly technological society ruled by computers
Le mépris = Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Camille falls out of love with her husband while he is rewriting the screenplay The Odyssey by American producer Jeremiah Prokosch. Just as the director of Prokosch's film, Fritz Lang, says the The Odyssey is the story of individuals confronting their situations in a real world, Contempt itself is an examination of the position of the filmmaker in the commercial cinema industry."--Container
Pierrot le fou by Georges de Beauregard( Visual )

42 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After attending a mindless party full of shallow chatter, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) feels his mundane world is closing in on him. Desperately wanting to escape, he finds himself in the arms of another woman. Unaware that Marianna's (Anna Karina) dark past still haunts her, they take off for the picturesque south of France. What proceeds is a roller coaster ride filled with passion, desperation and regret as these two lovers meet their final fate
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un país regido por una precaria democracia y dominado por las fuerzas policiales y militares que pretenden erradicar cualquier amenaza izquierdista, un diputado de la oposición es asesinado en plena calle cuando acaba de presidir un mitin de carácter pacifista. La investigación del caso es encomendada a un joven magistrado consciente de que se trata de un crimen político cometido por dos sicarios a sueldo. Un ambicioso periodista utiliza métodos poco ortodoxos para acumular pruebas inculpadoras contra varios militantes de un partido de extrema derecha, mientras éstos derivan la responsabilidad hacia altos cargos de la policía y del ejército
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "her" in the film refers to Paris. Inspired by a real article on housewife prostitution, the film examines Godard's theory that if you lived in Paris (at the time) one had to prostitute oneself to survive. This "sociological fable" is shot through the eyes of Juliette (Vlady), a housewife who spends one day a week in central Paris selling her body on the street in the hope that she will be able to escape the high rise suburban drudgery, in which she lives with her family, and find happiness
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux by Anna Karina( Visual )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godard directs his then wife, Anna Karina, who plays Nana S., a provincial girl working as a shop assistant who, after separating from her husband, decides to become an actress. While watching the silent classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc", with tears streaming down her face, she abandons her ambition and drifts into a life of prostitution. The film is presented in twelve tableaux that guide us through Nana's sadly unfolding life until the shocking and poignant finale
Made in U.S.A. by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in French and English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By interviewing a group of Paris residents in the summer of 1960, Rouch and Morin reveal the hopes and dreams of a wide array of people and give us a document of a time and place with extraordinary depth
Une femme est une femme = A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend
Lola by Brillante Mendoza( Visual )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and German and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a woman who must choose between three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
Vivre sa vie : Film en douze tableaux = My life to live : a film in twelve scenes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Nana, a young mother who leaves her family behind to pursue an acting career, but instead slips into a life of prostitution on the streets of Paris
La peau douce = the soft skin by François Truffaut( Visual )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francçois Truffaut followed up the international phenomenon Jules and Jim with this tense tale of infidelity. The unassuming Jean Desailly is perfectly cast as a celebrated literary scholar, seemingly happily married, who embarks on an affair with a gorgeous stewardess, played by Francçoise Dorléac, who is captivated by his charm and reputation. As their romance gets serious, the film grows anxious, leading to a wallop of a conclusion. Truffaut made "The soft skin" at a time when he was immersing himself in the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and that master's influence can be felt throughout this complex, insightful, and underseen French New Wave treasure." [Cover]
La chinoise by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un appartement dont les murs sont recouverts de petits livres rouges, des jeunes gens étudient la pensée marxiste-léniniste. Leur leader, Véronique, propose au groupe l'assassinat d'une personnalité
Le petit soldat = The little soldier by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and German and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the war with Algeria, Bruno Forestier, a deserter from the French army, joins an extreme right-wing terrorist cell operating in Geneva. To prove his credentials he must assassinate a Swiss journalist who is collaborating with a rival left-wing group supporting the Algerian terrorists. Along the way, Bruno falls in love with Veronica, who may not be all that she seems
L'aveu = Confession by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a harrowing true story, the film presents the history of an influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his country's Communist ruling party, their intentions vague, their methods terrifying
Rocky road to Dublin by Peter Lennon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features life in 1960s Ireland and it's clergy, cultural nationalism, and educational system
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A bout de souffle = Breathless
Alternative Names
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer, film director

Raoul Coutard Frans director of photography

Raoul Coutard französischer Kameramann und Fotograf

Raoul Coutard regista e direttore della fotografia francese


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Bande à part = Band of outsidersVivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux