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Fort Saganne
FORT SAGANNE is a 1984 French war film directed by Alain Corneau
Alain Corneau
and starring Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
, Philippe Noiret , Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
, and Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
. Based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Louis Gardel , the film is about a soldier of humble beginnings who volunteers for service in the Sahara in 1911. After falling in love with the beautiful young daughter of the regional administrator, he is ordered to go on missions in the desert, where he engages in several successful campaigns and experiences severe loneliness. Later, while on a diplomatic mission to Paris, he has a brief affair with a journalist
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Philippe Noiret
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE 1990 Nuovo cinema Paradiso BEST ACTOR 1976 Le Vieux fusil 1990 La Vie et rien d\'autre ' PHILIPPE NOIRET (French pronunciation: ​ ; 1 October 1930 – 23 November 2006) was a French film actor . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Awards * 3 Selected filmography * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERNoiret was born in Lille
Lille
, France
France
, the son of Lucy (Heirman) and Pierre Noiret, a clothing company representative. He was an indifferent scholar and attended several prestigious Paris schools, including the Lycée Janson de Sailly . He failed several times to pass his baccalauréat exams, so he decided to study theater. He trained at the Centre Dramatique de l'Ouest and toured with the Théâtre National Populaire for seven years, where he met Monique Chaumette , whom he married in 1962
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César Awards
The CéSAR AWARD is the national film award of France
France
. It is delivered in the Nuit des César ceremony and was first awarded in 1976. The nominations are selected by the members of twelve categories of filmmaking professionals and supported by the French Ministry of Culture . The nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet
Théâtre du Châtelet
in Paris each year in February. It is an initiative from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma which was founded in 1975. The César Award
César Award
is considered the highest film honor in France, the French film industry's equivalent to the Molière Award
Molière Award
for theatre, and the Victoires de la Musique for music
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War Film
WAR FILM is a film genre concerned with warfare , typically about naval , air , or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama. It has been strongly associated with the 20th century. The fateful nature of battle scenes means that war films often end with them. Themes explored include combat, survival and escape, sacrifice, the futility and inhumanity of battle, the effects of war on society, and the moral and human issues raised by war. War
War
films are often categorized by their milieu, such as the Korean War; the most popular subject is the Second World War
War
. The stories told may be fiction , historical drama , or biographical . Critics have noted similarities between the Western and the war film. Nations such as China, Indonesia, Japan, and Russia have their own traditions of war film, centred on their own revolutionary wars but taking varied forms, from action and historical drama to wartime romance
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World War I
Allied victory * Central Powers ' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front * Fall of the German , Russian , Ottoman , and Austro-Hungarian empires * Russian Civil War and foundation of Soviet Union
Soviet Union
* Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations
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Gérard Depardieu
GéRARD XAVIER MARCEL DEPARDIEU (French: ( listen ); born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 films since 1967. He received critical acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro (1980), for which he won the César Award for Best Actor , in Police (1985), for which he won the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Award for Best Actor, Jean de Florette (1986), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), winning the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
for Best Actor , his second César Award
César Award
for Best Actor , and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor
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AllMovie
ALLMOVIE (previously ALL MOVIE GUIDE) is an online guide service website with information about films , television programs , and screen actors. As of 2013, AllMovie.com and the AllMovie
AllMovie
consumer brand are owned by All Media Network . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORY For more details on AllMovie's history, see All Media Network § History . AllMovie
AllMovie
was founded by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine , who also founded AllMusic and AllGame
AllGame
. The AllMovie
AllMovie
database was licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems, websites and kiosks
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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IMDb
IMDB, formerly known as INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE, is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon . As of December 2017 , IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database, as well as 83 million registered users. The site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for minor additions such as filming locations. However, image, name, character name, plot summaries, and title changes are screened before publication, and usually take between 24–72 hours to appear
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Florent Pagny
FLORENT PAGNY (born 6 November 1961 in Chalon-sur-Saône ) is a French musician and actor. He records his work in French, Italian, Spanish and English, and his greatest hits include "N\'importe quoi ", "Savoir aimer", "Ma Liberté de penser" (all three were #1 in France) and "Caruso" (#2 in France). As of 2013, he has sold more than 6 million singles and 10 million albums, becoming the 17th best selling artist in France in the period between 1955 and 2013. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Pagny as a performer * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 3.1.1 Studio albums * 3.1.2 Live albums * 3.1.3 Compilations * 3.2 Singles * 4 Filmography * 5 Awards * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY YEARSFlorent Pagny began his artistic career as an actor in popular films and television dramas. He appeared in La Balance, L'As des as, and A Captain\'s Honor or Fort Saganne. In 1987, he wrote his first song titled "N\'importe quoi "
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Nocturne Indien
NOCTURNE INDIEN is a 1989 French film directed by Alain Corneau , based on the novel Notturno Indiano by Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi . CAST AND ROLES * Jean-Hugues Anglade - Rossignol / Xavier * Clémentine Célarié - Christine * Otto Tausig - Peter Schlemihl * T.P
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Série Noire (film)
SéRIE NOIRE is a 1979 French crime film directed by Alain Corneau . It was entered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival . It is based on the novel Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 References * 4 External links PLOTFranck Poupart is a door-to-door salesman . His wife leaves him when she finds out he got involved with an underage prostitute named Mona. Then he gets sacked and imprisoned for embezzlement . Mona bails him out and persuades him to rob her rich aunt. But his streak of bad luck (série noire in French) continues because his still upset wife returns unannounced and she comes across the booty
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La Menace
LA MENACE is a 1977 French-Canadian film directed by Alain Corneau and starring Yves Montand , Carole Laure and Marie Dubois . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Film location * 4 Budget * 5 Awards * 6 References * 7 External links PLOTHenri Savin has managed a trucking company for his lover, Dominique Montlaur, for many years. Now he is planning to leave her for Julie Manet, the woman he has made pregnant, and Dominique is hysterical. She first threatens suicide, then shows up at a meeting of Savin and Julie. Dominique tries everything she can think of to break Savin and Julie apart, to no avail. Frustrated in her efforts, she jumps off a cliff and dies. Savin insists that he and Julie lie to the police about the encounter, although Dominique's death was a suicide and therefore they had no direct hand in it. Detective Waldeck investigates Dominique's death
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New World (1995 Film)
LE NOUVEAU MONDE is a 1995 French drama film directed by Alain Corneau about post-World War II France, starring Nicolas Chatel and Sarah Grappin . It also features American actors including James Gandolfini and Alicia Silverstone . The film was released as NEW WORLD, direct-to-video in America . Film was released on 22 February 1995 in France , 20 July 1996 in Japan and 13 January 1998 in Turkey . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Trivia * 3 Tagline * 4 External links PLOTThe 1950s in France . Patrick Carrion (Nicolas Chatel ) is a young boy who worships all things American, and comes of age in a small village near a U.S. military base. He has a pleasant French life with a lovely girlfriend, Marie-José Vire (Sarah Grappin ) and happy family. But one day, he meets an American soldier named Will Caberra (James Gandolfini ) which changes his life forever. The soldier introduces Patrick to American music, fun, freedom and women
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Words In Blue
WORDS IN BLUE (original title: LES MOTS BLEUS) is a 2005 French drama film adapted from the novel Leur histoire by French author Dominique Mainard . The film was adapted and directed by Alain Corneau . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 References * 4 External links PLOTClara, (Sylvie Testud ), works in a birdshop. She is concerned about her deaf-mute daughter Anna, (Camille Gauthier), whom she is bringing up on her own. She has never spoken a single word. Clara herself is illiterate. Ever since her grandmother Baba, whom she adored, had been the victim of an attack when she was reading her a story, she has always refused to learn to read and write. Now that the silence of her daughter Anna is causing her to be bullied by her peers, Clara feels obliged to withdraw her from her school, and to enrol her in a school for the deaf-mute, run by Vincent, (Sergi López )
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Love Crime
LOVE CRIME (French: Crime d'amour) is a 2010 French psychological suspense thriller starring Ludivine Sagnier and Kristin Scott Thomas . It is the last film directed by Alain Corneau , and was released posthumously after the director's death from cancer. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Release * 4 Reception * 4.1 Accolades * 5 Remake * 6 References * 7 External links PLOTIsabelle (Sagnier) is a young, ambitious and talented executive working in the Paris office of an unnamed multi-national corporation. Her immediate boss is Christine (Scott Thomas), equally ambitious, who presents Isabelle's work as her own to win a promotion to the firm's New York office. Tired of being upstaged, and with the aid of a colleague, Daniel (Marquet), Isabelle blindsides Christine with a secret project that the New York office enthusiastically endorses. Christine's New York promotion is subsequently withdrawn
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