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  • Coup de torchon

    Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1981 • France
    Starring Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Marielle

    An inspired rendering of Jim Thompson’s pulp novel POP. 1280, Bertrand Tavernier’s COUP DE TORCHON deftly transplants the story of an inept police chief turned heartless killer and his...

  • A Sunday in the Country

    Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1984 • France
    Starring Louis Ducreux, Michel Aumont, Sabine Azéma

    Bertrand Tavernier paints a bittersweet family portrait with a delicacy worthy of Ozu. On a Sunday in 1912, Monsieur Ladmiral (Louis Ducreux), a painter in the twilight of his life, gets together w...

  • Life and Nothing But

    Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1989 • United States
    Starring Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Pascale Vignal

    With this gorgeously photographed antiwar epic, Bertrand Tavernier examines the emotional hurdles that separate rich from poor, history from truth, and regret from hope. A year after Worl...