Starring Isabelle Huppert
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 scrappy mistress from the American South to French West Africa. Featuring pitch-perfect performances by Philippe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert, this striking neonoir straddles the line between violence and lyricism with dark humor and visual elegance.
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Directed by Joseph Losey • 1982 • France
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Directed by Diane Kurys • 1983 • France
Starring Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand
Director Diane Kurys tells the story of her own mother in this tender portrait of the life-changing relationship between two women. In order to avoid deportation, Lena (Isabelle Huppert), a Jewish refugee ...
Story of Women
Directed by Claude Chabrol • 1988 • France
Starring Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant
Isabelle Huppert won the Best Actress prize at the Venice Film Festival for her riveting performance in this tale of wartime survival based on the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud, one of th...