Yves Montand

Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand (13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991), was an Italian-French actor and singer.

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Grand Prix (1966)

The story tells about the confrontation of four first-class racers of Formula 1. Each of the competitors had their own additional motivation to become a champion. Their world is a risk and extreme, fast driving on the highway. The taste of adrenaline is what race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Brian Bedford  •  Yves Montand

The story tells about the confrontation of four first-class racers of Formula 1. Each of the competitors had their own additional motivation to become a champion. Their world is a risk and extreme, fast driving on the highway. The taste of adrenaline is what race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Brian Bedford  •  Yves Montand

Jean de Florette (1986)

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In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Elisabeth Depardieu

In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Elisabeth Depardieu

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Bourvil  •  Gian Maria Volontè  •  Yves Montand

When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Bourvil  •  Gian Maria Volontè  •  Yves Montand

Manon of the Spring (1986)

In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men who greedily conspired to acquire her father's land years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Hippolyte Girardot

In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men who greedily conspired to acquire her father's land years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Berri
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Hippolyte Girardot

Tout Va Bien (1972)

A strike at a French sausage factory contributes to the estrangement of a married filmmaker and his reporter wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Jean-Pierre Gorin
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Jane Fonda  •  Vittorio Caprioli  •  Elizabeth Chauvin

A strike at a French sausage factory contributes to the estrangement of a married filmmaker and his reporter wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Jean-Pierre Gorin
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Jane Fonda  •  Vittorio Caprioli  •  Elizabeth Chauvin

The Wages of Fear (1953)

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri-Georges Clouzot
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Charles Vanel  •  Peter van Eyck  •  Folco Lulli

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri-Georges Clouzot
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Charles Vanel  •  Peter van Eyck  •  Folco Lulli

Z (1969)

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Irene Papas  •  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Jacques Perrin

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Irene Papas  •  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Jacques Perrin

My Geisha (1962)

A director's (Yves Montand) wife (Shirley MacLaine) poses as a geisha to win the lead in his Japanese production of "Madame Butterfly."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Yves Montand  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Robert Cummings

A director's (Yves Montand) wife (Shirley MacLaine) poses as a geisha to win the lead in his Japanese production of "Madame Butterfly."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Yves Montand  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Robert Cummings

The Witches of Salem (1957)

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she is puritanical and cold.) When she finds John and Abigail embracing, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond Rouleau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Yves Montand  •  Mylène Demongeot  •  Alfred Adam

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she is puritanical and cold.) When she finds John and Abigail embracing, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond Rouleau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Yves Montand  •  Mylène Demongeot  •  Alfred Adam

The Wind Rose (1957)

An international anthology about the struggles of female workers around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yannick Bellon  •  Joris Ivens  •  Gillo Pontecorvo  •  Sergei Gerasimov  •  Alberto Cavalcanti  •  Alex Viany
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Simone Signoret  •  Vanja Orico  •  Miguel Torres

An international anthology about the struggles of female workers around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yannick Bellon  •  Joris Ivens  •  Gillo Pontecorvo  •  Sergei Gerasimov  •  Alberto Cavalcanti  •  Alex Viany
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Simone Signoret  •  Vanja Orico  •  Miguel Torres

Gates of the Night (1946)

Paris, during the winter after its Liberation: Jean Diego meets up with his friend Raymond Lecuyer again. A tramp predicts Jean will meet the most beautiful girl in the world, and that same evening Jean meets Malou. But he soon discovers that her brother Guy was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcel Carné
CAST:  Pierre Brasseur  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Yves Montand  •  Nathalie Nattier

Paris, during the winter after its Liberation: Jean Diego meets up with his friend Raymond Lecuyer again. A tramp predicts Jean will meet the most beautiful girl in the world, and that same evening Jean meets Malou. But he soon discovers that her brother Guy was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcel Carné
CAST:  Pierre Brasseur  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Yves Montand  •  Nathalie Nattier

Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others (1974)

Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming Vincent, everyone's favorite, faces bankruptcy, his mistress leaves him, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Sautet
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Serge Reggiani

Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming Vincent, everyone's favorite, faces bankruptcy, his mistress leaves him, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Sautet
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Serge Reggiani

All Fired Up (1982)

Victor Valance a quitté Paris depuis plusieurs années, laissant derrière lui sa mère et ses trois filles, pour réaliser de sombres opérations de casinos aux Bahamas et au Canada. Sa fille ainée, Pauline, est polytechnicienne, attachée au ministre des finances, et ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Pinkas Braun

Victor Valance a quitté Paris depuis plusieurs années, laissant derrière lui sa mère et ses trois filles, pour réaliser de sombres opérations de casinos aux Bahamas et au Canada. Sa fille ainée, Pauline, est polytechnicienne, attachée au ministre des finances, et ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Pinkas Braun

IP5: The Island of Pachyderms (1992)

Young graffiti artist Tony (Olivier Martinez) and his friend Jockey (Sekkou Sall) jump-start an unexpected adventure on the streets of Grenoble, France, when they steal a car that's already occupied by an older man (Yves Montand) who's been sleeping in the back. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Beineix
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Olivier Martinez  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Sekkou Sall

Young graffiti artist Tony (Olivier Martinez) and his friend Jockey (Sekkou Sall) jump-start an unexpected adventure on the streets of Grenoble, France, when they steal a car that's already occupied by an older man (Yves Montand) who's been sleeping in the back. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Beineix
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Olivier Martinez  •  Géraldine Pailhas  •  Sekkou Sall

Roads to the South (1978)

France, 1975. Jean, an exiled Spanish Communist, is a successful screenwriter who, after a tragic event, struggles with his political commitment, his love for his country, under the boot of General Franco, whose death he and his comrades have waited for years, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Miou-Miou  •  Laurent Malet  •  France Lambiotte

France, 1975. Jean, an exiled Spanish Communist, is a successful screenwriter who, after a tragic event, struggles with his political commitment, his love for his country, under the boot of General Franco, whose death he and his comrades have waited for years, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Miou-Miou  •  Laurent Malet  •  France Lambiotte

The Lovely Month of May (1963)

Candid interviews of ordinary people on the meaning of happiness, an often amorphous and inarticulable notion that evokes more basic and fundamentally egalitarian ideals of self-betterment, prosperity, tolerance, economic opportunity, and freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Marker  •  Pierre Lhomme
CAST:  Chris Marker  •  Yves Montand  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Anna Karina

Candid interviews of ordinary people on the meaning of happiness, an often amorphous and inarticulable notion that evokes more basic and fundamentally egalitarian ideals of self-betterment, prosperity, tolerance, economic opportunity, and freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Marker  •  Pierre Lhomme
CAST:  Chris Marker  •  Yves Montand  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Anna Karina

Choice of Arms (1981)

Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and Mickey, a menacing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Michel Galabru

Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and Mickey, a menacing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Corneau
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Michel Galabru

Star Without Light (1946)

An aspiring singer tries to break into films during the early talkie era. She is hired to dub the singing and speaking voice of a silent-movie favorite. Sworn to secrecy, the fill-in must stand by in silence as the star receives all the praises and plaudits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcel Blistène
CAST:  Édith Piaf  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Mila Parély  •  Marcel Herrand

An aspiring singer tries to break into films during the early talkie era. She is hired to dub the singing and speaking voice of a silent-movie favorite. Sworn to secrecy, the fill-in must stand by in silence as the star receives all the praises and plaudits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcel Blistène
CAST:  Édith Piaf  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Mila Parély  •  Marcel Herrand

Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

Don Sallust (Louis de Funès) is minister of the King of Spain. It is a being disingenuous, hypocritical and greedy that collects the taxes himself, he turns in part to his advantage. He is hated by the people he oppresse.Accusé by Queen, a beautiful princess ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Oury
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Yves Montand  •  Alice Sapritch  •  Karin Schubert

Don Sallust (Louis de Funès) is minister of the King of Spain. It is a being disingenuous, hypocritical and greedy that collects the taxes himself, he turns in part to his advantage. He is hated by the people he oppresse.Accusé by Queen, a beautiful princess ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Oury
CAST:  Louis de Funès  •  Yves Montand  •  Alice Sapritch  •  Karin Schubert

The Devil by the Tail (1969)

In this comedy, a run-down hotel drums up customers by sabotaging passing cars. The stuck motorists are then obliged to stay. Unfortunately, one of the sabotaged cars belongs to a bank robber. The hotel staff wants the robber out, but they also want to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Madeleine Renaud  •  Maria Schell  •  Jean Rochefort

In this comedy, a run-down hotel drums up customers by sabotaging passing cars. The stuck motorists are then obliged to stay. Unfortunately, one of the sabotaged cars belongs to a bank robber. The hotel staff wants the robber out, but they also want to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Madeleine Renaud  •  Maria Schell  •  Jean Rochefort
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