François Périer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia François Périer, (10 November 1919 – 29 June 2002), born François Pillu in Paris, was a French actor. He made over 110 film and TV appearances between 1938 and 1996. He was also prominent in the theatre. Among his most notable parts was that of Hugo in the first production of Jean-Paul Sartre's Les Mains Sales in 1948. He was the narrator of the French-language version of Fantasia.

2 3 4 5

Gervaise (1956)

An adaptation of Émile Zola’s 1877 masterpiece L’assommoir, the film is an uncompromising depiction of a lowly laundress’s struggles to deal with an alcoholic husband while running her own business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clément
CAST:  Maria Schell  •  François Périer  •  Jany Holt  •  Mathilde Casadesus

An adaptation of Émile Zola’s 1877 masterpiece L’assommoir, the film is an uncompromising depiction of a lowly laundress’s struggles to deal with an alcoholic husband while running her own business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clément
CAST:  Maria Schell  •  François Périer  •  Jany Holt  •  Mathilde Casadesus

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

Le Samouraï (1967)

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  François Périer  •  Nathalie Delon  •  Cathy Rosier

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  François Périer  •  Nathalie Delon  •  Cathy Rosier

Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by her boyfriend, Giorgio. Rescued, she resumes her life and tries her best to find happiness in a cynical world. Even when she thinks her struggles are over and she has found happiness and contentment, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini
CAST:  Giulietta Masina  •  François Périer  •  Franca Marzi  •  Amedeo Nazzari

Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by her boyfriend, Giorgio. Rescued, she resumes her life and tries her best to find happiness in a cynical world. Even when she thinks her struggles are over and she has found happiness and contentment, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini
CAST:  Giulietta Masina  •  François Périer  •  Franca Marzi  •  Amedeo Nazzari

Orpheus (1950)

At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste, is killed, and a mysterious princess insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Cocteau
CAST:  Jean Marais  •  María Casares  •  François Périer  •  Marie Déa

At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste, is killed, and a mysterious princess insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Cocteau
CAST:  Jean Marais  •  María Casares  •  François Périer  •  Marie Déa

Keep Your Right Up (1987)

This film is made up several sketches in which certain actors play several real or fictional roles to a background of rock music. The lead character, played by Godard himself, is an annoyingly perfectionist film-maker determined to wring every last drop of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Jane Birkin  •  Jacques Villeret  •  François Périer

This film is made up several sketches in which certain actors play several real or fictional roles to a background of rock music. The lead character, played by Godard himself, is an annoyingly perfectionist film-maker determined to wring every last drop of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Jane Birkin  •  Jacques Villeret  •  François Périer

Testament of Orpheus (1960)

Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Cocteau
CAST:  Jean Cocteau  •  Françoise Arnoul  •  Claudine Auger  •  Charles Aznavour

Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Cocteau
CAST:  Jean Cocteau  •  Françoise Arnoul  •  Claudine Auger  •  Charles Aznavour

What? (1972)

A young American woman traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems quite right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sydne Rome  •  Hugh Griffith  •  Guido Alberti

A young American woman traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems quite right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sydne Rome  •  Hugh Griffith  •  Guido Alberti

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

Stavisky... (1974)

Irresistible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Resnais
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  François Périer  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Roberto Bisacco

Irresistible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Resnais
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  François Périer  •  Michael Lonsdale  •  Roberto Bisacco

La Ferme aux loups (1943)

Bastien and Furet are a journalist and a photographer working together as a team on the newspaper 'L'Echo du Jour'. Just as they are about to go off on a weekend break with Micky, their boss's secretary, they are sent to a crime scene to report the murder of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pottier
CAST:  Paul Meurisse  •  François Périer  •  André Gabriello  •  Guillaume de Sax

Bastien and Furet are a journalist and a photographer working together as a team on the newspaper 'L'Echo du Jour'. Just as they are about to go off on a weekend break with Micky, their boss's secretary, they are sent to a crime scene to report the murder of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pottier
CAST:  Paul Meurisse  •  François Périer  •  André Gabriello  •  Guillaume de Sax

Sweet and Sour (1963)

Gerard, a young man from a "good family" dreams of becoming an actor. To do this, he follows everywhere his sister Frédérique who is infatuated with cinéma vérité.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Baratier
CAST:  Jean Babilée  •  Guy Bedos  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Francis Blanche

Gerard, a young man from a "good family" dreams of becoming an actor. To do this, he follows everywhere his sister Frédérique who is infatuated with cinéma vérité.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Baratier
CAST:  Jean Babilée  •  Guy Bedos  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Francis Blanche

Five Day Lover (1961)

Claire is a young mother and married to Georges, but she is also having an affair with bachelor Antoine, who is being kept by her good friend Madeleine, a wealthy fashion designer. But the meetings at Antoine's apartment, five afternoons a week, come to a halt when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Micheline Presle  •  François Périer

Claire is a young mother and married to Georges, but she is also having an affair with bachelor Antoine, who is being kept by her good friend Madeleine, a wealthy fashion designer. But the meetings at Antoine's apartment, five afternoons a week, come to a halt when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Jean Seberg  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Micheline Presle  •  François Périer

The Visitor (1963)

Certain that "the right man" is crucial to her escaping the confines of the Italian village where she lives, Pina (Sandra Milo) places an ad in the newspaper. She gets a response from Adolfo (Francois Perier), who agrees to travel from his residence in Rome to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Pietrangeli
CAST:  Sandra Milo  •  François Périer  •  Mario Adorf  •  Gastone Moschin

Certain that "the right man" is crucial to her escaping the confines of the Italian village where she lives, Pina (Sandra Milo) places an ad in the newspaper. She gets a response from Adolfo (Francois Perier), who agrees to travel from his residence in Rome to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Pietrangeli
CAST:  Sandra Milo  •  François Périer  •  Mario Adorf  •  Gastone Moschin

The Century Is Fifty (1950)

As the title of this French documentary indicates, Ce Siecle a 50 Ans examines the 20th Century at its halfway point. Utilizing the archives of several European film reserves, director Denise Tua offers a fascinating mosaic of the people and events that shaped the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denise Tual  •  Werner Malbran  •  Roland Tual
CAST:  Pierre Fresnay  •  Sarah Bernhardt  •  Jean Cocteau  •  Marie Daëms

As the title of this French documentary indicates, Ce Siecle a 50 Ans examines the 20th Century at its halfway point. Utilizing the archives of several European film reserves, director Denise Tua offers a fascinating mosaic of the people and events that shaped the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denise Tual  •  Werner Malbran  •  Roland Tual
CAST:  Pierre Fresnay  •  Sarah Bernhardt  •  Jean Cocteau  •  Marie Daëms

Sylvia and the Ghost (1946)

A teenager becomes fixated on the handsome suitor who died in a duel for her grandmother's love. On her sixteenth birthday, her uncle oversees three men who pretend to be the ghost of the suitor to entertain her - but little do they know, the ghost of the suitor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Autant-Lara
CAST:  Odette Joyeux  •  François Périer  •  Pierre Larquey  •  Claude Marcy

A teenager becomes fixated on the handsome suitor who died in a duel for her grandmother's love. On her sixteenth birthday, her uncle oversees three men who pretend to be the ghost of the suitor to entertain her - but little do they know, the ghost of the suitor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Autant-Lara
CAST:  Odette Joyeux  •  François Périer  •  Pierre Larquey  •  Claude Marcy

Silence Is Golden (1947)

Emile is a French film producer at the beginning of the century. One of his friends leaves his daughter Lucette in his house, when he is starting a tour through France. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his younger friend Jacques come back from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clair
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  François Périer  •  Marcelle Derrien  •  Dany Robin

Emile is a French film producer at the beginning of the century. One of his friends leaves his daughter Lucette in his house, when he is starting a tour through France. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his younger friend Jacques come back from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Clair
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  François Périer  •  Marcelle Derrien  •  Dany Robin

Love Letters (1942)

A plucky businesswoman agrees to receive love letters to a prefect’s wife from a young official, and soon finds herself embroiled in a scandal that inflames a town’s class tensions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Autant-Lara
CAST:  Odette Joyeux  •  François Périer  •  Simone Renant  •  Jacqueline Champi

A plucky businesswoman agrees to receive love letters to a prefect’s wife from a young official, and soon finds herself embroiled in a scandal that inflames a town’s class tensions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Autant-Lara
CAST:  Odette Joyeux  •  François Périer  •  Simone Renant  •  Jacqueline Champi

The End of the Day (1939)

Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of love affairs. Passions come back, and jealousies... A bitter film about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Duvivier
CAST:  Louis Jouvet  •  Michel Simon  •  Madeleine Ozeray  •  Gabrielle Dorziat

Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of love affairs. Passions come back, and jealousies... A bitter film about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Duvivier
CAST:  Louis Jouvet  •  Michel Simon  •  Madeleine Ozeray  •  Gabrielle Dorziat

Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977)

In an empty villa, Vera Baxter sits and contemplates her life, as she recounts to a woman who was drawn to the villa when she heard the name Vera Baxter pronounced. Vera tells her about her no-good husband, who has been using her to keep his failing business afloat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marguerite Duras
CAST:  Delphine Seyrig  •  Noëlle Châtelet  •  Claudine Gabay  •  Gérard Depardieu

In an empty villa, Vera Baxter sits and contemplates her life, as she recounts to a woman who was drawn to the villa when she heard the name Vera Baxter pronounced. Vera tells her about her no-good husband, who has been using her to keep his failing business afloat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marguerite Duras
CAST:  Delphine Seyrig  •  Noëlle Châtelet  •  Claudine Gabay  •  Gérard Depardieu
2 3 4 5