Michel Serrault

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Joyeux Noel (2005)

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France, 1914, during World War I. On Christmas Eve, an extraordinary event takes place in the bloody no man's land that the French and the Scots dispute with the Germans…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Natalie Dessay  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Guillaume Canet

France, 1914, during World War I. On Christmas Eve, an extraordinary event takes place in the bloody no man's land that the French and the Scots dispute with the Germans…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Natalie Dessay  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Guillaume Canet

Candide or The Optimism in the 20th Century (1960)

The film is a 20th-century adaptation of Voltaire's 1759 social satire novel Candide, ou l’Optimisme.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norbert Carbonnaux
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Daliah Lavi  •  Pierre Brasseur  •  Louis de Funès

The film is a 20th-century adaptation of Voltaire's 1759 social satire novel Candide, ou l’Optimisme.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norbert Carbonnaux
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Daliah Lavi  •  Pierre Brasseur  •  Louis de Funès

King of Hearts (1966)

An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Pierre Brasseur  •  Michel Serrault

An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe de Broca
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Pierre Brasseur  •  Michel Serrault

Diabolique (1955)

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri-Georges Clouzot
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Véra Clouzot  •  Paul Meurisse  •  Charles Vanel

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri-Georges Clouzot
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Véra Clouzot  •  Paul Meurisse  •  Charles Vanel

The Girl from Paris (2001)

Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who decides it's time to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Mathilde Seigner  •  Jean-Paul Roussillon  •  Frédéric Pierrot

Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who decides it's time to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Carion
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Mathilde Seigner  •  Jean-Paul Roussillon  •  Frédéric Pierrot

Bonsoir (1994)

Having first lost his wife then his job as a tweed tailor, Alex Ponttin has devised a novel way to keep himself in touch with society. He admits himself into people's homes, by pretending to be a relative or an official, and persuading his victims to give him a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Mocky
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Marie-Christine Barrault  •  Claude Jade  •  Corinne Le Poulain

Having first lost his wife then his job as a tweed tailor, Alex Ponttin has devised a novel way to keep himself in touch with society. He admits himself into people's homes, by pretending to be a relative or an official, and persuading his victims to give him a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Mocky
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Marie-Christine Barrault  •  Claude Jade  •  Corinne Le Poulain

Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001)

A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into the museum's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Michel Serrault  •  Frédéric Diefenthal  •  Julie Christie

A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into the museum's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Salomé
CAST:  Sophie Marceau  •  Michel Serrault  •  Frédéric Diefenthal  •  Julie Christie

Happiness Is in the Field (1995)

Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" shows a woman from Gers who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Étienne Chatiliez
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Eddy Mitchell  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Carmen Maura

Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called "where are you?" shows a woman from Gers who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Étienne Chatiliez
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Eddy Mitchell  •  Sabine Azéma  •  Carmen Maura

Love Comedy (1989)

According to the book Journal Particulier de Paul Léautaud, the love story that was born between him and Marie D., whom he met at the Mercure de France in 1922, on the occasion of an article she wrote to appear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Rawson
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Annie Girardot  •  Aurore Clément  •  Patrick Bauchau

According to the book Journal Particulier de Paul Léautaud, the love story that was born between him and Marie D., whom he met at the Mercure de France in 1922, on the occasion of an article she wrote to appear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Rawson
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Annie Girardot  •  Aurore Clément  •  Patrick Bauchau

La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding (1985)

Third and final version of the La Cage aux Folles series has Renato's drag queen lover Albin learning that he can inherit a vast fortune from a distant relative. But the catch is that Albin must marry (a woman) and produce a heir within a year or the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georges Lautner
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Ugo Tognazzi  •  Antonella Interlenghi  •  Michel Galabru

Third and final version of the La Cage aux Folles series has Renato's drag queen lover Albin learning that he can inherit a vast fortune from a distant relative. But the catch is that Albin must marry (a woman) and produce a heir within a year or the whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georges Lautner
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Ugo Tognazzi  •  Antonella Interlenghi  •  Michel Galabru

3 Fables of Love (1962)

"Les quatre vérités" aka "The Four Truths" is a movie anthology that consists of four segments, all loosely parodying fables from the 17th-century French poet Jean de la Fontaine. The US cut usually features only 3 segments.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alessandro Blasetti  •  René Clair  •  Luis García Berlanga  •  Hervé Bromberger
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jean Poiret

"Les quatre vérités" aka "The Four Truths" is a movie anthology that consists of four segments, all loosely parodying fables from the 17th-century French poet Jean de la Fontaine. The US cut usually features only 3 segments.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alessandro Blasetti  •  René Clair  •  Luis García Berlanga  •  Hervé Bromberger
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jean Poiret

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel is a biopic film based on the life of the French playwright, financier and spy Pierre Beaumarchais depicting his activities during the American War of Independence and his authorship of the Figaro trilogy of plays.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Édouard Molinaro
CAST:  Fabrice Luchini  •  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Manuel Blanc  •  Claire Nebout

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel is a biopic film based on the life of the French playwright, financier and spy Pierre Beaumarchais depicting his activities during the American War of Independence and his authorship of the Figaro trilogy of plays.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Édouard Molinaro
CAST:  Fabrice Luchini  •  Sandrine Kiberlain  •  Manuel Blanc  •  Claire Nebout

Dr. Petiot (1990)

A true story shot in a German Impressionistic style. In France during the Nazi occupation, Dr. Petiot (Michel Serrault) offered to help Jews escape the Nazis. They would come to his house, and he would kindly give them lethal "vaccinations" for their anticipated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian de Chalonge
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Pierre Romans  •  Bérangère Bonvoisin  •  Zbigniew Horoks

A true story shot in a German Impressionistic style. In France during the Nazi occupation, Dr. Petiot (Michel Serrault) offered to help Jews escape the Nazis. They would come to his house, and he would kindly give them lethal "vaccinations" for their anticipated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian de Chalonge
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Pierre Romans  •  Bérangère Bonvoisin  •  Zbigniew Horoks

He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)

On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a pianist. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Deray
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Xavier Deluc  •  Gérard Darmon

On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a pianist. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Deray
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Xavier Deluc  •  Gérard Darmon

The Roaring Forties (1982)

The Last Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst is a non-fiction book by Ron Hall and Nicholas Tomblin about a man who first cheated to win an international sailing competition and then disappeared from his sailboat in the final lap of the race -- a story that serves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian de Chalonge
CAST:  Jacques Perrin  •  Julie Christie  •  Michel Serrault

The Last Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst is a non-fiction book by Ron Hall and Nicholas Tomblin about a man who first cheated to win an international sailing competition and then disappeared from his sailboat in the final lap of the race -- a story that serves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian de Chalonge
CAST:  Jacques Perrin  •  Julie Christie  •  Michel Serrault

The Other One's Mug (1979)

Martial Perrin is the president of a right-wing political party which is gearing itself up for a forthcoming election. When he learns that a notorious criminal named Kraus has escaped from prison, Perrin panics and goes into hiding. His deputy, Constant, hires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Tchernia
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Jean Poiret  •  Curd Jürgens  •  Bernadette Lafont

Martial Perrin is the president of a right-wing political party which is gearing itself up for a forthcoming election. When he learns that a notorious criminal named Kraus has escaped from prison, Perrin panics and goes into hiding. His deputy, Constant, hires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Tchernia
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Jean Poiret  •  Curd Jürgens  •  Bernadette Lafont

Le Bon Plaisir (1984)

Claire's handbag is stolen. It contained a letter written ten years previously by the man who is now the French President. In the letter he urges his pregnant mistress to have an abortion. Claire immediately alerts the President's men. From that moment, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Girod
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Hippolyte Girardot

Claire's handbag is stolen. It contained a letter written ten years previously by the man who is now the French President. In the letter he urges his pregnant mistress to have an abortion. Claire immediately alerts the President's men. From that moment, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Girod
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jean-Louis Trintignant  •  Hippolyte Girardot

Actors (2000)

Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute to French ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bertrand Blier
CAST:  Pierre Arditi  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Claude Brasseur  •  Alain Delon

Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute to French ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bertrand Blier
CAST:  Pierre Arditi  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Claude Brasseur  •  Alain Delon

Breaking it up ! (1968)

A gang of young tugs led by Frankie, opens a nightclub just in front of a gangster's hideout. Morelli is his name and he prepares the stealing of the century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  Eddie Constantine  •  Johnny Hallyday  •  Michel Serrault  •  Annabella Incontrera

A gang of young tugs led by Frankie, opens a nightclub just in front of a gangster's hideout. Morelli is his name and he prepares the stealing of the century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  Eddie Constantine  •  Johnny Hallyday  •  Michel Serrault  •  Annabella Incontrera

Le Viager (1972)

In 1930, Louis Martinet, a peaceful sexagenarian, no longer has a long life to live according to the words of his doctor, Leon Galipeau, who sees to take advantage of the very interesting situation of the "future deceased". This one indeed has a small house in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Tchernia
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Claude Brasseur  •  Rosy Varte  •  Odette Laure

In 1930, Louis Martinet, a peaceful sexagenarian, no longer has a long life to live according to the words of his doctor, Leon Galipeau, who sees to take advantage of the very interesting situation of the "future deceased". This one indeed has a small house in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Tchernia
CAST:  Michel Serrault  •  Claude Brasseur  •  Rosy Varte  •  Odette Laure
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