Jean Becker

Jean Becker was born on May 10, 1933 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Mis tardes con Margueritte (2010), Verano asesino (1983) and Conversaciones con mi jardinero (2007). He is the son of French director Jacques Becker.

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One Deadly Summer (1983)

In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder (she's myopic and hates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alain Souchon  •  Suzanne Flon  •  Jenny Clève

In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder (she's myopic and hates ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Alain Souchon  •  Suzanne Flon  •  Jenny Clève

Le Trou (1960)

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Becker
CAST:  Michel Constantin  •  Jean Keraudy  •  Philippe Leroy  •  Raymond Meunier

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Becker
CAST:  Michel Constantin  •  Jean Keraudy  •  Philippe Leroy  •  Raymond Meunier

Elisa (1995)

Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she blames for her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Vanessa Paradis  •  Clotilde Courau  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Sekkou Sall

Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she blames for her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Vanessa Paradis  •  Clotilde Courau  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Sekkou Sall

Against Oblivion (1991)

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Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean Luc Godard and Anne Marie Mieville's film concerns the plight of Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Doillon  •  Jane Birkin  •  Bertrand Tavernier  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Alain Resnais  •  Philippe Muyl  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Claire Denis  •  Bernard Giraudeau  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Robert Kramer  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Alain Corneau  •  Chantal Akerman  •  Bertrand Blier  •  Jean Becker  •  Jacques Deray  •  Coline Serreau  •  Romain Goupil  •  Patrice Chéreau  •  Francis Girod  •  Michel Deville  •  René Allio  •  Denis Amar  •  Jean-Michel Carré  •  Dominique Dante  •  Gérard Frot-Coutaz  •  Jean-Loup Hubert  •  Anne-Marie Miéville  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Martine Franck
CAST:  Paul Amar  •  Robert Badinter  •  Guy Bedos  •  Jane Birkin

Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean Luc Godard and Anne Marie Mieville's film concerns the plight of Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Doillon  •  Jane Birkin  •  Bertrand Tavernier  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Alain Resnais  •  Philippe Muyl  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Claire Denis  •  Bernard Giraudeau  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Robert Kramer  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Alain Corneau  •  Chantal Akerman  •  Bertrand Blier  •  Jean Becker  •  Jacques Deray  •  Coline Serreau  •  Romain Goupil  •  Patrice Chéreau  •  Francis Girod  •  Michel Deville  •  René Allio  •  Denis Amar  •  Jean-Michel Carré  •  Dominique Dante  •  Gérard Frot-Coutaz  •  Jean-Loup Hubert  •  Anne-Marie Miéville  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Martine Franck
CAST:  Paul Amar  •  Robert Badinter  •  Guy Bedos  •  Jane Birkin

My Afternoons With Margueritte (2010)

An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Maurane  •  Gisèle Casadesus  •  Jean-François Stévenin

An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Maurane  •  Gisèle Casadesus  •  Jean-François Stévenin

Strange Gardens (2003)

Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show. André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something from their mutual past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Villeret  •  André Dussollier  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Benoît Magimel

Lucien, 14, can’t understand why his father, a serious and respected teacher, makes a fool of himself by dressing up as a clown and giving a show. André, Lucien’s father’s best friend, feels for the teenager and decides to reveal something from their mutual past ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Villeret  •  André Dussollier  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Benoît Magimel

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DIRECTION:  Vincent Perrot
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Jean Becker  •  Alain Belmondo  •  Paul Belmondo

The Children of the Marshland (1999)

The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  André Dussollier  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jacques Villeret

The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  André Dussollier  •  Michel Serrault  •  Jacques Villeret

Conversations with My Gardener (2007)

A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Fanny Cottençon  •  Alexia Barlier

A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Fanny Cottençon  •  Alexia Barlier

Love Me No More (2008)

Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. But one day he decides to ruin everything in one weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Albert Dupontel  •  Marie-Josée Croze  •  Pierre Vaneck  •  Alessandra Martines

Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. But one day he decides to ruin everything in one weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Albert Dupontel  •  Marie-Josée Croze  •  Pierre Vaneck  •  Alessandra Martines

A Crime in Paradise (2001)

In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Villeret  •  Josiane Balasko  •  André Dussollier  •  Suzanne Flon

In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jacques Villeret  •  Josiane Balasko  •  André Dussollier  •  Suzanne Flon

Get Well Soon (2014)

After an accident, Pierre, a sixty years old grumpy man, ends up stuck on an hospital bed with a cast. While Pierre dreams of silence and solitude with his strong character, the whole world seems to invite himself to his hospital bed. Powerless, he has to support ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Fred Testot  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Swann Arlaud

After an accident, Pierre, a sixty years old grumpy man, ends up stuck on an hospital bed with a cast. While Pierre dreams of silence and solitude with his strong character, the whole world seems to invite himself to his hospital bed. Powerless, he has to support ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Fred Testot  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Swann Arlaud

Bienvenue parmi nous (2012)

Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild teenager who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Patrick Chesnais  •  Jeanne Lambert  •  Miou-Miou  •  Jacques Weber

Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild teenager who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Patrick Chesnais  •  Jeanne Lambert  •  Miou-Miou  •  Jacques Weber

The Red Collar (2018)

In 1919, in a small town under the crushing heat of summer, a war hero is held prisoner in an abandoned barracks. Outside, his mangy dog barks night and day. Not far off in the countryside, an extraordinarily intelligent young woman works the land, waiting and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle  •  Sophie Verbeeck  •  Jean-Quentin Châtelain

In 1919, in a small town under the crushing heat of summer, a war hero is held prisoner in an abandoned barracks. Outside, his mangy dog barks night and day. Not far off in the countryside, an extraordinarily intelligent young woman works the land, waiting and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  François Cluzet  •  Nicolas Duvauchelle  •  Sophie Verbeeck  •  Jean-Quentin Châtelain

A Man Named Rocca (1961)

Roberto goes to Marseilles to give a hand to his friend Xavier, wrongly imprisoned following a frame-up organized by his associate Villanova. Roberto sets out to seduce Villanova's mistress, but when Villanova is killed, Roberto ends up leader of the band...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Christine Kaufmann  •  Pierre Vaneck  •  Béatrice Altariba

Roberto goes to Marseilles to give a hand to his friend Xavier, wrongly imprisoned following a frame-up organized by his associate Villanova. Roberto sets out to seduce Villanova's mistress, but when Villanova is killed, Roberto ends up leader of the band...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Christine Kaufmann  •  Pierre Vaneck  •  Béatrice Altariba

Backfire (1964)

A greedy gold smuggler hires a handsome hero to transport a stolen fortune to a new hideout accompanied by the smuggler's sexy girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Jean Seberg  •  Enrico Maria Salerno  •  Renate Ewert

A greedy gold smuggler hires a handsome hero to transport a stolen fortune to a new hideout accompanied by the smuggler's sexy girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Jean Seberg  •  Enrico Maria Salerno  •  Renate Ewert

On Life On-screen: Miseries and Splendour of a Monarch (2010)

A documentary on the collaboration of filmmaker Sacha Guitry and actor Michel Simon focusing on the film "La Poison" (1951).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominique Maillet
CAST:  Jean Becker  •  Alain Decaux  •  Claude Gauteur  •  Henry Gidel

A documentary on the collaboration of filmmaker Sacha Guitry and actor Michel Simon focusing on the film "La Poison" (1951).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominique Maillet
CAST:  Jean Becker  •  Alain Decaux  •  Claude Gauteur  •  Henry Gidel

Pas de caviar pour tante Olga (1965)

Rosa, a housekeeper in a NATO office in Paris, steals a micro film for her lover whom she hopes to marry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
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Rosa, a housekeeper in a NATO office in Paris, steals a micro film for her lover whom she hopes to marry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
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Tender Scoundrel (1966)

Jean-Paul Belmondo is a lovable lothario who delights in his womanizing ways in this ribald comedy adventure. When two women can't get enough of him, he is chased to Tahiti and back to Paris by admiring females. His experiences are exhausting to the point that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Philippe Noiret  •  Robert Morley  •  Geneviève Page

Jean-Paul Belmondo is a lovable lothario who delights in his womanizing ways in this ribald comedy adventure. When two women can't get enough of him, he is chased to Tahiti and back to Paris by admiring females. His experiences are exhausting to the point that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Becker
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Philippe Noiret  •  Robert Morley  •  Geneviève Page
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