Barbet Schroeder

Barbet Schroeder (born 26 August 1941) is a Franco-Swiss movie director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Rivette.

2 3

Barfly (1987)

Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But, they like each other's company—and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Alice Krige  •  Jack Nance

Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But, they like each other's company—and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Alice Krige  •  Jack Nance

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Hector Elizondo  •  George Lucas

Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Hector Elizondo  •  George Lucas

Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974)

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rivette
CAST:  Juliet Berto  •  Dominique Labourier  •  Bulle Ogier  •  Marie-France Pisier

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rivette
CAST:  Juliet Berto  •  Dominique Labourier  •  Bulle Ogier  •  Marie-France Pisier

Kiss of Death (1995)

Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con trying to stay clean and raise a family. When his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, Detective Calvin Hart is injured and Jimmy lands back in prison. In exchange for an early release ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Helen Hunt

Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con trying to stay clean and raise a family. When his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, Detective Calvin Hart is injured and Jimmy lands back in prison. In exchange for an early release ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Helen Hunt

Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)

A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Penny Patterson  •  Koko  •  Saul Kitchener  •  Carl Pribram

A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Penny Patterson  •  Koko  •  Saul Kitchener  •  Carl Pribram

Maîtresse (1976)

After breaking into a house he believes is empty, thief Olivier is caught by the owner, Ariane, who turns out to be a dominatrix. Improbably falling for her, Olivier returns periodically, and an impulsive romance blossoms despite Ariane's profession. Soon Olivier ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Bulle Ogier  •  André Rouyer  •  Nathalie Keryan

After breaking into a house he believes is empty, thief Olivier is caught by the owner, Ariane, who turns out to be a dominatrix. Improbably falling for her, Olivier returns periodically, and an impulsive romance blossoms despite Ariane's profession. Soon Olivier ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Bulle Ogier  •  André Rouyer  •  Nathalie Keryan

Mars Attacks! (1996)

A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

Murder by Numbers (2002)

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Michael Pitt

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Michael Pitt

Out 1 (1971)

While two theater groups rehearse plays by Aeschylus, two solitary individuals wander the Parisian streets hustling the populace for cash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rivette
CAST:  Michèle Moretti  •  Hermine Karagheuz  •  Pierre Baillot  •  Marcel Bozonnet

While two theater groups rehearse plays by Aeschylus, two solitary individuals wander the Parisian streets hustling the populace for cash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Rivette
CAST:  Michèle Moretti  •  Hermine Karagheuz  •  Pierre Baillot  •  Marcel Bozonnet

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

EnjoyableFunnyOriginalBeautiful

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ron Silver  •  Annabella Sciorra

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ron Silver  •  Annabella Sciorra

Single White Female (1992)

IntenseSuspensefulBrilliantDisturbing

Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek out a roommate in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Steven Weber  •  Peter Friedman

Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek out a roommate in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Bridget Fonda  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Steven Weber  •  Peter Friedman

The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)

Early new wave effort from Rohmer, which was the first of his six moral tales. It concerns a young man who approaches a girl in the street, but after several days without seeing her again, he becomes involved with the girl in the local bakery. Eventually, he has to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Rohmer
CAST:  Barbet Schroeder  •  Michèle Girardon  •  Claudine Soubrier  •  Michel Mardore

Early new wave effort from Rohmer, which was the first of his six moral tales. It concerns a young man who approaches a girl in the street, but after several days without seeing her again, he becomes involved with the girl in the local bakery. Eventually, he has to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Rohmer
CAST:  Barbet Schroeder  •  Michèle Girardon  •  Claudine Soubrier  •  Michel Mardore

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

BeautifulEmotionalRealAdventurous

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

More (1969)

A German student, Stefan, now finished with his studies, hitchhikes to Paris. There he meets a free-spirited American girl, Estelle, who he follows to Ibiza. The two begin a sad and dark path into heroin addiction. Barbet Schroeder's first film, also notable for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Mimsy Farmer  •  Klaus Grünberg  •  Heinz Engelmann  •  Michel Chanderli

A German student, Stefan, now finished with his studies, hitchhikes to Paris. There he meets a free-spirited American girl, Estelle, who he follows to Ibiza. The two begin a sad and dark path into heroin addiction. Barbet Schroeder's first film, also notable for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Mimsy Farmer  •  Klaus Grünberg  •  Heinz Engelmann  •  Michel Chanderli

Queen Margot (1994)

Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Vincent Perez

Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Vincent Perez

Desperate Measures (1998)

San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Andy García  •  Brian Cox  •  Marcia Gay Harden

San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Andy García  •  Brian Cox  •  Marcia Gay Harden

Les Carabiniers (1963)

During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Marino Masé  •  Patrice Moullet  •  Geneviève Galéa  •  Catherine Ribeiro

During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Marino Masé  •  Patrice Moullet  •  Geneviève Galéa  •  Catherine Ribeiro

General Idi Amin Dada (1974)

Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder shows the Ugandan dictator meeting his Cabinet, reviewing his troops, explaining his ideology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Idi Amin  •  Fidel Castro  •  Golda Meir

Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder shows the Ugandan dictator meeting his Cabinet, reviewing his troops, explaining his ideology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Idi Amin  •  Fidel Castro  •  Golda Meir

Six in Paris (1965)

Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d'Etoile (Rohmer) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Claude Chabrol  •  Éric Rohmer  •  Jean-Daniel Pollet  •  Jean Douchet  •  Jean Rouch
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Andréani  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Nadine Ballot  •  Claude Chabrol

Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d'Etoile (Rohmer) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Claude Chabrol  •  Éric Rohmer  •  Jean-Daniel Pollet  •  Jean Douchet  •  Jean Rouch
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Andréani  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Nadine Ballot  •  Claude Chabrol
2 3