Jean-Paul Belmondo

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Jean-Paul Belmondo obituary
Star of the French Nouvelle Vague who rose to fame in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 masterpiece Breathless

Ronald Bergan

06, Sep, 2021 @4:08 PM

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Jean-Paul Belmondo: the beaten-up icon who made crime sexy
Immortalised by Godard and Melville, the actor specialised in seductive tough guys – and blazed a trail through cinema history

Peter Bradshaw

06, Sep, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of Breathless, dies aged 88
The actor exploded on to the screen in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 New Wave classic, which made him one of France’s biggest box-office stars

Andrew Pulver

06, Sep, 2021 @2:32 PM

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A ban on smoking in French films? The idea makes me fume | Stephen Leslie
The great directors all understand that cigarettes and the screen are inextricably linked, like movement and mortality, argues the writer and photographer Stephen Leslie

Stephen Leslie

22, Nov, 2017 @12:35 PM

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Call to stub out on-screen smoking in French films
Injecting morality into films is ‘like pouring cola into a Château Lafite’, one critic of idea declares

Kim Willsher in Paris

20, Nov, 2017 @3:02 PM

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Le Doulos review – Jean-Pierre Melville's brilliant but moody tough-guy drama
Jean-Paul Belmondo plays a safe-cracker in this distinctive, ruminative take on tough-guy archetypes and genre conventions, from 1962

Peter Bradshaw

11, Aug, 2017 @12:00 PM

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A Ghost Story and Le Doulos: this week’s best films in the UK
Casey Affleck stars as a bedsheet-wearing spectre in an exploration of human transience, while Melville’s classic crime thriller gets a 4K restoration

Ellen E Jones

11, Aug, 2017 @8:59 AM

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Jean-Pierre Melville: cinematic poet of the lowlife and criminal
The French resistance fighter turned film-maker had an instinctive sympathy for the outsider, and remodelled the crime thriller into something studied, cool and subversive

Peter Bradshaw

08, Aug, 2017 @3:41 PM

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Jean-Luc Godard: a beginner's guide
Ahead of BAMcinématek’s new restoration of A Married Woman we offer a primer on the new wave auteur’s essential work

John Patterson

02, Dec, 2015 @9:00 AM

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In bed with Belmondo: Raymond Cauchetier and the new wave
Francois Truffaut sharing a cigarette with a choirboy, Jean Seberg nervously biting her nails, and a topless Jean-Paul Belmondo … Raymond Cauchetier was there with his Rolleiflex. The veteran photographer shares his secrets from the birth of 1960s cool

Angelique Chrisafis

03, Jun, 2015 @6:30 AM

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Quelle Catastrophe! France with Robert Peston review – francophile talk
Looking more like David Tennant than ever, the BBC’s economics editor takes to the road to examine the state of the French, with appropriate hand gestures

Sam Wollaston

14, Mar, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Classe tous risques DVD – Philip French on Claude Sautet's pitch-perfect directorial debut

Philip French welcomes a French classic that 'never puts a foot wrong'

Philip French

23, Mar, 2014 @12:05 AM

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