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The Last Tycoons - Episode 8

The Last Tycoons - Episode 8

Pierre Braunberger, Anatole Dauman, Robert Dorfmann, les frères Hakim, Mag Bodard, Alain Poiré, Pierre Cottrell, Albina du Boisrouvray, Jacques Perrin and many others... They always worked behind-the-scenes and were unknown to the general public. However, they produced films, including Breathless, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Belle de Jour, that were famous not only in France, but around the world.

Self-taught, passionate and willing to gamble, these men and women financed films at a time when there was neither support from the television industry nor specialized bank financing. They started with nothing and could either win it all or lose everything. Directed by Florence Strauss, the 8-part documentary series THE LAST TYCOONS highlights the men and women, who from 1945 to 1980, produced landmark films that influenced cinema for generations to come.

Episode 8 - The Magnificent Ones
La Grande Bouffe (1973) / Jean-Pierre Rassam / dir. Marco Ferreri
The Wing or the Thigh (1976) / Christian Fechner / dir. Claude Zidi
Tess (1979) / Claude Berri / dir. Roman Polanski

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Main credits

Strauss, Florence (film director)
Lalou, Serge (film producer)
Dornoy, Claire (film producer)
Labadie, Jean (film producer)
Labadie, Anne-Laure (film producer)
Cotte, Camille (editor of moving image work)

Other credits

Editor: Camille Cotte.


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Distributor subjects

Distrib Films Collection
France
Cinema Studies
Cultural Studies

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