5 cult films by Francois Ozon

5 cult films by Francois Ozon

On the occasion of the release of Francois Ozon’s new film entitled my crimes, Here are some of his most famous films

The pitch of my crime : Madeleine Verdier, a young and pretty, destitute and talentless actress, is accused of murdering a famous producer in Paris in the 1930s. Supported by her best friend Pauline, a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted of self-defence. Then begins a new life of glory and success, until the truth comes out…

This new film by François Ozon, my crime, is a free adaptation of the play of the same name by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil. At the casting we will have the pleasure of Nadia Tereszkiewicz (The Almond Trees published in autumn), Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon, Fabrice Luchini and André Dussollier. The film is scheduled for release on March 8, 2023.

8 women (2002)

A musical with the melodies of Cluedo. An exceptional cast, a series of women who transport us to a grand bourgeois residence in the middle of winter. But a murder is discovered, the master of the house was murdered. who killed him Then, as the story unfolds, we discover that all of these women have a secret to hide. We don’t bother for a second, the audio is extremely accurate and the songs are great, a real dive into the 50’s! It’s a delight to discover Ozon, a film that will appeal to even the most skeptical of musicals!

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In the house (2012)

In this intimate film, Ozon introduces us to a 16-year-old boy whose talent for writing catches the eye of his French teacher. To nourish his writing, the latter does not hesitate to meddle in the home of one of his young classmates. The teacher, played by Fabrice Luchini, then finds pleasure in teaching again, but a series of uncontrollable events ensues.

Swimming Pool (2003)

Charlotte Rampling, cool and unyielding best-selling author, meets young and sulfurous Ludivine Sagnier. This is the story of an author who has lost her inspiration and spends a week at her publisher’s house in the south of France. Everything is going well until the editor’s daughter, incredibly sensual and disturbing, comes into the house. A dramatic event occurs, it may be an opportunity for our author (Charlotte Rampling) to find something to write about… Ludivine Sagnier’s acting and unbridled sensuality are impressive!

Thank God (2019)

A rather political film that reveals the director’s positions on the church environment. A real coup to denounce the abuse of priests with children, especially in Catholic boarding schools. It stars the talented Melvil Poupaud, who, after being the victim of childhood touches by a priest, realizes he’s not the only one. What follows is an investigation and a boundless determination of character to try and put an end to the actions of this still-practicing priest.

Summer 85 (2020)

To finally end this selection, a sunnier, young and refreshing film. A real dive into this 1980s era that will make us discover a lively actor, Benjamin Neighbourhood, who is about to fall in love with a young man (Felix Lefebvre) after saving him from drowning. This budding friendship in the heart of summer on the Normandy coast turns into true love, working in subtle ways with the mechanics of attraction. This film is a revelation for Benjamin Voisin, his character embodying the myth of perpetual, adventurous youth with Mick Jagger looks. Point of honor for Valeria Bruni, who plays a hilarious mother.

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