Charles Aznavour, a French-Armenian singer known as the Frank Sinatra of France, also had a lengthy and diverse parallel acting career. Starting out as an extra in the 1936 film 'La Guerre des gosses', he played a small part in the 1946 French drama 'Goodbye Darling'. He had a starring role in the 1960 film 'Tirez sur le pianiste' and went on to act in successful movies like 'La Tête contre les murs', 'Les Dragueurs', 'Le Testament d'Orphée', 'Un taxi pour Tobrouk', 'Thomas l'imposteur', 'Paris au mois d'août', and 'Le Temps des loups'.
One of his best performances was in the 1974 movie 'And Then There Were None'. He also had a major supporting role in the 1979 film 'The Tin Drum', which won the 'Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film' the following year. His recent filmography includes major roles in 'Ararat' (2002) and 'The Colonel' (2006).
This mystery thriller film tells the story of three friends studying at Saint-Argil secondary school, who discover a suspicious man on their school premises one night. Shortly after, two of them vanishes mysteriously, after which their art teacher is murdered. Now it is up to the third friend alone to investigate and solve the mystery.
This drama film revolves around a shy man and a confident man as they spend a night in Paris, trying to pick up girls.
Originally known as Le Diable et les Dix Commandements, this French language comedy film consists of seven short episodes, each of which shows the consequence of breaking any of the Ten Commandments, while the Devil in the form of a snake chimes in.
The Games is a sports drama film, which revolves around four marathon runners, from four different nations, who prepare to take part in the Olympic Games.
A man is manipulated by his selfish girlfriend to steal a jewel. However, after the theft, he is forced to hide it in a guitar. Eventually, he has a change of heart and regrets his actions. He leaves his girlfriend and decdies to return the jewel. However, the only problem is that now he needs to find the guitar in which the jewel is located.
In English The Magic Mountain, the film has been adapted from Thomas Mann's eponymous novel and centers on a young man, who visits a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps to meet his tubercular cousin. Shortly contaminated, he continues to reside there for seven years, meanwhile meeting varied characters, who represent a miniature Europe.
Ararat is a war drama film which revolves around an 18 year old man who was working as a driver during the production of a historical film about the Armenian holocaust. The story shows us how the making of the film transforms his life.
Industrialist Jonas Bracken’s wife and two children are kidnapped by terrorists and taken to an abandoned mountain-top monastery. Jonas seeks the help of Ellen’s ex-husband Jim McCabe, who assembles a team of professional hand-gliding performers to rescue them.
A group of prisoners are being forced into labor for the Nazis in France, when their position is hit by an Allied bombing raid. Some of the men find shelter in a supply building. Even though there is plenty of food and wine, no one comes to rescue them even after years.
Too Late to Love is a drama film which tells the story of an alcoholic attorney who defends a young man who has been charged with the murder of his father.
The Lions are Loose is a comedy film which tells the story of Albertine, a young woman from Bordeaux, who leaves her town and her husband, after being bored with her life. With the help of her friend Cecile, she soon enters Parisian high society as well.
Affluent playboy Dax Xenos, son of a revolutionary from Corteguay, South America, is raised in Italy where his father served as ambassador after helping rebel leader Rojo become Corteguay’s president. Years after his father’s death, Dax learns the truth behind his death and leads a revolution against Rojo, now a despotic dictator. Dax plans to launch democracy in his country. Can he?
Caroline is a sixteen year old girl belonging to a noble family, whose marriage has been fixed by her father, with a politician. Things get complicated when she instead falls for a good-looking young man named Gaston.
The Twist is a comedy film which revolves around an American writer and his French wife who suspect each other of being unfaithful.
Based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, this animated short film tells the story of a giant who erects a huge wall to keep children out of his garden. However, he eventually begins to see the error of his ways.