||Films directed in Auvergne
Several directors choosed Auvergne.
War of the Buttons
Long métrage / Christophe Barratier / La Petite Reine / 2011
with Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Kad Mérad, Gérard Jugnot, Jean Texier
In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what's happening around him.
The Princesse of Montpensier
Long Métrage / Bertrand Tavernier / Paradis Films / 2009
With Mélanie Thierry, Gaspard Ulliel, Lambert Wilson, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
France, 1562. The wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants rage against a backdrop of intrigue and shifting alliances.
Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, and Henri de Guise, one of the kingdom's most intrepid heroes, are in love, but Marie's father promises her hand in marriage to the Prince of Montpensier. The prince takes Marie back to his chateau, where she is tutored by Chabannes, the Protestant deserter he protects, who soon falls in love with the young woman. Then, on their way back from battle, Henri de Guise and the Duke d'Anjou, the heir to the throne, stop at the chateau. Henri and Marie realize their feelings for each other are as strong as ever...
Long Métrage Documentaire / Ruxandra Medrea et Serge Bromberg / Lobster Films / 2008
With Romy Schneider, Serge Reggiani, Bérénice Bejo, Jacques Gamblin.
In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot chose Romy Schneider, age 26, and Serge Reggiani, 42, to be the stars of L’ENFER. It was an enigmatic and original project with an unlimited budget that was to be a cinematic “event” upon its release. But after three weeks of shooting, things took a turn for the worse. The project was stopped, and the images, which were said to be “incredible”, would remain unseen...
Long Métrage / Olivier Megaton / Europa Corp / 2008
With Jason Statham, François Berléand, Natalya Rudakova, Robert Knepper, etc.
Jason Statham is back in the third outing of 'The Transporter'. This time he's hired by a criminal mastermind to go on a mission to deliver a 'package'. With Frank Martin now electronically rigged, he must complete his mssion or die!
Long métrage / Jean-Paul Rappeneau / ARP Sélection / 2002
With Isabelle Adjani, Virginie Ledoyen, Yvan Attal, Gregori Derangère...
At the start of World War II, the fate of the free world hangs in the balance at the posh Hotel Splendide in Bordeaux. Cabinet members, journalists, physicists, and spies of all persuasions gather in order to escape the Nazi occupation of Paris. High society socialites hobnob with jailbirds. Murderous intrigues, scientific secrets and love affairs flourish.
To be and to have
Long Métrage Documentaire / Nicolas Philibert / Maïa Films / 2001
There are still, almost everywhere in France, single-classroom schools that bring together, under the same schoolteacher, all the children from the same village, from nursery age to their last year of primary education.
Whether their individual members are withdrawn or outgoing, these assorted little groups share everyday life, for the best and for the worst.
It was in one of these schools, somewhere in the heart of the Auvergne, that my film was shot.
Harry, He's Here to Help
Long métrage / Dominik Moll / Diaphana Films / 1999
With Sergi Lopez, Laurent Lucas, Mathilde Seigner
On a hot day in a highway gas station men's room, a man Michel doesn't recognize says they went to school together. He's Harry. He suggests they have a drink, so he and his girlfriend follow Michel and his family to their summer place. Michel is amazed when Harry quotes from memory a poem Michel wrote in school. Harry thinks Michel is a great writer, and he's distressed that Michel hasn't written in years. Harry stays awhile (since his father's death, he's a man of leisure) and sets out to eliminate distractions that might keep Michel from writing. First he buys Michel a car (with air conditioning) and then suspicious things happen. Michel picks up a pen, Harry is gratified, but he's not finished being Michel's self-appointed patron.
Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse
Long métrage / Olivier Dahan / Légende Entreprises / 2003
With Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Camille Natta
Chief Niemans is investigating a series of ritual murders: The victims are crucified. He teams up with young officer Reda, who gets embroiled after a man dressed as a monk tries to kill a confused guy Reda picked up on the street. Together with a specialist on christian mythology they uncover a mysterious group called "Angels of the Apokalypse".
Long métrage / Christophe Barratier / Galatée Films / 2004
With Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jacques Perrin, Jean-Baptiste Maunier...
Set in 1948, a professor of music, Clement Mathieu, becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation for minors. What he discovers disconcerts him : the current situation is repressive. Through the power of song, Clement tries to transform the students.
Long métrage / Xavier Giannoli / Rectangle Productions et Europa Corp / 2005
With Cecile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Mathieu Amalric...
Alain, this fifty-year-old singer at popular balls who also performs before factory committees and at inaugurations. He has dyed hair and is famous throughout Clermont-Ferrand. Singing was his whole life until he became acquainted with Marion, a young woman...