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Top 10 films by Jean-Paul Belmondo, the new wave star of French cinema

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon were two French stars of the same age. Alan Delon had an attractive face and starred in mainstream movies. Jean-Paul Belmondo did not look like Delon or even a Hollywood star. He had a masculine face with a combination of violence and humor. Of the men who could grin at the emptiness of life in the most difficult times.

He was compared to Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, and James Dean, all of whom were masters at portraying hard-hitting characters. This is in fact a description of the most famous and historic role of Jean-Paul Belmondoust in the film "Breathless" by Jean-Luc Godard. His collaborations with Godard and Truffaut made him a popular star in French New Wave cinema. His broad nose seemed to be crushed by a handful, and he had sharp eyes and a sarcastic look. However, he could give his roles a sense of humor that would impress you.

Belmondo began his career in cinema with short films in the 1950s. Three years after his first film role, he won the lead role in "Breathless." He later became the star that the directors of the New Wave of French cinema loved. He was one of the actors who became famous for his role in French films and did not dream of acting in Hollywood, and the last film he starred in, "A Man and a Dog", was a French film. After the 2008 film, which was not a success, it no longer appeared in any cinematic work, and only the joint photographs of him and Alan Delon for the Parimach Magazine anniversary photocell brought Belmondo back to life. Because of his appearances in non-English-language works, it was rare for Hollywood to praise him, for example, at the Oscars or the Golden Globes, but the Palme d'Or was honored, with a Caesar Award and a BAFTA nomination.

  • Jean-Paul Belmondo , The star of French New Wave cinema, has died

These ten films are just some of the best works of his career in which nearly 100 films can be seen.

1) Breathless

BingMag.com Top 10 films by Jean-Paul Belmondo, the new wave star of French cinema

  • Director: Jean-Luc Godard
  • opposite actor: Jane Seaberg
  • Product: 1960

This crime drama is one of the first and most important films to represent the new wave of French cinema. The film that drew international attention to the French New Wave after Franois Truffaut's "400 Strokes" and Alain Ren's "Hiroshima My Love". This was Truffaut's first film, and one of its highlights is Truffaut's unusual use of jump cuts and, of course, his blunt visual style, which the director did not even want to distract the audience from the details of the scene by coloring the film. In various polls, "Breathless" has earned the title of one of the best films made in the history of cinema. The film tells the story of a French gangster and petty criminal named Michel who accidentally kills a police officer while stealing a car. He wanders the streets of Paris until he can escape with his American mistress Patricia. Patricia is a student and sells the New York Herald Tribune in the streets.

Patricia hides Michelle in her house. Patricia tells Michelle that she is probably pregnant, but when the police interrogate Patricia, she betrays Michelle and reveals her whereabouts. Before the police arrive, Patricia tells Michelle that she has betrayed him. Michelle first decides not to run away and goes to jail, but the police shoot her in the street and the camera approaches Michelle from a distance, who says goodbye to life out of breath. A professor of philosophy at American universities, using Friedrich Nietzsche's theories, considers the film to be about nihilism. That two people are attracted to each other because the life of both is meaningless. Godard had told Truffaut that he wanted to make a comedy film about a man who thinks about death and a girl who does not think about it. In the center, we see Jean-Paul Belmondo as Michelle, who seems to have wandered all her life and doesn't care much about how life goes. The first film to feature a picture of Jean-Paul Belmondo in the New Wave of French Cinema.

2) Classify Dangers (Classe Tous Risques) /24/12130-3.jpg ">

  • Director: Claude Sote
  • Actor opposite: Lino Ventura
  • Product: 1960

In the 1970s, an Iranian publishing house published a book called The Criminals' Controversy, which is actually a synopsis of a novel. It was entitled "Classify All Dangers" by Jose Giovanni. Claude Sotte used the same novel to make "Categorize Dangers." Abel Davos, a French gangster played by Lino Ventura, has been sentenced to death. He fled to Italy with his wife and two children. He succeeds in reaching Milan, but his accomplice Raymond tries to re-enter France illegally. Abel and Raymond's wife are killed by police ambushes that night. Police are now looking for Abel. Abel escapes with his two sons, and his old comrades go to Eric (played by Jean-Paul Belmondo) to take him by ambulance. Eric helps a woman named Lillian along the way, and he accompanies them. One of those very French comedy films by Claude Sotte that, despite its thrilling American-style story, has its own unique French twists. Of course, the film was not seen much in the fuss of French New Wave films, and of course, Belmondo's performance was not seen in contrast to his performance in "Breathless", but if you go back to him, especially the character of Eric with Belmondo and his male duo and Lino Ventura It's really impressive.

3) Leon Morin, Priest Lon Morin

BingMag.com Top 10 films by Jean-Paul Belmondo, the new wave star of French cinema

  • Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
  • Actor opposite: Emmanuel Riva
  • Product 1961

Jean-Pierre Melville and Jean-Paul Belmondo make their debut in a challenging film. "The Priest Leon Moran" was not one of Melville's gangster films, but one of three trilogies, "The Army of Shadows" and "Silence of the Sea," about all three world wars. "Army of Shadows" ranks higher in the trilogy, followed by "Leon Priest" and "Priest Leon Moran". And religion pays. Barney is a woman who lost her Jewish husband in the war and has gone from being a devout Catholic to an atheist. He works as a school secretary in a small village. One day he accidentally enters the village church and decides to accidentally confess to one of the priests. From among them, he chooses Leon Moran, a young man whose name does not seem bourgeois to a woman who has now become a communist. Confession becomes a challenge and debate between Barney and the priest. Barney marvels at the priest's ability to talk and inform. Leon invites him to talk about these issues somewhere outside the confession room. He decides to be baptized again as a Catholic.

A film that, unlike Melville's other works, is full of dialogue, and to understand the film correctly, you must hear all the dialogues correctly.

4) Hat (Le Doulos)

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  • Director: Jean-Pierre Melville strong>
  • Actor opposite: Serge Regiani
  • Product: 1962

One One of Melville's crime dramas that resembles American noir in interest. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Pierre Lasoust. The first film explains that the word "hat" refers to both a type of hat and a term for police informants. Morris was recently released from prison after serving six years in prison. He meets his friend Gilbert, who evaluates the price of the jewelry stolen in their last work. The next day, Morris plots another robbery with the help of Celine and Remy. Earlier, Morris kills Gilbert and confiscates all his money and jewelry. It is later revealed that Gilbert killed his girlfriend while Morris was in prison because he was a police informant. Celine is not found responsible for the robbery. She arrives at the police station and shoots Maurice and Remy. Maurice survives and manages to escape when he is convinced that Celine is a police informant and wants to catch him. But when the police interrogate Celine, we find out that she was not an informant and just does not want to get involved in wrongdoing again.

The film does not end so easily, of course. The film's chain of thieves and exciting betrayals continues. A film that reflects lies and truth and complex moral values. Jean-Paul Belmondo plays Celine, the film's most complex character. The man we think for the first third is an informant, but then he seems to be the most committed character in the film. All the critiques of the film point to Melville's moderation in his technique, circular style, and narrative power. One of Belmondo's best collaborations with Melville.

5) Pierrot le Fou

BingMag.com Top 10 films by Jean-Paul Belmondo, the new wave star of French cinema

  • Director: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Actor opposite: Anna Carina

Once again, the collaboration of Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Paul Belmondo led to the creation of another masterpiece of French cinema. The film is based on the novel "Obsession" by Lionel White. It may seem ridiculous now that the film was nominated for an Academy Award by France at the time, but failed to make it to the top five for Best International Film. Godard's film became the 15th best-selling film of that year in France.

The protagonist is a man named Ferdinand. A married but bored man from his boring life who was recently fired from the TV station where he worked. After attending a party in Paris full of superficial discussions by pretentious people, he feels he has to flee Paris. He abandons his wife and children and his bourgeois lifestyle, and leaves Paris with his ex-girlfriend Marianne, who is ironically wanted by an Algerian gang. Marian is accustomed to calling Ferdinand a follower in the sense of a sad clown. These two people are constantly on the run. They go to a deserted island. The Algerians kidnap Marian and go through a lot of events together until their relationship is damaged.

In this film, Godard breaks the fourth wall and the characters start talking directly to the camera. The film has benefited greatly from the pop art movement that was on the market in those years. An anarchist film whose vibrant colors make it look even sharper.

6) Is Paris burning? (Is Paris Burning?)

BingMag.com Top 10 films by Jean-Paul Belmondo, the new wave star of French cinema

  • Director: Ren Klman strong>
  • Starring: Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron
  • Product: 1966

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for artistic design and cinematography. The story of the film begins when on July 20, 1944, the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler failed. Hitler meets with the general who is the governor of occupied Paris. Hitler thinks that this general acted on his orders, saying that Paris, like Warsaw, should be completely destroyed after the occupation. The French resistance group realizes that the allies have no plan to occupy Paris, but want to return to Germany through it. There is a split within the resistance party. The Gleists want to wait and see what happens, but the Communists want action. Clemens became France's most popular film in 1966. Jean-Paul Belmondo's performance can not be considered superior to the rest of the cast, but he has one of the key roles and manages to play a memorable role.

7) Mississippi Mermaid

BingMag.com Top 10 films by Jean-Paul Belmondo, the new wave star of French cinema

  • Director: Franois Truffaut
  • Actress: Katherine Donovan
  • Product: 1969

A romantic drama in which psychological layers can be found. . Louis Mahe is a wealthy man who grows tobacco in a city. He met and got engaged to a woman named Julie through a letter, and now Julie is going to come there. When the ship arrives, Louis sees that Julie does not look very much like her pictures, but she does not care because she is so beautiful. They get married very soon. Julie pays a lot of attention to Louis, and Louis, who wants his wife to have nothing less, opens a joint bank account and transfers millions of francs to him. Until one day a letter arrives from Julie's sister who has reached out to her. But Louis goes home to talk to Julie and finds out that Julie has emptied their joint account and left the house. Julie's sister arrives to find him, and it's where Louis realizes that the woman he married is not Julie at all. The ending is not promising, but takes the characters on a difficult path and a bleak future. The game between Belmondo and Donovo is fantastic and Truffaut's narrative style is exciting and eager. His film is a combination of a romantic work, a noir film and a star-centered film.

8) Borsalino

BingMag.com Top 10 films by Jean-Paul Belmondo, the new wave star of French cinema

  • Director: Jacques Dory
  • Actor opposite: Alain Delon
  • Product: 1970

Another film that brought together two great stars of French cinema, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Alain Delon. A film that became very popular in Europe and France but failed to satisfy American audiences. Critics have argued that the film seeks to use the charisma of its actors rather than maneuver its narrative of gangsters in France in the 1930s. Have not seen. Cifredi, played by Alain Delon, is a gangster in Marseille who is released from prison and goes to see his ex-girlfriend, but finds out that she has fallen in love with another man named Capla. The first two men want to work together, but after a while they realize that they have a lot in common, so they decide to work together. Their work begins with betting on equestrian competitions, but they gradually go beyond that and decide to take control of the Marseille crime world.

Alain Delon liked to make this film because he was looking for a project that In it, he will play with Jean-Paul Belmondo again. He read the story of two gangsters who become friends in a book that tells the history of French gangsters from 1900 to 1970. At first, the name of the film was supposed to be similar to "Bonnie and Clyde", the name of two gangsters, but since there could be legal problems, Delon decided to use a name that is pronounced the same all over the world and not translated. Borsalino was the name of a company that made special hats worn by the gangsters of that decade.

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  • Director: Henry Vernoy
  • Actor opposite: Charles Denner strong>
  • Product: 1975

Henri Vernoy is one of those unappreciated French filmmakers. Iranian audiences remember him with the film "Like Icarus", which was televised several times under the name "Terror" and in which Yves Montagne played the main role. "Fear Over the City" is also one of Vernoy's best films. Jean is under a lot of pressure because one of the gangsters in his area has escaped. During a chase, the wrong shot of a bullet kills an innocent person. Jean is interrogated and suspended for some time. Meanwhile, a serial killer is found who kills innocent women. He uses one of the names in the book "Divine Comedy" and claims in his notes that he kills his victims because of their wrong lifestyle. Jean must find the serial killer.

The film became the second best-selling film in French cinemas this year. It also became very popular in Italy and Germany and became one of Jean-Paul Belmondo's most popular films. Despite the fact that many critics criticized the plot, they believed that the action sequences worked very well.

10) The Professional

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  • Director: Georges Lutner
  • Actor opposite: Jean Desai strong>
  • Product: 1981

This is the same film that was played at the glorious funeral of Jean-Paul Belmondo, whose masterpiece was one of his masterpieces. Ennio Morricone. The George Lutner Action Trailer was an adaptation of the 1976 novel by Patrick Alexander. The film was a box office success in France and became the fourth best-selling film of all year in French cinemas. To kill (imaginary country). But the political situation changes and when Beaumont arrives in Malaga, French agents decide to hand him over to African forces. Beaumont escapes from the prison camp and returns to France, informing the French secret service that he is going to assassinate both the African dictator and those who have betrayed him.

For those who like cinema Love the fun is a wonderful movie. Watching a wanted man who is so smart that he is always one step ahead of the authorities is one of the pleasant clichs of spy movies, and Lutner has used it very well.


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