Louis Malle (born October 30, 1932, Thumeries, France—died November 23, 1995, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.) French motion-picture director whose eclectic films were noted for their emotional realism and stylistic simplicity.
Malle’s wealthy family resisted his early interest in film but allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies in Paris in 1950. After studying at the institute, he worked as an assistant to filmmaker Robert Bresson and codirected the documentary Le Monde du silence (1956; The Silent World) with underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Malle’s first feature film, Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1957; Frantic), was a psychological thriller. His second, Les Amants (1958; The Lovers), was a commercial success and established Malle and its star, Jeanne Moreau, in the film industry. The film’s lyrical love scenes, tracked with exquisite timing, exhibit Malle’s typically bold and uninhibited treatment of sensual themes. Social alienation… read more
Funny, but not good. I have seen my fair share of Mexican Revolutionary pictures, and this ranks somewhere towards the bottom. I mean, complete disregard to historical accuracy. And the stereotypes. They couldn't even go with the Hollywood method of merely casting Americans in Mexican historical roles. Granted, it's not to be taken seriously.
A campy good time. A movie with both Moreau and Bardot is irresistible! Not much substance, as expected, but it's fun to see two of France's most recognized cinematic symbols blow things up in frilly outfits. Plus, it was nice to see George Hamilton before he became all creepy and orange: http://i29.tinypic.com/65vqls.jpg
Una pelicula de acciòn y aventuras + Direcciòn de ¡ Louis Malle! + Protagonizada por unas Briggitte Bardot y Jeanne Moreau en su mero punto + Ambientada en el Mèxico de la revoluciòn de 1910, con la participaciòn de actores mexicanos, pero totalmente hablada en frances. Mayor variedad, imposible.