Jacques Becker

Fri 09 Jun to Wed 21 Jun 

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One of the great but unsung French directors of the post-war era, Jacques Becker was an assistant to Jean Renoir in the 1930s and drew from his mentor a commitment to realism and an unwavering sense of human decency.

Casque d’Or is probably his masterpiece. Simone Signoret is radiant in the signature role of a woman who leaves her criminal lover for an honest carpenter, with tragic results. Touchez Pas au Grisbi boasts a relatively familiar story of thieves fighting over the spoils from a robbery, but Becker elevates it by focussing on a rich gallery of characters, dominated by the magisterial Jean Gabin.

Becker’s last film Le Trou is a gripping tale of a prison escape masterminded by four men whose plan is threatened by the arrival of a new inmate. The film had to be completed by his son after Becker sadly died during editing this outstanding parting gift to cinema.

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3 films

  • Casque d'Or

    Fri 09 Jun and Sat 10 Jun

    Casque d'Or
    Director
    Jacques Becker
    Country of origin and year
    France 1952
    Duration
    98 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Serge Reggiani, Simone Signoret , Claude Dauphin, William Sabatier.

    French with English subtitles

  • Touchez Pas au Grisbi

    Thu 15 Jun and Fri 16 Jun

    Touchez Pas au Grisbi
    Director
    Jacques Becker
    Country of origin and year
    France/Italy 1954
    Duration
    94 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll, Vittorio Sanipoli, Marilyn Buferd.

    French with English subtitles

  • Le trou

    Tue 20 Jun and Wed 21 Jun

    Le trou
    Director
    Jacques Becker
    Country of origin and year
    France/Italy 1960
    Duration
    132 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
    Cast
    Cast: Michel Constantin, Jean Keraudy, Philippe Leroy, Marc Michel, Raymond Meunier.

    French with English subtitles

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