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Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Le Fils [The Son], L'Enfant, etc.)

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Reply #15 on: September 26, 2006, 01:03:10 PM
I watched L'Enfant last month, The Son last night. I am in love with the Dardennes; they are the most expertly Bressonian of contemporary directors that I know of. I hope to dig into their back catalog over Xmas break, if not sooner. (Fall quarter started this week for me, which past experience tells me means very limited movie time for the next three months.)
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Reply #16 on: February 25, 2013, 04:21:00 PM
Marion Cotillard To Star In New Dardenne Brothers Film 'Deux Jours, Une Nuit'
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Though known for their personal, intimate and raw dramas, which often feature lesser known or unknown talent, when we spoke to the Dardenne brothers last spring, they acknowledged that big Hollywood names had approached them to star in their films. "We can't say who in particular, because we may work with them, we don't know. It's up to them to say," Luc Dardenne stated. And whether or not Marion Cotillard came to them first or the other way around, this is nonetheless a massively exciting development.
The Oscar winning actress will lead "Deux Jours, Une Nuit" ("Two Days, One Night"), the new film by the Dardennes. Penned by the pair (natch), the story will center on Sandra who, with the help of her husband (Fabrizio Rongione -- "Rosetta," "The Kid With the Bike"), has one week to convince her work colleagues to turn down their bonuses so she can keep her job. It sounds like a very thematically timely effort from the directing duo, and a great role for Cotillard. And while the actress is definitely the biggest star the Dardennes have ever had in one of their films, it also feels like a very natural fit, so it's a nice transition for what easily could be their biggest exposure to date.

Production is slated to begin this summer in Belgium, so we'll just go ahead and place on this on the Cannes Film Festival slate for 2014.

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Reply #17 on: February 25, 2013, 11:36:42 PM
Good news. When I saw the headline, I feared a more commercial venture looming. As far as the basic synopsis eye can see, this project should still keep them well within their realm.


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Reply #18 on: February 26, 2013, 05:25:16 AM
yeah, god forbid they actually make some money for once in their lives.
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Reply #19 on: April 23, 2015, 04:47:30 PM
César Winner Adèle Haenel To Lead Dardenne Brothers Next Film 'The Unknown Girl'
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Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne went with established Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard to lead their last movie, "Two Days, One Night," and the filmmakers aren't done snagging top talent. She may not be a huge name yet, but Adèle Haenel is already a two time César Award winner, taking back-to-back trophies in 2014 for Best Supporting Actress in "Suzanne" and this year for Best Actress for "Love At First Fight." And she'll feature in what may be her biggest movie yet.

Production company Les Films Du Fleuve has announced that the sibling directors have tapped Haenel to lead their next film, "La fille Inconnue" ("The Unknown Girl"). She'll take the role of Jenny, a young doctor who feels guilty after a young woman she refused to see winds up dead a few days later. She then decides to find out who the girl was, after the police can't identify the young woman.


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Reply #20 on: August 15, 2017, 01:59:33 AM
The Dardenne Brothers' 79 Favorite Movies
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“Police,” Maurice Pialat (1984)
“Under the Sun of Satan,” Maurice Pialat (1987)
“Graduate First,” Maurice Pialat (1978)
“Loulou,” Maurice Pialat (1980)
“A Woman Under the Influence,” John Cassavetes (1974)
“Opening Night,” John Cassavetes (1977)
“The Killing of a Chinese Bookie,” John Cassavetes (1976)
“Mouchette,” Robert Bresson (1966)
“Au hasard Balthazar,” Robert Bresson (1965)
“A Man Escaped,” Robert Bresson (1956)
“Paisa,” Roberto Rossellini (1946)
“L’Amore,” Roberto Rossellini (1947)
“Germany, Year Zero,” Roberto Rossellini (1947)
“Europe 51,” Roberto Rossellini (1951)
“Stromboli,” Roberto Rossellini (1949)
“The Flowers of St. Francis,” Roberto Rossellini (1950)
“Voyage in Italy,” Roberto Rossellini (1953)
“Accattone,” Pier Paolo Pasolini (1961)
“Ro.Go.Pa.G.,” Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Rossellini (1963)
“The Gospel According to St. Matthew,” Pier Paolo Pasolini (1964)
“Filmmaker’s Holiday,” Johan van der Keuken (1974)
“The Flat Jungle,” Johan van der Keuken (1978)
“Street of Shame,” Kenji Mizoguchi (1956)
“Sansho the Bailiff,” Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
“Cruel Story of Youth,” Nagisa Oshima (1960)
“Boy,” Nagisa Oshima (1969)
“High and Low,” Akira Kurosawa (1963)
“Red Beard,” Akira Kurosawa (1965)
“To Live,” Akira Kurosawa (1952)
“Hands Over the City,” Francesco Rosi (1963)
“The Tarnished Angels,” Douglas Sirk (1957)
“Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m.,” Claude Lanzmann (2000)
“Cleo from 5 to 7,” Agnès Varda (1961)
“Father and Master,” Paolo et Vittorio Taviani (1976)
“The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice,” Yasujirō Ozu (1952)
“There Was a Father,” Yasujirō Ozu (1942)
“La Strada,” Federico Fellini (1954)
“Nights of Cabiria,” Federico Fellini (1957)
“Dekalog,” Krzysztof Kieslowski (1989)
“Life, and Nothing More….,” Abbas Kiarostami (1991)
“Where Is the Friend’s Home?” Abbas Kiarostami (1987)
“High Hopes,” Mike Leigh (1988)
“Riff-Raff,” Ken Loach (1991)
“Northern Lights,” John Hanson and Rob Nilsson (1978)
“Naked Hearts,” Édouard Luntz (1966)
“The Visitors,” Elia Kazan (1971)
“Wanda,” Barbara Loden (1970)
“Sunrise,” F.W. Murnau (1927)
“M,” Fritz Lang (1931)
“The Kid,” Charlie Chaplin (1919)
“Modern Times,” Charlie Chaplin (1935)
“The Life of Oharu,”  Kenji Mizoguchi (1952)
“Herman Slobbe/Blind Child 2,” Johan van der Keuken (1966)
“The Wild Child,” François Truffaut (1969)
“The 400 Blows,” François Truffaut (1958)
“Dear Diary,” Nanni Moretti (1993)
“Drifting Clouds,” Aki Kaurismäki (1996)
“Naked Childhood,” Maurice Pialat (1967)
“Through the Olive Trees,” Abbas Kiarostami (1994)
“The Band Wagon,” Vincente Minneli (1953)
“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Frank Capra (1946)
“Taxi Driver,” Martin Scorsese (1975)
“Shoah,” Claude Lanzmann (1985)
“Le Boucher,” Claude Chabrol (1970)
“Gentleman Jim,” Raoul Walsh (1942)
“College,”  Buster Keaton and James W. Horne (1927)
“Summer With Monika,” Ingmar Bergman (1952)
“Bring of Life,” Ingmar Bergman (1957)
“Interiors,” Woody Allen (1977)
“Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Woody Allen (1988)
“Pather Panchali,” Satyajit Ray (1955)
“My Childhood,” Bill Douglas (1972)
“Ce gamin, là,” Renaud Victor (1975)
“Shadow of a Doubt,” Alfred Hitchcock (1942)
“Kes,” Ken Loach (1969)
“Raining Stones,” Ken Loach (1993)
“Ivan’s Childhood,” Andrei Tarkovsky (1962)
“Rome Open City,” Roberto Rossellini (1945)
“The Man From Laramie,” Anthony Mann (1954)