[tv] Monday, 1 July 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each day, the writing of the Blog Cinema advise you 2 movies to see on tv that night : a film on all of the channels, and another one exclusively on TNT, so not to injure anyone.

In the programme tonight : The Diary of a chambermaid, Arte and Les quatre Cents Coups, on OCS Géants.

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  • ON TNT

THE DIARY Of A chambermaid

On Arte at 20: 50

Technical data sheet

Realization : Luis Buñuel

Screenplay : Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

Main actors : Jeanne Moreau, Georges Géret, Michel Piccoli, Françoise Lugagne, Jean Ozenne, Daniel Ivernel

Production companies : Ciné-Alliance, Filmsonor, Spéva Films, Dear Film Produzione

Country of origin : France, Italy

Genre : Comedy, drama, Study of mores, social Satire

Released : 4 march 1964

Duration : 98 minutes


In the 1930s, Célestine, a chambermaid, a 32-year-old, comes to Paris to enter the service of a family of notable residents at the Priory, their vast area of the province. The mistress of the house, haughty and disdainful, with his servants, is a puritanical frigid, manic, storage and obsessed by cleanliness. Célestine has to confront the advances of the husband, sexually frustrated, and she manages it with all the serenity possible fetishism strange of the patriarch, a former shoemaker, who asks frequently to wear boots that he keeps it jealously locked up in a closet.

Despite his reluctance, Celestine is forced to rub shoulders with Joseph, the groom of his bosses, a boor trends sadistic, racist and activist of the extreme droite1 who has views on it, linking it to his project of establishing a publican. A little girl for which Celestina is taken of affection is raped and murdered. Celestine is convinced of the guilt of Joseph and pretended to agree to become his wife to obtain his confession. Before his silence, she also made false clues to confuse it, and all this is pure loss, because it is finally cleared and will open its bistro with another woman.

At the same time, Celestine has undertaken to marry by a neighbor of his bosses, the ex-captain Mauger, a retired easy, bossy, and obnoxious that she dominated, however, by exerting a subtle his power of seduction. It will enslave once become his wife.


Harsh Satire of a middle class provincial the hypocrisy of the facade is dismantled (and exploited) by a chambermaid, intelligent and subversive. The choice of a black-and-white austere and the lack of music results in a portrait of cold and almost clinical, but nevertheless enjoyable, the mores of the bourgeoisie of the 1930’s. The great Buñuel, and an interpretation of Jeanne Moreau justly rewarded by the prize of best actress at the international film Festival of Karlovy Vary.


Festival international du film de Karlovy Vary 1964 : Best actress, Jeanne Moreau

[Source : Wikipedia]

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On OCS Géants à 20h40

Technical data sheet

Production : François Truffaut

Screenplay : François Truffaut, Marcel Moussy

Main actors : Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble

Country of origin : France

Released : 3 June 1959

Duration : 99 min


Largely autobiographical, the film is about the difficult childhood of Antoine Doinel, his relationships with his parents, petty theft, which earned him to be locked up in a centre for juvenile offenders.

At the end of the 1950s, Antoine Doinel, 12 years old, lives in Paris between a mother little loving and a father-in-law futile. It plagiarizes the end of the Search for The absolute in a composition of French. The professor assigns a grade of zero to the dismay of Antoine, who, in fact, remembered involuntarily the passage he had read recently.

Antoine Doinel is having a admiration fervent to Honoré de Balzac. He dedicated an altar, a candle illuminates a portrait of the writer and sets fire to a curtain, causing the wrath of his father-in-law. In addition, battered by a French teacher who is authoritarian and unfair, it goes on, with his friend, René, from skipping school to lie. Then this is the fugue, the theft of a typewriter and the office. His parents, not wanting more of him, confide to the” Educational supervision “. A judge of the children placed in an observation Centre where he is deprived even of the visit of his friend René. Enjoying a soccer game, Antoine escapes. Pursued, he runs through the countryside up to the sea.

The spiral in which the young Antoine sinks is described with sensitivity, but also with firmness. It is made all the more touching as the film shows in parallel the constant good will of awkward the hero. The audience identifies itself easily to Antoine Doinel, with which Jean-Pierre Léaud, actor beginner seems to get confused totally. The emotional distress and the leak in front of the teenager are of all ages.


• First film of François Truffaut, and of what will be called the New Wave, his success reveals the young director to the general public. Four other films will subsequently complete the saga of Antoine Doinel, always played by Jean-Pierre Léaud : Antoine and Colette (in the film sketches a Love to twenty years) in 1962, stolen Kisses in 1968, Domicile conjugal 1970 and Love is in The leak in 1979.

• According to Jean-Pierre Mocky, the dolly shot at the end of the film showing Antoine Doinel, running is inspired by the film Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa that he had seen with François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol film, and who had strongly marked.

• The film ends with a look camera of Antoine Doinel.

• The title of the film is taken from the popular expression ” faire les 400 coups “, do all the mischief possible.

• This movie is part of the List of 50 films to see before 14 years established in 2005 by the British Film Institute, incorporating the top 10 of this list.

• A restored version of the film was released on 19 October 2004 on the occasion of the 20 years of the disappearance of François Truffaut.


• Cannes film Festival 1959 : the Prix de la mise en scene

• Grand prix Fémina belgian cinema

• Prize of the festival of Acapulco

• Price Joseph Burstyn for best foreign film

• Prize for best foreign film, awarded by the new york critics

• Price Méliès 1959

[Source : Wikipedia]

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