Cinema boxes to put at the foot of the tree

Michel Piccoli, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, but also David Fincher … For Christmas, Le Figaro has selected for you the best gifts to offer to lovers of the 7e art.

• Michel Piccoli


Disappeared on May 12, Michel Piccoli is not dead since the actors never die. The proof with this box set which brings together certain essentials of the man with the voice of Gypsy without filter. There is of course Contempt (1963), by Jean-Luc Godard, who reveals to the general public his talent and the plastic art of Brigitte Bardot. Luis Bunuel’s works (The Diary of a Chambermaid, Beautiful day) and Claude Sautet (Things of life, Max and the junkyard, Vincent, François, Paul and the others). Finally, less known but also essential for fans of Piccoli, Themroc (1973), by Claude Faraldo – shot with the band of Café de la Gare, Coluche, Dewaere, Bouteille – and above all A strange affair (1981), by Pierre Granier-Deferre. As a manipulative and mysterious boss, Piccoli is fascinating.

Studiocanal, € 39.99.

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