Arielle Dombasle (born Arielle Laure Maxime Sonnery de Fromental on April 27, 1953 in Norwich, Connecticut) is a French singer and actress. Her breakthrough roles were in Éric Rohmer's Pauline at the Beach and Alain Robbe-Grillet's The Blue Villa, and she became known to American audiences through her appearances on Miami Vice and the 1984 miniseries Lace.
The daughter of Francion Garreau-Dombasle and Jean-Louis Sonnery de Fromental, a silk manufacturer, Dombasle and her brother, Gilbert, were raised in Mexico by their maternal grandparents after their mother died in 1964. (Her father later married a painter, Laurence de Lubersac.) Her maternal grandfather, Maurice Garreau-Dombasle, was a close friend of and advisor to Charles de Gaulle and served as the French ambassador to Mexico. Her maternal grandmother was Man'Ha Dombasle (née Germaine Massenet, 1898-1999), a writer and poet who translated Rabindranath Tagore's works into French and was a longtime friend of the science fiction...
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Un bruit qui rend fou (English: The Blue Villa) is a 1995 crime thriller film with Fred Ward.The complexly interwoven lives of the residents of an isolated Greek island form the basis of this psycho-sexual drama from iconoclastic film-maker Alain Robbe-Grillet. Living on the island are a few native Greeks, several Chinese, who spend their days playing mah-jongg, Nordmann, a boozy screenwriter, and seductive Sarah la-Blonde, the madam at the Blue Villa, the town whorehouse, in which Sarah hides Santa, alias Lotus Blossom. Sarah is teaching Santa to sing an aria from Wagner. One day, Frank, who could be a ghost, arrives on the island. At first he never speaks and appears to be looking for something or someone. It is later learned that he was involved in the supposed death of Santa, who just might be Nordmann's daughter. It is up to the local police chief, Thieu, to figure out what parts of the story are true and what parts are fiction.Perhaps the French title - Un bruit qui rend fou (a...
L'Arbre, le maire et la médiathèque ou les sept hasards is a French film directed by Éric Rohmer. It was shown at the 1993 Montreal World Film Festival where it received the FIPRESCI prize. It is known variously by the alternate title Les Sept hasards and in English translation as The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque.In a village in Vendée, a young socialist mayor decides to build a media library.
Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage) is a 1982 French film directed by Éric Rohmer, starring Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine. It is one of Rohmer's "comedies and proverbs" (comédies et proverbes).
Sabine, a student in art history, is growing tired of the part of the mistress of a painter and family man, Simon. She meets Edmond, beautiful, young, rich and free, and declares that she is going to marry him.
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