Claude Jade, byname of Claude Marcelle Jorré (8 October 1948 - 1 December 2006) was a French actress, best known by starring in François Truffaut's films Baisers volés, Domicile conjugal and L'amour en fuite.
The daughter of a professor, she spent three years at Dijon's Conservatory of Dramatic Art, where in 1964, she won a best actress prize for her portrayal of Agnès in Molières L'école des femmes and in 1966 the "Prix de comédie" for Jean Giraudoux' Ondine, which was performed at the "Comédie Boulogne". She subsequently moved to Paris and became a student of Jean-Laurent Cochet at the Edouard VII theater, and also began acting in a number of television productions, including a role as Sylvie Massonneau in TV series Les oiseaux rares (The Rare Birds). It was while she was performing as Frida in Pirandello's Henri IV as part of Sacha Pitoëff's production at the Théâtre Moderne that Claude Jade was discovered by François Truffaut, who was "completely taken by her beauty, her manners,...
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Bonsoir is a 1994 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Mocky.Having first lost his wife then his job as a tweed tailor, Alex Ponttin (Michel Serrault from Happiness is in the field) has devised a novel way to keep himself in touch with society. He admits himself into people’s homes, by pretending to be a relative or an official, and persuading his victims to give him a night’s free board: He finds at first a lunch at the horrible couple Dumont (Jean-Pierre Bisson and Maike Jansen), where a thief follows him for a robbery. Alex spent an evening in front of TV at Marie (Marie-Christine Barrault from Cousin, cousine), mother of seven children. He runs from Marie to find an evening and a new bed at the home of charming but shy lesbian Caroline (Claude Jade from Bed & Board) and her funny lover Gloria (Corinne Le Poulain from The Provocation). To save her inheritance, Caroline - accused for her homosexuality by her horrible sister Catherine (Laurence Vincendon) - tells her aunt Amélie ...
Teheran 43 is a 1981 USSR-France-Switzerland film made by Mosfilm, Mediterraneo Cine and Pro Dis Film, directed by Alexandre Alov and Vladimir Naumov.
The film was the leader of Soviet distribution in 1981 and had 47.5 million viewers. It won the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1981.The film was shown internationally under the following names:
The movie is about an assassination attempt on Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Teheran Conference 1943.
Teheran 43 starts in 1980 in Paris. The memories of hero Andrei take the story back to 1943. The Germans planned to assassinate the three men. 37 years later, the German agent Max lives with Françoise, a young Parisian woman, who hides him. But another Nazi, Scherner, is hunting down Max who failed to carry out the planned assassinations. Max trusts Françoise, but he doesn't know that she works for Scherner. Another plot in the movie is the romance between Andrei and the...
Love on the Run (French: L'amour en fuite) is a 1979 French film directed by François Truffaut. It is Truffaut's fifth and final film about the character Antoine Doinel.
In the previous Antoine Doinel film, Bed and Board, the marriage between Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine (Claude Jade) had survived Antoine's infidelity. Love on the Run is set eight years later when Antoine is over thirty. Having divorced Christine, he gets a job as a proofreader, and falls in love with Sabine, a record seller. He also writes an autobiographical novel. He meets Colette (Marie-France Pisier), his teenage love who had appeared in Antoine and Colette, and who is now a lawyer. They impulsively go on a train journey and read Antoine's novel. However, later follows a meeting between Colette and Christine...
Home Sweet home is a Belgian film directed by Benoît Lamy in 1973, starring Claude Jade, Jacques Perrin, Marcel Josz, Ann Petersen, Jacques Lippe, Elise Mertens and Jane Meuris.It won awards in Moscow and Teheran.It all began on the day when a new boarder, Flore (Jane Meuris), arrived on the scene. Flore considers the home as a hotel. Jules (Marcel Josz), surprised by her comes to life. And disaster follows… The management steps in: Claire (Claude Jade), the nurse has a love-affair, Jacques (Jacques Perrin), the social worker, highly considered by the old folks, is sacked. Now the town, which has a stake in the home, takes drastic measures: the chief of police (Jacques Lippe) assists the manager (Ann Petersen) with loving care. Home Sainte-Marguerite is running amok. It all happens in a flash: the mutiny, the fire on the fourth floor, the fire brigade, the panic...The protagonists of this film are elderly person people who in a tehuis of Brussels stay where daily living is dictated by...
Bed and Board (French: Domicile Conjugal) is a 1970 French film directed by François Truffaut. It belongs to Truffaut's series of five films about Antonie Doinel, and directly follows Stolen Kisses, showing the married life of Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine (Claude Jade).Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) having married the winsome yet intelligent Christine (Claude Jade) from "Stolen Kisses" —what more in a wife could he have asked for? Christine gives violin lessons to children in their living room, and Antoine dyes and sells flowers directly beneath their window. Antoine and Christine are like presexual kids playing at marriage. Whenever we see them in bed together, they’re reading. When he reaches over to touch her breasts it’s only to point out that they don’t match. (He then wants to name them like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza or Laurel and Hardy). Later Christine becomes pregnant and mother. Mindful that Antoine is having an affair with a Japanese beauty, Christine decks...,
Topaz, director Alfred Hitchcock's 51st movie, filmed between 1968 and 1969, was adapted from the book Topaz (ISBN 0-553-23547-8) by Leon Uris. It is a Cold War and spy story with about a dozen fairly major characters, none of whom are acting with a real heroic impulse.It stars Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, Karin Dor, John Vernon, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, John Forsythe, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Per-Axel Arosenius.When an high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer defects to the West with a story of an agreement between the Russians and Cubans and the existence of a "mole" within the French intelligence service, CIA agent Nordstrom (John Forsythe) enlists the aid of his friend and French agent André Devereaux (Frederick Stafford), encouraging him to accompany his daughter Michèle (Claude Jade) on her honeymoon with journalist François Picard (Michel Subor) as a premise to get him to New York. André accepts, but his wife Nicole (Dany Robin) is worried...,
My Uncle Benjamin (French: Mon oncle Benjamin) is a 1969 French movie directed by Édouard Molinaro. There is also another film version (Ne Goryuy! en: Don't Worry!) directed by the Georgian Georgi Daneliya, with music by the famed Georgian composer Giya Kancheli (1969). Both films are based on a once-popular [French, 1842] comic novel by Claude Tillier. The date is 1750 and Louis XV is on the throne. Benjamin is in love with Manette, the innkeeper's beautiful daughter, but she has no intention of giving in to the young doctor until she sees the marriage contract. Later Benjamin is subjected by the Marquis de Camyse to a humiliating practical joke. Benjamin is condemned to penal servitude. Benjamin, now free, takes to the road, taking with him Manette, who has at last given in to him, having decides that she prefers happiness to a marriage contract.
The Witness - A Change of Heart (French: Le Témoin, flemish title: De Getuige) is a 1969 French/Belgian film directed by Anne Walter. Cecile lodges with the astrologer lady Hanka, and teaches English at a colle in Bruges. Cecile's horoscope is "Venus in Capricorn - the cold, winter, solitude." Cecile has a boyfriend called Thomas. Their relationship is calm and peaceful, not to say uneventful. Then Cecile meets a strange man, the museum curator Van Britten. But the old lady is shot dead. Cecile remembers having often noticed the silhouette of a man watching the house. It's Hermann, Van Britten's chauffeur. Then the net begins to close in on Van Britten, but Cecile cannot resist seeing him again: She is as fatally intrigued by him as a bird by a snake. Sometimes she tries to get away... The climax comes in Van Britten's castle. Cecile becomes his mistress, while Hermann resolves that the witness Cecile must die, because she "knows." Van Britten and Cecile are trying to escape...
Stolen Kisses (French: Baisers volés) is a 1968 French film directed by François Truffaut. It continues the story of the character Antoine Doinel, whom Truffaut had previously depicted in The 400 Blows and the short film Antoine and Colette. In this film, Antoine begins his relationship with Christine, which is depicted further in Bed & Board and Love on the Run.
Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) loves his new sweetheart, violinist Christine Darbon (Claude Jade). Christine is with friends when he drops by, and her parents must entertain Antoine themselves. After she learns that Antoine has returned from military service, she goes to greet him at his new job as a hotel night clerk. It is a promising sign that perhaps this time, the romance will turn out happily for Antoine.
Later, Christine attempts to guess Antoine's latest job, amusingly tossing out guesses like cab driver or water taster. Finally, his job as a private detective is revealed. Throughout the film, Antoine works to...
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