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Directed by Philippe de Broca

Directed by Philippe de Broca

The New York Times called de Broca “A surefooted comedic director of the 1960's New Wave in French filmmaking, who created gems like the frenetic adventure "That Man From Rio" (1964) and the anti-war "King of Hearts" (1966).” Cohen Media Channel presents a cross-section that includes some of his best loved films.

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Directed by Philippe de Broca
  • Five Day Lover

    A rediscovered French romantic comedy restored for Cohen Film Collection. Jean Seberg brings all of her considerable coquettish charm to the role of Claire, a young mother married to Georges, but also having an affair with bachelor Antoine, who is being kept by her good friend Madeleine, a wealth...

  • King Of Hearts

    During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a village in the French countryside to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the village...

  • On Guard

    "A big, gorgeous, sprawling swashbuckler." - San Francisco Chronicle

    A swashbuckling, action-packed adventure from the director of THAT MAN FROM RIO and KING OF HEARTS. It takes the cavaliere Lagardere sixteen years to avenge his friend the Duke of Nevers, who was assassinated by the Duke's cou...

  • That Man From Rio

    "Takes your breath away. A most beguiling exaltation of the absurd." - The New York Times

    INDIANA JONES meets James Bond! A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Museum of Man; anthropologist Jean Servais (Rififi) is kidnapped in broad Parisian daylight; serviceman (Jean-Pa...

  • Up to His Ears

    "It's a wild one and a funny one. A motion picture that will be talked about for years." - The New York Times

    Philippe de Broca's follow up to THAT MAN FROM RIO is filled with even more zaniness and hair-raising stunts than its predecessor. Adapted from Jules Verne's 1879 novel "The Tribulation...

  • Richard Peña introduces The Films of Philippe de Broca

    Film critic Richard Pena introduces the films of Philippe de Broca (That Man From Rio, Five Day Lover, Up to His Ears, On Guard).

  • New Conversation - Genevieve Bujold and Indiewire's Anne Thompson

    Conversation Genevieve Bujold and Indiewire's Anne Thompson on King Of Hearts.

  • New Interview with Cinematographer Pierre Lhomme

    New Interview with King Of Hearts cinematographer Pierre Lhomme.