Gaston Modot

Born: 31 December 1888, Paris
Died: 1970

Highlighted works

  • L' Âge d'or

    L' Âge d'or

    Banned for decades, Buñuel’s feature debut is a gleefully inventive, wickedly funny and still profoundly disturbing Surrealist assault on every social and moral convention imaginable.

  • MONTÉ CRISTO

    Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo is brought to the screen in this four-hour spectacular from 1929.

  • Les Enfants du paradis

    Les Enfants du paradis

    Made during the Nazi occupation of France, Marcel Carne’s romantic epic of the 19th-century theatre world is a life-affirming tribute to love, Paris and the stage.

  • La Grande Illusion

    La Grande Illusion

    Jean Renoir’s pacifist classic is set in a German prisoner-of-war camp during WWI, where class kinship is felt across national boundaries.

  • La Règle du jeu

    La Règle du jeu

    Made on the cusp of WWII, Jean Renoir’s satire of the upper-middle classes was banned as demoralising by the French government for two decades after its release.

  • CASQUE D'OR

    Becker’s most-loved film, about a golden-haired woman who finds a new lover, is probably his masterpiece.

  • French Cancan

    Renoir’s classic, about an impresario trying to revive the cancan in the Moulin Rouge.

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