Lenny Borger

Born: Brooklyn

Highlighted works

  • 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.

  • The Battle of Algiers

    The Battle of Algiers

    Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece about the turbulent last years of French colonial rule in Algeria, seen from the perspective of both the guerrilla revolutionaries and the French authorities.

  • 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.

  • Touchez pas au grisbi

    A haunting, witty and masterful film about honour and ageing, starring Jean Gabin.

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