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Jacques Becker's Companies

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Jacques Becker (1906 – 1960), best known as an assistant to Jean Renoir, is in fact a consummate, under-known auteur particularly attuned to group dynamics, whether of lovers, artists, gangsters or convicts.

Touchez pas au grisbi

Jacques Becker France, 1954

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Jacques Becker, best known as an assistant to Jean Renoir, is in fact a consummate, under-known auteur particularly attuned to group dynamics, whether of lovers, artists or—as in this classic crime film—gangsters. Becker guides an unbeatable cast in this brilliant, world-weary genre masterpiece.

Paris Frills

Jacques Becker France, 1945

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Our next immersion into the vibrant group dynamics of French master orchestrator Jacques Becker turns from the crimes of Paris to high fashion. An energetic, remarkably realistic portrayal of the cultural scene in the 1940s, its legacy can be felt in everything from Funny Face to Saint Laurent.

Le trou

Jacques Becker France, 1960

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Our final group portrait by Becker is tragically his final film—dying after its completion at the age of 53—but also his best known and greatest. A singular prison escape film—based on a true story and made in collaboration with a participant—five inmates must stick together in order to break out.

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