Michael Ritchie’s Prime Cut is a strong 1970s American crime drama, with a sly critique on American society and fairytale elements thrown in for good measure.
David Oelhofen succesfully expands on a Camus short story by taking a political stance on French colonialism in Algeria Camus avoided, without getting overtly political but instead using western and road movie genre tropes to subtly explore the relationship between Europeans and Algerians in the 1950s.
Dutch documentary filmmaker Joris Ivens and film historian Georges Sadoul both shared a love for Paris and the Seine, resulting in La Seine a Rencontré Paris / The Seine Meets Paris (1957). This documentary short paints a poetic, playful, and profound portrait of the Seine, Paris and its many inhabitants.
In Winterbottom’s dystopian Code 46, life is divided between affluent society in futuristic city-states and poverty outside of the cities.
How Truffaut used modernist architecture as metaphor for totalitarianism.