Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Who Are Those Gals? ~ Martine Brochard

Martine Brochard was born in Paris, Île-de- France-France on April 2, 1944. In France she studied ballet, jazz, drama and started working very young in television, theater and in cinema with the film “Stolen Kisses” (1968) by François Truffaut.

After some brief appearances in the French cinema, she moved to Italy in 1970, attracted by the then burgeoning local film industry, to become the interpreter of many films of that decade, including the most famous: “Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia” (1973) by Sergio Martino and “La governante” (1974), based on the play by Vitaliano Brancati and directed by Giovanni Grimaldi, which won the Silver Mask award.

She appears in films of different genres, but prefers more sensual roles and provocative women.  She participates, among others, in: “Prigione di donne” (1975) by Brunello Rondi, “Il solco di pesca” (1975) by Maurizio Liverani, “Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro” (1975) by Umberto Lenzi, “Mannaja” (aka A Man Called Blade” (1977) by Sergio Martino and “Una spirale di nebbia” (1977) by Eriprando Visconti.

In the following decade, interprets, among others, she appears in the the films “Murder Obsession - Follia Omicida” (1981) by Riccardo Freda and “L'attrazione” (1987) by Mario Gariazzo.

In the nineties he also works with Tinto Brass in “Paprika” (1991) and “L'uomo che guarda” (1994).

Also during this time Martine also appeared in television such as: ‘Disonora il padre’ (1978), adapted from the novelby Enzo Biagi and directed by Sandro Bolchi, ‘Bel Ami’ (1979) from the novel by Guy de Maupassant, ‘La sconosciuta’ (1982), written in 4 episodse directed by Daniele D'Anza and the TV series ‘I ragazzi della 3ª C’ (1987) directed by Claudio Risi. In 2010 and in 2014 she returned to television in the first two seasons of ‘Il peccato e la vergogna’, along with Manuela Arcuri and Gabriel Garko.

Brochard also appeared on stage in such theatrical plays as “Spirito allegro” (Blithe Spirit) by Noel Coward, “Il malato immaginario” by Molière, “Taxi a due piazza” by Ray Cooney (1985), directed by Pietro Garinei, “L'imbroglione di Plauto” (1977), “Il bell'indifferente” by Jean Cocteau (1988), “Histoire du soldat” (2000), with music by Stravinsky, “Il mercante” (Mercator) di Plauto” (2004).

In 2003, together with the musician Salento Aldo Gemma and the composer Gianluca Attanasio John she records a disc from pop-dance: “La vie continue”.

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Nel 2004 partecipa allo sceneggiato radiofonico Rodolfo Valentino, su Radio2, regia di Idalberto Fei.

In 2003 Martine was diagnosed with leukemia from which she has recovered.

BROCHARD, Martine [4/2/1944 Paris, Île-de- France-France -     ] – author, singer, director, stage, film, radio, TV actress, mother of director Ferdinando B. Ceriani [1973-    ] with actor Umberto Ceriani, married to director Franco Molè [1939-2006] (1976-2006).
A Man Called Blade – 1977 (Angela)

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