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Alex Descas
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Country: France

Total Titles at Criticker: 23 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (23)
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Let the Sunshine In (2017)
Adapted from Roland Barthes' A Lover's Discourse: Fragments, which deconstructs the language of love. (imdb)
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A series of monologues and conversations that depict the life and breadth of a relationship.
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Persécution (2009)
The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's persistence takes its toll on Daniel and Sonia, leaving Daniel alone with nagging questions of "Why?" (imdb)
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Rapt (2009)
A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro. (imdb)
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The Limits of Control (2009)
The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.
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35 Shots of Rum (2008)
The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.
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Boarding Gate (2007)
Miles Rennberg is paid a surprise visit at his Paris office by Sandra. Taunting him, she dissects their prior relationship - a web of masochism, money, manipulation and dependency, pimping her out to dangerous clients for ambiguous reasons. She tells him of her desire to raise enough money to invest in a Beijing nightclub. Miles encourages her to visit him at his apartment. Sandra leaves for her job at an import business, run by a young married couple: Lester and Sue Wong.
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The Intruder (2004)
A mysterious and enthralling story about fresh starts and the possibility of escape, both a tale of inner and outer traveling. The film follows the global travels of an enigmatic 68-year-old man (Subor) who goes looking for a long-lost son and a new organ to replace his ailing heart. (Wellspring)
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La beuze (2003)
Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of marijuana that was engineered by the Nazis. Their decision to begin selling the stuff leads to a variety of people chasing after them. (letterboxd.com)
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
A comic series of short vignettes in which Jarmusch delves into the normal pace of the world from an extraordinary angle, showing just how absorbing the obsessions, joys and addictions of life can be.
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Tiresia (2003)
Tiresia is at the same time woman and man, according to Greek Mythology. Here, Tiresia is a Brazilian transexual living with her brother in the outskirts of Paris. Terranova, an admirer of aesthetics, is a dreamer. His obsession with Tiresia leads him to kidnapping her. (imdb)
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Trouble Every Day (2001)
Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane's mysterious visits to a medical clinic where cutting edge studies of the human libido are undertaken.
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Lumumba (2000)
At the Berlin Conference of 1885, Europe divided up the African continent. The Congo became the personal property of King Leopold II of Belgium. On June 30, 1960, a young self-taught nationalist, Patrice Lumumba, became, at age 36, the first head of government of the new independent state. He would last two months in office. (Zeitgeist Films)
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Harem suaré (1999)
As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan's harem distracted... (imdb)
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Fin août, début septembre (1998)
A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends nd lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives (imdb)
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A Casa (1997)
A contemplative ode to the home. The home as a centre of everyday routine and relationships. The home with all it's comings and goings. The home as a centre of unions and separations.The home as a centre of life that shelters its inhabitants from a wedding, a funeral, fireworks... Each character who lives, passes, enters or leaves the home, each room plays it's own role. (festival-cannes.com)
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Clubbed to Death (Lola) (1996)
When she misses the last bus home after a daytrip to Paris, a young woman, Lola, finds herself stranded on the outskirts of the city. She meets up with a young man who persuades her to go with him to a night club, where she takes drugs and gets high. In her drugged state, she forms an attachment to another young man, Emir, a boxer of Arab descent. When Emir's girlfriend, Saida, sees them together, she confronts Lola. (MUBI)
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Irma Vep (1996)
Rene Vidal, a director in decline, decides to remake Louis Feuillade's silent serial "Les Vampires."... (imdb)
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Le grand blanc de Lambaréné (1995)
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), the mission doctor, theologian and philosopher who founded a hospital in the rainforests of Gabon, achieved sainthood in his lifetime, at least in the popular imagination. The critical assessment of his life and works in recent years, however, has been slightly more ambivalent. Ba Kobhio Bassek is the first director to examine this medical missionary from a purely African point-of-view. (themoviedb)
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I Can
Beautiful Daiga (Katerina Golubeva) has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo (Alex Descas) is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille (Richard Courcat)- a transvestite dancer. One of these three people might be connected to the serial "Granny Killer" who has been terrorizing Paris for a while. (imdb)
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Le cri du coeur (1994)
Moctar lives in Mali with his mother Saffi and his ailing grandfather. One day, Saffi receives a letter from France which overwhelms her with happiness. Ibrahim Sow, her husband and Moctar's father, who has emigrated there, can at last accommodate them. Mother and son say farewell to Grandpa, as he cannot follow them. When they arrive in Lyon, where Ibrahim is waiting for them, something strange happens. Moctar sees a hyena in a street... Of course, nobody believes him.
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No Fear, No Die (1990)
Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant. (imdb)
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A crooked, neo-Nazi police inspector supplies his gangland cohorts with weapons to slaughter the Vietnamese, black, and Arab gangs fighting for the upper hand in the drug trade. Before the final showdown, an undercover cop (Daniel Auteuil) tries to prevent the bloodshed and faces one defeat after another as his connections and informants are killed. (Allmovie)
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