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Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his father has been arrested). During the school holidays, Cesar and his friend Sarah decide to help their mutual friend, Morgan, find his father who supposedly lives in London. Each one tells their parents that they're staying with the other two, and together they sneak out to begin their search. (imdb)
An exhilarating combination of romance and suspense ignites sparks of all kinds against the backdrop of modern Paris.
The film follows the story of three girls in contemporary Paris. One searches for her lost mother since she knows she's adopted. The other has come out of a coma and needs to have a love relationship aside from his mysterious father. The third one is a crook who redeems herself through love. The action is commented by songs and dance routines. (imdb)
Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992) - TV Movie
A study of the French New Wave. clips from Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Rivette et al.
In some strictly supervised society of the near-future, novelist Adam Gregor feels ill at ease. Official censorship keeps check on his every move. His wife is a conformist. In a fit of anger, he pushes her into a stairwell. Did he kill her? This brave new world does not acknowledge the concept of guilt, so how can Adam atone for his sin? And where is Kaminsky, Adam's publisher, who has gone into hiding? (DFI)
In the sixteenth century, Spain occupies Flanders and Inquisition enforces the faith. Aging writer and philosopher, Zénon Ligre, comes to Bruges using a false name and papers to serve as a physician to the poor, establishing a clinic and steam bath. (imdb)
In 1956, with the independence of Morocco, the Fedala conference in Tangier is set in a city of turmoil.
Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, updated to the twentieth century.
A wealthy couple, with a daughter Angela, a young teen who walks with crutches, tells each other they are off for the weekend on business (he to Oslo, she to Milan). Actually, both are meeting their lovers, and both go to the family's county home, Traunitz castle... (imdb)
Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful his situation. (imdb)
A dejected, worn-out, ill-kempt man spends an inordinate amount of time observing what appear to be well-dressed 1920s high-society types moving in and around a library set in the middle of an otherwise deserted island. Eventually, an irritating explanation for this situation is paired with an improbable one. (Clarke Fountain)
Stuffy professor Alain (Michel Lancelot) lives his life according to a rigorously regimented routine until he meets the vivacious Julie (Karina). Loosening up as he slips into her liberated, bohemian world, he soon finds himself sliding down the slippery slope of decadence. (mubi.com)
An American lawyer goes to a small, picturesque city in Austria for a vacation. But he soon finds himself enmeshed in a case of international intrigue lalong with neo-Nazis and spies who are all after a chest that contains the identities of Nazi war criminals and collaborators. (TCM.com)
In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter pilot on the front, invites him to spend a few days in his family's empty house in Bray. The housekeeper, a beautiful but mute woman lets Julien in, but his friend is late and he is obliged to wait. In the meantime, he starts reminiscing of the pre-war days spent with his friend and Jacques' girlfriend Odile.
Hughes (Jean-Claude Carriere), a veterinarian, contacts an agency for people who are seeking marriage. Through the agency, he meets and marries Jeanne (Anna Karina), a woman with a large house where he can use the space to care for animals. (NY times)
In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden, the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker. He observes the affairs of her heart and incidentally discovers that she is involved in a plot against the British, meant to arm the Jewish underground in Palestine. The plot finally fails, Justine is sent to jail and Darley decides to return to England. (imdb)
It's medieval times. Kohlhaas merchants with horses. When going to the local fair to sell his horses, is forced by a noble to leave him part of the merchandise as payment for traveling through his land, promising to give it back when the fair is over. When he returns, the horses are almost dead, and the man refuse to respond, so Kohlhass begins to fight unsuccesfuly against the injustice. (imdb)
Albinus (Williamson) leaves his wife and daughter to be with the beautiful, and much younger, usherette Margot (Anna Karina) of his local theatre. However, Margot is only interested in his money and soon deceives him with the talented, but not-to-be-trusted, artist Rex...
Comedy set in a refugee camp in occupied Austria after World War II. A shrewd multi-lingual interpreter who mediates between Russian and British military brass enters into a friendly rivalry with British Major Giles Burnside, who is in charge of assigning the displaced persons into either the American or Russian zones. (imdb)
An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind (imdb)
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. (imdb)
Anna (1967) - TV Movie
A musical comedy written by Serge Gainsbourg about a comic book colorist (Anna Karina) and the head of a fashion magazine (Jean-Claude Brialy), who is infatuated with a girl he took a photo of.
In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the murder... (imdb)
A journalist, Paula Nelson, arrives in Atlantic City, France, to look for her missing ex-boyfriend Richard Politzer. Her enquiries soon reveal that he is dead, murdered by an unknown assassin. Suspecting that Richard may have been the victim of political intrigue, Paula allies herself with gun-toting gangsters, shady police operatives and a writer of detective fiction to try to uncover the truth...
In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de Chelles) treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire. Suzanne's virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses by the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot. (imdb)
Carl Th. Dreyer (1966) - Short Film
At the world premiere of "Gertrud" in Paris, December 1964, Dreyer is greeted by many celebrities of the French cinema: Clouzot, Langlois, Truffaut, Godard, Anna Karina. Afterwards Dreyer delivers short comments on the style of each of his films. (imdb)
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (imdb)
Bande-annonce de 'Pierrot le fou' (1965) - Short Film
Trailer for the film "Pierrot le fou".
Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet.... (imdb)
In the Second World War, Lieut. Martino and his men are assigned to lead a group of prostitutes through the mountainous ways to serve in brothels for Italian soldiers in Albania. (imdb)
Hélène, who has just broken up with Raoul, a dentist, lets herself be seduced (though not without great resistance) by the obstinate Serge. Raoul, a modern Don Juan, now focuses on charming Sophie, a pretty patient of his, but is beaten on the finish line by... the young woman's ex-husband. On the prowl again, Raoul, usually an experienced lover, makes the first flop of his career with Mathilde, too beautiful and too quick-witted a creature for him. (imdb)
Nicolas is a Barcelona ice cream vendor who inadvertently helps a friend who has just committed a robbery. He is chased by several shady underworld characters trying to get their hands on the stolen loot. (Rotten Tomatoes)
Director Roger Vadim's remake of Max Ophuls' classic post war film "La Ronde," about various people having affairs, eventually forming a chain that comes full circle. Billed as "The Married Woman", Jane Fonda is a wife who has a fling with a young student - one of a chain of sexual liaisons that take place in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, the day Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated. (imdb)
A triangle: Franz, Arthur, and Odile. Franz, a young man with Alain Delon good looks, has met Odile in an English class. She lives in Joinville with wealthy benefactors and has mentioned to Franz that Mr. Stolz keeps a pile of 10,000 franc notes unlocked in his room. Franz tells his friend Arthur, a swarthy guy whose shady uncle is pressing him for money. Arthur and Franz, who mimic American movie tough guys, case Odile's house, pressure her to assist them with a burglary, and make passes at her as well. She's alternately compliant and distressed. Will they pull off the heist? (imdb)
During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love (imdb)
Trailer for the film "Vivre sa vie".
Sheherazade (Anna Karina) is promised to a powerful Sultan as a gift in exchange for free passage to the Holy Land. When the Sultan's underling saves her from certain death, she falls madly in love with her hero. (Dan Pavlides (All Movie Guide))
This film explores a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. The movie is comprised of a series of 12 "tableaux" (imdb)
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
The film tells the story of exotic dancer Angéla as she attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his friend Alfred.
A subtitle warns, "Beware of dark sunglasses." Anna and her lover, whose looks in bowler and bow tie are reminiscent of a young Buster Keaton, kiss chastely on a bridge overlooking the Seine. He dons sunglasses and waves as she runs down a stairway to the river's edge, then watches in horror as she's knocked flat and loaded into the back of a hearse. In vain, he gives chase. Disconsolate, he buys a large funeral wreath and a handkerchief from sympathetic vendors... (imdb)
Bande-annonce de 'Une femme est une femme' (1961) - Short Film
Trailer for the film "Une femme est une femme".
Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960) - Short Film
Charlotte is leaving. Before catching her train, she goes to her apartment for a quick snack -- a steak, as it happens. Walter accompanies her; the little time Charlotte will take to prepare and eat her steak represents his last opportunity to patch things up with her. A tall order, given the utterly unromantic circumstances... (imdb)