François Truffaut, une autobiographie (2004)
- TV Movie
Summary: Truffaut kept everything, from notes made on bits of paper to the numerous drafts of each of his scripts, and photographs of those dear to him. This «autobiography» sets out to highlight the director's recurrent themes, as they appear in film after film: childhood, apprenticeship, the conflictual relationships between men and women, death. The film leaves commentary to those, including a number of figures, who knew him well, in his work, in his life and for whom he was a source of admiration.
Summary: The story begins in the 60s as Madeleine (Sagnier) leaves Paris to meet her new husband, Jaromil, in Prague. As Soviet tanks roll into the city in 1968, the couple is separated.
Decades later, the 90s, and Madeleine, now played by Deneuve, sees her daughter (Mastroianni, Deneuve's real-life daughter), fall for a man in London - but her love goes unrequited.
The African (1983)
Summary: A travel agent travels to Africa intending to start a resort hotel only to encounter her crusty ex-husband and ivory smugglers. (imdb)
L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (2010)
Summary: Paul Exben is a success story - partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg
Kremer, a local photographer, a rush of blood provokes Paul into a fatal error. Standing over the corpse of his wife's lover, Paul knows that his perfect life has gone for good.
La femme aux bottes rouges (1974)
Summary: After a chance meeting with avant garde writer Francoise, an elderly millionaire starts to manipulate her life, drawing in equally unsuspecting and happily married Mark. Francoise however is able to recall visions of the past and to conjure up apparitions at will so when the old man invites her and Mark to his mansion he finds things turning out unexpectedly. (imdb)
Je veux voir (2008)
Summary: July 2006. Another war breaks out in Lebanon. The directors decide to follow a movie star, Catherine Deneuve and a friend, actor and artist Rabih Mroue;, on the roads of South Lebanon. Together, they will drive through the regions devastated by the conflict. It is the beginning of an unpredictable, unexpected adventure... (Abbout Productions)
God Loves Caviar (2012)
Summary: This majestic epic tells the true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of eighteenth-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of one of the largest mercantile empires in Europe. (tiff.net)
Agent Trouble (1987)
Summary: One sunny winter's morning a coach laden with tourists careers off the road and plunges into an icy lake in the Pyrenees. Fifty are killed. But this is not a straightforward road accident; it is an execution authorised by someone high up in the interest of national security. The only witness to the mass killing is Victorien, who saw that the passengers were gassed before they drowned....
Le bon plaisir (1984)
Summary: In Paris, a women's bag, which contains an embarrassing letter from the french president, is stolen. (imdb)
Les créatures (1966)
Summary: This movie tells two stories: the birth of a novel, and the life of a couple culminating in the birth of their child. All the people the husband meets on their Breton Island get absorbed into this book, transformed and distorted. They are the pawns in a fascinating chess game on a life-sized board he plays with the forces of evil and destruction. Of course this fantastic game in which the destinies of the characters are resolved is only imaginary. Or is it? (MUBI)
Summary: Liza slowly replaces Melampo, Giorgio's dog. While she accepts it, Giorgio forces her to wear collars and leashes
Le Choc (1982)
Summary: Martin Terrier has a problem. He wants to quit his job, but unlike everyone else, he cannot do it because he is a hired hitman and his employers would hate to see him turned out to pasture -- he knows too much, and he is still useful. When he escapes to the countryside for awhile, he meets Claire and love blossoms. Back in Paris to confront his employers once again, Terrier gets an ultimatum -- do one last job for them and he can go free. (allmovie.com)
Mères et filles (2009)
Summary: Audrey takes a little time off of work in Canada to go vist her hometown in France. Still trying to work, though, but distracted by both her past and present, she gets in the way of one of her grandmother's belongings.
Choice of Arms (1981)
Summary: This French production concerns a gangster (Yves Montand) who retires to the countryside after living a full life of traditional crime. After settling into his new residence with his wife (Catherine Deneuve), his home is invaded by an unruly punk (Gerard Depardieu) who has some new-fangled ideas about the way crime should work. The film appears in French with English subtitles. (allmovie.com)
Speriamo che sia femmina (1986)
Summary: Elena lives on a Tuscan farm, separated from her ineffectual husband Leonardo, who is more concerned with his mistress Lolli than his wife or two daughters, Franca and Malvina. This collection of female figures inhabiting a world virtually without men is completed by Elena's sister Claudia and Elena's housekeeper Fosca. The only male in the house is a senile old uncle who spends most of his time knitting. This unusual stable female environment is suddenly shaken by several crises. (imdb)
The Girl on the Train (2009)
Summary: A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semitic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates. (imdb)
Et Satan conduit le bal (1962)
Summary: In a complex sequence of romantic musical chairs, this routine New Wave style drama looks at a series of couples that have come together for awhile in the villa of a wealthy tycoon who has a few emotional hang-ups. (allmovie.com)
Le petit poucet (2001)
Summary: Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale "Le petit poucet" by Charles Perrault. (imdb)
La Chamade (1968)
Summary: Based on the novel by Francoise Sagan, LA CHAMADE tells a heartbreaking story of a beautiful woman who must choose between two of her innermost desires. Lucile (Catherine Deneuve) has gotten used to the comfortable life given to her by a wealthy older man, but her true passion lies for a young writer who is unable to take care of himself.
Summary: Mr Pujol rules his factory with an iron fist. When he suffers from a stroke, his wife surprisingly takes over... with some unexpected consequences...
Summary: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories. (imdb)
Summary: An ordinary man is driven to violence in the name of revenge in this drama. Paul Varlin (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a businessman who decides to take his wife and daughter on a vacation. While stopping for gas, Varlin's wife is accosted by a gang of motorcycle thugs, who progress from ogling her legs to raping both the wife and the young girl, and then killing them both. When Varlin discovers this horrible crime, he takes it upon himself to track down and kill the bikers in the name of justice. (allrovi.com)
Beach House (1977)
Summary: This farce features Jodi Foster, Catherine Deneuve, and Ugo Tognazzi. Tersina (Foster) is a pregnant teen whose parents want her married, pronto. Cerquette (Tognazzi) is an insurance man who wears a chastity belt to keep him from ravishing the two women he desires. A pair of bachelors liven up the action (Michele Placido and Luigi Proietti) which is not easy. Except for the introductory scenes, all of the action takes place in the dressinig (and undressing) room of a beach house. (allrovi.com)
The Murri Affair (1974)
Summary: Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, the dead husband happened to be a member of the Italian nobility, and the trial starts to turn into more of a prosecution of the defendant's socialist politics ... (imdb)
In the Name of My Daughter (2015)
Summary: Nice, 1976. Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a beautiful lawyer ten years his senior Maurice Agnelet. It has other links, she loves to madness. Against a background of war casinos, he connects with Fratoni, sour competitor of his mother, who offers him three million francs to take control of the casino. Agnes accepts but resents his betrayal. Maurice away. After a suicide attempt, the young woman disappears ...
Les liaisons dangereuses (2003)
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: Updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. (imdb)
Standing Tall (2015)
Summary: Malony has been in conflict with the school and the law since he was six. But a juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced they can save him from the spiral of revolt and violence in which he seems to be caught for the rest of his days. (imdb)
Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971)
Summary: Catherine and Marcello have lost their daughter. At only 9 months old, the baby died from a rare illness. Isolating themselves, the couple hide from the world in their apartment. There they try to deal with their deep mourning for the baby, recalling the happy times when the child was still alive. The film is based on personal experiences of Nadine Trintignant. (imdb)
The Song of the World (1965)
Summary: Two clans of peasants clash in the hills of Haute-Provence . A rough peasant, Le Matelot, is worried that his son, Le Besson, will not come back to cut trees in the heights. With his friend Antonio Bouche d'or, he goes in search of his son. He discovers that Le Besson has taken Gina, the daughter of the formidable Maudru, promised to Maudru's nephew. A war ensues, which will not stop until after several deaths.
Le Cancre (2016)
Summary: Laurent is seeking a path in life after living his childhood and teenage years in laziness. He has a conflictual relationship with Rodolphe, his father, and both are too emotional to express their mutual affection. Despite the women of his life hanging around him , Rodolphe has but one obsession: meeting Marguerite again, the first love of his life. (imdb)
Écoute voir... (1979)
Summary: Young aristocrat Arnaud de Maule hires female private detective Claude Alphand to investigate a strange cult, the Church of the Final Revival, that tried to recruit his girlfriend Chloé, who then disappeared, and it now stalks him.
The Midwife (2017)
Summary: A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.
Frequent Death (1988)
Summary: A new TV personality begins receiving threatening calls to her show whenever she is on air.
Von Trier's 100 Eyes (2000)
Summary: It explains the complicated process of filming 'Dancer in the Dark', that utilized 100 cameras(or eyes) to capture as many possible angles at one time. By using this process, Lars was able to create a "live" feeling to the film, especially in the non-musical parts. This process was invented by Lars von Trier and his crew and is entirely exclusive to this film. This documentary also reveals what Lars feels were the successes and the failures of using this technique. (imdb)
L'argent des autres (1978)
Summary: Bank executive Rainier allows his firm to deliver adventurous investor Chevalier d'Aven a huge loan, with what he thinks is his employer Mirement's total backing. Chevalier's business proves indeed to be disastrous, which forces the bank to cover up its high deficits. News of the scandal breaks out, and the bank now sees Rainier as the one being responsible for it - he is laid off. Wife Celine and union representative Arlette suggest he should sue his former boss. (imdb)
On My Way (2013)
Summary: Cathy, sixty and beautiful, runs a restaurant offering local specialties in a small town on the coast of Brittany, where she has always lived... (mubi.com)
I Love You All (1980)
Summary: A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times. (imdb)
Daisy Chain (1965)
Summary: An episodic film, telling four erotic tales: Angela isn't sexually satisfied by her husband, so she simulates sleep-walking to visit her neighbor across the street every night; when his bathtub runs over, shy Peter gets to meet his sensuous neighbor Lolita; at a high-school reunion his former students pull a prank on Prof. Hellberg and make him believe he cheated on his wife while being drunk; Sybill has a good time during a break at the opera with the famous conductor Cramer. (imdb)
A nous deux (1979)
Summary: A criminal in hiding and a victim of violence travel to the New World for a fresh start.
Park Benches (2009)
Summary: In this star-laden slice-of-life comedy set in France, workers ponder a sign reading "Lonely Man" that hangs out the office facing theirs, a mix of visitors traverse the town square and the clerks of a local shop commingle with their patrons. (netflix)
Courage fuyons (1979)
Summary: Martin Belhomme is a coward since his birth. After a childhood spent in the tumult of the Occupation, he is married with Mathilda, who will decide everything: they will have two children and he will become a pharmacist, even if he vowed a passion for music. But after this monotonous life, events in May 68 will lead him into a crazy adventure. (Wikipedia)
Three Hearts (2014)
Summary: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters. (TIFF)
Dans la cour (2014)
Summary: Starring the always astonishing Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kelvern (director of Le grand soir and co-director of Mammuth), In the Courtyard premiered at the Berlin Film Festival at a special gala screening in February. Touching and at moments funny, the film follows Mathilde and Antoine, two lonely inhabitants of a Parisian apartment building. Suddenly deciding to end his career, 40-year-old musician Antoine is hired as the caretaker of an old residential building in Paris. (film.iksv.org)
Male Hunt (1964)
Summary: In this French comedy from director Edouard Molinaro, a young Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as Fernand, a groom-to-be who is dissuaded from stepping up to the altar by his two friends after they terrify him with their personal marriage horror stories. Antoine immediately ditches his bride and heads for Greece, but not before giving his friend Antoine (Jean-Claude Brialy) his honeymoon cruise tickets. Aboard the boat, Antoine meets and falls in love. (allmovie.com)
Manon 70 (1968)
Summary: Des sees Manon at the airport and it is love at first sight. They start a relationship but he soon finds out that she may be cheating on him. Manon loves Des but since he can't afford the luxurious lifestyle she desires, she decides to continue her affairs with richer men, much to Des' frustration.
Hotel America (1981)
Summary: Hélène, a distracted pill-popping anesthetist, almost runs down Gilles one evening on a Biarritz street. She is still numb from the drowning death earlier that year of her lover, a visionary architect. Gilles presses for a relationship, then backs away, deciding she could never love someone of lower class and limited prospects. But she does fall in love with him and gradually her depression eases... (imdb)
Summary: When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (imdb)
Donkey Skin (1970)
Summary: A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. (imdb)
Scene of the Crime (1986)
Summary: In the woods, a 13-year-old boy is grabbed by an escaped convict and told to bring money later that day... (imdb)
Summary: Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a sexually repressed young beauty goes insane with surreal fantasies of seduction and rape. (imdb)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
Summary: Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano... (imdb)
Belle maman (1999)
Summary: As a man (Vincent Lindon) exchanges wedding vows with his pregnant fiancee (Mathilde Seigner), he spies her mother (Catherine Deneuve) and feels an instant attraction.
Dirty Money (1972)
Summary: Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just a asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night club owner, must also deal with police comissaire Edouard Colemane, who happens to be his good friend. (imdb)
Summary: Indochina during the 30's. One of the largest rubber-tree plantations is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud but imprudent woman. She lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. At an auction Eliane gets to know the young officer Jean-Baptiste... (imdb)
Changing Times (2004)
Summary: Traveling from France to Tangiers, a man looks to reunite with his former love, though their romance ended some 30 years earlier.
Summary: In 1888 the heir to the Habsburg Empire is forced into a suicide pact with his mistress.
Les Voleurs (1996)
Summary: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son... (imdb)
The Hunger (1983)
Summary: The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... (imdb)
The Last Metro (1980)
Summary: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. (imdb)
Place Vendôme (1998)
Summary: The story of a woman that remained distracted for a long time from her life, from the passions that made her feel alive. The importance of true love is compared with the material value of diamonds. Only one truly lasts forever. She's got to find the thing that values most for her, the thing that gives psychical stability and real happiness again to her life.
Pola X (1999)
Summary: A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée (imdb)
The Musketeer (2001)
Summary: Peter Hyman's action-adventure weds the classic swordplay and chivalry of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" with the gravity-defying dazzle of Hong Kong action choreography. (Universal Pictures)
I'm Going Home (2001)
Summary: The story of an aging French actor who - after learning his family has been killed in an accident - still carries on with his career, enjoys his morning espresso and newspaper, appreciates the endless beauty that is Paris, and takes a stand against the philistinism that plagues his professional life. (Film Forum)
Summary: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step. By chance, she meets a touring French actress and pleads for help... (imdb)
A Talking Picture (2003)
Summary: A young history professor and her seven-year-old daughter embark on a cruise through the Mediterranean Sea and befriend three famous women of different nationalities. (Kino International)
Time Regained (1999)
Summary: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and forth in time. Marcel at various ages interacts with Odette, with the beautiful Gilberte and her doomed husband, with the pleasure-seeking Baron de Charlus, with Marcel's lover Albertine, and with others... (imdb)
Belle de jour (1967)
Summary: Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him... (imdb)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Summary: Geneviève, 17, lives with her widow mother, who owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg. She and Guy, an auto mechanic, are in love and want to marry (imdb)
Kings and Queen (2004)
Summary: Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora's a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father; holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape. (imdb)
8 Women (2002)
Summary: One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! (imdb)
Ma saison préférée (1993)
Summary: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be depicted both Berthe's destiny and the strange relationship between Emilie and Antoine. (imdb)
Les Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (1995)
Summary: Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made... (imdb)
Après lui (2007)
Summary: A woman (Catherine Deneuve) becomes obsessed with her son's best friend after her child dies in a car accident. (imdb)
Mes stars et moi (2008)
Summary: Fascinated by actresses, Robert is undoubtedly the clingiest fan in French cinema. A handling agent by night in a large artistic agency, he devotes his days to "his" stars, whom he follows relentlessly, not hesitating to interfere in their lives. Working together on the same film set, his three favorite actresses discover one day that they have the same problem - with the same fan. They all decide to join forces and settle their score with him.
Vienna: The Years Remembered (1968)
- Short Film
Summary: This is a short promotional piece from MGM in connection with the filming of MAYERLING in Vienna, an historical costume drama.
Le Sauvage (1975)
Summary: Catherine Deneuve running away from an afair and Yves Montand a perfume maker isolated on a Caribbean island.
Fort Saganne (1984)
Summary: French civilization in the desert. Saganne is of peasant stock, with courage and a forceful will. In 1911, he volunteers and is posted to the Sahara under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh. He catches the eye of Madeline, the daughter of the regional administrator. In the desert, Saganne is a leader, with the respect of Arabs, including Amajan, an independent warrior. (imdb)
The April Fools (1969)
Summary: Howard is the husband of an unfeeling wife, Phyllis. Catherine is the wife of an equally uncaring husband, Howard's boss Ted. At a house party hosted by Ted, Ted urges Howard to pick up an available woman at the party and proceeds to show him how. Howard reluctantly tries it on Catherine who instantly accepts. The two find their marriages are loveless and decide to run away together. (imdb)
Nearest to Heaven (2002)
Summary: A vacationing French writer, Fanette , meets a photographer named Matt in New York City. Before you can say, "They were fated to be mated," the twosome embarks on a romantic escapade that conjures images of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember. Patrice Chereau directs this warm, light-hearted tale
Summary: A spotty geek is transformed into ravishing sex god whenever he applies a certain perfume. He gets the girl of his dreams, the girl next door and few more besides. (imdb)
L'univers de Jacques Demy (1995)
Summary: This is a cinematic tribute by Agnes Varda to her late husband Jacques Demy, with some fascinating interviews and archive footage, moving back and forth chronologically from Demy's breakthrough film LOLA, to some of his later work including an abortive attempt to break through in Hollywood, with an interesting revelation about a then unknown American actor named Harrison Ford. (imdb)
Sans titre (1997)
- Short Film
Summary: In 1997, for it's fiftieth anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival asked Leos Carax for a short film, a kind of postcard addressed to the festival, in which the director would give news of himself and of his film project "Pola X". (imdb)
Anima persa (1977)
Summary: Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic. (imdb)
O Convento (1995)
Summary: The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain; not in England. (imdb)
Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)
Summary: An absurd "Western" set in Paris following Custer, Buffalo Bill, Custer's boss, General Terry and a white woman-exploiting Indian scout.
The Stone Council (2006)
Summary: Laura Siprien is a French scientist who adopts a young Thai boy. After a car crash, he falls into a coma and a mysterious German doctor asserts he can heal him... through unconventional methods! It leads Laura to Mongolia to find out the origin of the young boy.
Le Vent de la nuit (1999)
Summary: French superstar Catherine Deneuve stars in this downbeat drama about the fine line between love and need. Deneuve plays Hélène, an attractive but aging housewife who keeps a lover, a young artist named Paul (Xavier Beauvois). Hélène is strongly attracted to Paul, but isn't sure if he's interested in her mind, her body, or merely her checkbook... (All Movie Guide)
Summary: Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. (imdb)
Summary: Reynolds stars as Phil Gaines, a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Reynolds is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father launches his own investigation. (imdb)
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Summary: Louis Mahe is a tobacco planter at Reunion Island. He is waiting for Julie Roussel to marry her. He only knows her by mail. The woman that comes does not like the picture he got, but he marries her anyway. Soon, she flees with Louis' money. She was not the real Julie Roussel but Marion. Louis tries to find her... Another Truffaut's film about passion. (imdb)
Généalogies d'un crime (1997)
Summary: At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd views and methods. She reads Jeanne's journal, documenting René's criminal tendencies. Solange believes him innocent, manipulated into the murder or framed... (IMDB)
A Matter of Resistance (1966)
Summary: In the countryside near Normandy's beaches lives Marie, unhappy. It's 1945, she's married to Jérôme, a somewhat fussy milquetoast, diffident to the war around him and unwilling to move his wife to Paris, where she longs to live, shop, and party. A German outfit is bivouacked at Jérôme and Marie's crumbling château because its commanding officer is pursuing Marie. She's also eyed by a French spy working with the Allies as they plan D-Day. (imdb)
March or Die (1977)
Summary: Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit includes the charming, thieving rascal Marco (Hill), who joined the Legion only to avoid prison. After long stretches portraying the boredom and hardship of day-to-day life in the Legion, Foster's command occupies a small village where the archaeologists believe they've found a burial site sacred to the Arabs... (imdb)
The Beautiful Swindlers (1964)
Summary: Four swindle stories, taking place successively in Tokyo - Japan (Les cinq bienfaiteurs de Fumiko), Amsterdam - The Netherlands (La riviere de diamants), Italie (La feuille de route), and Paris - France (L'homme qui vendit la tour Eiffel). (imdb)
Le Héros de la famille (2006)
Summary: The story of a cabaret in Nice called "Le perroquet bleu" (The blue parrot). The innkeeper, Gabriel(le) dies at the beginning of the movie and leave his business to his godchildren : Nino and Marianne, whom father (the magician played by Gérard Lanvin) had been taken under Gabriel's wing when he was fifteen years old. After the reading of the will, the fate of the Blue Parrot is in their hands. (imdb comments)
A Christmas Tale (2008)
Summary: The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. But can a Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, finally bring peace their clan?
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Summary: Bjork stars as Selma, a Czech immigrant and single mother working in a factory in rural America. She is losing her eyesight and her 10 year-old son stands to suffer the same fate if she can't put away enough money to secure him an operation.