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A couple in crisis. He, disillusioned, sees his life upset the day an entrepreneur offers him to plunge back into the time of his choice. (imdb)
After an incident, a brilliant professor known for his outbursts is forced to mentor the student he wronged for a speech contest. (imdb)
G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world's most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Rochè, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Rochè is found dead... (letterboxd)
Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances. (imdb)
César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts. Friends since childhood, Fanny and Marius love each other, but Marius has a secret wanderlust: every ship's whistle stirs a longing for foreign lands.
A horse with amazing courage and a big heart.
A surgeon begins to develop a relationship with a woman, who claims to be an ex patient, stalking him to the detriment of his relationship with his wife.
"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her mother and Marius's father, César, persuade her to accept the romantic advances of a much older man. To save face, Fanny accepts to marry Honoré Panisse, a rich merchant of the Vieux Port, 30 years her senior who will recognize her son.
A detective hunts for the marksman who foiled the plan to catch a notorious team of bank robbers. (imdb)
A father in pre-WWII France is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. (imdb)
Condemned for a crime which, according to him, was only an accident, Constant succeeded in escaping from the prison where he was serving his sentence...
A man takes his daughter-in-law away to the countryside, as her husband has just left her. Confronted with the sorrow of the young woman, the rather reserved father-in-law reveals to her his secret love life. (Film.com)
Ex-singing star Gilles Gabriel's come-back plans are crushed when he runs into Jean-Christian Ranu, a slightly nutty accountant. Ranu's life becomes chaotic when he discovers that Gilles was killed and is now living in his head! it was already complicated each one on their side... then now, two in the same person... (imdb)
A jaded cop gets one last chance to redeem himself by protecting a young woman from her parents' murderer, who is about to be released from jail. (film.com)
A man, having been unemployed for three years, invites his new boss over for dinner, which leads to a series of comical mishaps and misunderstandings.
Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor... (imdb)
A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former schoolfriend. A warm, fruitful conversation starts between the two men... (imdb)
Francois is a middled-aged antique dealer. He has a stylish apartment and fabulous life, but at a dinner with a group he considers his dearest acquaintances, he is blindsided by the revelation that none of them actually likes him. He's arrogant, self-centered and harsh, and they don't believe he knows the meaning of friendship. His business partner Catherine makes him a bet: if he can produce his best friend, she will let hims keep the massive Greek vase he acquired that afternoon on the company tab. If not, it's hers. (IFC Films)
A French diplomat and a translator go on a trip to save a special chip from hands of foreign governments. (imdb)
Elba island, 1814. Martino is a young teacher, idealist and strongly anti Napoleon, in love with the beautiful and noble Baroness Emily. (imdb)
When billionaire Pierre Levasseur is snapped by a papparazzo with Elena, his dazzling, supermodel mistress, he tries to avoid a catastrophic divorce by coming up with an outrageous lie. (Sony Pictures Classics)
L'un reste, L'autre part is the story of two old time friends, both in their fifties, both married, who fall for two younger women. The cast is nothing less than stellar: Daniel Auteuil, Nathalie Baye, Pierre Arditi, Miou-Miou and Charlotte Gainsbourg
Georges (Auteuil), a television talk show host, and his wife Anne (Binoche), are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security. One day, their idyll is disrupted in the form of a mysterious videotape that appears on their doorstep. On it they are being filmed by a hidden camera from across the street with no clues as to who shot it, or why... (Sony Pictures Classics)
An affluent, middle-aged couple's uneventful lives are forever changed when they move into an isolated house in the country and befriend an odd, younger couple. (imdb)
A mysterious writer is involved in a love affair with his stepson's wife, leading to a web of intrigue and desire. (imdb)
In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion and the imminent departure of the Chief sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne... (imdb)
With a hefty reward hanging in the balance, a battle-scarred knight of the Crusades must track down a renegade poet at the pope's command. But the mission is threatened by a tagalong squire and an old friend who's succumbed to madness. (Netflix)
Two of France's most celebrated actors, Daniel Auteuil ("The Closet," "Girl on the Bridge") and José Garcia ("Trouble Everyday," "Jet Set"), team up in a romantic comedy that begs the question: can it actually be bad to be a Good Samaritan? (Paramount Classics)
When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years. (imdb)
A hilarious story of how one little rumor not only brightens a simple man's life, but also triggers an awakening of everyone around him. (Miramax Films)
The history of the Vajont Dam disaster, which in 1963 caused the death of about 2.000 people.
An emotionally-charged romantic epic about an extraordinary woman poised between two extraordinary men at a pivotal moment in time. Set in 1850 on the desolate and intensely beautiful island of Saint-Pierre, a remote French territory off the coast of Newfoundland, the film is a powerful and provocative examination of grand passions and their consequences. (Lions Gate Films)
Many noble families are locked in a chateau due to the French Revolution. The infamous Marquis de Sade is there and is generally shunned by the others. A teen-aged girl befriends him behind her parents back and learns about him and life in general. He initiates her into sexual exploration and leads her to become an independent, sexually-liberated woman. (imdb)
It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. The girl, Adele, has never been lucky and nowhere else to go. So she follows him... (imdb)
Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie... (imdb)
He'll be your friend, he'll be your lover, but it's strictly by the hour.
The story is set in early 1700s. Lafardere is former street urchin who became a best friend of Duke of Nevers. Nevers' heir is his evil cousin Gonzague. Gonzague, seeking wealth, kills Nevers and Nevers in his dying moments asks Lafardere to avenge him, however long that takes.
Lucie and Raymond's story is one of love, of the French Resistance in World War II, and of life. Cunning, resourceful, and romantic, Lucie risks her life for what the couple believes in. Her efforts to rescue the husband she passionately loves would seem to spring from the fertile imagination of a novelist... but this film is based on a true story. (October Films)
In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son... (imdb)
Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two children with her. This weekend his children came by train to meet him, but Harry, working as always, forgot to pick them up... (imdb)
Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hopiing to forget these wartime betrayls, Louis takes his wife and the infant twins he didn't father to Berlin, where she falls for Matthais, a sensitive German industrialist. When the Indochinese war sends Louis to Vietnam, Matthais follows Jeanne back to France. (imdb)
Portugal 1938. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of the Lisboa, an unaffiliated evening paper. There is civil war in Spain and the fascists are in power in Portugal, but he concerns himself only with his work and ignores what is going on around him. He hires Monteiro Rossi, an idealistic young man in love with a beautiful communist, as an assistant. He reluctantly helps them when they begin to get into trouble due to subversive activities. Eventually events force him to take a stand. (imdb)
One night at the cinema, Pierre reaches for out to take Anne's hand. She is annoyed and rebuffs him... (imdb)
The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging... (imdb)
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)
Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate. (imdb)
A middle-aged single French woman (Balasko) falls in love with an annoying demon (Auteuil). (imdb)
On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian for more than ten years. (imdb)
A company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman, who always seems to be at the right place at the right time. (imdb)
Martial's mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent to inspect supermarkets in the province. At his first visit the manager had taken a large loan of money belonging to the firm. In the same city Martial starts a relationchip with Francine, without jealousy from her boyfriend Fernand. He decides to stay there for a while. (imdb)
Each evening, four men - a doctor, a journalist, a professor and a merchant - meet up in a deserted bar to play cards. As they play, the bar's owner, her downtrodden barman (nicknamed "le paltoquet") and a strange woman in white watch from a distance. One night, the card game is disturbed when a police inspector suddenly appears and declares that a dead body has been found nearby. Certain that one of the four men is the murderer, the inspector starts his investigation. (FilmFrance)
In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside... (imdb)
In a rural French village an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property... (imdb)
Marc cheats on his wife Jeanne who throws him out and takes a lover (Antoine).Marc then meets Samantha.......Manage a square less credible but the comedians save the movie.
A Frenchman's (Claude Brasseur) brother (Daniel Auteuil) challenges his comfortable existence as a POW pianist in a German stalag.
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)
Sylvia, an honest young woman, buries her aunt. Not far from there, a man who had attended another funeral invites her to lunch and tells him that he works in business. In reality, it is Dominique Leonelli, one of the right arms of Ange Malaggione, a formidable gangster who is at the head of the Corsican clan.
André Jœuf (Jean Poiret) is the head of an insurance firm. He invites all his employees for a weekend in his country house. But behind what seems to be a reward, this cynical boss seeks above all to determine which of his executives he will have to lay off in order to preserve his business.
After getting screwed over by life (again), two losers decide that enough is enough. Using stolen ski masks and stolen toy guns, they take hostages in their local bank, holding them for ransom. Things go well until the hostages learn what's going on, and demand a piece of the action for themselves. (imdb)
A group of friends are planning how to spend their summer vacation. One plans to go to the Seychelles with his American girlfriend. At the airport she dumps him for another guy. He has no money so he steals a backpack and goes camping. Somehow he meets a pretty girl and convinces her to share his tent. But a famous singer sees the girl and wants her too... (imdb)
3 days in the lives of 6 friends who are nearly 30 years old, live in Grenoble, and have a rock band called the "Why Notes?". They're to play in Paris at Charles's school reunion. In getting to Paris and back, the characters interact with Aimee's ex-husband and her abrasive, cruel ex-mentor, Louise's would-be lover who turns out to have a husband, Mickey's long-time lover and her children, Bertrand's Germanic wife and their children who speak no French, and Frederic's distant mother. (imdb)
Lydie has just paid a considerable rent deposit for a new flat when her boyfriend breaks up with her. Now she is alone in a flat she cannot afford. So she starts looking for a flatmate and finally chooses Eva, a model. Eventually Lydie gets to know Eva's friends and that changes her life. (Wikipedia)
Students use every stratagem possible to cheat at exams and obtain their diplomas. (TonyS.)
Emma Eckhert, from a modest background, became a big sensation between 1914 and 1938 as a banker and the head of a financial paper specialized in public savings. (imdb)
Two frowsty middle-aged men, cousins, live and work together. In this ironic satire/drama, they are cowardly, tricky and mean-spirited, but at least they have each other. When they take to testing the alarm system of the bank that they work in after what is for them a particularly scary moment, their boss sends them away on a holiday. They manage to pick up and seduce a pretty hitchhiker before discovering that she is a runaway minor with a reward pending for her return. (Allmovie)
A criminal in hiding and a victim of violence travel to the New World for a fresh start.
Jacques is a soldier who is called away from his military leave in order to take part in a secret mission. It couldn't have come at a worse time, as he was just about to propose to his girlfriend. With considerable cunning and guile, this dull-seeming super-soldier gets the whole operation moved. Now ensconced in her hotel, he can keep an eye on his girlfriend and do his job at the same time. (Allmovie)
After his divorce, Frank Lanier raises his son Laurent, aged ten. It is very jealous of Janine, the new girlfriend of his father. One day, Frank expressed Laurent his planned trip to Bangkok with Janine, leading the boy, eager to accompany them, to participate in a robbery to pay his ticket ... (Allocine)
In 1951, an investigation into a jewelry theft case leads Detective Nestor Burma to discover the corpse of a jazz musician.
A bumbling film crew attempts to make a porno movie. Unfortunately, the cast are all egomaniacs or incompetents, and the set manager is too shy to purchase any equipment from the sex shops. Nevertheless, they make do with what they have.