Simon, a retired police inspector, wants to solve a case in a retirement home.
Alex, a prison guard, is offered a large sum by a VIP prisoner to seduce and defraud his wife, who dumped him and ran off with his loot after he was put behind bars. Once the plan is underway though, Alex begins to fall for her.
A Cursed Monarchy (2005) - TV Mini-Series
Based on the novels of the same name by Maurice Druon. The series follows one of the most dramatic periods in French history, half a century of political intrigue, murder, treason, war and famine, which ultimately culminates in the 100 Years War. (imdb)
Le hasard fait bien les choses (2002) - TV Movie
In this unusual tale of gay parenting a closeted gay university professor is awarded guardianship of a 17-year-old teenage boy. Lots of comedy brews as he deals with his "wife," his lover, the teenager and his girlfriend. (tlavideo.com)
A London aristocrat rents out rooms in his posh estate to a pair of Italians who are wooing two wealthy British gals.
In extremis tells the story of Thomas, a young man whose lover dies, leaving Thomas to fight for custody of her orphaned son. It takes its name from the Latin phrase which means "in the furthest reaches" or "at the point of death". (wikipedia)
The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France. (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)
A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect... (imdb)
The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging... (imdb)
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)
The partners are back and are in a tight spot! Francois is going through a moral crisis, and Rene is experiencing the same. But, honesty is not always the best policy. After being suspended for their actions, they return to face their far more crooked replacements. (imdb)
Juliette is a hairstylist who is diagnosed with cancer in this tearjerking romantic drama. Her illness leads her to oncologist Raoul Bergeron, and she ends up as his mistress. When Juliette falls in love with Raoul's intern Clement, the jealous doctor threatens to sabotage Clement's career. (allrovi.com)
The French intelligence service want to use a double agent to eliminate a terrorist groupe. To do this, the captain Duroc will give to the traitor a car filled with explosives. But the whole thing is a double trap. One of the officer of the Service, Leroy, has plan a dreadful blow to discredit his new director. He had chosen Duroc because is not supposed to be an intelligent agent. (imdb)
A very faithful jewish man works making diamond dust in his family's workshop, to sell to industries. One day he goes on businnes trip. In the same train goes a very sexy girl, with some heroin bags very similar to the diamond bags. The police begins to chase the girl, and she hides the drug into the Levy's bag. The girl calls his boss the situation and he and his band begins to hound Levy, who, by this time, selled the bags to a factory, not knowing the content. (imdb)
In a shabby lodging-house inhabited by a number of faintly ludicrous characters, the young Russian exile Ganin is unexpectedly confronted with his past. (imdb)
Inspector Lavardin is induced to investigate the murder of a province's notable who was taking himself as the moral guardian of his village... (imdb)
Documentary/travelogue exploring the (then) British Territory of Dominica in the West Indies (Lesser Antilles), one of the Windward Islands. (imdb)
Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.
Princess Charlotte (Anemone) is scheduled to marry a boring duke, but before that event happens, Paul (Thierry Lhermitte) has taken a bet that he can seduce her. He does, profits from his act, and then falls in love with her. Meanwhile, the wedding with the duke is still planned, and it remains to be seen whether Paul will give in and give up. (Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi)
A police commissioner (Claude Brasseur) uncovers corruption while investigating the murder of an attorney.
Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris... (imdb)
This bizarre melodrama follows Dino, an American expatriate who falls for a beautiful yet disturbed woman named Nicole, who has a penchant for exhibitionism, hallucination and suicidal antics. Ignoring all the telltale signs, Dino begins an affair with Nicole, which, despite its passion, is doomed from the start. (netflix.com)
In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis. (imdb)
A woman goes to Cannes and, lost in its chaos and unable to obtain tickets, ends up watching it on television from her hotel room. (Letterboxd)
Trough fabulous Music this movie tracks three generations of musicians and dancers from Russia, Germany, France and the USA, from before World War II through the war and the Holocaust, to the 1980s. Their lives become intertwined through the historical circumstances, and the culmination is the presence of several, including a former Nazi pianist and a French Jewish Holocaust survivor at an anti-famine concert (imdb)
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)
An eccentric billionaire hires a new swimming instructor
A police commissioner and a political activist join to investigate the suspicious death of a playboy prince. (imdb)
Without knowing it, newspaper photographer Daniele is caught up in a complex international situation involving super-secret conflicts between NATO, the CIA and the Pentagon. An American politician, whom she has been photographing, is the target of assassination conspiracy. Her husband, also news photographer, gets wind of it, and is killed. As she investigates, she also begins to know more than is safe for her. Unfortunately for her, her charming neighbor Julien, an old friend, is also involved. (Allmovie)
During a business trip to Morocco to finalize a deal to build an ugly modern tourist village on the site of a lovely local town, Jean-Luc, the bank representative, is called on by the architect's wife. She has, it seems, accidentally killed her husband during a spat and needs his help to hide the body. Incredibly, he gives it. Then he returns to Paris with the architect's murderous spouse, who proceeds to turn his life upside down with her blithe spirit and joie de vivre. (Allmovie)
Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently waiting to get out so he can retrieve it. His prison companion wants to get out now and get the gold. So they escape, dress as priests and fly off for Italy... (imdb)
France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier, a former Sergeant in the French military, shoots his beloved and attempts to kill himself. Having survived with two bullets in his brain, he is released from the Dole medical facility. Then begins a five-year period of wandering on the roads of the South East of France, during which Bouvier rapes and eventually kills two dozen defenseless shepherds and farm servants of both sexes. (imdb)
The story of Barocco is about a girl (Adjani) that is in love with a boxer (Depardieu). They plan to went abroad after making a lot of money by cheating in a match. (imdb)
One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously... (imdb)
It started in bed and ended in the gutter!" Sal Lococco struggles with his small income from a gas station. A limo full of gangsters pulls in and they demand that Sal fly to Italy and kill Nick Manzano, an enemy of "the Don". If not, they will torch his station and slay his family.
Jérôme, a 35-year-old diplomat, is struck by teenage girl Claire and harbours an unquenchable desire to touch her knee ... (imdb)
Life and death of the poet Arthur Rimbaud and his troubled relationship with the poet Paul Verlaine until the African adventure in Ethiopia. (Wikipedia)
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.
Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by his mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her... (imdb)
France, July 1789. Whilst a party of aristocrats is enjoying themselves in the Bois de Vincennes, the French Revolution is beginning to get underway. At the insistence of her father, 16-year-old Caroline de Bièvre must marry the politician Georges Berthier, but she is in love with the younger, more handsome Gaston de Sallanches. (imdb)
A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.. (imdb)
The story follows young orphan Lamiel as she rises from poverty into high society under the guidance of a doctor, who lives vicariously through her. (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.
Small time crook Napoleone falls into an unlikely gang made up of a gangster, called The Baron, and his two cohorts, Agonia and The Captain, where Napoleone takes them to Rome where they shack up with a shady used car dealer called Il Cajella to help finance their new life of crime by planing to rob a statue from the Vatican. (imdb)
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. (imdb)
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town... (imdb)
Three episode film about the problems which face wives with their husbands. (bfi)
The naive countryside girl Adriana, who dreams of a career as a star in Rome, is not an escapist or introvert; on the contrary, she tries her best to socialize and befriend people but the results are most disappointing and frustrating. People just ignore her, use her, make fun of her, exploit her body and her good intentions. Nobody is taking her seriously.
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)
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)
An overly ambitious young man hopes to rise to the top of the advertising business. When he feels his progress is being impeded, he conspires to murder his way up the corporate ladder. He uses the bodies of his victims as rungs to climb to the top in this macabre comedy of errors. (Allmovie)
A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men gives chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police never loses sight of the TWO men who flee on a speedboat and run into an old lighthouse after landing. However, when the police surrounds the lighthouse, THREE men come out, each one claiming that he was there on a stroll and the following investigation can not determine who is lying. (imdb)
An old castle in Sweden inhabited by a family of 18th-century-costumed eccentrics holds secrets, deception, and rumors of murder.
The real life events of criminal group led by Paolo Casaroli.
André Laroche, an industrialist, has just passed away. Face to his grave, as he is being buried, Anne de Vierne, the wife of a magistrate, confesses to her son François that Laroche was in fact Lupin and that he is his natural child. But he is not the gentleman thief's only offspring! Lupin had indeed another son by a housemaid, Gérard Dagmar, a dancer, magician and - occasionally - burglar. (imdb)
Frédéric, a shy small-town man, falls in love with Anne, a middle class woman married to Didier, who cheats on her with top model Barbara. Catherine, a very determined woman, is secretly in love with Frédéric and in order to keep him away from Anne, pushes him into Barbaras arms.
A series of sketches depicting the consequences of breaking one or more of the ten commandments.
The story of eighteen-year old Agathe (Agathe Aëms) with a firm independence of men even if she uses them to get to the côte d'azur.
When Jill becomes a movie star, she soon discovers that her private life is destroyed by persistent fans that won't leave her alone. Her mothers ex-lover, Fabio, tries to protect her. (imdb)
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
A group of people visit a weird old man who is a student of the black arts. The man lives in an ancient, cursed castle. Soon people in the group start being killed off. (imdb)
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. (imdb)
Bande-annonce de 'Une femme est une femme' (1961) - Short Film
Trailer for the film "Une femme est une femme".
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.
Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman... (imdb)
A bored rich fellow devises an elaborate revenge scheme to get back at a random stranger for moving his car
Une histoire d'eau (1961) - Short Film
A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to reach a dry spot in the village. There a young man in a car offers her a lift. They drive around in circles, trying to find a way out of the area, but all ways are blocked by the water. (IMDB)
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)
During a hunting trip a small group of men tell their version of a romance and then the distaff side relives the same experiences from their point of view. The realities of insecurity and love lost, show up in most instances. Some men in a bookstore lose out when a new goodlooking bookkeeper is hired whom the women can't resist. A poet just seems to suffer through his unfortunate relationships and a quartet of women discover they cant shuffle around four different men between them with impunity.
Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy, a disillusioned pleasure-seeker, always dragging along with other idles, while Charles is a plodding, naive and honest man. He fell in love with Florence, one of Paul's acquaintances. But how will Paul react to that attempt to build a real love relationship ? One of the major New Wave films. (imdb)
All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1959) - Short Film
Students Veronique and Charlotte meet the same man separately, who makes a date with each of them separately the next evening. When they both show up, he shows up, too, with a third women... (imdb)
Two young unenployed men, Scintillone and Ruggeretto, pick up a couple of prostitutes. They hope their company will help them sell some rifles they have stolen. On their way they meet Bella Bella, who also aids them in selling the goods...
Antoine Doinel is a Parisian adolescent. His parents do not show much interest in him. He skips school to go to the movies and play with his friends. He discovers his mother has a lover (imdb)
Le Beau Serge was the first film of French critic-turned-director Claude Chabrol. Though not a murder melodrama, the film is heavily influenced by the works of Chabrol's idol Alfred Hitchcock, Shadow of a Doubt in particular. Ailing city dweller Francois (Jean-Claude Brialy) makes a therapeutic return visit to his home town in the country. Here he visits childhood friend Serge (Gerard Blain), and is appalled to find how far Serge has plummeted into alcoholism and self-pity. (amazon.com)
Les surmenés (1958) - Short Film
Catherine, a young woman, recently engaged, moves to Paris.
Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex - paratrooper want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. But after Julien has killed him and he puts his things in his car, he finds he has forgotten the rope outside the window and he returns to the building to remove it... (imdb)
Antoine Peyralout is baker Mouillefarine's tricycle delivery man. Comical and stuttering, Antoine shows more interest in the local soccer team than in professional integrity. A wedding cake pays the price for it and the young man is dismissed. Not dispirited in the least, Antoine decides to go to Nice, where his favorite team will play the final of the Cup. On his merry (and eventful) way, he has the opportunity to save a pretty camper, Popeline, with whom he falls in love. (imdb)
A professor experimenting in suspended animation accidentally shrinks his dog and later, his female lab assistant, when she drinks the liquid by accident and shrinks to 3 inches tall. The professor keeps her in his pocket until he can find an antidote. Sometimes she's naked, too. (imdb)
La Sonata à Kreutzer is a 16mm film based on a Tolstoy story and was written and directed by Eric Rohmer and produced by Jean-Luc Godard. The film follows a man (Rohmer) whose wife starts to fall for a another man (Jean-Claude Brialy). The film is a great look into the Nouvelle Vague in 1956, with Godard in a supporting role and a scene shot in the offices of Cahiers du cinema, with cameos by Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, and Andre Bazin.
Le coup du berger (1956) - Short Film
Claire (Virginie Vitry) is a chic young Parisian woman married to a somewhat older husband, Claude (Jean-Claude Brialy). As this 28-minute trifle opens, she leaves her husband playing baroque music at the piano, telling him she is off to see her sister, Solange.