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A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald. (imdb)
The Côte d'Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. (festival-cannes.fr)
This is a story of the heart. Edmond's is no longer strong. But it still beats with an independence which fights against the very idea of entering a retirement home, while at the same time refusing help from Rose, his home carer. Nonetheless she stands up to him. She knows the tumult that a heart undergoes when it is forced to accept the unacceptable. Hers hasn't yet healed. One day however, a bad fall forces Edmond to accept Rose's support... (imdb)
A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Les Côtelettes profiles the antics of two aging friends/antagonists who battle for the affections of one's maid. Leonce (Philippe Noiret) and Potier (Michel Bouquet) are polar opposites: the former a liberal member of the bourgeoisie, complete with a well-groomed son and an attractive mistress; the latter, a curmudgeonly right-wing ne'er-do-well who lives to upset the status quo. When Leonce's housekeeper Nacifa (Farida Rahouadj) enters the picture, the two become rivals, each attempting to bed (Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide)
Jean-Luc is an established gerontologist who can do no wrong; he runs a private clinic specialising in anti-ageing treatments. Honoured for his work in this field, he throws a garden party at his home. It is during this social event that his father suddenly reappears, back after a long exile. A physician, he had left decades earlier without any apparent reason to practice in Africa. He moves into his son's home for several days, phlegmatically observing everything with an enigmatic smile.
Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she blames for her mother's death. (imdb)
This movie is only made of archive pictures: the official newsreels that were broadcasted on French movie screens during 1940 and 1944 (the Occupation). Those newsreels were controlled by the government of Vichy, which collaborated with the Nazis, so most of them are propaganda. Their purpose is to show what the disinformation was then, and perhaps more generally to evoke the problem of the power of the mass media. (imdb)
It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his two young daughters Madeleine and Toinette, avoiding the outside world. Rumor about him and his music is widespread, and even reaches to the court of Louis XIV, who wants him at his court in Lully's orchestra, but Monsieur de Sainte Colombe refuses... (www.imdb.com)
Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can't help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred's, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a relationship with the woman Evelyne... (imdb)
In a small town in the French countryside, a young postman to strange behavior and his invalid mother and half-mad suffer repeated attacks of three local leaders to agree to sell their property ... Following an accident that is very similar to a crime, a sleuth, Inspector Jean Lavardin arrives to investigate. His very unorthodox methods allow it to soon to date a very serious business of real estate shenanigans, embellished with mysterious deaths, disappearances and dark grudges... (Wikipédia)
The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
Story about arms trafficking between governments. (bfi)
When Francois, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is choose by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrial also the newspaper's owner, Francois is forced to agree in this mascarade. Becoming the friend of the child, he induced him who wants to make a newspaper, to unveil publicly the real tyrannical way of life of his father. (imdb)
A group of outlaws takes a man's wife and child hostage. He must walk a fine line between working with the police to rescue his family and not angering the kidnappers to the point where they might hurt or kill them. (imdb)
Alain Corneau's first feature opens in the year 2222. A nude cyclist with an oily bum resuscitates a 300-year old drug baron, who recounts in flashback the key moment in French history when the government decided to promote the use of drugs.
Henri-Pierre, Bob and Dimitri are three seedy gangsters who venture from Frankie Strong, king of show business to rob him. Unfortunately, like all rich people, Strong and his friends have no money on them, only credit cards. Henri-Pierre ends up accepting a check, before realizing that, Friday night, the banks open only on Monday. The robbers are deflected and then spend the weekend together as a family, and roles will sometimes be reversed ... (Wikipedia)
An american tourist is found murdered in the French countryside. The police is baffled, and in an attempt to understand the motives and find the murderer, they begin to track the girl's journey since her arrival, tracing her steps and the people she met throughout France, attempting to solve the case before it becomes a scandal.
Vlassov (Yul Brynner) is a Soviet spy. In France, Vlassov defects. He is whisked to the U.S.A., where Allan Davies (Henry Fonda) takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies wants to take the listed agents into custody; meanwhile, those on the list start dying under mysterious circumstances. (imdb)
By the early 1960s, the OAS is desperate to stop de Gaulle's freeing of Algeria. A small group, mostly from the military, steal weapons and rob a bank to prepare for a raid on Tulle prison to set General Challe free and spark civil war. OAS members within the police try to help their cause. The government appoints a mission director, Paraux, to track them down; he must work with the police, led by Lelong. The head of the secret OAS operation is Clavet, a decorated general. (imdb)
An election campaign becomes more interesting when anonymously published photographs depict the wife of a candidate, Dr. Peyrac, attending a sex party. Are the photographs fake or genuine? (imdb)
Whe police find Simone seated near her husband's corpse it's predictable that she's charged with the murder. Jean-Pierre Laubray is appointed counsel for defence. He begins inquiry into the case and he finds out that the murdered man had killed a barman in a robbery the night before. He finds out as well he was a leg-man of Cristiani for his election campaign. He tries to contact Juliette, Cristiani's daughter, and he discovers that also Bruno, her brother, died the same night in an accident... (imdb)
A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past. (imdb)
L'Attentat is a political thriller based largely on a true story (the Ben Barka affair), which recounts how the French government and the American CIA connived to have a socialist in exile murdered before he could return to his homeland and start a revolution.
Seven small rogues dream of stealing the beautiful jewels which are in Paris for an exhibition. One of them tries to involve Raphael who is a big shot in finance. Raphael refuses. The seven rogues will decide to try to carry out the theft themselves.
Marc and his gang have a brilliant idea (or so they think!) : they will kidnap Vénus de Palma, a (very) rich heiress. Well Venus, also known as Cookie, is duly abducted but holding the lovely twenty-year-old beauty is a horse of another color. Cookie is indeed both seductive and intelligent and manages to seduce one member of the gang after the other, pitting the ones against the others... The brilliant idea soon proves a nightmare! (imdb)
Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games goes too far. Dazed, Charles walks out of the borrowed apartment in Paris and soon bumps into François in a nearby bistro. They drive back together to Versailles, where they have beautiful neighboring houses designed by François. (imdb)
Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius (Orson Welles). He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after his death, through a binding testament. As the nephew (played by Mathieu Carrière) unravels the mystery, we find out he cannot escape the house because Malpertuis is far more significant than we were led to believe. (imdb)
Helene Regnier's husband Charles, who is mentally ill, injures their son Michel in a rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son's condition and vow to win custody of Michel. While the boy is in hospital, Helene rents a room in a boarding house nearby. The Regniers hire Paul Thomas, a family acquaintance who needs money, to find dirt on Helene before the court hearing on custody... (imdb)
In this film, veteran paratrooper Garal murders his Vietnamese wife when he catches her in the arms of a younger man. Garal's drunken roommate provides him with an iron-clad alibi. When the younger man is accused of the woman's murder, the paratrooper begins to feel overwhelmed with guilt.
A crackdown on drugs leads a burned out cop to take the law into his own hands and seek revenge against villainous drug dealers. Word comes down from above that the United States feels French authorities have been lax on their arrests of the dealers. A violent action feature finds the harried inspector battling his colleagues as much as the criminal element targeted for extermination. (FilmAffinity)
In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business for themselves, their easy-going approach to crime starts to change
Charles Desvallées has good reasons to believe that his wife is cheating on him and hires a P.D. in order to prove himself right... (imdb)
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)
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)
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)
Louis Rapiere aka Tiger is sent to Port-a-Pitre (French Guyane), to supervise the recuperation of a treasure from a sunken ship. A group of revolutionaries pirates the ship and robs the treasure, intending to sell it to an international terrorist organization, named Orchid. When he gets there, he demands that the French authority arrests the revolutionaries, but trying to prevent a general strike, the police does nothing. (imdb)
The life of Ekaterina Mikhaïlovna Dolgoroukova, called Katia, from her years at a boarding school till her affair and her marriage with Czar Alexander II.
Night and Fog (1956) - Short Film
One of the most vivid depictions of the horrors of Nazi Concentration Camps. Filmed in 1955 at the post-war site of Auschwitz... (imdb)
Odette, an attractive young woman, arrives in the fishing town of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany and becomes the mistress of Jock, the owner of the local inn. Jealous of this new intrusion, Jock's waitress Mimi starts to visit a bankrupt aristocrat, Julien, who lives the life of a hermit in his old family castle. (KG)