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Colin, a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook Nicolas and best friend Chick, he meets Chloe, the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved's life. (collider.com)
Vincent Garenq's disturbing drama investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Marécaux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia -- horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep his family. (tiff.net)
This is a fictionalized account of an incident in 1988 New Caledonia, a French colony when Kanak separatists killed three gendarmes and took another group hostage. A young French captain from the elite counter-terrorism group is sent to resolve the crisis and he finds all his skills being tested as he tries to negotiate a successful resolution without any further deaths. (tiff.net)
Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Driven by a mysterious force, Charles is heading East. When his car breaks down in Kazakhstan, his urge is still so intense that he decides to go on by foot. Destitute, yet happy for the first time of his life, he wanders in the endless steppes of Central Asia. Curious characters cross his path, from a seller of words to the beautiful Ulzhan, who have both set their minds on helping him find what he really came there for...
A coming-of-age story set in France in the years leading up to World War I. Two teenage boys experience love, loss, anguish and betrayal in a rural setting of great beauty. (imdb)
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)
A 2005 French film directed by Gérard Pirès about two air force pilots preventing a terrorist attack on the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. (Wikipedia.org)
Homo Sapiens (2005) - TV Movie
In-depth analysis of the (probable) history of mankind
Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came 1963 to the island. He wasn't well received and left again after 2 month.
Laura Bartelli is a stripper in a French sleaze bar. It's a world of cheap expectation and tawdry dreams - and Laura's own fantasies materialise one night when a moody landscape architect named Marco Tisserand asks her to abandon her life and share his. It's too good to be true, but she goes with the hope and takes off. However, after her red VW runs off the road en route to the rendezvous and she ends up scarred and comatose in a hospital. (wikipedia)
After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the south Atlantic island of St. Helena, where he died a few years later. Or did he? Using a combination of historical record and creative speculation, Antoine de Caunes has created a fascinating portrait of the Emperor's exile. (Empire Pictures)
Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were closed. When their parents fall into utter discouragement or even poverty because of prolonged unemployment, the children suffer the consequences. Daniel is confronted daily with difficult situations and he feels responsible to deal with them although they are outside the scope of his responsibilities. (imdb)
La Comédie-Française is the oldest continuous repertory company in the world, founded in Paris in the late 17th century. This is the first time a documentary film-maker has been allowed to look at all the aspects of the work of this great theatrical company. (Zipporah)
Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat... (imdb)
A visitor comes to the home of Stephane, the wife of an important magistrate. She, claiming attempted rape, calmly shoots him. The visitor is the legendary gangster Wadek Aslanian who was beloved as a latter day Robin Hood. Stephane's husband hires a lawyer, Paul, to defend her. Paul learns many disturbing things about Stephane's sordid past when he starts receiving anonymous letters describing her exploits. (All Movie Guide)
Tina is a young warehousewoman in a supermarket. She is in love with Fred but still lives at her mother Nadine's. When Nadine dies, Tina looks for meeting her father Ludovic, who she never knew. (imdb)
This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his squad's deficiencies of money and equipment. Despite the ruthless environment that he lives and works in every day, he still manages somehow to maintain his humanity. (imdb)