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The plot involves a Parisian attorney who travels to Monaco to defend a woman accused of murder. On arriving, he finds that he's been assigned a bodyguard who becomes a major part of the story. He also rather quickly finds himself becoming involved with locals, among them an aggressive young female who does the weather on a local TV channel but has much higher aspirations. (imdb)
Parisian Georges (Philippe Chevallier) is vacationing in Italy with his mistress, Emmanuelle (Alice Evans), when she discovers he has a wife and that his only source of income is an allowance from his mother-in-law (Stephane Audran). Crestfallen, Georges returns to the city to find that his mother-in-law plans to sell his swanky apartment. Now, Georges must fend off prospective buyers, a vindictive Emmanuelle and her jealous boyfriend.
A series of character studies about a group of intelligent but neurotic upper-middle class intellectuals at a beautiful resort in Evian, France.
An great documentary about the genius, Luís Buñuel.
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.
Redheaded young girl Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington decides to sell the Madeline's school. (imdb)
For 30 years the title eatery has delighted its customers with good family style French cooking, but as with many good things, its time has come and it must close. This semi-autobiographical French drama, adapted from screenwriter/director Laurent Benegui's novel, chronicles the final meal served to 15 loyal patrons on closing day. (All Movie Guide)
French new wave director Claude Chabrol presents a complex narrative based on a novel by Georges Simenon in which two women form a dependent bond on a rainy night. Rescuing the broken-down Betty (Marie Trintignant) from an evening with a seedy suitor, the glamorous Laure (Stephane Audran) brings her back to her Parisian hotel, where the bedraggled woman recounts a sordid past through flashbacks filled with abandonment, alcohol and angst. (Netflix)
A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what they seem to be--in fact, they are possessed by the spirits of the evil Quint and his lover. (imdb)
Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris. (imdb)
A young girl who lives in an Indian fishing village believes that she has lived before, and a teacher helps her find out the truth. (imdb)
Alan Whitmore is a professor studying ancient dead languages. The correspondent Prof. Roth hasn't been heard of in a long time and Alan is assigned to travel to Hungary and meet up with him. Alan arrives in an overall uncanny and hostile environment, but nevertheless comes into contact with Roth through his secretary Genevieve. Shortly after, Prof. Roth is found murdered under mysterious circumstances and Alan gradually becomes sucked deeper and deeper into a cobweb of occult conspiracies. (imdb)
Charles and Emmanuelle are an older couple who have decided to finally enjoy life. But who will succeed them at the head of the Vanbert perfumery? Charles, on the occasion of the annual seminar where all the executives of the company are gathered, decides to choose his replacement.
19th Century Joy of Cooking. Babette is a French cook that flees from her home to Danish village. Fun, let alone the joy of food, is not part of village until Babette starts cooking. (DuaneNeitzel)
The demented Dr. Flamand (Helmut Berger) and his beautiful but deadly assistant Nathalie (Brigitte Lahaie) lure unsuspecting victims in this horror feature. The doctor uses the young skins of his victims to perform plastic surgery on his disfigured sister. Telly Savalas is Hallen, the New York businessman who hires private detective Sam Morgan (Chris Mitchum) to find his missing fashion model daughter Barbara (Caroline Munro). (allmovie)
A stuffy bank clerk has his humdrum existence turned upside-down when a free-spirited, larcenous gipsy girl falls in love with him. (imdb)
Third and final version of the La Cage aux Folles series has Renato's drag queen lover Albin learning that he can inherit a vast fortune from a distant relative. But the catch is that Albin must marry (a woman) and produce a heir within a year or the whole inheritance will be forfeited. (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)
WWII. In the German-occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her affection. (imdb)
Young lovers on the run in Paris attempt to elude a number of sinister characters. French new-wave filmmaker Claude Chabrol, appearing in a bizarre role as a voyeur, is one of many in-jokes/references to Fuller's fascination with European culture. The film is structured as a chase yet has a tentative, fantasy matrix which makes it the opposite of a realistic thriller. It's charming, personal, tender and nihilistic all at the same time. (imdb)
Mistral's Daughter (1984) - TV Mini-Series
Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an art model and attracts the attention of Picassoesque painter Julien Mistral, who places his work above everything. Their paths diverge as Mistral's art catches the eye of a rich American woman who becomes his patroness and eventually his wife. During the war, Mistral collaborates with the Nazis to save his career, a decision that will come back to haunt him. Maggy has a daughter named Teddy who grows up and falls in love with Mistral.
Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris... (imdb)
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)
Doctor Valois has invented a cure for depressed people. After having tested it on monkeys, he tries with a first human patient, Alain Durieux. This is great success, everybody's happy except may be Alain's wife, Jeanne, who's worrying about the changes in Alain's personality. Other patients use the treatment with similar successes, and Valois's happy about it. But the monkeys are changing: non-cured ones are made mad by the overstability and stereotyped behaviour of the cured ones... (imdb)
Les affinités électives (1982) - TV Movie
The story takes place in Germany at the beginning of the last century. Charlotte and wealthy baron Edouard, who had loved each other since their youth, could only marry after both became widowed. Edouard invites his childhood friend Captain Otto to manage the reconstruction work of the castle. (imdb)
1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually dumb, racialist and lustful) (imdb)
The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II. (imdb)
Martin Sheen's inexperienced trapper finds himself fighting with Sam Waterston's nonosyllabic Kiowa warrior over the possession of a beautiful white horse, the Eagle's Wing, across a harsh and primitive landscape in a time "before the legends began." (imdb)
Claude Chabrol's Violette was based on the true story of 19-year-old Violette Noziere, who in the 1930s was tried and convicted for the poisoning of her father and the attempted murder of her mother. (All Movie Guide)
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan), consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. (imdb)
Montreal: Late at night the teenage Patricia flees into a police department, covered all over with blood. She states together with her cousin she took shelter from rain in an entry way on their way home from a party, when an unknown man threatened them, forced her cousin to perform oral sex and then killed her. Patricia could barely escape. The police starts searching among the known sex criminals - but then Patricia changes her statement and states her brother Andrew was the murderer. (imdb)
Xavier Marechal (Alain Delon) is a businessman whose long-time business partner and friend is Philippe Dubaye (Maurice Ronet) a member of the French parliamentary assembly. In the film, Philippe has just killed Cerrano, a fellow assemblyman who threatened to disclose Philippe's involvement in political corruption. After killing the man, he steals his notebook which contains blackmail information implicating many members of the government... (allmovie.com)
A high ranking RC priest with terminal cancer must investigate a mysterious individual who has been named as a possible saint because he is said to have performed miracles. (imdb)
Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble. (imdb)
After the death of private detective Sam Spade, his son, Sam Spade Jr. (who only knew his father very briefly) is forced to inherit his San Francisco detective agency, much to his chagrin. He also must keep his father's sarcastic secretary, Effie Perrine ("Godzilla"), and must continue his father's tradition of "serving minorities"... (imdb)
In a fictitious South American country there's lots of political tension, the labor-unions have all their members on strike. The public demands the return of politician B. from exile. However private trucker Pal can't afford to strike -- so he's beaten up and his truck burned. In the headlines he's described as strike-breaker. This is only part of an intrigue which shall get him to murder B. (imdb)
Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. One of them? (imdb)
Three friends face mid-life crises
Antoine (Jean Carmet) is a crybaby. This is an asset in his trade (sales representative for drinks) and for seducing women. Thus he becomes, through a rich nymphomaniac, director of a luxury hotel.
Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is always away in Paris on business. Lucienne and Pierre have a secret meeting spot by a lake. Pierre's wife dies suddenly, by suicide the town gossips believe. Pierre confesses otherwise to Lucienne. Then Paul discovers proof of his wife's affair... (imdb)
Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment. (imdb)
Paul is almost relieved by the death of Marie, his cantankerous wife, in a road accident. He hopes to be able to at last marry Françoise. That's when a blackmailer comes along, who accuses himself of the murder of Marie, to quench Paul's desires.
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)
A series of murders is comitted in Nice on the French riviera. The commissaire Carella is in charge and tries to find a missing link between all these murders. (imdb)
Butcher Popaul meets schoolteacher Helene at a marriage in a small rural French village. They become friends... (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)
A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediteranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up in her trunk, things get serious. (imdb)
The plot consists of good guys and bad guys trying to out maneuver each other while both are after Stephane Audran (imdb)
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)
Frédérique is a rich and beautiful woman who picks up a female street artist called "Why". It is December and they go to her villa in Saint Tropez... (imdb)
A champagne tycoon's (Furneaux) partner (Ronet) suspects his partner's gigolo husband (Perkins) of murders he's been framed for. (imdb)
1941. A little town in the Jura is cut in half by a river that forms the border between Nazi-occupied France and the free zone. (imdb)
Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d'Etoile (Rhomer) concerns a haberdasher and his umbrella; and La Muette (Chabrol), a bourgeois family and earplugs. (imdb)
Marie-Chantal travels by train to her cousin's place to spend a winter holiday, when a stranger - apparently a fugitive from someone aboard - entrusts her with a jewel in the shape of a tiger with ruby eyes. Unknown to her, these false jewels contain a virus powerful enough to destroy all humankind. Doctor Kha is just one among many spies from different nations trying to get their hands on the tiger, or Marie-Chantal... It will give any nation a tremendous control over all others! (imdb)
France, WWI. Landru, the father of four Children, contacts Parisian women through newspapers, seduces and eventually kills them in order to feed his little family. (imdb)
Pierre (Jess Hahn) is a music student and already living on a shoestring when he hears that he has inherited a large sum of money. But just when it looks like his luck is changing for the better, his so-called inheritance is suddenly ephemeral. Saddled with debts, he wanders around the shadier side of the city throughout the summer, trying to survive but instead sinking deeper and deeper into the morass of poverty. His friends help out, and at the end it looks like his luck will be changing once again. (All Movie Guide)
A journalist becomes friends with a famous writer and his wife, and become jealous of their seemingly perfect happiness.
Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane try to find fulfillment and love in their lives. Rita has a fiancé whose family is obsessed with social distinction; Jane has a boy-friend in the army, but does not hesitate to enjoy herself with chance encounters; Ginette has a mysterious passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely; but who is that mysterious bike-rider who is constantly following her ? (imdb)
Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960) - Short Film
Charlotte is leaving. Before catching her train, she goes to her apartment for a quick snack -- a steak, as it happens. Walter accompanies her; the little time Charlotte will take to prepare and eat her steak represents his last opportunity to patch things up with her. A tall order, given the utterly unromantic circumstances... (imdb)
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)