Amélie (2001)

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Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (original title) Summary: Amélie Poulain lived a sheltered childhood, impeding her social skills but growing her imagination.  Now an adult, her wild and wondrous fantasies never left her with the only change being that she’s moved to Paris and works as a waitress.  One … Continue reading

Breathless (1960)

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À bout de souffle (original title) Summary:  A small-time thief, Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo), steals cars and drives them to Paris to resell.  One day whilst driving towards the capital with another stolen car, a policeman on a motorcycle follows him onto … Continue reading

Let the Right One In (2008)

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Låt den rätte komma in (original title) Summary: In a quiet suburb in Stockholm a young boy Oskar is regularly bullied by his own friends at school.  A lonely soul, his parents have separated with his father, whom he rarely sees, lodging out in the … Continue reading

Tell No One (2006)

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Ne le dis à personne (original title) Summary:  Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) was accused of the brutal murder of his wife Margot Beck (Marie-Josée Croze), but has always, vehemently denied responsibility.  Eight years later with the case closed, Alexandre still … Continue reading

All About My Mother (1999)

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Todo sobre mi madre (original title) Summary:  Manuela (Cecilia Roth), a hard-working single mum, takes her son, Esteban, to a play on his 17th birthday.  He aspires to be a great writer but is tragically run down and killed after … Continue reading

Holy Motors (2012)

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Summary: A mysterious man named Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) is driven to a number of ‘appointments’ by his driver Céline (Édith Scob), who is also a very close friend.  His ‘appointments’, in and around Paris, could be described as taking on … Continue reading

The Consequences of Love (2004)

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 Le conseguenze dell’amore (original title)  Summary:  Titta di Girolamo (played by Toni Servillo) is a lonely and secretive businessman living in a hotel in Switzerland and seems to have doing so for the past 8 years.  Divorced and a family who … Continue reading

Amores Perros (2010)

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Summary:  “Life’s a bitch“, “Loves lost” and “Very bad love affairs” all appear when searching for a translation of the film’s title, which tells the story of three people who have no other connection than all being involved in a fatal car accident in Mexico City.  … Continue reading

City of God (2002)

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Cidade de Deus (original title) Summary:  In City of God, Brazil; a boy nicknamed ‘Rocket’ (Alexandre Rodrigues) tells the story which starts with a gang known as ‘the Tender Trio.’  One of the three in this gang is Rocket’s older brother, which is how … Continue reading