Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

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Summary:  Partner in both business and love, Pierre Berge looks through his life with pioneering fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.  From his beginnings of growing up in Algeria with his family before he knew him, to the the start of … Continue reading

Delicatessen (1991)

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Summary: In a post-apocalyptic France, grain, lentils or the very shoes you wear on your feet have taken over from currency and what were once life’s little luxuries – like meat in particular – is scarce.  Ex-circus clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) arrives in a quiet … Continue reading

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

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La vie d’Adèle (original title) Summary:  A blue-haired girl catches the eye of high school student Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos) when passing in the street.  Adele doesn’t see her again until she purposefully wanders into a gay bar after finishing a relationship with a male … Continue reading

Weekend (1967)

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Week End (original title) Summary:  A married couple’s idyllic weekend plans to drive down to the French countryside are thwarted when suddenly hitting wildly long traffic jams in all directions.  They travel further into the queues to witness the aftermath of violent car accidents, … Continue reading

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

Farewell (2009)

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L’affaire Farewell (original title) Summary:  Soviet Colonel Sergei Gregoriev (Emir Kusturica) becomes disillusioned in communism and the regime, at the height of the Cold War.  He decides, in order to force reform in creating a better Russia for his son, he must reveal … Continue reading

The City of Lost Children (1995)

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La cité des enfants perdus (original title) Summary:  A scientist named Krank (Daniel Emilfork) is unable to dream.  He and his henchmen kidnap young children, keeping them within a city in order to steal their dreams in hopes it will reverse his advanced … Continue reading

A Town Called Panic (2009)

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Panique au village (original title) Summary:  Cowboy and Indian decide to make a homemade brick barbeque for their friend Horse’s birthday.  However, they make a numerical error when ordering the bricks and when a billion arrive they hide them away … 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