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Playtime (1967)

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Playtime 2009-08-18 2006-09-05 -

The celebrated Jacques Tati directs and stars in this brilliantly eccentric ode to humanity. Tati plays Monsieur Hulot, a Parisian who's befuddled by the changes he witnesses in his beloved city, which has grown increasingly touristy. As Hulot roams the uncomfortably modern Paris with a group of American tourists, his story epitomizes the struggle of modern man to maintain a soul in the face of an impersonal world.

a.k.a. Play Time
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Amélie (2001)

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Amelie 2011-07-19 2002-07-16 2014-01-01

When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to return the items to their original owner.

a.k.a. Die fabelhafte Welt der Amélie
Il favoloso mondo di Amélie
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
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The Intouchables (2011)

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The Intouchables 2013-03-05 2013-03-05 2013-07-17

Based on a true story, a quadriplegic aristocrat's world is turned upside down when he hires a good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. The unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor as they shatter preconceptions of love, life and each other.

a.k.a. Intocable
Intouchables
Quasi amici
Untouchable
Ziemlich beste Freunde
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Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953)

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M. Hulot's Holiday - 2004-01-06 -

Jacques Tati follows his acclaimed directorial debut Jour de Fête with this gentle satire that introduced Tati's alter ego, Monsieur Hulot. When Hulot spends a holiday at a seaside resort, he accidentally wreaks good-natured havoc wherever he goes. Falling all over himself to impress a beautiful girl, Hulot inadvertently crashes a funeral, topples a priceless vase and ignites fireworks with his pipe -- all to hilarious effect.

a.k.a. Mr. Hulot's Holiday
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - 2000-12-19 2011-04-01
2012-04-01

In Luis Buñuel's deliciously satiric, Oscar-winning masterpiece, an upper-class sextet (Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Cassel) sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts repeatedly thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Perhaps his greatest film, Buñuel's absurdist view of the upper class is a timeless satire about consumerism and class privilege.

a.k.a. Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
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Amarcord (1973)

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Amarcord - 1998-04-03 -

Awarded both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, acclaimed Italian director Frederico Fellini's Amarcord is a richly visual film about Rimini, a traditional seaside village during the uncertainty of Mussolini's fascist rule. Fellini drew from personal experience to bring the small town and all its colorful characters to life in this story about the escapades of a boy on the cusp of becoming a man.

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My Life as a Dog (1985)

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My Life as a Dog 2011-09-13 1999-02-23 -

This Oscar-nominated gem offers an honest depiction of the often-confusing nature of childhood. Shipped off to live with his uncle for the summer, 12-year-old Ingmar finds unexpected adventures with the help of the town's warmhearted eccentrics. These experiences give him the strength to accept his life and eventually enjoy childhood.

a.k.a. Mitt Liv som hund
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Delicatessen (1991)

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Delicatessen 2010-09-14 2006-05-02 2011-07-01
2012-07-01

Gentle clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) moves into a tenement with a deli on the ground floor and falls for the butcher's daughter, Julie (Marie-Laure Dougnac). But it's soon discovered that her father (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is really butchering people (à la Sweeney Todd) and selling the meat to tenants. At a crossroads, Julie must decide whether to remain loyal to her father or expose him to save Louison from becoming the next entrée.

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Sanjuro (1962)

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Sanjuro 2010-03-23 1999-09-28 -

Akira Kurosawa's sequel to Yojimbo is a dark comedy about surly Sanjuro (Toshirô Mifune), a larger-than-life samurai who, adrift in an era of fading tradition and increasing lawlessness, instructs a gang of scheming radicals in samurai wisdom. An unlikely hero who loves an action-packed swordfight and is quick with the sarcasm, Sanjuro doesn't always practice what he preaches, but he always remains true to himself.

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That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

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That Obscure Object of Desire - 2001-11-13 2011-04-01
2012-04-01

Adapted from the novel La Femme et le Pantin by Pierre Louys, this Oscar-nominated erotic dark comedy was Luis Buñuel's final film. The story follows, in flashback, middle-aged Mathieu (Fernando Rey) and his obsession for the much younger, moody Conchita (played by both Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina). The two play a continuous tug-of-war with each other's desires, each trying to outlast the other at their own game.

a.k.a. Cet obscur objet du désir
Dieses obskure Objekt der Begierde
Ese oscuro objeto del deseo
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La Cage aux Folles (1978)

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La Cage aux Folles - 2001-07-24 2010-09-01
2013-05-01

Renato, who manages a nightclub, and his drag queen boyfriend Albin must masquerade as a straight married couple when Renato's son Laurent brings his fiancée's conservative parents to dinner.

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Le Havre (2011)

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Le Havre 2012-07-31 2012-07-31 -

This comedic drama relates the poignant tale of a young immigrant African boy arriving destitute in the French port of Le Havre, where he's eventually taken under the wing of a former Bohemian writer who now chooses to shine shoes for a living.

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a.k.a. A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era
Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate
The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era
幕末太陽伝
幕末太陽傳
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Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

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Kung Fu Hustle 2006-12-12 2005-08-09 -

Sing (Stephen Chow) is a mobster in 1940s China who longs to be as cool as the formally clad Axe Gang, a band of killers who rule Hong Kong's streets. But Sing is so awkward he can't possibly aspire to be one of them, so he does the next best thing: pretend. His shenanigans, unfortunately, land him in a barrel of trouble with everyone, including the unassuming farmers who till the land, setting off fireworks of massive proportions.

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Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)

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Welcome to Dongmakgol - - 2013-01-25

In a village in war-ravaged Korea, fate brings together a crash-landed U.S. fighter pilot, three North Korean soldiers and two South Korean soldiers.

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This Must Be the Place (2011)

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This Must Be the Place 2013-03-12 2013-03-12 2013-04-01

Armed with new knowledge that his estranged Jewish father suffered mercilessly at the hands of a sadistic SS officer in the 1940s, a now-retired rock star travels to America, where the ex-Nazi war criminal remains alive.

a.k.a. Cheyenne - This Must Be the Place
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Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

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Boudu Saved from Drowning - 2005-08-23 -

Overcome with grief after losing his dog, a homeless man named Boudu (Michel Simon) throws himself into the Seine. But his suicide is interrupted when Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval), a compassionate book dealer, spies him drowning and saves his life. Taking Boudu into his bourgeois home, Edouard hopes to give him a makeover. But the vagabond's unexpected effect on Edouard's family makes the Samaritan reconsider his good deed.

a.k.a. Boudu sauvé des eaux
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Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)

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A work of poetry and dark humor, LES VISITEURS DU SOIR is a lyrical medieval fantasy. Two strangers dressed as minstrels, arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities and it is revealed that they are actually emissaries of the devil himself, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love.

a.k.a. The Devil's Envoys
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La Vie de bohème (1992)

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La vie de bohème - - -

This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Based on stories from Henri Murger’s influential mid-nineteenth-century book Scènes de la vie de bohème (the basis for the opera La bohème), the film features a marvelous trio of Kaurismäki regulars—André Wilms, Matti Pellonpää, and Karl Väänänen—as a writer, painter, and composer who scrape by together, sharing in life’s daily absurdities. Gorgeously shot in black and white, La vie de bohème is a vibrantly scrappy rendition of a beloved tale.

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Footnote (2011)

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Footnote 2012-07-24 2012-07-24 -

Long-buried tensions erupt in this witty drama, which follows the strained relationship between a reserved Talmudic scholar and his ambitious son -- both professors at the same university -- when the father wins a prestigious award the son covets.

a.k.a. Hearat Shulayim
הערת שוליים
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The Fairy (2011)

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The Fairy - 2012-07-17 2013-04-18

After Fiona, a woman claiming to be a fairy, arrives at the tiny hotel where Dom works the night shift, the two form a bond and engage in a series of charming high jinks. But when Fiona vanishes, Dom goes on a desperate search for her.

a.k.a. La Fée
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Little White Lies (2010)

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Little White Lies 2013-02-05 2013-02-05 2013-07-05

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Zazie dans le Métro (1960)

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Zazie dans le Métro - 2011-08-30 -

Adapted from experimental writer Raymond Queneau's novel, Louis Malle's fanciful tale follows the weekend escapades of precocious 12-year-old Zazie as she scampers about the City of Light in the care of her cross-dressing uncle, Gabriel.

a.k.a. Zazie in the Metro
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