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The Swimming Pool (1969)

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The Swimming Pool - 2008-03-25 2011-03-31

While on vacation at a villa near St. Tropez, lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul find trouble when they're visited by Marianne's old flame and his sexy teen daughter. When Jean-Paul gets too cozy with the nubile young guest, grave consequences follow.

a.k.a. La piscine
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Spirits of the Dead (1968)

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Haunting adaptations of three Edgar Allen Poe stories make up this anthology of short films from three European directors. Roger Vadim's Metzengerstein tells the story of two lovers (Jane and Peter Fonda) who experience spiritual reincarnation. Louis Malle's William Wilson finds an Austrian officer (Alain Delon) haunted by a doppelganger, and Federico Fellini's Toby Dammit features a desperate actor (Terence Stamp) in a pact with the devil.

a.k.a. Histoires extraordinaires
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Black Gold (2011)

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Day of the Falcon - 2013-03-26 2013-03-30

My Piece of the Pie (2011)

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My Piece of the Pie - 2012-05-15 2012-05-15

Steve hires France to clean his apartment. Unbeknownst to them both, Steve is the reason France lost her job and had to seek work in the first place.

a.k.a. Ma part du gâteau
Mein Stück vom Kuchen
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The Moon in the Gutter (1983)

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The Moon in the Gutter - 2009-10-20 2011-09-30

Gérard Depardieu stars as a stevedore named Gerard whose sister slits her throat after being raped. Now, he cannot rest until he finds her attacker. Surrounded by sketchy characters, Gerard doesn't have to look far for suspects.

a.k.a. La lune dans le caniveau
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Our Day Will Come (2010)

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Music-video director Romain Gavras makes his feature-film debut with this powerful drama that traces the unlikely alliance between Patrick (Vincent Cassel), a misanthropic psychotherapist, and Rémy (Olivier Barthelemy), a tormented teenager. Patrick takes the redheaded misfit under his wing, but his motives aren't entirely altruistic -- he enjoys manipulating Remy, and it's not long before the boy's dark side begins to surface.

a.k.a. Notre jour viendra
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 2008-12-02 2000-04-04 -

Director Luc Besson's visceral historical drama captures the life, moral convictions and death of the young French girl who came to be known as Joan of Arc (Milla Jovovich). Battling the enemies of France while propelled by heavenly visions, the teen who would become a saint is betrayed by King Charles of France (John Malkovich), who, after taking advantage of her military prowess, consigns her to be burned at the stake as a heretic.

a.k.a. Giovanna d'Arco
Jeanne d'Arc
Johanna von Orleans
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Laurence Anyways (2012)

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Laurence Anyways 2013-10-08 2013-10-08 2014-04-15

Treasure Train (1982)

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Mickey Rooney stars as a retired railroad engineer who inspires children to do the impossible in this oddly charming but rarely seen slice of surrealist cinema from the mind of Spanish writer and filmmaker Fernando Arrabal. Working under the aging railroader's influence, three children not only manage to rehabilitate a crumbling steam locomotive, but they also use it to help a Cambodian refugee find his way home.

a.k.a. La Traversée de la Pacific
Odyssey of the Pacific
The Emperor of Peru
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My Own Love Song (2010)

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My Own Love Song - 2010-12-07 2010-11-18

Accompanied by a friend who won't let her wallow in self-pity, a paralyzed woman embarks on a cross-country trip to reconnect with her long-lost son.

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...And God Created Woman (1956)

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And God Created Woman - 2000-07-18 -

Juliette (Brigitte Bardot), an 18-year-old orphan with an insatiable appetite for pleasure, is living it up in sun-drenched St. Tropez. As she shakes the town to its very core, her naive husband, Michel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), endures every insult known to man on his doomed quest to tame her. Visionary auteur Roger Vadim directs this naughty international phenomenon, which showcases Bardot in her first breakout role.

a.k.a. Et Dieu... créa la femme
Und immer lockt das Weib
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Black Heaven (2010)

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Black Heaven - 2011-05-03 2011-04-12
2013-10-12

While searching for the owner of a missing mobile phone with his girlfriend, Marion (Pauline Etienne), Gaspard (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet) falls for the mysterious Sam (Louise Bourgoin), who draws him into a dangerous virtual-reality video game, where she provokes unsuspecting victims into killing themselves. Directed by Gilles Marchand, this intense French drama alternates between real-life events and those within the simulated computer world.

a.k.a. L'Autre Monde
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Chicken with Plums (2011)

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From the Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Persepolis comes a captivating live-action fairytale set in 1950s Tehran. After the destruction of his favorite violin, a renowned musician loses all taste for life and teeters on the edge of oblivion.

a.k.a. Poulet aux prunes
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The Chorus (2004)

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The Chorus - 2005-05-03 2014-06-01

Music teacher Clement Mathieu lands a job at a boys' boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans. Sensing potential in the rambunctious ruffians, Mathieu forms a choir to rein in his charges through the transforming power of song.

a.k.a. Les choristes
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The Concert (2009)

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The Concert - 2011-06-14 2013-04-01

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

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Cyrano de Bergerac (Gerard Depardieu) pines for his cousin Roxanne, but won't reveal his affections for fear that she'll find his ugly features off-putting. So, Cyrano instructs the studly but stupid Christian how to woo her. Roxanne is entranced by Christian's beautiful poetry and letters -- all ghosted by Cyrano. But Christian dies in battle before he can tell Roxanne the truth. Depardieu won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his performance.

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Danton (1983)

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Danton - 2009-03-31 -

Acting as a metaphor for revolutionary events unfolding in 1980s Poland, this historical drama follows Danton and Robespierre, allies during the French Revolution who wind up on opposite sides of the struggle to control the country's future.

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The Day God Walked Away (2009)

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It's 1994, and Jacqueline (Ruth Nirere), a young Tutsi woman, works as a servant for a European family in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. As the rebel onslaught draws nearer, Jacqueline's employers flee the country, leaving her to find a way to survive on her own. She meets a fellow fugitive (Afazali Dewaele) in the nearby woods, and together, they seek refuge from the violence as genocide begins to tear Rwanda apart.

a.k.a. Le jour où Dieu est parti en voyage
Ruanda: The Day God Walked Away
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Dog Pound (2010)

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Dog Pound - 2013-08-13 2013-08-13

Don't Look Back (2009)

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Don't Look Back - 2010-11-16 2010-11-16

After Jeanne -- a married mother of two -- starts to notice strange changes in her body, she finds a photograph that leads her on a journey to Italy. There, the rapidly transforming woman begins to learn more about her true identity. Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci star in this beguiling psychological drama from director and co-writer Marina de Van, which screened as an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

a.k.a. Ne te retourne pas
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Elena and Her Men (1957)

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Elena and Her Men - 2004-08-03 -

Set amidst turn-of-the-century France, director Jean Renoir's delirious romantic comedy stars Ingrid Bergman as a beautiful but impoverished Polish princess who drives men -- from the upper classes to the hoi polloi -- to fits of desperate love.

a.k.a. Elena et les hommes
Paris Does Strange Things
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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)

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Rémi Bezançon crafts an atypical family portrait with this drama about the Duval family -- parents Marie-Jeanne and Robert and their three children. Although the story takes place over a 12-year period, the action unfolds during five pivotal days.

a.k.a. Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta Vie
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Free Men (2011)

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Free Men - 2012-10-02 2012-12-01


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