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40 Love

Produced by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 40 Love is the story of a father and son who are both trying to transcend their current reality to achieve their dreams. Together, they begin to realize that not all rules can be bent in the quest for success.

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Almost Peaceful

Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors.

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Ballerina

In the grand tradition of the Ballets Russes comes this portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre. From the backstage studio to stages around the world, Ballerina captures the sublime beauty of ballet in all its resplendent glory.

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Beyond Hatred

In this deeply moving, award-winning documentary, a French family reflects on the vicious murder of their 29-year-old gay son by neofascist skinheads and courageously tries to move beyond feelings of hatred and revenge.

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Bridesmaid, The

Directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel by Ruth Rendell. It's love at first sight when Senta falls into the life of handsome young Philippe, but Philippe soon discovers that Senta's life is shrouded in mystery.

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Butterfly, The

Eight-year-old Elsa and her mother move in next to Julien, an ornery old entomologist with a lavish butterfly collection, and the persistent and curious Elsa adopts a reluctant Julien as her surrogate grandpa.

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Captive

French star Isabelle Huppert brings passion and courage to her portrayal of a hostage caught in a seemingly hopeless situation in Brillante Mendoza's visceral, authentic thriller Captive.

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Clearstream Affair, The

In this ripped-from-the-headlines French thriller, journalist Denis Robert (Gilles Lellouche) sets the world of finance ablaze when he exposes a major bank's opaque operations. In his search for the truth, he uncovers a dark political machine of bribes and threats.

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Come Undone

After their award-winning collaboration in Wild Side, Stéphane Bouquet and Sébastien Lifshitz have created the sensual and meditative Come Undone, which explores a young boy's homosexual awakening and the turbulence of first love.

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Dad on the Run

A Film by Dante Desarthe. Fueled by klezmer and set in the Paris night world, Dad On The Run is an intelligent & hilarious screwball comedy involving Bar Mitzvahs, frozen fish and a misplaced foreskin.

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Dark Diamond

In this thriller, Pier blames his extended diamond-dealer family for his father's tragic life - and death. To take revenge, he insinuates himself back into the family enterprise, with an elaborate caper in mind to destroy the business.

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Eastern Boys

When middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for cash. The drastically different circumstances of the two men’s lives reveal hidden facets of the city they share.

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Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet

Celebrated filmmaker Nils Tavernier celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical ballets as well as contemporary works.

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Eye of Vichy, The

A Film by Claude Chabrol (Madame Bovary). Using rarely seen Nazi and Vichy propaganda newsreels and footage, Chabrol creates a masterful look at the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.

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Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey

Leaving her fiancé ashore, Alice (Arianne Labed) joins the crew of an old cargo ship and once on board, discovers that her first great love is the ship’s captain. Lulled by life aboard the ship, Alice must grapple with conflicting desires in an almost exclusively male world.

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Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution

Food Beware visits a small village in the mountains of France, where the town’s mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of it grown locally. Will this experiment in safe food work?

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Grand Role, The

Thinking he has been cast in a Yiddish version of The Merchant of Venice, struggling Parisian actor Maurice tells his beloved wife Perla. But when the part goes to an American star, Maurice must play the role of his life to be sure Perla doesn’t find out.

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Guy Martin: Portrait of a Grand Chef

Guy Martin, chef of the legendary restaurant Le Grand Véfour, is considered one of the best chefs in the world. This film reveals his cooking philosophy, which ranges from traditional to savagely creative, and brings to life the sources of his inspiration.

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He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not

Art student Angelique (Audrey Tautou) is madly in love with Loic, a married cardiologist. Halfway through, this black comedy reverses perspective, showing the preceding events from Loic's (wildly different) point-of-view.

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I'll Sing For You

In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar "KarKar" Traoré's voice on the radio, singing of independence. But KarKar, like his native country, fell on hard times. Also featuring Ali Farka Toure.

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It's Not Me, I Swear!

When his mother decides to leave for a new life in Greece, 10-year-old hellion Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain of it all, from destroying the neighbors' homes to falling in love with his best friend Lea.

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La Petite Lili

Ludivine Sagnier, the sexy siren from Swimming Pool, stars as Lili, the love and muse of an idealistic young filmmaker in this modern adaptation of Chekov’s classic play The Seagull, directed by French master Claude Miller (Alias Betty).

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La Vie Promise: Empire Collection

Isabelle Huppert stars as Sylvia, a prostitute who suddenly makes contact with her estranged teenage daughter. Desperate not to see her daughter repeat her own mistakes, Sylvia tries to re-discover her once promising past.

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Louise by the Shore

On the last day of summer in a small seaside resort town, an older woman named Louise realizes that the last train has departed without her. With no one to keep her company, she must rely on her past to help her survive the present.

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Meet the Guilbys

Claire and Maurice, both survivors of previous marriages, have to take their whole family on a road trip to Claire's father's funeral. Will this family of misfits survive the trip? From the company that brought us Persepolis and Delicatessen.

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Modern Life

Photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon casts an affectionate and irreverent eye on a small community of farmers in France as they are confronted by the problems and challenges the contemporary world brings.

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Monsieur N.

After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the south Atlantic island of St. Helena, where he died a few years later. Or did he? This intricate thriller posits an amazing secret: Napoleon escaped from St. Helena.

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Nobody Else But You (Alternate Cover)

Rousseau is a crime novelist troubled by writer’s block. Candice Lecoeur is a local beauty who thinks she might be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The two will meet in the coldest village in France, but only after Candice has been found dead.

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Nobody Else But You (Theatrical Cover)

Rousseau is a crime novelist troubled by writer’s block. Candice Lecoeur is a local beauty who thinks she might be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The two will meet in the coldest village in France, but only after Candice has been found dead.

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Peter Brook: The Tightrope

Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary theatre directors. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has an exercise called 'the Tightrope' that revitalizes the theatrical experience.

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Petits Freres

A wonderful follow-up from Jacques Doillon (director of Ponette), Petits Freres is the gritty and lyrical story of a young girl who finds real friendship and humanity in a Paris housing project.

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Playing Dead

Jean, and unemployed actor whose over-the-top "method" acting and high-maintenance personality have gotten him fired from countless jobs, has been set up with a rather odd job at the unemployment office: helping the police reconstruct crime scenes.

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Roman de Gare

In Claude Lelouch's tricky thriller, novelist and femme fatale Judith Ralitzer (Fanny Ardant) is seeking characters for her next best-seller. Meanwhile a serial killer has just escaped from a high security prison. Their paths are about to cross.

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Seaside

In a small beach town in France, beautiful young Marie works at a pebble processing plant. Her boyfriend, Paul, a warehouse employee in winter and a lifeguard in summer, doesn’t understand Marie’s dreamy temperament and stifles her with his clumsy love.

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Secret Things

Two young women discover the power of sex to get what they want in the male-dominated business world. Starring Sabrina Seyvecou, and told in voiceover by her character Sandrine.

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Special Treatment

In this darkly erotic drama, Isabelle Huppert stars as a prostitute who serves up sexual fantasies for her clientele. When she crosses paths with a neurotic psychoanalyst, the two quickly realize their professions share a thing or two in common.

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Steamy Art House Hits

This titillating box set includes the following four films: Secret Things, House of the Sleeping Beauties (Maximilian Schell), Torremolinos 73 (Javier Cámara) and Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (Elodie Bouchez).

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Stopover, The

On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop at a resort in Cyprus for decompression. Marine and Aurore (Ariane Labed) confront rage, trauma, and army sexism as they struggle to readjust to "normal" life.

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Summer of All My Parents, The

14 year old Laura and her older sister Joséphine spend the summer holidays shuttling between their divorced parents. But when Joséphine winds up in the wrong crowd, Laura turns out to be more responsible than the grown-ups around her.

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Tokyo Fiancée

In this entertaining romantic comedy, Amelie, a French tutor in Tokyo, finds herself in a passionate relationship with her only student, the charming Rinri. As the two explore the joys of their first real romance, many cultural barriers fall...but some still remain.

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Vandal

Vandal is the story of a wayward young man named Chérif who comes of age in the world of graffiti art after he discovers a local gang who roam the night in the shadow of a mysterious and legendary tagger.

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What If...?

This clever romantic comedy from director Léa Fazer explores the feelings so many of us have as we question the trajectory of our lives: what if I had done this instead of that? What if this had happened, and not that?

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What's in a Name?

Vincent is about to become a father for the first time. Over dinner at the apartment of his sister and brother-in-law, his hosts ask him what name he has chosen for his future offspring. His response plunges the family into chaos.

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Wine, Women & Friends

Many of us share the fantasy of moving to a lovely village in the South of France, to find a vineyard, create wonderful wines, to sell it and share it with all our friends. Carole LeBlanc and Jo Béfort, an engaging lesbian couple, have done just that.

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With Love...From the Age of Reason

Margaret, an executive at a multinational construction firm, leads a regimented lifestyle. But when she receives a stack of letters written by herself when she was seven years old, the successful professional begins to rethink her existence.

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Year in Champagne, A

With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger.