At the end of World War II, a French pacifist is arrested for refusing to fight. Read More »
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The story is set during the latter half of the 19th century and follows two feuding peasant families. Read More »
France, 1855. Zélie Fontaine, a twenty-odd-year-old widow and the post mistress of the small provincial town of Argenson Read More »
The Red and the Black (1954) Claude Autant-Lara, Gérard Philipe, Danielle Darrieux, Antonella Lualdi, Drama, Romance
It’s no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations into the Church of the post- Napoleonic era Read More »
In 1866, a young Muscovite named Alexei Ivanovitch arrives in Baden Baden, then the gambling capital of Austria, and is soon engaged by General Zagorianski to look after his children. Read More »
The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961) Claude Autant-Lara, Louis Jourdan, Yvonne Furneaux, Pierre Mondy, Action, Adventure, Drama
Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d’If. Read More »
Douce / Love Story (1943) Claude Autant-Lara, Odette Joyeux, Madeleine Robinson, Marguerite Moreno, Drama
In Paris in 1887, Irène works as a governess to Douce, the grand-daughter of the dowager Countess de Bonafé. Read More »
Sylvie et le fantôme / Sylvie and the Phantom (1946) Claude Autant-Lara, Odette Joyeux, François Périer, Pierre Larquey, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie’s father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie’s favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie’s grandmother, killed in a duel.
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Marguerite de la nuit / Marguerite of the Night (1955) Claude Autant-Lara, Michèle Morgan, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt, Drama, Fantasy
An updating of the Faust legend, with a dash of Fritz Lang’s “Der Müde Tod”, to a 1950’s Paris recreated in vividly abstract expressionistic sets.
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Le franciscain de Bourges / Franciscan of Bourges (1968) Claude Autant-Lara, Hardy Krüger, Béatrix Dussane, Jean-Pierre Dorat
Albert is a Franciscan monk and a medical orderly at a monastery in France. Although he is German, the kindly monk helps hide French resistance members. Albert tries to maintain the delicate balance between the warring factions by helping out the afflicted and not getting involved in political ideology.
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