Olivia, an English teenager, arrives at a finishing school in France. Read More »
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Pierre Brumeu, a twenty-year-old young man, leads a drab life in Paris with his father Read More »
Political intrigue and psychological drama run parallel. Read More »
Based on the novel by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Friends since infancy, Philippe and Vinea have always regarded themselves as brother and sister. Read More »
Lucrezia Borgia (1935) Abel Gance, Edwige Feuillère, Gabriel Gabrio, Maurice Escande, Drama, History, Romance
After the advice of his main adviser Niccolo Macchiavelli, Cesare Borgia decides to try to unify the nation so as to become even stronger. Read More »
De Mayerling à Sarajevo / From Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940) Max Ophüls, Edwige Feuillère, John Lodge, Aimé Clariond, Drama
In the late 1800’s, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, falls for Sophie Chotek, a Czech countess. He’s already a problem to the Crown because of his political ideas; this love affair with someone not of royal blood breeches protocol. The Crown allows the union only after the couple agrees to a morganatic marriage. The emperor further neutralizes Franz by making him inspector general of the army, sending him afield for months at a time. In June of 1914, fearing for his safety, Sophie seeks permission to accompany Franz to Sarajevo; protocol dictates that no army troops attend Franz while she is present. An assassin strikes. Their deaths spark World War I.
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Sans lendemain / There’s No Tomorrow (1939) Max Ophüls, Edwige Feuillère, George Rigaud, Daniel Lecourtois, Drama
The story of a once-respectable woman who re-encounters her first love, now a successful doctor. Reduced to nude-dancing in a sleazy dive, with a son to support, Evelyne (Edwige Feuillère) borrows money at an outrageous interest rate in order to create a facade of respectability–and, it goes without saying, Georges falls in love with her all over again. But how can Evelyne maintain her bourgeois value and save son and “father” from the consequences of her fall?
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Muichkine, a young Russian prince, returns home to St. Petersburg from a mental institution, determined to spread decency and kindness in the harsh and cruel world. He becomes betrothed to an innocent young girl while trying to save a less-innocent woman from her own travail, but jealousy and his own naivete conjoin to bring about unimaginable tragedy.
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