In Paris, a family is victim of a tragic incident, when the patriarch is accused by his wife of pedophilia. Read More »
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Lucette and Edouard: Two lovers passionate about sex, money and life. Read More »
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood Read More »
In the Eighteenth Century, the “Traveling Company of Scenic Arts” composed of Tyrant Read More »
Spain in the mid-seventeenth century. A series of bloody wars has ravaged the nation. Read More »
Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife’s infidelity. Read More »
Nelly and Mr. Arnaud (1995) Claude Sautet, Emmanuelle Béart, Michel Serrault, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Drama
When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities. Read More »
Gabriel’s heritage for their family is the cabaret “The Blue Parrot”. The survivors are about to discover what that cabaret means actually. Read More »
Les Destinées sentimentales / Sentimental Destinies (2000) Olivier Assayas, Emmanuelle Béart, Charles Berling, Isabelle Huppert, Drama, Romance
In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife – and more talk when he decides to take her back. Read More »
Les Témoins / The Witnesses (2007) André Téchiné, Michel Blanc, Emmanuelle Béart, Sami Bouajila, Drama, Romance
June 1984 to June 1985, from happy days to war to summer’s return. A middle-aged doctor in Paris, Adrien, meets Manu, a young gay man from the provinces who lives with his sister, an opera singer. Read More »
Histoire de Marie et Julien / The Story of Marie and Julien (2003) Jacques Rivette, Emmanuelle Béart, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Anne Brochet, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery.
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La répétition / Replay (2001) Catherine Corsini, Emmanuelle Béart, Pascale Bussières, Dani Levy, Drama
Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the friendship, followed by a suicide attempt. Later, Louise marries, but finds time to see the, by now quite accomplished actress, Nathalie. They fight through the years, La Repetition following them as their friendship comes together and breaks up frequently, while never actually reaching anything that can be called a climax.
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La bûche / Season’s Beatings (1999) Danièle Thompson, Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Comedy, Drama
Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette’s husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas, singing at a Russian restaurant, penniless, the mistress for the past 12 years of a man who will never leave his wife; Milla, the youngest, acerbic, lonesome. Christmas was when they learned their parents were divorcing 25 years ago. Over the next few days, yuletide depression, Louba’s pregnancy, Sonia’s crumbling marriage, Stanislas’s overtures to Yvette, and Milla’s attraction to the man who’s her father’s rent-free lodger lead each one to re-examine self, family, and hopes. Is renewal possible?
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Une femme française / A French Woman (1995) Régis Wargnier, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, Gabriel Barylli, Drama
Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis’ comrades- in-arms. Hopiing to forget these wartime betrayls, Louis takes his wife and the infant twins he didn’t father to Berlin, where she falls for Matthais, a sensitive German industrialist. When the Indochinese war sends Louis to Vietnam, Matthais follows Jeanne back to France. A subsequent move to Damascus where Louis is posted as military attache, fails to break their bond.
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Les égarés / Strayed (2003) André Téchiné, Emmanuelle Béart, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Drama, Romance, War
June 1940. German troops are advancing on Paris. Odile, a widowed teacher, succumbs to the widespread panic and, with her two children, joins the exodus from the city. Philippe is on the cusp of adolescence, Little Cathy knows only that they are going South. After fifty kilometres, a German plane attacks, decimating the helpless refugees. Odile and her children lose everything. A shaven-headed youth appears from nowhere and leads them away from the carnage. His name is Yvan, he’s seventeen years old. Cut off from the rest of the world and living in confined quarters, Odile and Yvan find themselves confronted with their own desires.
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