The story of a dysfunctional family in Northern France. Dad is a mean abusive drunk pharmacist, mom is addicted to pills and has incestuous desire for her son, the son is skipping school to fish and daughter is mentally handicapped.
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La Sirène Rouge / Red Siren (2002) Olivier Megaton, Jean-Marc Barr, Asia Argento, Frances Barber, Crime, Thriller, Action
Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal.
L’Année sainte / Holy Year (1976) Jean Girault, Jean Gabin, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Comedy
Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently waiting to get out so he can retrieve it. His prison companion wants to get out now and get the gold. So they escape, dress as priests and fly off for Italy.
L’Espérance (2004) Stefan Pleszczynski, Patrick Labbé, Maxime Dumontier, Isabel Richer, Drama, Mystery
The village of L’Espérance is perched between the mountains and the great river. Its inhabitants include young people – who don’t have much of a future – as well as many widows and old men. The village continues to be haunted by the tragic death of 13 miners. One day, a stranger arrives.
2 fois une femme / Twice a woman (2010) François Delisle, Evelyne Rompré, Marc Béland, Marie Brassard, Drama
Le temps qui reste / Time to Leave (2005) François Ozon, Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Drama
In Paris, thirty-one-year-old gay fashion photographer Romain learns he has a terminal cancer. As chances with chemotherapy are only slim, he chooses to live the rest of his life without treatment or mollycoddling, hiding the truth from his lover Sasha and his family, being cruel to kindly push them away.
The Bed Hostesses / Die Bett-Hostessen (1973) Erwin C. Dietrich, Ingrid Steeger, Karin Hofmann, Christa Free, Comedy, Erotic
Young women make for the best hosts in this sexploitation film from Erwin Dietrich. A series of short stories that show young women in various sexual situations who enjoy playing host to their male and female visitors.
Roufa (Abdel Kechiche) is an attractive young man, and that works out well for him because he is a practitioner of “bezness:” he’s a sex-for-hire boy for the tourists who come to Tunisia. His girlfriend deeply resents his having sex with other women but doesn’t seem much bothered that a rich German man he’s been having sex with is hoping to sponsor him in Europe.
Calvaire / The Ordeal (2004) Fabrice Du Welz, Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Horror
L’année des méduses / Year of the Jellyfish (1984) Christopher Frank, Bernard Giraudeau, Valérie Kaprisky, Caroline Cellier, Thriller, Drama, Romance, Erotic
Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother’s lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs.