Tag Archives: french

Les Inconnus dans la Maison / Strangers in the House (1942) Henri Decoin, Raimu, Juliette Faber, Gabrielle Fontan, Crime, Drama

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Since his wife left him, almost twenty years ago, the once brilliant lawyer Loursat has slumped into a life of despondency and drunkenness. He lives in a vast empty house with his teenage daughter, Nicole, with whom he hardly communicates. One fateful day, something happens which pulls Loursat back from the abyss: he discovers a dead body in his house. When his daughter and her group of rebellious young friends are charged with the murder, Loursat decides to take charge of the case.

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Je suis une ville endormie / Nights with Theodore (2012) Sébastien Betbeder, Pio Marmaï, Agathe Bonitzer, Fabrice Adde, Drama, Fantasy

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A romantic connection blossoms between two young Parisians during a succession of dreamlike nocturnal visits to a singular, beguiling park. Anna meets Theodore at a party, and together they impulsively climb the fence and enter the a nearby city park, an unusual and striking hillside public garden in northeastern Paris. The two part at dawn, but find themselves drawn back the following night, and, falling in love under the park’s spell, embark on nightly explorations of its topographic mysteries, gradually discovering that, despite feeling entirely alone in the world, they may not be the only ones drawn to this magical place.

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Un Poison Violent / Love Like Poison (2010) Katell Quillévéré, Clara Augarde, Lio, Michel Galabru, Drama

Un Poison Violent (2010)

Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her beloved grandfather. She also grows close to Pierre, a free-spirited teenager who cares little about God. Anna is preparing for her confirmation, but her budding desire for Pierre shakes her faith. She longs to give herself over, body and soul… but doesn’t know if it is to God, or something else?

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Le printemps / Spring (1972) Marcel Hanoun, Michael Lonsdale, Raymonde Godeau, Véronique Andriès, Drama, Thriller

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One could only enumerate the elements to let the film tell itself. And this is besides one possible purpose of Hanoun here. Just let things communicate between themselves without the coercition of usual continuums (space and time) and let’s see and feel what happens. Yet there are clues given, relations but they are separated when one could await a close editing and vice versa. There seems to have two worlds, cinematographic worlds I mean : B&W and colour and things circulate from one world to another, people too…

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La répétition / Replay (2001) Catherine Corsini, Emmanuelle Béart, Pascale Bussières, Dani Levy, Drama

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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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