A prisoner escapes and kidnaps a woman with her he falls in love. He’s involved in a bad business where politicians and underworld are leading the dance. He’ll die like the albatross in Baudelaire’s poem.
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La sentinelle / The Sentinel (1992) Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Salinger, Thibault de Montalembert, Jean-Louis Richard, Thriller
Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris. In the train, he has some troubles with the border police, and is insulted and threatened by a strange man, who disappeared quickly. Next day, he discovers in his luggage a shrunken human head. He soons becomes fascinated by it, feeling responsible (sentry of the memory of the head’s owner) and starts his own investigation. What will leads him to cope with French secret services.
Le Crabe-Tambour / Drummer-Crab (1977) Pierre Schoendoerffer, Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin, Adventure, Drama, War
A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with “le crab tambour,” a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. “Le crab tambour” the drummer crab” was a boyhood nickname for the handsome young Alsatian whom the film depicts proving his courage, first in the war in French Indochina, and then again in the “Generals’ Revolt” in Algeria. Courtmartialed because friends like the French naval captain were afraid to risk their own careers by testifying for him, the exiled “crab tambour” and his trawler, The Shamrock, is now a legend among the Grand Banks fishermen.
In Crazy Horse, he pulls back the curtain on Le Crazy Horse de Paris, a landmark that has prided itself as “the best nude dancing show in the world” since 1951. Le Crazy Horse sets itself apart from the average strip club by adhering to exacting standards in choreography, lights and physiques. The erotic revue is composed of songs and sequences that blend traits of old-fashioned burlesque, Bob Fosse and Cirque du Soleil, designed not only for the enjoyment of men, but also couples.
Les trois couronnes du matelot / Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983) Raoul Ruiz, Jean-Bernard Guillard, Philippe Deplanche, Nadège Clair, Drama, Fantasy
When drug smuggler Genia is betrayed by his partner, he has no choice but to get help from a Russian mobster. His main goal is to retreat from the crime world and retire. He travels to Moscow, where he arrives at his ex-girlfriend Sasha, a hooker with a heart. Everything goes wrong from there and Genia is forced to flee with Sasha through Lithuania and Belarus where he will finally end up in France.
Effroyables Jardins / Strange Gardens (2003) Jean Becker, Jacques Villeret, André Dussollier, Thierry Lhermitte, Drama, War
La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) Jean Rollin, Marina Pierro, Françoise Blanchard, Mike Marshall, Horror
Lucrèce Borgia / Lucrezia Borgia (1935) Abel Gance, Edwige Feuillère, Gabriel Gabrio, Maurice Escande, Drama, History
At the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI. Following the advice of his chief adviser Niccolo Macchiavelli, Cesare Borgia decides to attempt to unify the country in order to become even more powerful. To this end he needs his sister Lucrezia. Presently, the beautiful creature is married to the Count of Pesaro but she would be more useful if she was the wife of Alphonse of Aragon. Never mind, let the Count join his ancestors! And when the Duke of Aragon becomes useless, Cesare easily finds his replacement. Used as a pawn by her brother, Lucrezia eventually renounces happiness and becomes patron of the arts and the letters
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.