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Macadam / Back Streets of Paris (1946) Jacques Feyder, Marcel Blistène, Françoise Rosay, Andrée Clément, Simone Signoret, Crime, Drama

Macadam (1946)
Madame Rose runs a seedy hotel in a suburb of Paris. Strong-minded but without the least moral scruple, she once killed her husband whose honesty was a hindrance to her business. Under a suspended sentence, she now indulges in smuggling. One day, Victor, one of her former accomplices hounded by the police, finds sanctuary with her. During a drinking spree, he has the bad idea to entrust to her a suitcase filled with bank notes, a loot with which Victor hopes to rebuild his life in South America. But Rose, lured by temptation, betrays Victor, who is arrested by the police. However, he manages to escape with only one thing in mind, to take revenge on Rose…
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La décade prodigieuse / Ten Days Wonder (1971) Claude Chabrol, Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli, Marlène Jobert, Mystery, Drama

La decade prodigieuse (1971)
Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful tycoon father (Orson Welles). Welcomed by Welles’ young wife (Marlene Jobert), Piccoli soon finds a nest of rats beneath the bourgeoisie voluptuousness — a clan bound in a circle of illicit romance, blackmail, faked burglaries and, of course, murder.
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Le diable au corps / Devil in the Flesh (1947) Claude Autant-Lara, Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Denise Grey, Romance, Drama

Le diable au corps (1947)
During World War I, underage student Francois Jaubert meets and falls in love with Marthe Grangier, who is engaged to Jacques, a soldier at the Front. Though Francois pursues her ardently, they become separated and she marries Jacques. But when Marthe and Francois meet again, their mutual feelings prove stronger than ever, and they begin an extramarital affair…regardless of potentially tragic consequences.
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La menace / The Threat (1977) Alain Corneau, Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois, Thriller, Crime, Action

La menace (1977)
Henri Savin has managed a trucking company for his lover, Dominique Montlaur, for many years. Now he is planning to leave her for Julie Manet, the woman he has made pregnant, and Dominique is hysterical. She first threatens suicide, then shows up at a meeting of Savin and Julie. Dominique tries everything she can think of to break Savin and Julie apart, to no avail. Frustrated in her efforts, she jumps off a cliff and dies. Savin insists that he and Julie lie to the police about the encounter, although Dominique’s death was a suicide and therefore they had no direct hand in it. Detective Waldeck investigates Dominique’s death.
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La question / The Question (1977) Laurent Heynemann, Jacques Denis, Nicole Garcia, Jean-Pierre Sentier, Drama, War

La question (1977)
In Algiers, during 1957, the army was sent to restore order. Henri Charlègue, the editor of a newspaper sympathetic to the FLN, must go underground, but ends up being arrested with his friend Maurice Oudinot. During his arrest both be subjected to harsh interrogations, including cruel torture, since the French army wants sonsacarles much information as possible to stop the movement independentista.Viendo may be close to an end, Charlègue decides he can not die in anonymity without the terrible injustice that is being committed there are known and so, from the highest secrecy, gets to write on a piece of paper the conditions of detention and through his lawyer gets delivered it to your editor.
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Les tontons flingueurs / Monsieur Gangster (1963) Georges Lautner, Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche, Comedy, Action, Crime

Les tontons flingueurs (1963)
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed “The Mexican”. The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob.
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La belle équipe / They Were Five (1936) Julien Duvivier

La belle equipe (1936)
Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But difficulties come to split their friendly group apart: former wife, police tracking one of them (Spanish republican refugee), jealousy…
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