Tag Archives: french
Natives of a small lumber town in Northern Quebec, three childhood friends decide to treat themselves to a dream weekend. Pretending that it’s their annual fishing trip, the three buddies slip away secretly for a wild vacation in Amsterdam. On their return, one of the friends goes missing and this triggers an unstoppable chain of deceit that shatters their beautiful friendship
Alice or the last escapade / Alice ou la dernière fugue (1977) Claude Chabrol, Sylvia Kristel, Charles Vanel, Fernand Ledoux, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can’t find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds.
When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him as he captains a river barge. Besides the two of them, are a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, she slips off to see the nightlife when they come to Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Pere Jules goes and tries to find Juliette.
Army of Shadows / L’armée des ombres (1969) Jean-Pierre Melville, Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Drama, War
France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance’s chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed…
Les chansons d’amour / Love Songs (2007) Christophe Honoré, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Drama, Musical, Romance
Julie’s boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it’s lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies.
Le fils de Caroline Cherie / Caroline and the Rebels (1955) Jean-Devaivre, Jean-Claude Pascal, Alfred Adam, Daniel Ceccaldi, Adventure, History
A young, innocent Brigitte Bardot plays the sister of the handsome French officer Juan D’Arandra. Close in a manner inappropriate of siblings, their attraction for each other tortures their souls, and sends them in a series of comic misadventures, that, through a strange twist of fate, brings them even closer.
Le choc / Shock (1982) Robin Davis, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Léotard, Action, Crime, Romance
After his last contract, the hitman Martin “Christian” Terrier tells his only friend Michel that he will retire; however Michel advises that the Organization will never let him go. Christian visits his boss Cox to receive the payment for his last work and to inform his decision but Cox does not admit that he quits the Organization.
La vieille qui marchait dans la mer / The Old Lady Who Wades in the Sea (1991) Laurent Heynemann, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, Luc Thuillier, Comedy
Lady M. wades every morning through the sea in order to heal her pain. But she is not what she pretends to be: Together with her partner Pompilius she finances her luxurious life by fraud and blackmailing. Falling in love with young Lambert she is about to break up all her pretendence as Pompilius is not willing to accept the youngster.
Week End / Weekend (1967) Jean-Luc Godard, Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A supposedly idyllic week-end trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.