Driss is a carefree young man who lives in his car and spends much of his time on the beach. There he meets a moody, solitary older man, Fouad, who runs a tumbled-down shack of a café. Driss attaches himself to Fouad, and the café begins to flourish. But Driss is increasingly perplexed by his older companion’s behaviour. Based on a story by Morrocan oral story teller, Mohamed Mrabet.
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Tendres cousines (1980) David Hamilton, Thierry Tevini, Anja Schüte, Valérie Dumas, Drama, Romance, Erotic
Summer 1939 in the Provence, France: the 14 years old Julien has a crush on his cousin Julia, who lives together with his family in their small hotel. Unfortunately she ignores him, because she’s several years older. Then the hotel guest Charles enters the competition, a slimy twenty-something who lusts for the girl, despite the fact that he’s engaged.
Crime and Punishment (1935) Josef von Sternberg, Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Crime, Drama
Roderick Raskolnikov, a brilliant criminology student and writer, becomes embittered by poverty and his inability to support his family. When he sees a desperate prostitute, Sonya, degraded by a vicious pawnbroker, Raskolnikov, a proponent of the idea that some people are imbued with such intelligence that the law cannot be applied to them as to other people, decides to rid the world of the pawnbroker and thus save his family and Sonya as well from the fate poverty forces on them. When Porphiry, the police detective investigating the murder, encounters Raskolnikov, he finds a man nearly crippled by the guilt and paranoia his deed has burdened him with. But Raskolnikov clings with as much coldness and calculation as he can muster to his guiding idea, that some crimes ought not to be punished.
Little Athens (2005) Tom Zuber, John Patrick Amedori, Jack Anthony, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Little Athens follows a whirlwind day in the hapless lives of small town youth caught in a dead-end post-high school void. The journeys of four groups of late teens/early twenty-somethings unfold through four different storylines, their separate trails converging at an explosive house party…
Haute tension / High Tension (2003) Alexandre Aja, Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Horror
Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia’s father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia’s family–including their dog–and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end.
Le tunnel / The Tunnel (1933) Curtis Bernhardt, Jean Gabin, Madeleine Renaud, Robert Le Vigan, Drama, Sci-Fi
An engineer is hired to plan the construction of a undersea tunnel between Europe and the US. However, certain interests don’t want to see the tunnel built and use every means at their disposal, including sabotage and murder, to stop its construction.
Le bonheur / Happiness (1935) Marcel L’Herbier, Gaby Morlay, Charles Boyer, Paulette Dubost, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Released in English-speaking countries as Happiness, Le Bonheur was based on a play by Henry Bernstein. Charles Boyer stars as a fervent anarchist who vows to kill anyone who represents “the establishment.” As a result, he ends up shooting idolized music-hall singer Gaby Morlay in full view of her audience. After this unpromising start, Boyer and Morlay get to know each other, eventually falling in love. At his attempted-murder trial, Morlay offers to testify on Boyer’s behalf – but he refuses, determined to become a martyr to his cause. Things work out in a most unexpected fashion in this offbeat romance, released in the U.S. in 1935 to capitalize on Boyer’s burgeoning American popularity.
Je vous aime (1980) Claude Berri, Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gérard Depardieu, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Avant le film, Claude Berri était en train de divorcer et se demandait comment on peut refaire sa vie plusieurs fois. Il a demandé à Catherine Deneuve si elle acceptait qu’il s’inspire de ses propres expériences pour écrire le film. Certaines scènes du film ont été tournées dans la propre maison de Serge Gainsbourg, rue de verneuil à Paris. Dieu fumeur de havane, la bande originale du film, est interprétée en duo par Catherine Deneuve et Serge Gainsbourg.
Conte d’été / A Summer’s Tale (1996) Éric Rohmer, Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.
La femme de mon pote / My Best Friend’s Girl (1983) Bertrand Blier, Coluche, Isabelle Huppert, Thierry Lhermitte, Comedy, Romance
Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the ski slopes of Courchevel in the Alps when she starts up a relationship with a great-looking sportswear salesman, but at the same time she is entranced by a little chubby disk jockey in a night club.