César runs a bar along Marseilles’ port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts.
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François Premier / Francis the First (1937) Christian-Jaque, Fernandel, Mona Goya, Alexandre Rignault, Comedy
Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera “Francis I, or the Loves of the Beautiful Ferroniere”.
Action immédiate / To Catch a Spy (1957) Maurice Labro, Henri Vidal, Barbara Laage, Jacques Dacqmine, Comedy, Crime
The blueprints of an aeroplane built from an ultra-secret metal are stolen from national security. French secret service agent Walder believes that the documents are now in Switzerland, in the hands of a man named Lindbaum.
Los pianos mecánicos / The Uninhibited (1965) Juan Antonio Bardem, Melina Mercouri, Hardy Krüger, James Mason, Drama
A daring deconstruction of consumerist behaviour featuring a robot and Miss Clio Darty, with a voiceover by Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, this philosophical “report,” like so many of Godard’s commissions, was rejected by its funders.
La captive du désert / Captive of the Desert (1990) Raymond Depardon, Sandrine Bonnaire, Dobi Koré, Fadi Taha, Drama
Victor Berthier, a good man but also a very jealous one, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang, he is released for good behavior. He feels very happy to be able to return to Paris and to meet Lise, his daughter, again. But, to his dismay, he finds that Lise, through the fault of André, her lover and pimp, has unwillingly committed a murder.
Les temps qui changent / Changing Times (2004) André Téchiné, Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Gilbert Melki, Drama, Romance
Du poil sous les roses (2000) Jean-Julien Chervier, Agnès Obadia, Julie Durand, Alexis Roucout, Alice Houri, Comedy
Roudoudou, 14, is deeply in love. She makes a secret wish : to have big tits like her mother. But it’s half a success. Convinced that their mothers are having a homosexual relationship together, Romain, 15, and his buddy Francis believe they must shag them in order to save their respective mothers. But since everything fails, Roudoudou and Romain decide to give it a try together…
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) Charles Lamont, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is the last of the team’s vehicles for Universal-International. Stranded in Egypt, Bud and Lou hire themselves out as travelling companions to archeologist Kurt Katch. Before long, Katch is murdered by a group of cultists, and a medallion, embossed with a map which leads to a sacred burial site, is accidentally swallowed by Costello. The boys become the unwilling pawns of the cultists, led by Richard Deacon, and a greedy adventuress, played by Marie Windsor. The last scene finds Costello being menaced by three mummies, two of them bogus.