Tag Archives: french

Photo (2012) Carlos Saboga, Anna Mouglalis, Simão Cayatte, Johan Leysen, Drama

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Her mother has just died. Her father is not who she thought he was. Elisa feels lost between an uncertain past and a future closed off by the perspective of a marriage. Her search for an unlikely father, also a way for her to escape the present, leads her from Paris to Lisbon. At the end of her trip, a dubious truth opens up a new mystery, like a story whose last word you never find.

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Presque rien / Come Undone (2000) Sébastien Lifshitz, Jérémie Elkaïm, Stéphane Rideau, Marie Matheron, Drama, Romance

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Eighteen-year-old Mathieu vacations at the beach with his family when he meets local teen Cédric. After an extremely erotic kiss, the boys begin a passionate romance, complete with skinny-dipping at night, nude dancing on the beach and intense lovemaking in the dunes; yet, as Mathieu grapples with his sexuality and copes with his sick mother, absent father and annoying kid sister, his bond with Cédric grows stronger until it bursts.

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The Rendezvous / Le rendez-vous (1961) Jean Delannoy, Annie Girardot, Andréa Parisy, Odile Versois, Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Pierre, a rich man’s son-in-law, shares an illicit night-time kiss with his first wife, Madeleine. The same night sees the murder of Daniel, a two-bit photographer who made some risqué snapshots of Pierre’s sister-in-law, Daphné. Pierre reluctantly gives Daphné a false alibi, but then the police find out that Daniel was Madeleine’s lover. Madeleine, arrested, is in need of an alibi herself, but Pierre is already compromised, and other witnesses don’t back him up.

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Beyond the Walls / Hors les murs (2012) David Lambert, Matila Malliarakis, Guillaume Gouix, David Salles, Drama, Romance

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Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a bartender and bass guitar player originally from Albania. They become lovers. Confronted by his girlfriend Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir’s misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo promises that he will love Ilir for the rest of his life, Ilir leaves the city and doesn’t return. A few days later, Paulo finds out that Ilir is in jail, and their relationship faces unexpected challenges.

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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) / Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne) (2015) Eva Husson, Finnegan Oldfield, Marilyn Lima, Lorenzo Lefèbvre, Drama

Bang Gang (2015)
In a small town of France, life seems to be still and somewhat boring for a group of teenage friends, who day in, day out, are asked to cope not only with the usual issues in the life of a high school student but also with the search for love and sex. How do you blow the steam off, when you are a puzzled, sexually-frustrated youngster? Eventually, a party is thrown on a Saturday night and the solution is about to be found in a very simple idea…

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