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
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.
The Rendezvous / Le rendez-vous (1961) Jean Delannoy, Annie Girardot, Andréa Parisy, Odile Versois, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Beyond the Walls / Hors les murs (2012) David Lambert, Matila Malliarakis, Guillaume Gouix, David Salles, Drama, Romance
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.
Une semaine de vacances / A Week’s Vacation (1980) Bertrand Tavernier, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Flore Fitzgerald, Drama
Des enfants gâtés / Spoiled Children (1977) Bertrand Tavernier, Michel Piccoli, Christine Pascal, Michel Aumont, Drama
Account of a film director’s brief affair with a young neighbour, and his involvement in the social and political ramifications of a tenancy dispute in an apartment block. Filmmaker Bernard (Michel Piccoli), who is suffering a creative block, enters into an affair with the much-younger Anne (Christine Pascal)…
Argoman (1967) Sergio Grieco, Roger Browne, Dominique Boschero, Eduardo Fajardo, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Argoman is practically invincible with powers beyond the scope of mortal man. Who is Sir Reginald Hoover, he seems to know what mission Argoman is involved with? Will Jenabell become the Queen of the World and achieve her wishes to outsmart Argoman?
L’étrange Monsieur Steve / Mr. Steve (1957) Raymond Bailly, Jeanne Moreau, Philippe Lemaire, Armand Mestral, Drama
Georges Villard is a modest bank employee who dreams of earning more money so that he can live more comfortably. When Monsieur Steve offers him a chance to do just that he accepts without a moment’s hesitation, partly because he wants to be near to Steve’s woman, Florence. However, Georges knows there will be a catch.
Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) / Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne) (2015) Eva Husson, Finnegan Oldfield, Marilyn Lima, Lorenzo Lefèbvre, Drama
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…
Les liaisons dangereuses (1959) Roger Vadim, Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Drama, Romance
Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in love with a girl he meets at a ski resort, Marianne.