Two lighthouse keepers (the father and the son) are to spend one entire month in the middle of the sea near the coasts of Brittany Read More »
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A merchant from Toulon (Raimu) of honorable appearance is in fact a receiver for a band of criminals. Read More »
Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women. Read More »
An eccentric man (Paul Bernard) endangers himself when he makes advances toward the girlfriend (Suzy Delair) of a saloon keeper (Fernand Ledoux). Read More »
Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Read More »
Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. Read More »
A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle Read More »
Guard! Alert! (1937) Jean Grémillon, Luis Buñuel, Ana María Custodio, Ángel Sampedro ‘Angelillo’, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia
A girl, left pregnant by a seducer, sets off to look for him when the child is born. Read More »
Within this uplifting romantic play, the spouse of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the notion of flying herself. Read More »
For One Cents Worth of Love (1932) Jean Grémillon, André Baugé, Josseline Gaël, Charles Dechamps, Comedy, Musical
A millionaire, in love with an innocent girl,does not want to be loved for his money. Read More »
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.
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L’amour d’une femme / The Love of a Woman (1953) Jean Grémillon, Micheline Presle, Massimo Girotti, Gaby Morlay, Drama
Marie Prieur, a young doctor, decides to settle down on Ushant, a remote island belonging to Brittany. Little by little she manages to be accepted by the population. One day she meets André Lorenzi, a handsome engineer, and it is love at first sight. Life is wonderful for a while but André wants to marry her only if she remains at home. Despite her strong feelings for André, Marie refuses to give up her vocation and the two lovers part. Marie finds herself alone, with a broken heart.
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L’étrange Madame X / Strange Madame X (1951) Jean Grémillon, Michèle Morgan, Henri Vidal, Arlette Thomas, Drama
Can a person really lead a double life? It looks as though Irène can. On the one hand, she is the wife of Jacques Voisin-Larive, a big name in the publishing world. On the other hand she pretends to be a simple chambermaid when she is with Etienne, a handsome young cabinetmaker. But what will happen when Irène gets pregnant?
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