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With minimal narration by the director and very little context this is a kaleidoscope of stunning visuals from Calcutta Read More »
A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe Read More »
In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother François travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Read More »
A documentary with almost no words following the production of Citroen cars at a plant in Northern France and their later sales. Read More »
In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Read More »
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) Louis Malle, Wallace Shawn, Phoebe Brand, George Gaynes, Comedy, Drama, Romance
An uniterrupted rehersal of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. Read More »
Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Read More »
Dreams. Becoming an Atlantic City croupier will help Sally realize her dream of going to Monte Carlo Read More »
Milou en mai / May Fools (1990) Louis Malle, Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy, Comedy, Romance
Like Vanya, in Malle’s last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. Read More »
Crackers (1984) Louis Malle, Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp Read More »
Le monde du silence / The Silent World (1956) Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Malle, Frédéric Dumas, Albert Falco, Documentary
This pioneering nature documentary investigates aquatic habitats in various locations around the world. It doesn’t shy away from the brutality present in the natural world, but it also paints a fascinating picture of underwater exploration.
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Embittered Vietnam veteran Shang (Ed Harris) feels like he is at war with the Vietnamese immigrants who recently moved into his hometown of Alamo Bay. He sees their presence as a threat to his Gulf Coast livelihood, shrimp fishing, especially after his boat is repossessed. Shang’s ex-girlfriend Glory (Amy Madigan) refuses to buy into the townsfolk’s racism and instead sticks with her Vietnamese hires, even though the xenophobic backlash is becoming increasingly violent.
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Pretty Baby (1978) [Uncut 109min] Louis Malle, Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Drama
In 1917, in the red light district Storyville, New Orleans, the prostitute Hattie lives with her twelve year-old daughter Violet in the fancy brothel of Madame Nell, where she works. Photographer Ernest J. Bellocq has an attraction to Hallie and Violet and he is an habitué of the whorehouse. One day, Madame Nell auctions Violet’s virginity and the winner pays the fortune of US$ 400 to spend the night with the girl. Then Hattie marries a wealthy client and moves to Saint Louis, leaving Violet in the brothel alone. Violet decides to marry Bellocq and she moves to his house. Until the day that Hattie, who has overcome her past, comes to Bellocq’s house with the intention to take Violet with her.
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