Young secretary Carla is a long-time employee of a property development company. Read More »
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Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. Read More »
Mon colonel / The Colonel (2006) Laurent Herbiet, Olivier Gourmet, Robinson Stévenin, Cécile De France, Crime, Drama, History, War
A “Reformed Colonel” is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria’s struggle for independence was won from France. Read More »
La promesse / The Promise (1996) Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Drama
Igor–a 15-year-old apprentice mechanic–spends his off hours at the beck and call of his father. Read More »
Violette (2013) Martin Provost, Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet, Drama, Romance, Biography
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Read More »
Terre battue / 40-Love (2014) Stéphane Demoustier, Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Charles Mérienne, Drama
Determined to no longer work for anyone else, Jérôme tries to set up his own company, no matter the cost and despite his wife’s reluctance. Ugo, their 11-year-old son, plays tennis and wants to become a champion. To do so, he must get into the French national tennis training school at Roland Garros.
Like his father, Ugo is ready to do anything to achieve his aims. Together, Ugo and Jérôme come to learn that you can’t bend the rules in order to succeed.
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Congorama (2006) Philippe Falardeau, Olivier Gourmet, Paul Ahmarani, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Comedy, Drama
Michel is a Belgian inventor. He cares for his father, a paralysed writer, is married to a Congolese woman and is the father of an interracial child whom he reassures as to his parentage. He discovers at the age of 41 that he was adopted, actually having been born in Sainte-Cécile, Quebec. In the summer of 2000, he travels to Quebec, supposedly to sell some of his inventions. While on a near-impossible quest to find his birth family in the town where he was born, he crosses paths with Louis Legros, son of another inventor, in a meeting which will change their lives…
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Foul-tempered René Amistadi suffers from muscular dystrophy. He wants to make love to a woman while there’s still time. Julie, his brand-new helper, is shy but determined, so she sets out to find him a prostitute along Highway N 7. But the affair is less simple than it seems, and creates a snowball effect in the residential home.
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Le fils / The Son (2002) Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart, Drama, Mystery
Olivier – meticulous, careful, even-handed – teaches carpentry at a vocational school in Liège. He’s asked to take on Francis, 16, a new student. He declines the request then begins to watch, even spy on, the new lad. Olivier knows something. Later that day, he’s visited by Magali, his ex-wife, who tells him that she’s remarrying and is pregnant. Olivier seems to follow instinctive responses: “why today?” he demands of Magali; he continues to follow Francis; he changes his mind about enrolling the youth. What’s the history between the two? After that becomes clear, what is it Olivier will do? Is this precise and measured carpenter in control of himself?
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