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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Year: 2014

Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.

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A Double Tour

A Double Tour

Director: Claude Chabrol
Year: 1959

A DOUBLE TOUR, Claude Chabrol's third film, is his debut psychological thriller, a genre he subsequently transformed in films like LES BONNES FEMMES and L'ENFER. Through "expert use of flashbacks and vignettes," (NY TIMES) Chabrol creates a lurid and disturbing melodrama of infidelity, obsession and murder at a vineyard in rural Provence.

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In The Land Of The Deaf

In The Land Of The Deaf

Director: Nicolas Philibert
Year: 1994

With unerring curiousity and sensitivity, director Philbert portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering vivid portraits of people of all ages coping with and surmounting their challenges.

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Princess Tam Tam

Princess Tam Tam

Director: Edmond Greville
Year: 1935

An ingenious shepherdess is transformed into a bogus Indian princess of a capricious French aristocrat. This charming Continental comedy follows both the myth of Pygmalion and La Baker's own rise as an expatriate celebrity.

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Mauvais Sang

Mauvais Sang

Director: Leos Carax
Year: 1986

The emblematic film of 1980s French cinema by the director of Holy Motors.

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Korkoro

Korkoro

Director: Tony Gatlif
Year: 2008

In this passionate WWII drama, a tightly-knit family of Gypsies journeys through occupied France, trying to avoid the violent Vichy patrols. Directed with wit and vigor by Tony Gatlif (Latcho Drom), Korkoro unearths the hidden story of the Romany people's joys and struggles during the war.

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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Director: Alain Resnais
Year: 2012

Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli and frequent Resnais muse Sabine Azema) being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament.

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Zou Zou

Zou Zou

Director: Marc Allegret
Year: 1934

Co-starring with Jean Gabin, Baker plays a talented Cinderella who takes the place of the lead on opening night of a musical review. With five great musical numbers including "Haiti".

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Serial Killer 1

Serial Killer 1

Director: Frederic Tellier
Year: 2015

Specializing in police procedurals, writer/director Frederic Tellier marks his feature debut with a story about one of the trickiest criminal cases in recent French history, and the first case to incorporate DNA evidence.

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Time Regained

Time Regained

Director: Raul Ruiz
Year: 1999

Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich head a brilliant cast in Ruiz's brilliant adaptation of the final installment of Marcel Proust's multi-volume Remembrance of Things Past. Time, memory, and the blending of reality and fiction combine to create an unforgettable cinematic experience, as Proust looks back on his life from his deathbed.

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