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Monsieur Hire

Monsieur Hire

Director: Patrice Leconte
Year: 1989

Touching, lyrical, erotic, suspenseful and enigmatic, Monsieur Hire is both "a twisted love story and a tragic thriller" (London Sunday Times).

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The Pornographer

The Pornographer

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Year: 2002

In this explicit and controversial film by Bertrand Bonello, Jacques, a popular pornographer in the 1970s, returns to the industry where he made his reputation.

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To Be and to Have

To Be and to Have

Director: Nicolas Philibert
Year: 2002

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One Day You'll Understand

One Day You'll Understand

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2008

As the trial of Klaus Barbie is being televised throughout France a family is forced to confront its past in Nazi occupied France. Victor discovers that his mother Rivka (Jeanne Moreau) has been hiding a terrible secret. As Victor searches to find the truth about his family history, particularly the fate of his maternal grandparents his mother tells him that "Some day you will understand". Directed by famed Israeli director Amos Gitai (KADOSH, KIPPUR) and based on the autobiographical novel "LATER" by Jerome Clement.

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I Killed My Mother

I Killed My Mother

Director: Xavier Dolan
Year: 2009

Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I KILLED MY MOTHER beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship.

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Going Places

Going Places

Director: Bertrand Blier
Year: 1974

A shockingly hilarious sex comedy, GOING PLACES exposes the outrageous desires of a pair of perpetually horny twenty-something brutes, Jean-Claude (Gérard Depardieu, in the role that made him a star) and Pierrot (Patrick Dewaere).Directed by Bertrand Blier with an insouciant wit, and graced with a justly famous score by Stéphane Grappelli, GOING PLACES is "an explosively funny erotic farce - both a celebration and a satire of men's daydreams." (Pauline Kael)

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Elles

Elles

Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Year: 2011

Academy Award- winner Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. What begins as a routine assignment, though, quickly turns personal, as Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independent young women and forced to confront her own physical needs and desires.

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Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley

Director: Pascale Ferran
Year: 2006

Pascale Ferran's intelligent, deeply moving, and exquisitely photographed Lady Chatterley brings D.H. Lawrence's most celebrated and notorious literary work to the screen.

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Verdun: Looking At History

Verdun: Looking At History

Director: Léon Poirier
Year: 2014

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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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