Following the premiere of her latest picture Viviane finds herself with a dead man in her apartment. Frédéric is a writer who's been falsely accused of murder, thanks to Viviane. Viviane has fled Paris for Bordeaux with a cabinet minister, and once Frédéric escapes from prison, he is not far behind. Once they reach Bordeaux, which is in chaos, they become entangled in a plot involving a physicist, his endlessly resourceful assistant, an amiable ex-con, a shady reporter and several bottles of heavy water that absolutely, positively must not fall into the hands of the occupying Germans
A poetic comedy about a group of children in a French village as they grow from children to adolescents to adulthood. Truffaut interweaves vignettes of puppy love, school days, bragging rights, trips to the movie house, loving parents and one boy's escape from child abuse, as he explores the range of young emotions from humour to fantasy to the serious side of life
This fantastically-twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can't dream. He kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on a dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy's dreams from the madman's master plan
The final days of Joan of Arc are told here in agonizing, minimalist starkness. This DVD edition includes the following supplements: Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light: a choral and orchestral work performance by vocal group Anonymous 4, soloist Susan Narucki and the Radio Netherlands Philharmonic and Choir; audio essay by Casper Tybjerg, a Dreyer scholar from the University of Copenhagen; a history of the Passion's many film versions with clips; audio interview excerpts with the star's daughter, Helene Falconetti; extensive production design archive; an essay by Richard Einhorn on Joan of Arc and Voices of Light, plus a video essay on the music's production; Voices of Light libretto booklet, including the medieval texts used in Einhorn's composition.
A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, the eight-year-old, Claude (played delicately by first-time actor Alain Cohen), bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon), who improbably becomes his friend and confidant. Poignant and lighthearted, The Two of Us was acclaimed director Claude Berri's debut feature, based on own childhood experiences, and gave the legendary Simon one of his most memorable roles in the twilight of his career.
A wacky medieval knight and his faithful servant are suddenly transported into the present day. They begin an all-out comic assault on their former castle-- now a luxury hotel-- in their quest to return to the past
Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt--as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble
An elderly Muslim shopkeeper befriends an abandoned adolescent Jewish boy—despite (or maybe because of) his repeated shoplifting. With his still-piercing yet compassionate eyes, Omar Sharif is magnificent in the title role, his sage character effectively becoming a surrogate father to a lonely kid who's been finding solace with neighborhood prostitutes in a working-class section of 1960s Paris.
The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education
Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his death, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war story