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Paris Vu Par Chabrol, Douchet, Godard, Pollet, Rohmer, Rouch: Six in Paris

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Six short films present stories of different neighborhoods of Paris. In "Rue Saint Denis", an experienced prostitute picks up a virginal dishwasher; in "Place de l'Etoile", a timid salesclerk thinks he has committed murder; in Montparnasse et Levallois, a woman is afraid she has mixed up letters to her two boyfriend; in "La muette" a young boy finds a way to ignore his obnoxious parents.
VHS
1993; 1965
Ivy (By Request)
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Blood of the Beasts: E Sang des Betes

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A powerfully realistic and poetic documentary of the Paris slaughter houses.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Le Bison: (Et Sa Voisine Dorine)

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Story of the romance between a pregnant concierge with four children and one of her lodgers.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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La Nuit du Destin: The Night of Fate

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An Algerian Muslim living in Paris witnesses a murder and is sought by the killers and the police. The detective assigned to the case learns for the first time of the contradictions and challenges faced by the Muslim community in Paris.
VHS
1998; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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La Commune (Paris 1871)

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This film is a lesson in history as well as a demonstration of how history is shaped, and re-shaped, by the tellers of the tale in this particular case, the television news media.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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BookDVD
2002
Ivy (By Request)
7.

On Connaît la Chanson: Same Old Song

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Two Parisian sisters are caught in a web of dysfunctional relationships and romantic confusion. Odile, an upper-class wife and businesswoman, finds an escape from her submissive husband Claude when her old flame Nicholas unexpectedly returns. Camille, a naive tour guide, falls for the slimy, young realtor Marc, while overlooking Simon, a caring older man with a passion for history.
VHS
2001; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Paris, Une Capitale des Arts

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Examines Paris as the undisputed center of the 19th-century European art world. Includes most of the famous architects, artists, musicians, and writers who inhabited the City of Light at the height of its cultural glory from 1830-1900.
VHS
1998; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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La Commune: (Paris 1871)

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This film is a lesson in history as well as a demonstration of how history is shaped, and re-shaped, by the tellers of the tale in this particular case, the television news media.
VHS
2001; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Salut Cousin!: Hey Cousin!

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In the poor tenements of Paris, a young Algerian hooks up with his cousin Mok, a would-be rap star, pathological liar and an irrepressible guide to the Paris underground scene.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Paris Through the Ages

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Tells the story of Paris and its people: kings and councilors, poets and painters, architects and gardeners, rich and poor, aristocrats of ancient lineage and new immigrants.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Het Ondergronds Orkest: The Underground Orchestra

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Profiles musicians who have fled political repression and who now play on the sidewalks and in the Metro of Paris. Among those interviewed are a pianist from Argentina, a violinist from Sarajevo, a harpist from Venezuela, and singers from Mali and Vietnam.
VHS
1998; 1997
Ivy (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Le Joli Mai: The Lovely Month of May

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A series of interviews with ordinary people in the streets of Paris speaking about their lives and feelings while living in France in May of 1962, the year the Algerian War came to an end.
VHS
1963
Ivy (By Request)
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Paris 1871: La Semaine Sanglante

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Depicts the "bloody week" of fighting in May 1871 during the Paris Commune.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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La Vie Quotidienne des Parisiens Au Temps du Roi Soleil

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"A multi-angled profile of Parisians and their Paris in the 17th century ... Counterpointing the faces and habits of Parisians then and now, the program emphasizes how many things have remained the same through change. [Includes views of] both the magnificent and ordinary buildings of Louis XIV's long reign [which] continue in use."--Publisher's flyer.
VHS
1986; 1972
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Rififi

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A suspenseful story of a successful jewel robbery in which the four thieves betray each other.
VHS
1997; 1955
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Paris

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Presents a detailed view of Paris. Famous landmarks and views.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Capitales En Guerre: Paris L'outragée

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Shows life in Paris under German occupation from contemporary newsreels as a background for recollections of survivors.
VHS
1992; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Danton

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Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Maximilien Robespierre and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed which violates the spirit of their revolution.
Laserdisc
1990; 1983
Ivy (By Request)