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L'enfance Nue: Naked Childhood

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François Fournier is a troubled ten-year-old who has been in foster care since he was four. But his is a "temporary placement," meaning that his parents can come back for him any time. They never do. The story begins with François being shuffled from one foster home to another, as his insecurity leads him to engage in increasingly destructive behavior. He is placed with an older couple named Thierry, the newest addition to a ménage that includes Mrs. Thierry's mother, a very young girl, and a high-school age boy. They aren't afraid to share their lives with this new houseguest, and the impressionable boy seems to be settling down. For François, things just are what they are--and he's usually "temporary." A fascinating portrait of childhood, which is also an indictment of a failing so [...]
DVD
2010; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)
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2 Ou 3 Choses Que Je Sais D'elle

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Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl.
DVD
2009; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Dernier Métro: Last Metro

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Paris, 1942. Lucas Steiner is a Jew who feels compelled to leave the country in order to survive the German occupation during WWII. His wife Marion is an actress and a member of the Resistance who goes on to direct the theater for him. She tries to keep the theater alive by rehearsing a new play. She hires Bernard Granger for the leading role. The troupe believes that the show must go on no matter the circumstances. But Lucas never left the country, he is actually hiding in the basement.
BookDVD
2009; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Feu Follet: The Fire Within

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Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
DVD
2008; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
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Quai des Orfèvres

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A jealous husband is accused of murder after a man his wife was flirting with turns up dead.
DVD
2003; 1957
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Haine: Hate

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Three young, unemployed Frenchmen living in the ghettos surrounding Paris get embroiled in a violent conflict with the local police.
DVD
2007; 1995
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Pickpocket

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Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jeux Interdits: Forbidden Games

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A timeless evocation of the loss of innocence, Rene Clement's devastating Forbidden games tells the story of a young orphan and her friend forced to fend for themselves in World War II France.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Playtime

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Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Million: The Million

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A musical comedy about a pair of young lovers who lose a lottery ticket worth a million francs and chase it frantically across Paris. Considered one of the very first musical films.
DVD
2000; 1931
Clemons (Stacks)