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1.

La Minute de Vérité

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Called to the bedside of a young man who had attempted suicide, a doctor discovers that the man was his wife's lover.
DVD
2010; 1952
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fuocoammare =: Fire at Sea

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Samuele is twelve years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, and loves shooting his slingshot and going hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women, and children who try to cross it to get to his island. But his is not an island like the others, its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of Europe, crossed by thousands of migrants in the last twenty years in search of freedom.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Souvenir D'un Avenir =: Remembrance of Things to Come

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" ... codirected by Chris Marker and Bellon's daughter Yannick, uses Bellon's photographs to create a ... historical portrait of the two decades between 1935 and 1955. Leaping back and forth in time, from family portraits of Bellon and her two daughters, to her unique photographic record of pre-war Paris - the first surrealist exhibition, the 1937 Paris World's Fair, the birth of the Cinématheque Française, and the Popular Front, - to images from France's African colonies, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War and the German Occupation, the images in this ... "cineessays" are complemented by Chris Marker's ... commentary (read by ... Alexandra Stewart), a complex rumination on the interrelations between photography, memory, thought and history."--Cover sheet.
DVD
2008; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Life, Animated

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"At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism. Almost four years passed and the only thing that seemed to engage Owen were Disney films. Then one day his father donned one of his son's puppets--Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin--and asked 'What's it like to be you?' Suddenly, Owen responded to his father using dialogue from the movie ... Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world through Disney animated films. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with vérité scene's from Owen's life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar and Ariel create a context for hi [...]
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Dans la Maison =: In the House

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"A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events"--Container.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ressources Humaines: Human Resources

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Frank's dad, a laborer, saved his whole life to give Frank a good education. Now back home with a college degree and a management job at his dad's company, Frank is torn between his old life and new responsibilities. Thinking he understands both sides, he gets in the middle of a union dispute that risks his reputation and his father's future.
DVD
2008; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Belleville Rendez-Vous

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A bicyclist is kidnapped from the Tour de France by mysterious gangsters; his grandmother travels to the city of Belleville (which has a sardonic version of the Statue of Liberty in its harbor), where she tracks him down with the help of a musical trio gone to seed, the Belleville Triplets.
DVD
2004; 2003
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The Duchess

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Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Une Affaire de Femmes

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To survive Nazi-occupied 1940's France, Marie turns to illegally aborting pregnancies for a hefty fee. As her income increases, Marie moves her family to a posh apartment. Completely seduced by her lifestyle, Marie ignores her shell-shocked husband Paul. Things take a disastrous turn after one of Marie's "customers" dies and her husband turns her over to the authorities. Inspired by the real-life of Marie-Louise Girard, who was executed in 1943 by the Vichy Government, who'd declared abortion as a Crime Against the State because it diminished the number of potential soldiers.
DVD
2004; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Cléo de 5 à 7

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A singer waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer.
DVD
2000; 1962
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Le Boucher: The Butcher

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In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress avoids attachments but strikes up a congenial friendship with the charmingly passionate local butcher, a veteran of Indochina. As a serial killer spreads terror throughout the countryside, the effort of these two people to come back from their emotional islands to some kind of mutual understanding and reality builds from oblique tenderness and humor to shattering tragedy.
DVD
2003; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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Brought in to investigate the mysterious death of local girl Laura Palmer, special agents Chester Desmond and Dale Cooper try to unravel the bizzarre clues, mysterious disappearances, and strange happenings in Twin Peaks. Essentially a prequel for the televison series.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Nenette et Boni: Nenette and Boni

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Nineteen year-old Boniface Pavone writes in his journal of the erotic dreams he has of the wife of the neighborhood baker. His estranged little sister, Nenette, reappears with a surprising revelation that will change him forever.
DVD
2009; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Une Vieille Maitresse

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"A penniless rogue, Ryno de Marigny, shocks 19th-century France with his engagement to the virginal gem of the aristocracy, Hermangarde. As lurid speculations of Ryno's ten-year affair with the carnal Vellini manifest, a supremely erotic and wickedly humorous depiction of human lust is revealed--overriding the brittle facade of nobility and reverence"--Container.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

La Princesse de Montpensier

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"Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court." -- IMDb.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

La Guerre des Boutons

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Two gangs of boys battle it out for the buttons on their clothing until one leader gets the idea to send his boys into the fray naked. Set in post-war rural France, this comedy about friendship and betrayal shows what it takes to become a real hero.
DVD
2003; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Drôle de Drame

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A quiet botanist is the secret author of a popular crime novel. His peaceful existence is threatened when a crazed fan vows to kill the author of "The model crime." The convoluted plot involves a group of Victorian Englishmen who get so enmeshed in lies and disguises, murders and supposed murders, intrigues and romances, that Scotland Yard and the participants themselves are confused.
DVD
2003; 1937
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Nocturne Indien

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A tense and dramatic thriller set in India. A young frenchman arrives in Bombay to search for his missing friend Xavier. His quest takes him to Madras and Goa, with insightful exchanges with locals along the way. But will he find Xavier?
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Caché: Hidden

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A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

The Complete Jean Vigo

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Although Jean Vigo died at the age of 29 having made just four films, he is unquestionably one of the masters of French cinema. From his inventive early short films "Taris" and "A propos de Nice", to the anarchic tale of student rebellion, "Zéro de Conduite", and finally the lyrical romantic yearning of "L'Atalante", Vigo's body of work has been celebrated for its artistry and far reaching influence.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)