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Les Égarés =: Strayed

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After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, a young widow flees the war-torn city with her two children and must rely on a mysterious young stranger in order to survive.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Chambre des Officiers =: The Officers' Ward

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A young officer returns from the war with disfiguring facial wounds in the early days of WWI and spends the rest of the war in a hospital ward with other disfigured officers trying to come to terms with their lives.
DVD
2002; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Source =: La Source des Femmes

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"A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well."--IMDb.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Chat du Rabbin =: The Rabbi's Cat

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A cat belonging to a widowed Rabbi and his beautiful daughter eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat spares no group or individual as he skewers faith, tradition and authority. The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa.
DVD
2013; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Goodbye to Language

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A couple's relationship breaks down along with the images, which in its second half takes a dog's-eye view of the world. It is a meditation on history and illusion, figures merging and weaving across the screen along with the film's ideas about romantic love and being-in-the-world.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'Écume des Jours =: Mood Indigo

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A love story set in a charmingly surreal Paris about two newlyweds, Chloé and Colin, whose whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloé : a flower begins to grow in her lungs.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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What's in a Name?

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Vincent, a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. He is invited to dinner at the apartment of his sister, Elisabeth, and brother-in-law, Pierre, where he catches up with his childhood friend, Claude. Whilst waiting for Anna, his younger spouse, his fellow guests happily bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood, but when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Chef

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A veteran chef who faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its Michelin rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Capital

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When the CEO of France's Phenix Bank collapses on the golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc Tourneuil is crowned as his replacement. A whirlwind of ruthless ambition, power struggles, greed and deception ensues as Tourneuil's brutal ascent is jeopardized by a hostile takeover attempt from a large American hedge fund led by Dittmar Rigule, erotic distractions from international supermodel Nassim, and adversaries with an agenda for destruction.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nuit et Brouillard: Night and Fog

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Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this piece documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust and contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage.
DVD
2003; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Young Girls of Rochefort

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Twins in a seaside French village teach dancing and piano while waiting for true love in this musical fantasy.
DVD
2003; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journal D'un Curé de Campagne: Diary of a Country Priest

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A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God.
DVD
2004; 1950
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

La Petite Lili: Little Lili

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An older actress continues to get lead roles from her lover who is a successful director much to the dismay and embarrassment of her aspiring filmmaker son.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Fairy: La Fée

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A charming adventure about a hotel clerk who falls in love with a fairy who grants him three wishes. After the first two wishes come true, she mysteriously disappears. Determined to get her back Dom searches everywhere, hoping to reunite with his one true love. Belgium-based trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy follow their acclaimed ICEBERG and RUMBA with this wonderful candy-colored romp.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Los Años Bárbaros: The Barbarian Years

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Set in 1940's Spain, two young men are sent to prison for painting graffiti against the dictator, but they escape and travel the country posing as tour guides for two young American women.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Le Nom des Gens: The Names of Love

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Baya is a young, extroverted liberal who lives by the old hippie slogan 'Make love, not war'. She seduces right-wing men to convert them to her political causes - and so far she's gotten exceptional results. That is, until she meets Arthur, a middle-aged, middle-of-the road scientist, and the sparks fly.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

He's My Girl

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"Virtuoso clarinettist Simon Eskénazy is trying to finish his record. He is also resisting his sick mother s pleas to be installed in his apartment, while coming to terms with the reappearance of ex-wife Rosalie and their ten-year-old son; then there are his musicians, his insistent agent, Arlette, and his current lover, Raphaël. And then there is Naïm. By night he is Rose, waitress at the Paradise cabaret. Fragile yet violent, loving, funny, elusive and provocative, he is the artist of his own life; in a heartbeat, he can transform himself into a femme fatale. Simon, an Ashkenazi Jew, and Naïm, a Muslim, are worlds apart. But this film is both a love story and a dizzying comedy, in which Simon is forced to let go of all his preconceived ideas and fears." -- Container.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

La Planète Sauvage [Videorecording] =: Fantastic Planet

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On a distant planet, tiny humanoid creatures called Oms live in fear of the Draags. Draags are blue-skinned, red-eyed creatures standing over 40 feet tall. When a Draag child casually kills a human mother with a flick of her finger, she makes amends by adopting the dead woman's child as a pet. However, the new pet quickly figures out the secret of Draag brainpower and escapes to share his knowledge with a band of humans. Together, the humans make plans to bring down the reign of the Draags.
DVD
2007; 1973
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

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)
20.

The Intruder: L'intrus

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Louis lives an isolated existence on the French-Swiss border. When an ailing heart leads him to visit Geneva to pay for a replacement on the black market, he travels to his former home where he searches for his lost son.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)