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Colette

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After marrying 'Willy', a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Journal D'une Femme de Chambre

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A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living and neighbor rivalry. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible.
DVD
2001; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Dîner de Cons

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Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.
DVD
2003; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mon Oncle

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A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.
DVD
2001; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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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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La Rupture: The Breach

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A woman with a checkered past divorces her abusive, drug-addicted husband after he beats up their young son, breaking his leg and giving him a concussion. The husband's wealthy family tries to gain custody of the boy through the courts, but when that fails they hire a man to do whatever it takes to discredit the mother.
DVD
2003; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)