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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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Les Parapluies de Cherbourg =: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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Geneviève, a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy, a gas station mechanic. But a life with him will not be in her future. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.
DVD
2017; 1964
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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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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Le Crime de Monsieur Lange

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A fugitive couple, Amédée Lange and Valentine Cardès, rent a room in a small hotel on the Belgian border. In the bar, the other guests wonder if Lange is the murderer being chased by the police. Valentine tells Lange's story so that the guests can decide for themselves if they should let him get away.
DVD
2008; 1936
Clemons (Stacks)
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La France

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French farm girl Camille is awaiting news of her husband, who is fighting at the front. After she receives an enigmatic letter ending their relationship, she dresses up as a boy and joins a wandering regiment in search of her estranged love. Skirting the edges of battlefields, the platoon haunts the screen like shell-shocked specters, awakening for four uncannily beautiful musical numbers played on homemade string instruments.
DVD
2010
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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Un Cœur En Hiver: A Heart in Winter

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Camille, a concert violinist, becomes intrigued by her lover's business partner, Stephane. She interprets his distance as a sign of intellectual seduction. The love triangle that develops reveals the complexity and imperfection of the three characters.
BookDVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cousin Cousine

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"During the chaos of a large wedding replete with drunken relatives, two cousins by marriage meet for the first time. Marthe has an adulterer for a husband, while Ludovic is burdened with a hyperactive, over-sensitive wife, and both are dissatisfied with life. Deciding that they should see more of each other, they find that they greatly enjoy each other's company."--Container.
DVD
2007; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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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)
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Le Sentiment de la Chair

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During a medical exam, Helena, a student in anatomical drawing, meets a young radiologist named Benoit. Their mutual fascination with the human body prompts them to begin a passionate romance. Helena has a keen ability to memorize every detail of Benoit's body and Benoit has irresistible urge to uncover the interior secrets of Helena's body. However, their initial eagerness for the intimacy soon gives way to a wariness about the direction of their affair.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Léon Morin, Prêtre: Léon Morin, Priest

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In Nazi-occupied France, a devoted priest is desired by all the women of his village, but finds himself most drawn to a religious skeptic who turns their relationship into a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire.
DVD
2011; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
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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)
13.

Molière

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Molière is a down-and-out actor and playwright who is up to his ears in debt. The wealthy Jourdain offers to cover that debt so that Molière's theatrical talents might help Jourdain win the heart of a certain widowed marquise.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The World According to Shorts Presents L'origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales

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Penpusher = Gratte-papier: A day like any other in the Parisian metro - or so it seems. A young man reads. A young woman is seated next to him. They have nothing in common, yet they will be introduced in an unexpected fashion.; My mother, story of an immigration = Ma mère, histoire d'une immigration: This is a story of her mother who left Algeria in 1956 to reunite with her husband in Paris. The story of an immigrant mother. It also is the story of three generations of women: her mother's, Zehira; her daughters'; her granddaughters'.; One voice, one vote = Je suis une voix: In the run-up to the 2007 presidential elections, a look at the importance of voting. This animated short is based on a series of interviews with ordinary people leading up to the 2007 French election.; The la [...]
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Les Poupées Russes: Russian Dolls

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In this sequel to L'Auberge espagnole, Xavier, now thirty, reunites again with his old friends from his time in Barcelona when William marries a Russian dancer in Saint Petersburg. Although he is working as a writer, Xavier has been unable to publish his serious novel. He is ghostwriting celebrity memoirs and writing scripts for corny TV soap operas. His love life is a series of short-term encounters. When he loses his apartment, his lesbian friend Isabelle lets him stay at her place and gives him advice. He reconnects with William's sister Wendy in London as part of a scriptwriting project, but then also becomes involved with glamorous model Celia. Will Xavier overcome his indecisiveness about his career and love life or will he keep moving on, searching for the next, perfect thing?
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Moderato Cantabile

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A wealthy and bored woman (Moreau) is witness to a murder in affection and meets another witness (Belmondo). She asks him about the history of the victim and falls in love with him
DVD
2003; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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Les Amants: The Lovers

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A restless bourgeois wife finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Les Enfants Terribles

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Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous.
DVD
2007; 1950
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Le Petit Soldat

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"Set during the Algerian War, [the film] follow Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side."--Container.
DVD
2001; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
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Casque D'or: Golden Marie

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In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of the ladies, Marie, meets Manda, who is a carpenter by trade. Marie's man Roland is a jealous sort and does not like the idea of Marie and Manda becoming friendly, and Leca himself has his eye on Marie. What follows is a story of love, death, friendship and jealousy during the Belle Epoque.
DVD
2005; 1952
Clemons (Stacks)