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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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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)
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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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Ixcanul =: Volcán

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"The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing viewers in its characters' customs and beliefs, the film chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people."--Container.
DVD
2015
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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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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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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L'ennemi Intime: Violence Dans la Guerre d'Algérie

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A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

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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Les Nuits de la Pleine Lune: Full Moon in Paris

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A young woman in Paris moves out on her lover in order to experience freedom and finds it brings only misery.
DVD
1999; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tout Ce Qui Brille

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Story of the friendship of two poor girls from Morocco in Paris.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Polisse

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Based on real child investigation cases, Polisse follows the lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. In the realm of some of society's worst criminals, the pressures of the job are matched only by the pressures in the personal lives of the officers. Only by putting aside their individual differences can they find the strength necessary to make a positive change in the community.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Le Misanthrope

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Having lost all patience with the flattery and hypocrisy of fashionable society, Alceste has vowed to speak and act only with complete sincerity. Parodoxically, he falls in love with the epitome of all that he despises: the cruel coquette Celimene. When Alceste resolves to abandon society once and for all, he invites her to accompany him but she is more in love with her frivolous lifestyle than with him.
DVD
2008; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Girl From Monaco: La Fille de Monaco

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A successful Parisian lawyer travels to defend an elderly widow accused of murder. The defendant's son hires a bodyguard for him, and the lawyer falls for an ambitious TV weather girl who sees him as a means to advance her career. To complicate matters, she was the bodyguard's former girlfriend, and he wants her back.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Les Amants Réguliers: Regular Lovers

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A rapturous paean to France's near-revolution of May, 1968 and its aftermath. Love, youth, and disillusionment are captured in the infamous Parisian riots as student-poet François grapples with a doomed romance with the aloof sculptor Lilie.
DVD
2007; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: The Would-Be Gentleman

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A screen adaptation of Moliere's comedy, this is a lively satire on the pretensions of a rich but silly man to the snobberies of the aristocracy.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Blue

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A young woman is left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel.
VHS
1994; 1993
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Los Otros

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A devoutly religious mother of two ailing children has moved with her family to a mansion on the Jersey coast. Her two children both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting the rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When one of the children claims to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on.; Disc characteristics: DVD, Region 2, PAL.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Avenue Montaigne

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A young waitress dreams of fame as she starts work at a bar next to a theater where she waits on the performers and subtly affects their lives.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)