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1.

Les Yeux Sans Visage: Eyes Without a Face

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A plastic surgeon, holed up in a Paris mansion, is obsessively slicing off the faces of kidnapped women and grafting the flayed skin onto the rotting countenance of his beloved young daughter, disfigured in an automobile accident.
DVD
2004; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
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Breathless: A Bout de Souffle

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A small-time hood kills a police officer and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police, leading to a deadly conclusion.
DVD
2007; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Bête Humaine

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Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tirez Sur le Pianiste: Shoot the Piano Player

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Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. Lena, a waitress at the bar, is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is being chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. But Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, who was once a virtuoso who gave up playing after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena. Charlie ends up stumbling into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair.
DVD
2005; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Trou

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In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom. Four of the inmates have been together for awhile in their cell, when Gaspard, the fifth inmate, is added to the cell. The original four inmates must decide if they want to take him into their confidence or not and whether to continue tunneling or not.
DVD
2001; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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Coup de Torchon

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After Lucien Cordier, the only police officer in a small African village is ridiculed by the local pimp, cheated on by his wife, and suffers his mistresses being beaten, he begins to get rid of the evil ones in his life.
DVD
2001; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
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À la Folie-- Pas du Tout: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. She tries to convince him to leave his pregnant wife. Is the love affair the one-sided obsession of a desperate woman clinging to a hopeless dream, and turning it into a nightmare when she realizes it may not come true?
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

De Battre Mon Coeur S'est Arrete

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In this remake of Fingers, Tom, a ne'er-do-well, works with two scheming real estate men who have little or no morals. He decides to return to the piano, practicing Bach's Toccata in E Minor for an important audition that could be a life-changing event.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Nada

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French terrorists kidnap the American ambassador, leaving dead and wounded in their wake. Soon they begin quarreling as to his fate, while the police purge suspects in an attempt to destroy the Nada faction. As the violence escalates on both sides, the State and the terrorists are forced to use one another's methods in an increasingly desperate and relentless conflict.
DVD
2003; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Femme Infidèle

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A man suspects his wife of infidelity. He hires a private detective to watch her, who confirms his worst fears.
DVD
2003; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

A Bout de Souffle

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A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape.
DVD
2001; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Bande des Quatre =: Gang of Four

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"Anna, Joyce, Claude and Lucia are all students under the tutelage of Constance Dumas. Lucia moves in with the other girls in a small house outside of Paris. Soon after, Lucia is attacked on the street outside her home and saved by a mysterious stranger. Then she discovers that the stranger is involved with all the girls and is hiding a dark secret inside the house."--Container.
DVD
2001; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

La Guerre Est Finie

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A Spanish revolutionary maintains his ideals even though he is warned he will be sold out. Aging, tired leftist Montand travels from Spain to Paris, reports to his political associates, and visits mistress Thulin.
DVD
2000; 1966
Clemons (Stacks)
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Les Innocents Aux Main Sales: Innocents With Dirty Hands

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"Julie and her young lover Jeff plot to murder Julie's rich and impotent husband Louis Wormser and make it look like an accident. After the deed, Jeff disappears and Julie is arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband, but through the efforts of a clever and manipulative lawyer, she is released. Upon returning home, she discovers her husband, Louis, has returned in what proves to be the first of many plot twists in this tense thriller."--Container.
DVD
2003; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Que la Bête Meure: This Man Must Die

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A writer searches for the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son.
DVD
2003; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

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)
17.

L'appat: Fresh Bait

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A shocking true story of greed and murder. Getting rich quick is the idea; robbery, torture, and murder are the plan. Nathalie, Eric, and Bruno lure men with the promise of sex with Nathalie. Two men enter the apartment, never to be seen alive again.
DVD
2005; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Masques

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Roland Wolf is writing a book on the life of TV game show personality Christian Legagneur - or is he? He spends a weekend doing research for his project, in which he meets Legagneur's oddball friends and his juvenile charge who suffers from a mysterious ailment. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as Roland searches for the answers to his "research."
DVD
2004; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

L'ecole de la Chair

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"Dominique is an accomplished fashion executive bored with her mundane life, until she meets Quentin, a much younger bisexual hustler/bartender. The pair enjoy a powerful chemistry despite their differences in age and background and enter into an arrangement where each gets what they desire most: Dominique, a bed partner, and Quentin, a home and financial security. But Quentin's mysterious air and vulnerable, yet violent nature force Dominique to look into his past."--Container.
DVD
1999; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Danger, Diabolik

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Exploits of a suave, psychedelic era thief named Diabolik as he pulls of the heist of a twenty-ton gold ingot.
DVD
2005; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)