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1. The Limits of Control (2009)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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41 Metascore

The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-François Stévenin, Óscar Jaenada

2. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, RZA

3. Bastards (2013)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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70 Metascore

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Writers: Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor

4. Persécution (2009)

98 min | Drama

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The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrice Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic | Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gilles Cohen

5. Trouble Every Day (2001)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Thriller, Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane''s mysterious and frequent visits to a medical... See full summary »

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle, Alex Descas

6. Boarding Gate (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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47 Metascore

An Italian woman who lives in London has a passionate affair with a former financial big gun. She also had a second lover, a contract killer who has to kill the big gun. Her second lover's ... See full summary »

Writer: Olivier Assayas | Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Kelly Lin, Carl Ng

7. Rapt (2009)

125 min | Drama

6.7
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72 Metascore

A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.

Writer: Lucas Belvaux | Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Yvan Attal, Anne Consigny, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian

8. Irma Vep (1996)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.

Writer: Olivier Assayas | Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Antoine Basler

9. The Intruder (2004)

130 min | Drama

6.9
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85 Metascore

Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years ... See full summary »

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Jean-Luc Nancy | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Yekaterina Golubeva, Bambou

10. 35 Shots of Rum (2008)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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92 Metascore

The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué, Grégoire Colin

11. Nenette and Boni (1996)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza ... See full summary »

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri, Jacques Nolot, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

12. I Can't Sleep (1994)

110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont, Laurent Grévill

13. Les Cordier, juge et flic (1992–2005)

90 min | Crime

5.6
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La série a comme protagoniste le commissaire Cordier, avec une épouse ménagère et très bonne cuisinière et deux enfants: l'un est juge d'instruction et l'autre journaliste, tous les deux ... See full summary »

Stars: Pierre Mondy, Bruno Madinier, Antonella Lualdi, Julien Chatelet

14. Tiresia (2003)

115 min | Drama

6.6
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Tiresia is at the same time woman and man, according to Greek Mythology. Here, Tiresia is a Brazilian transexual living with her brother in the outskirts of Paris. Terranova, an admirer of ... See full summary »

Writers: Bertrand Bonello, Luca Fazzi | Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Clara Choveaux, Thiago Telès, Célia Catalifo

15. Harem suare (1999)

R | 125 min | Drama, History

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As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan's harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan's favorite ... See full summary »

Writers: Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli | Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Marie Gillain, Alex Descas, Lucia Bosé, Valeria Golino

16. Late August, Early September (1998)

112 min | Drama, Romance

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A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in ... See full summary »

Writer: Olivier Assayas | Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Ledoyen, François Cluzet, Jeanne Balibar

17. No Fear, No Die (1990)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant.

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau | Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Solveig Dommartin, Christopher Buchholz

18. Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)

146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ... See full summary »

Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mike Figgis, Claire Denis, E. Max Frye, Jirí Menzel, Anne-Marie Miéville, Michael Radford, István Szabó, Augustinus | Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Jean-Luc Godard, Jirí Menzel, Michael Radford, Volker Schlöndorff, István Szabó | Stars: Amit Arroz, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Mark Long, Rudolf Hrusínský

19. The House (1997)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Sharunas Bartas, Yekaterina Golubeva | Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Leos Carax, Micaela Cardoso, Oksana Chernych

20. A Perfect Couple (2005)

104 min | Drama

6.7
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Writer: Nobuhiro Suwa | Director: Nobuhiro Suwa | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Bruno Todeschini, Nathalie Boutefeu, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

22. Lumumba (2000)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

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78 Metascore

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »

Writers: Pascal Bonitzer, Dan Edelstein, Raoul Peck | Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

23. Clubbed to Death (Lola) (1996)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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Writers: Noémie Lvovsky, Yolande Zauberman | Director: Yolande Zauberman | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Roschdy Zem, Béatrice Dalle, Richard Courcet

24. Hanging Offense (2003)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago. In one way or another she feels guilty for his ... See full summary »

Writer: Guillaume Nicloux | Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Éric Caravaca, Ange Rodot, Aurélien Recoing

25. The Dope (2003)

93 min | Comedy

4.2
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Writers: Juliette Arnaud, Philippe de Chauveron, François Desagnat, Guy Laurent, Thomas Sorriaux, Tefa | Directors: François Desagnat, Thomas Sorriaux | Stars: Michaël Youn, Vincent Desagnat, Zoé Félix, Alex Descas

26. Série noire (1984– )

90 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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Stars: Jacques Pater, Teco Celio, Daniel Duval, Roger Jendly

27. La vie pure (2014)

Adventure, Biography | Completed

1949, a French explorer goes on a solitary expedition in the Amazon forest. He leaves behind him a diary that reflects the meaning of Pure Life and his encounters but leaves the mystery of his own disappearance unsolved.

Writers: Stany Coppet, Jeremy Banster | Director: Jeremy Banster | Stars: Stany Coppet, Aurélien Recoing, Barbara Cabrita, Daniel Duval

28. Dans tes rêves (2005)

102 min | Drama

4.0
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iXe, a young hip-hop writer, has close friends who all believe in his talent.

Writer: Oxmo Puccino | Director: Denis Thybaud | Stars: Disiz La Peste, Béatrice Dalle, Alex Descas, Vincent Elbaz

29. Ya bon les blancs (1988)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Writers: Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri | Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Michele Placido, Juan Diego, Evelyne Pieiller

30. Un flic (2007– )

Drama

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Stars: Marie-Gaëlle Cals, François Caron, Patrick Bouin, Alex Descas

31. La merveilleuse odyssée de l'idiot Toboggan (2002)

78 min

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Writer: Vincent Ravalec | Director: Vincent Ravalec | Stars: Roland Amstutz, Antoine Basler, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Élodie Bouchez

32. Bleu comme l'enfer (1986)

103 min | Crime, Action

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Writers: Yves Boisset, Philippe Djian, Jean Herman, Sandra Majerowicz | Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Tchéky Karyo, Myriem Roussel, Agnès Soral

33. The Syringe (1984)

90 min | Action

4.8
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Writer: Sergio Gobbi | Director: Sergio Gobbi | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marisa Berenson, Marcel Bozzuffi, Daniel Ubaud

34. Nèg maron (2005)

95 min

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Writers: Alain Agat, Jean-Claude Flamand | Director: Jean-Claude Flamand | Stars: Admiral T., Didier Daly, Stomy Bugsy, Alex Descas

35. Urgence (1985)

96 min | Crime, Thriller

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A reporter discovers a neo-fascist conspiracy.

Writers: Gérard Carré, Didier Cohen, Jean Herman, Gilles Béhat | Director: Gilles Béhat | Stars: Richard Berry, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Jean-François Balmer, Fanny Bastien

36. Hell Train (1985)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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This movie starts with three men arrested for disorderly conduct at a dance. After they are released, they take a train trip, vent their continuing anger on a young Arab, and kill the man ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Curtelin, Roger Hanin | Director: Roger Hanin | Stars: Karim Allaoui, Béatrice Camurat, Jean-Claude de Goros, Fabrice Eberhard

37. I Hate Actors (1986)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Writers: Ben Hecht, Gérard Krawczyk | Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Poiret, Michel Blanc, Bernard Blier, Patrick Floersheim

38. Les états-Unis d'Albert (2005)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Albert Renaud, a young French Canadian dreams of becoming a movie star and take the train to Hollywood. His trip is filled with adventures.

Writers: André Forcier, Linda Pinet | Director: André Forcier | Stars: Éric Bruneau, Émilie Dequenne, Andréa Ferréol, Roy Dupuis

39. Taxi Boy (1986)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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The meeting of Manuel, a lady's dancer, Petrus, an unfortunate gambler, and Corinne, a fast-food waitress. The drifting of three drop-outs, three solitary dreamers, adventurous waverers.

Writer: Alain Page | Director: Alain Page | Stars: Richard Berry, Claude Brasseur, Charlotte Valandrey, Evelyne Didi

40. Le grand blanc de Lambaréné (1995)

94 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Bassek Ba Kobhio, Serge Lascar | Director: Bassek Ba Kobhio | Stars: André Wilms, Marisa Berenson, Alex Descas, Élisabeth Bourgine

41. The Absence (1992)

112 min | Drama

6.4
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Writer: Peter Handke | Director: Peter Handke | Stars: Jenny Alpha, Eustaquio Barjau, Evgen Bavcar, Luc Bondy

42. Les prédateurs (2007– )

220 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Stars: Aladin Reibel, Claude Brasseur, Philippe Nahon, Nadia Kibout

43. Césaire, le Prix de la Liberté (2013 TV Movie)

Biography

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Aimé Césaire as being often caught between his politics and his art.

Writers: Christophe Chevalier, Felix Olivier | Director: Felix Olivier | Stars: Alex Descas, Alex Martin, Annie Milon, Logan Richardson

44. Le serpent a mangé la grenouille (1998)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Writers: Valérie Duval, Alain Guesnier | Director: Alain Guesnier | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Marisa Paredes, Alex Descas, Ariane Ascaride

45. Déjà vu (2007 TV Movie)

84 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Writer: Jean-Pol Fargeau | Director: François Vautier | Stars: Raphaël Tilliette, Alex Descas, François Caron, Garance Le Guillermic

46. Le cri du coeur (1994)

86 min | Drama

6.0
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Moctar lives in Mali with his mother Saffi and his ailing grandfather. One day, Saffi receives a letter from France which overwhelms her with happiness. Ibrahim Sow, her husband and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Akchoti, Robert Gardner, Idrissa Ouedraogo | Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Saïd Diarra, Félicité Wouassi, Alex Descas

47. Les keufs (1987)

93 min | Comedy

4.4
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Writers: Josiane Balasko, Christian Biegalski, Jean-Bernard Pouy | Director: Josiane Balasko | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Isaach De Bankolé, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Ticky Holgado

48. Portrait des hommes qui se branlent (1995)

6 min | Short

6.1
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Writer: Vincent Ravalec | Director: Vincent Ravalec | Star: Alex Descas

49. Saraka bô (1997)

85 min | Crime

5.0
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Writers: Denis Amar, Marie Devort, Marc Guilbert, Simon Michaël, Tobie Nathan | Director: Denis Amar | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Yvan Attal, Thierry Hancisse, Anne Roussel

50. A Child from the South (1991 TV Movie)

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A journalist returns to her home from Mozambique.

Writers: Chris Austin, Gill Bond, Leyga Zendare | Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: Josette Simon, Alex Descas, Pete Postlethwaite, Struan Rodger