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1.
Napoleon (1927)
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A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career. (240 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
2.
Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
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Albert is smitten for Pola but ends up wrongly committed in jail, in the meantime her affections are sort after by his friend, and on his release both love and friendship must be tested. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
3.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
 
4.
La Bête Humaine (1938)
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In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder. (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
5.
Chéri (1950)
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Fred Peloux nicknamed Chéri, the handsome son of Charlotte Peloux, a former demimondaine, lives in the small circle of his mother's friends... (90 mins.)
Director: Pierre Billon
 
6.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
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Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked... (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
7.
Rouge et noir (1954)
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It's no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations... (113 mins.)
 
8.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)
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The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo. (115 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
9.
...And God Created Woman (1956)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other. (95 mins.)
Director: R. Vadim
“ by Roger Vadim (St. Tropez) ” - angelikafauve
 
10.
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
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A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
11.
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
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Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest... (94 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
12.
The 400 Blows (1959)
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
 
13.
The Truth (1960)
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Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty... (130 mins.)
 
14.
Breathless (1960)
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
15.
Zazie dans le métro (1960)
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This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris... (93 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
16.
Purple Noon (1960)
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Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess. (118 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
17.
Madame (1961)
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Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon's army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre... (98 mins.)
Director: Christian-Jaque
 
18.
Goodbye Again (1961)
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In this adaptation of Françoise Sagan's best selling novel, Paula is a beautiful and highly successful 40-year-old businesswoman... (120 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
19.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
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In a strange chateau, a man insists to a woman that they have met before. (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
20.
Jules and Jim (1962)
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
 
21.
The Fire Within (1963)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol... (108 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
22.
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
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Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people... (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
23.
Angélique, marquise des anges (1964)
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In the first of the Angélique series, the beautiful feisty teenage heroine becomes entangled in a political assassination plot and is betrothed to a stranger who is twelve years her senior and a reputed sorcerer. (115 mins.)
 
24.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ by J.L. Godard ” - angelikafauve
 
25.
Heartbeat (1968)
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Lucile, 25, is the beautiful mistress of Charles, a rich, good-hearted businessman. Being a kept woman suits her as she refuses to work... (103 mins.)
Director: Alain Cavalier
 
26.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
27.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
 
28.
Lady of the Camelias (1981)
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A young girl from the provinces, comes to Paris with one goal: to become a part of the rich bourgeoisie. To achieve this she will use her unique beauty and charm. (115 mins.)
Director: Mauro Bolognini
 
29.
Danton (1983)
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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety... (136 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
30.
The ComDads (1983)
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Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist... (92 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
31.
Swann in Love (1984)
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Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's... (110 mins.)
 
32.
Indochine (1992)
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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
33.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
34.
Jean de Florette (1986)
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
35.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
 
36.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
37.
Madame Bovary (1991)
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In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary)... (143 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
38.
The Three Musketeers (1993)
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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer... (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
39.
Les Misérables (1998)
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
40.
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
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Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux... (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
41.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
42.
8 Women (2002)
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One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! (111 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
43.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
 
44.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
45.
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. (120 mins.)
 
46.
Chéri (2009)
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The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
47.
Lautrec (1998)
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Life, passion, love...all these were part of Toulouse-Lautrec's art. His artistic development among the masters of the postimpressionism. (125 mins.)
Director: Roger Planchon
 
48.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
49.
La Piscine (1969)
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In France, lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Deray
 
50.
Swimming Pool (2003)
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A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics. (102 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
51.
Lily Sometimes (2010)
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Clara is happily married to a promising lawyer and lives in Paris. After the sudden death of her mother, Clara has to assume responsibility for her younger sister Lily, whose extreme sensitivity makes her vulnerable. (103 mins.)
“ In a country-side home two sisters try to stay connected infront loss and mental disorder ” - angelikafauve
 
52.
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
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A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
53.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. (94 mins.)
 
54.
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
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One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president... (139 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
55.
La Vie de Bohème (1992)
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Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies. (100 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ by Aki Kaurismaki ” - angelikafauve
 
56.
Madame De Pompadour: The King's Favourite (2006 TV Movie)
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Jeanne Poisson, the headstrong, ambitious, witty and erudite, catches the eye and heart of French King Louis XV at a costumed ball... (192 mins.)
Director: Robin Davis
 
57.
Le Week-End (2013)
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A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. (93 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
58.
Dior and I (2014 Documentary)
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Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged... (90 mins.)
 
59.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ by Woody Allen ” - angelikafauve
 
60.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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A young girl separated from her lover by war faces a life altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ Cherbourg (Manche) by Jacques Demy ” - angelikafauve
 
61.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ by Louis Bunuel ” - angelikafauve
 
62.
The Dreamers (2003)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
“ by Bernardo Bertolucci ” - angelikafauve
 
63.
Thérèse (2012)
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An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
 
64.
Fire Under Her Skin (1954)
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(107 mins.)
 
65.
Therese (1962)
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After Thérèse is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged... (109 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
66.
La femme publique (1984)
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An unexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'... (113 mins.)
 
67.
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)
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Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married... (146 mins.)
 
68.
La Chevre (1981)
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When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed... (95 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
69.
Passion in the Desert (1997)
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Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign... (91 mins.)
Director: Lavinia Currier
 
70.
Nucingen House (2008)
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Surreal gothic comedy about a gambler who wins a strange Chilean mansion and takes his frail wife there. (94 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
71.
Cousin Bette (1998)
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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister... (108 mins.)
Director: Des McAnuff
 
72.
La belle noiseuse (1991)
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The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored. (238 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
73.
Eugenie Grandet (1946)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Mario Soldati
 
74.
Eugénie Grandet (1994 TV Movie)
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Als die Tochter des geizigen Böttchers Grandet heiratsfähig wird, sieht die intrigante Bankiersgattin... (90 mins.)
 
75.
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
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Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood... (169 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
76.
Klimt (2006)
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A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. (131 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
77.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
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In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. (139 mins.)
“ Cannes ” - angelikafauve
 
78.
The Truth (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty... (130 mins.)
 
79.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (124 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
80.
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
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Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. (125 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
81.
Pépé le Moko (1937)
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A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
82.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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The life story of singer Édith Piaf. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
83.
Monpti (1957)
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A poor 22 y.o. Hungarian man who's recently arrived in Paris meets a seemingly wealthy 17 y.o. Parisian girl. They fall in love, but tragedy ensues when the truth behind the girl is revealed. (96 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
84.
Let it Rain (2008)
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Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in... (110 mins.)
Director: Agnès Jaoui