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1.
L'enfant de Paris (1913)
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The young daughter of an army captain missing in action runs away from school and is kidnapped by Parisian lowlifes. When the kidnapper flees to Nice with the child, the kind-hearted employee of one of his accomplices sets off in pursuit. (100 mins.)
Director: Léonce Perret
 
2.
Judex (1916)
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A twelve part serial following the adventures of the masked vigilante Judex as he fights against criminals led by the corrupt banker Favrauxom. (300 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
3.
Tih Minh (1918)
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Jacques d'Athys, a French adventurer, returns to his home in Nice after an expedition to Indochina where... (418 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
4.
J'accuse! (1919)
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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. (166 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
5.
The Inhuman Woman (1924)
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Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen... (135 mins.)
 
6.
Faces of Children (1925)
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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage... (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
7.
The Red Head (1932)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
8.
Angele (1934)
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A young and naive peasant girl in Provence, who has been seduced and abandoned, moves to Marseilles and becomes a street-walker after having her baby. (145 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
9.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
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After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them. (113 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
10.
The Lower Depths (1936)
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A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
11.
The Pearls of the Crown (1937)
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Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls... (118 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
12.
Dance Program (1937)
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Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates. (144 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
13.
La Marseillaise (1938)
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A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people... (135 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
14.
La fin du jour (1939)
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures... (99 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
15.
The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940)
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A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant. (170 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
16.
The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (1942)
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Inspector Wens moves into a Paris boarding house to catch a serial killer. (84 mins.)
 
17.
This Land Is Mine (1943)
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A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
18.
Pastoral Symphony (1946)
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A minister falls in love with a blind young woman he sheltered, but so does his son. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
19.
The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
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Celestine, the chamber-maid, has a new job in the country, at the Lanlaires. She has decided to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man... (86 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
20.
Monsieur Vincent (1947)
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles. (111 mins.)
Director: Maurice Cloche
 
21.
Manon (1949)
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An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France... (100 mins.)
 
22.
Such a Pretty Little Beach (1949)
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During the cold and rainy off-season a man arrives in a seaside town and, giving his name only as Pierre... (91 mins.)
Director: Yves Allégret
 
23.
Justice Is Done (1950)
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Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing... (105 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte
 
24.
The Adultress (1953)
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A truckdriver kills the husband of the woman he loves, and becomes the object of blackmail. (102 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
25.
Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)
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From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London... (100 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
26.
La Pointe Courte (1955)
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There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit... (86 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
27.
Elena and Her Men (1956)
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Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
28.
No Sun in Venice (1957)
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Cute Sophie is an amoral French girl living in a sumptuous Venetian palazzo. She is the kept woman of... (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
 
29.
End of Desire (1958)
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Normandy, second half of the nineteenth century. Jeanne Dandieu lives in a manor house with her parents and their servant Rosalie... (86 mins.)
 
30.
Moi, un noir (1958)
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"I, a Negro" depicts young Nigerien immigrants who left their country to find work in the Ivory Coast... (70 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
31.
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
 
32.
Fever Mounts at El Pao (1959)
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Aroused citizens assassinate an unpopular Caribbean despot, then two men vie for his gorgeous widow Ines... (97 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
33.
Classe Tous Risques (1960)
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Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife... (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
34.
Tomorrow Is My Turn (1960)
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Following the defeat of France by Germany during WWII, two French soldiers are taken to a German farm as forced laborers... (125 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte
 
35.
Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
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Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman... (141 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
36.
The Long Absence (1961)
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Thérèse Langlois, who runs a small café in the suburbs of Paris, lives alone, awaiting her long lost husband... (94 mins.)
Director: Henri Colpi
 
37.
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
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After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia... (110 mins.)
 
38.
Adieu Philippine (1962)
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Michel is a young technician in the fledgling TV industry and is due for military service in two months at the time of the Algerian War... (106 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rozier
 
39.
The Soft Skin (1964)
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Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her. (113 mins.)
 
40.
Le Bonheur (1965)
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Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful... (79 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
41.
The War Is Over (1966)
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Diego is one of the chief of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid... (121 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
42.
The Nun (1966)
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun... (135 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
43.
The Two of Us (1967)
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Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country... (90 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
44.
Le révélateur (1968)
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A 4-year-old child is the element from and around which the action develops, and brings sentiments and emotions to light. The French word "révélateur"/developper describes the product to develop or "reveal" film negatives.) (67 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
45.
17th Parallel: Vietnam in War (1968 Documentary)
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During some months, the Dutch movie director Ivens and some North Vietnamese colleagues filmed the life of North Vietnamese peasants under the menace of heavy American bombardments. The result is an indictment of all forms of war. (113 mins.)
 
46.
The Milky Way (1969)
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Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages. (98 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
47.
A Gentle Woman (1969)
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A young woman kills herself, leaving no explanation to her grief-stricken pawnbroker husband. We learn in flashback about how they met... (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
48.
This Man Must Die (1969)
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Single father obsessed with murdering the hit&run driver who killed his only child, poses as a screenwriter... (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
49.
Eden and After (1970)
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A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations. (93 mins.)
 
50.
The Confession (1970)
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Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed... (139 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
51.
The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (1970 TV Movie)
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Made for television, this film consists of four parts: Part One, "The Last Christmas Dinner," is about... (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
52.
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
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The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris... (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
53.
Little by Little (1970)
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An African travels to Paris to learn about the construction of tall buildings, but is soon taken up with the oddities of French life. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
54.
Out 1 (1971)
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"Out 1" is a very precise picture of post May '68 malaise - when Utopian dreams of a new society had crashed and burned... (729 mins.)
 
55.
Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
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Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Jutra
 
56.
Blanche (1971)
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Blanche is the young, pure, beautiful wife of the Master of the castle, in a secluded land. Every man is in love with her... (92 mins.)
 
57.
The Mouth Agape (1974)
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Monique is dying. Around her gather her unfaithful husband, her son, who is like his father, and her daughter-in-law. We observe them playing with life as she dies. (82 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
58.
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
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A Watchmaker finds out one day that his son has become a murderer. He tries to understand for whom and why. (105 mins.)
 
59.
Parade (1974 TV Movie)
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Two children go behind the scenes of a small circus. (84 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
60.
The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
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A 25-year-old male student in Paris becomes indifferent to the world around him, and subsequently feels a strong sense of alienation and hopelessness. (77 mins.)
 
61.
Black Moon (1975)
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To escape a gender war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an extensive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural, lifestyle. (95 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
62.
Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)
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The beginings of the Algerian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a peasant. (177 mins.)
 
63.
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
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The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several... (116 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
65.
Madame Rosa (1977)
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Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor... (105 mins.)
Director: Moshé Mizrahi
 
66.
The Devil, Probably (1977)
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Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the... (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
67.
The Green Room (1978)
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A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago... (94 mins.)
 
68.
Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language. (85 mins.)
 
69.
Perceval (1978)
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The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table. (140 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
70.
Other People's Money (1978)
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Bank executive Rainier allows his firm to deliver adventurous investor Chevalier d'Aven a huge loan... (105 mins.)
 
71.
Violette (1978)
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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences. (124 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
72.
I as in Icarus (1979)
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After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members... (120 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
73.
Série noire (1979)
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Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona... (111 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
74.
Origins of a Meal (1979 Documentary)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Luc Moullet
 
75.
Short Memory (1979)
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A UNESCO translator stumbles across a group which is hiding and supporting Nazis and facilitating their travel around the world. (105 mins.)
 
76.
Coup de torchon (1981)
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1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful)... (128 mins.)
 
77.
One Man's War (1982 Documentary)
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(105 mins.)
 
78.
La balance (1982)
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Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole... (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Swaim
 
79.
La nuit de Varennes (1982)
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution... (150 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
80.
Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
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A drunken sailor recounts the surrealistic odyssey of his life story to a murderous student. (117 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
81.
Le Bal (1983)
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The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same... (112 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
82.
Entre Nous (1983)
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In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile... (110 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
 
83.
First Name: Carmen (1983)
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
84.
Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983)
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Three intertwined tales. On the eve of the First World War, Count Forbek starts to build a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest... (110 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
85.
In the White City (1983)
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A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little... (108 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
86.
City of Pirates (1983)
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A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities. (111 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
87.
My New Partner (1984)
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Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail... (107 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
 
88.
Love on the Ground (1984)
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A play within a play within a play within a play. Actors perform a play in a house, an audience member invites them to work in his own home improvising a play around his own life. The line between fiction and reality blur. (125 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
89.
Dangerous Moves (1984)
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Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies.... (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Dembo
 
90.
3 hommes et un couffin (1985)
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Jacques, steward de Air France, accepte de garder un paquet pour le compte de Paul. Le paquet sera remis chez lui à la maison... (106 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau
 
91.
Thérèse (1986)
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The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent... (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Cavalier
 
92.
Mélo (1986)
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In Paris in the 1920s, a concert violinist meets and falls in love with a stylish young flapper who's the wife of an old friend... (112 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
93.
Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
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Dossignan is a zealous rural priest. The dean Menou-Segrais tries to keep him reasonable. But Dossignan will be tempted by Satan, then will try to save the soul of Mouchette, a young girl who killed one of her lovers. (97 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
94.
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
 
95.
Chocolat (1988)
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A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon... (105 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
96.
Life and Nothing But (1989)
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Intense character study of men and women driven by an overpowering obsession with the past. (135 mins.)
 
97.
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself. (118 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
98.
Tous les matins du monde (1991)
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
99.
La sentinelle (1992)
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Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris... (139 mins.)
 
100.
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