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La Femme Nikita (1990)
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Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. (117 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
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Subway (1985)
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Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred... (104 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
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Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)
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In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue... (92 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
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Human Resources (1999)
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The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics... (100 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
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L'argent (1983)
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A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into... (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
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The Nest (2002)
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Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep... (107 mins.)
 
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Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
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The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
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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.)
 
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La femme défendue (1997)
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This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of Isabelle Carré's face... (100 mins.)
Director: Philippe Harel
 
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The Maiden and the Wolves (2008)
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At the end of World War I, 20 year-old Angèle is determined to become the first woman veterinarian.... (110 mins.)
Director: Gilles Legrand
 
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Dobermann (1997)
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The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers... (103 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
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Don't Look Back (2009)
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A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception. (111 mins.)
Director: Marina de Van
 
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Diva (1981)
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Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller. (117 mins.)
 
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Betty Blue (1986)
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Zorg is a handyman working in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
 
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Mauvais Sang (1986)
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Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a... (116 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
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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
 
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Boy Meets Girl (1984)
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Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend... (100 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
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Pola X (1999)
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A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée (134 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
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The Girl Cut in Two (2007)
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A black comedy centered around a TV weather girl and the two very different men who pursue her. (115 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
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Days of Glory (2006)
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During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. (128 mins.)
 
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A View of Love (2010)
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Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day... (95 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
 
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Darling (2007)
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On a farm in the West of France, Catherine a plump little girl, dreams of escaping her joyless life... (93 mins.)
 
23.
Early One Morning (2011)
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Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank... (91 mins.)
 
24.
Guilty (2011)
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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime. (102 mins.)
Director: Vincent Garenq
 
25.
Espion(s) (2009)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Saada
 
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The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
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Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism. (100 mins.)