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10 1/2 (2010)
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Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence. (108 mins.)
Director: Daniel Grou
 
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1981 (2009)
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Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old. (102 mins.)
Director: Ricardo Trogi
 
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1er amour (2013)
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Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River... (80 mins.)
 
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22 Bullets (2010)
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A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Berry
 
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35 kilos d'espoir (2010 TV Movie)
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(93 mins.)
 
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A Bag of Marbles (1975)
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Two young French Jewish boys and their family struggle to survive the WWII and the invasion of Germans. (105 mins.)
Director: Jacques Doillon
 
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A Year in My Life (2006)
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In 1950s France, a young boy is taken in by a couple after spending a few months in the care of social service. (94 mins.)
Director: Daniel Duval
 
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
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In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored. (122 mins.)
 
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Angel at Sea (2009)
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Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him. (86 mins.)
 
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Anibal (2000 TV Movie)
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Twelve year old Edgar, nicknamed 'Sweetie' has one, all consuming passion: flowers and plants. His parents...
Director: Pierre Boutron
 
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A No-Hit No-Run Summer (2008)
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Martin is 12 years old and dreams of making the neighbourhood baseball team. When he gets cut, his father steps in and together they spend a summer full of hope and disappointment, line drives and foul balls. (104 mins.)
Director: Francis Leclerc
 
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Army of Crime (2009)
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The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation... (139 mins.)
 
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Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
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Avis de mistral (2014)
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Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather... (105 mins.)
Director: Rose Bosch
 
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Baxter (1989)
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A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behavior in order to be adopted by another family. (82 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Boivin
 
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Beauregard (2009 TV Movie)
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(185 mins.)
 
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Belle & Sebastian (2013)
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A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters. (104 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Vanier
 
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Big City (2007)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Djamel Bensalah
 
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Cache Cash (1994)
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Antoine, 11, is on holiday with his grandfather. One night he catches thieves hiding their booty in a pond. Antoine seizes the 40 million. But Liza, his new friend, is the daughter of one of the criminals. Both children soon face threats. (90 mins.)
Director: Claude Pinoteau
 
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Life After All (2003 TV Movie)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Olivier Péray
 
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Cartouches gauloises (2007)
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A pair of childhood friends spend a spring together before the summer Algeria's war of Independence. (92 mins.)
Director: Mehdi Charef
 
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Case départ (2011)
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Two black brothers send back to slavery time (94 mins.)
 
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Catching a Lion (2014 Short Film)
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Father and son have to catch a lion in order to save themselves from the approaching war. Inspired by true events. (8 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Kanic
 
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Chinese Puzzle (2013)
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A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. (117 mins.)
 
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Class Trip (1998)
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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over. (96 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
 
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Close to Leo (2002 TV Movie)
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When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+ family bonds are tested... (88 mins.)
 
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Coursier (2010)
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From multicultural Paris to designer Paris, Montmartre to the Champs-Elysées, sleazy sidewalks to high-end galleries... (90 mins.)
Director: Hervé Renoh
 
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Cowboy Angels (2006)
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Paris, La Chapelle neighborhood in the 18th arrondissement. Eleven-year-old Pablo coldly puts up with his mother's messy life... (100 mins.)
Director: Kim Massee
 
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C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
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C.R.A.Z.Y. Extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of love and happiness - that's the premise of "C.R.A.Z.Y", a family drama unlike any other. (127 mins.)
 
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Cyanide (2013)
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A young hopeful teenager is waiting for his unknown and fantasized father to come out of prison. His... (103 mins.)
 
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Daybreak (2013 Short Film)
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In a wealthy Montreal suburb, Xavier and his friends are composing with pre-teen boredom. They hang out at the park... (11 mins.)
Director: Ian Lagarde
 
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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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Dead Shadows (2012)
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Chris' parents were murdered on the same day the Halley comet was visible from Earth. Eleven years later, a new comet lights up the Parisian sky, but as the night goes on, people begins to transform into horrible creatures. (75 mins.)
Director: David Cholewa
 
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Eyjafjallajökull (2013)
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For travelers around the world, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull is a downer. For Alain and Valerie... (92 mins.)
 
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Fonzy (2013)
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A fish deliveryman in Paris becomes involved in a legal battle with his sperm donation children. (103 mins.)
Director: Isabelle Doval
 
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Frisson des collines (2011)
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In order to to see his idol, Jimi Hendrix, a twelve year old boy attempts a journey from his Quebec village to Woodstock. (103 mins.)
Director: Richard Roy
 
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Going Away (2013)
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Baptiste is a solitary type. A teacher in southern France, he never stays more than three weeks in the same job... (95 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
 
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Gramps Is a Great Guy! (1987)
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A 10-year old boy causes havoc in his grandfather's already chaotic life, when he appears on his doorstep during a break from boarding school. (92 mins.)
Director: Michel Drach
 
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Ham and Chips (1977)
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World Wars can break out for futile causes. But, in the holiday town of Durbuy (the smallest one in Belgium)... (86 mins.)
Director: Benoît Lamy
 
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Hands Up (2010)
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March 22, 2067. At dawn of life, Milana remembers her life, when she was a young Chechen immigrant in Paris, struggling for a better life along with her school friends. (90 mins.)
Director: Romain Goupil
 
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Headwinds (2011)
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Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother. (91 mins.)
Director: Jalil Lespert
 
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Home (2008)
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Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened. (98 mins.)
Director: Ursula Meier
 
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I, Cesar (2003)
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Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates... (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Berry
 
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I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
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Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother... (91 mins.)
 
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I'm the King of the Castle (1989)
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Thomas is the 12-year-old son of a millionaire who lives in a big mansion surrounded by woods in France... (90 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
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Illégal (2010)
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A single mother of a thirteen-year-old boy from Belarus seeks refuge in Belgium with dreams of a better life, but instead, she will be incarcerated and separated from her son, risking deportation. (90 mins.)
 
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It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)
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Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting... (110 mins.)
 
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I Didn't Do It! (1999)
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Eleven-year-old Martin is a basically good boy. Unfortunately each time he decides to give a hand things end in disaster... (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Monnet
 
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J'ai pensé à vous tous les jours (2008 TV Movie)
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The reunion of two teenage brothers. (85 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Foulon
 
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Je vous aime très beaucoup (2010)
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When the mother they have never known dies, three half brothers aged 8, 15 and 17 respectively, who were all brought up in different ways... (91 mins.)
 
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JCVD (2008)
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Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with hostages situation and reflects about his life during it. (97 mins.)
 
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Jo's Boy (2011)
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Grandson of a rugby legend, son of a rugby legend and himself a rugby legend, Jo Canavaro brings up his 13 year old son... (97 mins.)
 
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Joyeux Noel (2005)
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In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. (116 mins.)
 
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Killer Kid (1994)
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A Lebanese kid is sent to France on a terrorist mission for "Allah's Army". An Arab French kid becomes involved unwittingly... (90 mins.)
 
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L'avion (2005)
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Charlie is waiting for his Christmas gift , a new bicycle. Instead his father gives him a small toy-aeroplane which he had constructed. After his death the plane reveals its magic powers. (100 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
 
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La fonte des neiges (2009 Short Film)
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Léo is dragged to a nudist camping resort by his mother. Like most boys at the age of 12 or 13, being nude in public holds little appeal for Léo... (28 mins.)
 
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La Promesse (1996)
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Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders. (90 mins.)
 
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La Rafle (2010)
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A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it. (115 mins.)
Director: Rose Bosch
 
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Le silence des églises (2013 TV Movie)
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At the age of 12, Gabriel was sexually abused by Father Vincey, his headmaster. Fifteen years later... (100 mins.)
Director: Edwin Baily
 
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Léolo (1992)
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his... (107 mins.)
 
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The 4 Soldiers (2013)
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A climate of civil war, a fight that has made them lose everything including their youth, four soldiers aged 13 to 20 years... (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Morin
 
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Trouble at Timpetill (2008)
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The children of a small European mountain village end up being its only residents, soon after the adults cannot take their behavior any longer. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Bary
 
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Les fugitifs (1981 TV Movie)
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Director: Freddy Charles
 
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Les gamins (2013)
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A young, frustrated musician finds unexpected kinship with his girlfriend's father. (95 mins.)
 
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Les Tuche (2011)
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When the Tuche family wins 100 million euros, they will need to be accepted in swanky Monaco whilst staying true to themselves. (95 mins.)
Director: Olivier Baroux
 
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Les visiteurs (1993)
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer... (107 mins.)
 
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Little Nicholas (2009)
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun... (91 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tirard
 
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Malabar Princess (2004)
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A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died. (94 mins.)
Director: Gilles Legrand
 
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Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
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Mea culpa (2014)
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Franck and Simon are both good cops and partners. Simon has been troubled since he killed three in a drunk driving accident, but when Simons son witnesses a murder, and is hunted by ruthless killers, he's efficiently back. (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Cavayé
 
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Michou d'Auber (2007)
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Set in France during the struggle for Algerian independence, Messaoud's mother is terminally ill and his father... (124 mins.)
Director: Thomas Gilou
 
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Micmacs (2009)
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A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. (105 mins.)
 
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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
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Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the... (97 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
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My Friend Rachid (1998 Short Film)
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A nine-year-old boy is obsessed with the sizable penis of his older friend. (19 mins.)
 
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Mondo (1995)
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Mondo is a homeless young boy, with a big smile, who wanders around Nice looking for food and a place to sleep. (80 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
 
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Monsieur Batignole (2002)
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In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter... (100 mins.)
Director: Gérard Jugnot
 
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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.)
 
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Monsieur Papa (2011)
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Marius, 12, has not seen his father for years and he misses him badly. Marie, his mother, a workaholic firm manager... (86 mins.)
Director: Kad Merad
 
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Mumu (2010)
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The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old... (95 mins.)
Director: Joël Séria
 
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My 13 (2008 Short Film)
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Jonathan is in love with Julie, the most beautiful girl of his school... However, Julie doesn't even know him... (11 mins.)
Director: Rudi Rosenberg
 
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My Father's Glory (1990)
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father... (105 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
 
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My Mother's Castle (1990)
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Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region... (98 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
 
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My Piece of the Pie (2011)
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After losing her job at a local factory, a single mother enrolls in a housekeeper training program, soon landing work cleaning the Paris apartment of handsome but cocky power broker. (109 mins.)
 
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My Son (2006)
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Tragedy strikes a young boy and his over-protective mother. (79 mins.)
 
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My Very Best Friend (2007)
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The story of two brother-like friends facing the possibility of separation. (92 mins.)
Director: Isabelle Doval
 
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My Worst Nightmare (2011)
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Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van... (103 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
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L'Enfance Nue (1968)
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An anguished foster child takes to mischief and lies as his foster parents do their best to love and care for him. But it might be too little, too late in this emotionally devastating portrayal of the orphaned child. (83 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
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Nicholas on Holiday (2014)
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The summer holidays begin, Nicolas and his family travel to the seaside where a whole new series of adventures await them. (97 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tirard
 
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
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A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s. (108 mins.)
Director: Dany Boon
 
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On My Way (2013)
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Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson. (116 mins.)
 
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On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
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Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife. (96 mins.)
Director: David Charhon
 
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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
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Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him... (105 mins.)
 
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Papa (2005)
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Louis and his Daddy are driving back home. Daddy is a past master at clowning, which does not necessarily make Louis laugh... (80 mins.)
 
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Paulette (2012)
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Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet. (87 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Enrico
 
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Polisse (2011)
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A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. (127 mins.)
Director: Maïwenn
 
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Pour toujours, les Canadiens! (2009)
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William Langlois, 17, is the star player of his hockey team at the French College of Longueuil. At the end of the season... (95 mins.)
 
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Quartier lointain (2010)
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A grown man wakes up to discover he is a teenager again. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Garbarski