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1.
Le secret (2000)
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Marie (Anne Coesens), who works as a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesperson, has been married... (107 mins.)
Director: Virginie Wagon
 
2.
Every Man for Himself (1980)
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
3.
Wild Side (2004)
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A transgender woman who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother. (93 mins.)
 
4.
Sade (2000)
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A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
5.
Beau Pere (1981)
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After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy. (123 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
6.
Read My Lips (2001)
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She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
7.
A Prophet (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
8.
My Man (1996)
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In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young... (99 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
9.
Ménage (1986)
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A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the... (84 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
10.
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
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The meeting between two clandestine homosexuals and Iranian and a single woman (79 mins.)
Director: Amor Hakkar
 
11.
36 fillette (1988)
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A night in the life of a young woman who wishes to learn and experience more of life. The men she meets have as much to learn from her as they can offer her, or more. (88 mins.)
 
12.
The Story of O (1975)
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The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion... (97 mins.)
Director: Just Jaeckin
 
13.
L'ennui (1998)
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A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death... (122 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
 
14.
Four Lovers (2010)
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What are adult love affairs ? Two couples meet and fall in love, lose sight of each other in the confusion and end up pulling through. (103 mins.)
Director: Antony Cordier
 
15.
The Girl from Monaco (2008)
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Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters... (95 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
16.
Open Bodies (1998)
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(47 mins.)
 
17.
Ballroom (2003)
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René and his lover Patric live in an old ballroom on the coast in Northern France. When Patric goes away for work... (94 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Private Lessons (2008)
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An aspiring tennis player is taken under the wing of an established player as his family life falls apart. (105 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
 
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21.
...à la campagne (1995)
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Living a peaceful life in a house in the country surrounded by his friends is a lifestyle Benoît has opted for on mature reflection... (108 mins.)
Director: Manuel Poirier
 
22.
Les années lycée (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Attention, fragile (1995)
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23.
Café de Flore (2011)
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A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love. (120 mins.)
 
24.
Humanité (1999)
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When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers. (148 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
25.
Transfixed (2001)
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Bo is a transexual prostitute in Brussels who left home after being abused by her father. She's now... (105 mins.)
Director: Francis Girod
 
26.
Certified Copy (2010)
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In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
 
27.
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
 
28.
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
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A nine-year-old boy disappears without a trace. Six years later, he reappears in Paris but there are doubts about his real identity. (110 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
The Big Blue (1988)
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The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown. (168 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
31.
Angel-A (2005)
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A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together. (91 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
32.
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
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When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him. (78 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
33.
A Better Life (2011)
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Yann (Guillaume Canet) and Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) fall in love. Nadia has acquired a crumbling building... (110 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
 
34.
Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... (1993 TV Series)
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(61 mins.)
 
35.
In the House (2012)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
36.
Marie-Line (2000)
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Marie-Line works as a chief cleaner, at night, in a mall. She leads a team of 3-5 women, most of them being illegal aliens... (100 mins.)
Director: Mehdi Charef
 
37.
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.)
 
38.
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996)
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Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate... (178 mins.)
 
39.
What's in a Name? (2012)
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group. (109 mins.)
 
40.
The Salesman (2011)
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Marcel Lévesque, a quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, lives to sell. He has been salesman... (107 mins.)
 
41.
Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
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In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn. (120 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
42.
Omar Killed Me (2011)
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In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home... (85 mins.)
Director: Roschdy Zem
 
43.
Perfect Love (1996)
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Anatomy of a murder. Christophe has murdered Frédérique, his lover. He's in his 20s, an entrepreneur... (110 mins.)
 
44.
The Life of Jesus (1997)
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A social movie about current life in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed... (96 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
45.
Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002)
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A portrait of a woman, composed of 17 moments from her life. (105 mins.)
 
46.
A Housekeeper (2002)
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After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order... (91 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
48.
You Are So Beautiful (2005)
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When farmer Aymé Pigrenet loses his wife, he is not exactly overwhelmed by sorrow, rather by the sheer amount of work that suddenly falls on his shoulders. In quest of a new spouse, he goes to Romania where he meets Elena. (97 mins.)
 
49.
Élisa (1995)
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Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of... (115 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
50.
Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The fifty years old Jean-Claude has a boring life, working in a notary office of his own and as court official evicting tenants or seizing properties... (93 mins.)
 
51.
I Can't Sleep (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician... (110 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
52.
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried... (122 mins.)
 
53.
No Fear, No Die (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
54.
Nenette and Boni (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother... (103 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
55.
Beau Travail (1999)
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This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa. (92 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
56.
Friday Night (2002)
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Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears... (90 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
57.
The Intruder (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems... (130 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
58.
35 Shots of Rum (2008)
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The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man. (100 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
59.
The Eighth Day (1996)
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An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum. (118 mins.)
 
60.
Dolce far niente (1998)
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This movie depicts the two years that young Stendhal spent in Italy. Stendhal, that time still known simply as Henri Beyle... (119 mins.)
Director: Nae Caranfil
 
61.
Time Out (2001)
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An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends. (134 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
62.
All Is Forgiven (2007)
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A father and daughter are reunited some 11 years after the father's drug addiction tore the family apart. (105 mins.)
 
63.
Tricheurs (1984)
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(94 mins.)
 
64.
One Night (2012)
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A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help. (104 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
65.
An Amazing Couple (2002)
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In the first installment in director Belvaux's trilogy, Alain's eccentric behavior causes his wife, Cecile, to hire a detective to follow his every move -- which yields unexpected results. (97 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
66.
On the Run (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After nearly fifteen years behind bars, lefty revolutionary Bruno escapes and heads back to Grenoble... (111 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
67.
After the Life (2002)
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In the final chapter of director Belvaux's trilogy, Pascal, now a disgraced cop, seeks redemption by capturing Bruno, a fugitive with a strange connection to Agnes, Pascal's heroin-addicted wife. (124 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
68.
La raison du plus faible (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme... (116 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
69.
Monday Morning (2002)
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A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons... (120 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
70.
A Few Hours of Spring (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house... (108 mins.)
 
71.
Beyond the Walls (2012)
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Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a bartender and bass guitar player originally from Albania. They become lovers... (98 mins.)
Director: David Lambert
 
72.
Je t'aime moi non plus (1976)
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The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She... (89 mins.)
 
73.
This Is My Body (2001)
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Young student Antoine jumps off studies to follow an acting career, and is offered a main role after a boy who killed himself after a fling with the director. (87 mins.)
 
74.
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.)
 
75.
Man of My Life (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Simon is getting better. His job as a publisher is going smoothly. Suddenly, out of the blue, his psychoanalyst... (90 mins.)
Director: Stéphane Kurc
 
76.
57,000 Kilometers Between Us (2008)
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A teenager searches for meaningful connections with others while trying to build a steady relationship with her transsexual father and a stepdad who posts everything about their family online. (82 mins.)
 
77.
L'ennemi naturel (2004)
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(97 mins.)
 
78.
The Sentiment of the Flesh (2010)
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During a medical exam, Helena, a student in anatomical drawing, meets Benoit, a young radiologist. Their... (91 mins.)
 
79.
Charlotte for Ever (1986)
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Stan, screeplay writer, had his time of glory in Hollywood. Today, alcoholic with a certain envy for suicide, his only link to life is his daughter, Charlotte. (94 mins.)
Director: Gainsbourg
 
80.
Cold Showers (2005)
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The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich... (102 mins.)
Director: Antony Cordier
 
81.
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens. (96 mins.)
 
82.
Demented (2006)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Laurent Achard
 
83.
Why Not Me? (1999)
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Four gay French expatriots share a business in Barcelona. When they and their parents are thrown together for a "coming out" party, another French Farce ensues. (96 mins.)
 
84.
Full Speed (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now... (85 mins.)
Director: Gaël Morel
 
85.
Man at Bath (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Between Gennevilliers and New York, Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove to each other they're no longer in love. (72 mins.)
 
86.
Set Me Free (1999)
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Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush on her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it's like to be a prostitute for an evening. (95 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
87.
Autopsy (2007 TV Movie)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Anger
 
88.
Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died... (90 mins.)
Director: Gaël Morel
 
89.
The String (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death... (93 mins.)
Director: Mehdi Ben Attia
 
90.
Persécution (2009)
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The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by... (98 mins.)
 
91.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. (107 mins.)
 
92.
Family Resemblances (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal... (110 mins.)
 
93.
Illégal (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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.)
 
94.
Beautiful Memories (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died... (110 mins.)
Director: Zabou Breitman
 
95.
The Gang of the Jotas (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A luggage mix-up at the airport brings together the lives of two friends preparing for a badminton tournament with a woman on the run from a gang who killed her sister. (75 mins.)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
 
96.
Chicken with Plums (2011)
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Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. (93 mins.)
 
97.
The Witnesses (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Paris, 1984: A group of friends contend with the first outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. (112 mins.)
 
98.
My Life on Ice (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
My Life on Ice presents the unique point of view of 16-year-old Etienne, a cute would-be ice skating... (102 mins.)
 
99.
A Man and a Woman (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other... (102 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
 
100.
Trop de bonheur (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
What is beautiful about adolescence is that it is a time when everything is still possible. The four... (85 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn