Best French movies

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1.
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
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Five key days in a family's life. (114 mins.)
Director: Rémi Bezançon
 
2.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
3.
Heartbreaker (2010)
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Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so. (105 mins.)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
 
4.
Un plan parfait (2012)
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A successful woman in love tries to break her family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce, by dashing to the alter with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend. (104 mins.)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
 
5.
The Chorus (2004)
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The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
6.
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
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As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another. (93 mins.)
Director: Yann Samuell
 
7.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
8.
Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012)
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Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients. (110 mins.)
Director: James Huth
 
9.
Fanfan (2003)
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In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters. (97 mins.)
 
10.
Taxi (1998)
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To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers. (86 mins.)
Director: Gérard Pirès
 
11.
A Happy Event (2011)
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She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love... (107 mins.)
Director: Rémi Bezançon
 
12.
Love Lasts Three Years (2011)
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage. (98 mins.)
 
13.
The Art of Love (2011)
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The Art of Love (L'art d'aimer) is composed of several chapters following several Parisian couples.... (85 mins.)
Director: Emmanuel Mouret
 
14.
Another Woman's Life (2012)
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A young woman falls in love, then wakes up a decade later as the mother of a young boy who is also in the middle of a divorce. (97 mins.)
Director: Sylvie Testud
 
15.
Populaire (2012)
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1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Régis Roinsard
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
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A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62. (135 mins.)
Director: Joann Sfar
 
18.
My Way (2012)
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A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978. (148 mins.)
 
19.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
20.
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
 
21.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
22.
L'auberge espagnole (2002)
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A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. (122 mins.)
 
23.
I'm Staying! (2003)
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A wife fully devoted to her husband decides to live her dreams with a lover. Her husband doesn't give up and stays in their flat. (102 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
 
24.
L'étudiante (1988)
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Three months before her final examinations, the ambitious teachership student Valentine concentrates herself completely on learning... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Pinoteau
 
25.
The Under-Gifted (1980)
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Baptiste 'Bebel' Lavalle and his classmates in Versailles' private high-school Louis XIV enjoy their... (92 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
 
26.
Ma vie en l'air (2005)
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Will the fear of flying rob a man of his second chance for love? (103 mins.)
Director: Rémi Bezançon
 
27.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows... (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
28.
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
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What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René... (80 mins.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
Dead Weight (2002)
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It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes. (107 mins.)
 
32.
Priceless (2006)
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Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor. (106 mins.)
 
33.
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)
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A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful. However, when things are seen from his point of view, the real situation becomes clear. (92 mins.)
 
34.
Paris (2008)
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Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life... (130 mins.)
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
Jet Lag (2002)
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A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned. (91 mins.)
 
37.
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
 
38.
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
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After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him... (85 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
39.
Wasabi (2001)
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Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss... (94 mins.)
 
40.
I Do (2006)
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At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes... (90 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau
 
41.
Delicacy (2011)
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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker. (108 mins.)
 
42.
Aïcha (2008 TV Series)
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(96 mins.)
 
43.
All That Glitters (2010)
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Who has never been ashamed of Mom's new hairdo, Dad's bad jokes, that velvet couch in the living room... (100 mins.)
 
44.
Love Songs (2007)
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A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris. (91 mins.)
 
45.
My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
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A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman. (82 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
46.
Mood Indigo (2013)
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Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs. (131 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
47.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
48.
It Boy (2013)
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The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins... (92 mins.)
Director: David Moreau
 
49.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
50.
A Monster in Paris (2011)
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A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. (90 mins.)
Director: Bibo Bergeron
 
51.
The Class (2008)
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Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
52.
Little White Lies (2010)
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A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart. (154 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
 
53.
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
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Lili returns from holidays and learns that her twin brother left the house after a violent argument with their father. (92 mins.)
Director: Philippe Lioret
 
54.
The Concert (2009)
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Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians... (119 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
55.
Young & Beautiful (2013)
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After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes. (95 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
56.
Venus in Fur (2013)
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production. (96 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
57.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
58.
Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
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A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back. (106 mins.)
Director: Dany Boon
 
59.
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
 
60.
The Returned (2012 TV Series)
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people... (52 mins.)
 
61.
8 Women (2002)
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One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be 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
 
62.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
 
63.
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
 
64.
The Closet (2001)
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A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work. (84 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
65.
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
 
66.
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.)
 
67.
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)
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A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born. The situation dictates that he should avoid feeling strong emotions -- love, most of all -- but he just can't keep his feelings under wraps. (94 mins.)
 
68.
French Women (2014)
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A story about 11 women living in Paris. Each of them has her own problems: career, love life, children... (116 mins.)
Director: Audrey Dana
 
69.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
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Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (95 mins.)
 
70.
Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (131 mins.)
 
71.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
72.
Pas son genre (2014)
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Clément, a young philosophy teacher from Paris is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair-stylist... (111 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
73.
Notre-Dame de Paris (1999 TV Movie)
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A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier Phoebus. (150 mins.)
Director: Gilles Amado
 
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75.
The Last Metro (1980)
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In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. (131 mins.)
 
76.
My Best Friend (2006)
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Catherine, refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part. (94 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
77.
La Famille Bélier (2014)
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A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing. (106 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau
 
78.
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
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Two sisters leave their small seaside town of Rochefort in search of romance. Hired as carnival singers, one falls for an American musician, while the other must search for her ideal partner. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
79.
Shall We Kiss? (2007)
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When Gabriel and Emilie meet by chance, he offers her a ride, and they spend the evening talking, laughing and getting along famously... (96 mins.)
Director: Emmanuel Mouret
 
80.
All About Them (2015)
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Lille, France. The affairs between a young couple living a tense period of their relationship, and a long term friend of theirs who cannot decide which one she likes the most. (86 mins.)
 
81.
Just a Sigh (2013)
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Alix and Doug were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film... (104 mins.)
 
82.
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
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In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens. (96 mins.)
 
83.
Blind Date (2015)
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He is a dedicated workaholic who lives and breathes his work. He prefers nothing more than silence.... (90 mins.)
 
84.
The Brand New Testament (2015)
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Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter? (114 mins.)
 
85.
Once in a Lifetime (2014)
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The fact based story of a class of schoolchildren, teenagers, in a, from the look of it, mixed ethnic district of Paris... (105 mins.)
 
86.
A Perfect Man (2015)
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A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life. (104 mins.)
Director: Yann Gozlan
 
87.
Nice and Easy (2014)
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Sebastian has one ambition in life: to do nothing. His horizon is his couch. His life he does not want to live but contemplate... (93 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Guedj
 
88.
The Sense of Wonder (2015)
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Louise, a widow with two children, almost crushes a stranger with her car. She takes care of him, even if he's not really wounded. It turns out that he has mental disorders and that they can help each other much more than they thought. (100 mins.)
Director: Éric Besnard
 
89.
Chocolat (2016)
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The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century. (119 mins.)
Director: Roschdy Zem
 
90.
Demain tout commence (2016)
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Samuel parties hard in the Marseille area of France and is awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his... (118 mins.)
Director: Hugo Gélin