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1. Death in Paradise (2011– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A strait-laced British inspector is transferred to St. Marie Island's police department. Unfortunately, he hates the sun, sea, and sand. In later series, an accident-prone officer heads the Caribbean investigative team.

Creator: Robert Thorogood | Stars: Danny John-Jules, Sara Martins, Élisabeth Bourgine, Gary Carr

2. Braveheart (1995)

R | 177 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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75 Metascore

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Writers: Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, C.S. Lewis | Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes

4. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 131 min | Western

8.3
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82 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Writer: David Webb Peoples | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

5. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama | Active

5.2
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The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London.

Creators: Tony Holland, Julia Smith | Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

6. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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48 Metascore

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

Writers: Stephen Sommers, Lloyd Fonvielle, Kevin Jarre | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.

Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

8. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Writers: Michael Ondaatje, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

9. The Beach (I) (2000)

R | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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43 Metascore

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Writers: John Hodge, Alex Garland | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen

10. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.

Writers: John Huston, Gladys Hill, Rudyard Kipling | Director: John Huston | Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey

11. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Writers: Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis, Tarsem Singh, Valeri Petrov | Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

12. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Writers: Patrick O'Brian, Peter Weir, John Collee | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

13. A Good Year (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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47 Metascore

A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

Writers: Marc Klein, Peter Mayle | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard

14. The Terminal (2004)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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55 Metascore

An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

Writers: Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci

15. WPC 56 (2013– )

45 min | Drama

7.4
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The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.

Creator: Dominique Moloney | Stars: Charles De'Ath, John Bowler, Jennie Jacques, Mark Healy

16. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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53 Metascore

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Writers: Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy | Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

17. New Worlds (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

6.3
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The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.

Stars: Pip Carter, Phil Cheadle, Holli Dempsey, Joe Dempsie

18. The Ghost (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Writers: Robert Harris, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

19. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Writers: Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

20. My Mad Fat Diary (2013– )

47 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after ... See full summary »

Stars: Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale, Dan Cohen, Sharon Rooney

21. Rob Roy (1995)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.9
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55 Metascore

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Sharp | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth

22. This Is England (2006)

Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

Writer: Shane Meadows | Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim

23. Having You (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Jack has finally managed to propose to his infertile girlfriend when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand that introduces him to his seven year old son.

Writer: Sam Hoare | Director: Sam Hoare | Stars: Anna Friel, Romola Garai, Andrew Buchan, Philip Davis

24. Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)

60 min | Comedy

6.9
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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »

Creators: David Croft, Jimmy Perry | Stars: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness

25. In the Flesh (2013 TV Mini-Series)

56 min | Drama, Horror | Active

8.1
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Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead back into the society including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns home to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception as well as his own demons.

Stars: Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains, Marie Critchley, Steve Cooper

26. The Other Man (2008)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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34 Metascore

The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

Writers: Richard Eyre, Bernhard Schlink, Charles Wood | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney, Romola Garai

27. Jack Frost (1998)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.2
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A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.

Writers: Mark Steven Johnson, Steve Bloom, Jonathan Roberts, Jeff Cesario | Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy

28. Emma (1996)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.

Writers: Jane Austen, Douglas McGrath | Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming

29. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Writers: Harry Leon Wilson, Walter DeLeon, Harlan Thompson, Humphrey Pearson | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts

30. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Writers: E.M. Forster, Santha Rama Rau, David Lean | Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

31. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

32. Kill List (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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67 Metascore

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

Writers: Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley | Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Harry Simpson, Michael Smiley

33. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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96 Metascore

A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Writer: Alun Owen | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

34. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War I realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

35. Wild Bill (2011)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring... See full summary »

Writers: Danny King, Dexter Fletcher | Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Sammy Williams, Iwan Rheon

36. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

1935. A group of elderly British women, who the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities ... See full summary »

Writers: John Mortimer, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

37. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Writers: Peter Weir, David Williamson | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, William Henry Kerr, Harold Hopkins

38. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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65 Metascore

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Writers: C.J. Koch, Peter Weir, David Williamson | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy

39. Tess (1979)

PG | 186 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, Thomas Hardy | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

40. The Passenger (1975)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen, Michelangelo Antonioni, Miguel De Echarri | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

41. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.

Writer: Sally Potter | Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

42. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Writers: Robert Drewe, John Michael McDonagh | Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

43. Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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32 Metascore

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie... See full summary »

Writer: Caspian Tredwell-Owen | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

44. Easy Virtue (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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58 Metascore

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

Writers: Stephan Elliott, Sheridan Jobbins, Noel Coward | Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

45. Persuasion (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Nick Dear | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave

46. Lost in Austen (2008 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville, Florence Hoath

47. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Writers: John Godey, Peter Stone | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

48. Teachers (2001–2004)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

Creator: Tim Loane | Stars: Ursula Holden Gill, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire, Ellen Thomas

49. Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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67 Metascore

As Jamie travels in Chile, he invites an eccentric woman to join his group's quest to score a fabled hallucinogen, a move that finds him at odds with his new companion, until they drink the magic brew on a beach at the edge of the desert.

Writer: Sebastián Silva | Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, Agustín Silva

50. The Spanish Apartment (2002)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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65 Metascore

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.

Writer: Cédric Klapisch | Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou