Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
Jeanne Poisson, the headstrong, ambitious foxy daughter of fishmonger and married to a physician, but witty and erudite, catches the eye and heart of French King Louis XV at a costumed ball... See full summary »
Hélène de Fougerolles,
Charlotte de Turckheim
The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is part of an aristocratic circle which practices the libertarian principles on the rural ... See full summary »
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. ... See full summary »
The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's ... See full summary »
Philippe de Broca
Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, ... See full summary »
The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry ... See full summary »
This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930'... See full summary »
This movie has one special extra in its cast: A very particular extra, as the world only still operational German Tiger II tank. This tank belongs to the tank museum of Saumur, in France. It is one of the many still running tanks the museum keeps. It is a rare event to see this giant machine running. The museum's participation has been important to the making of this film. Transporting the Tiger on location has been an event too. It has required the usage of a special railroad flat-bed car that is also kept for this only purpose: It's a specialized German railway car captured at the end of the war. Another participant to this film is a vintage steam engine. The movie is still not released on DVD. It's been aired on a French TV channel in the mid 90's. Unseen since again then on TV.
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