In the Kingdom of Bubunne, women are in power while men wear veils and do domestic tasks. Jacky, a lovely young man who dreams of marrying the 'Colonelle' has to struggle like a Cinderella to realize his dreams.
A genuine and often funny depiction of the relationships between monitors and children in a summer vacation camp. From romance to friendship, dancing to fighting, this French movie bring back good souvenirs of childhood.
Benjamin is going to become a great doctor, he is sure of it. But his first experience as junior doctor in his father's service, the Professor Barois, does not turn out the way he hoped it ... See full summary »
Camille was only sixteen and still in high school when she fell in love with Eric, another student. They later married and a child and were happy for a while. But now twenty-five years have... See full summary »
A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.
Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business. The year is 1967 - he's been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to ... See full summary »
Victoria is a thirty-something divorced lawyer who's struggling to raise her two daughters. She is canny and cynical but on the verge of an emotional breakdown. At a friend's wedding she ... See full summary »
Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that... See full summary »
Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.
Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »
Renée Le Calm
A sincere and naturalistic look at junior high first romance
First off, let me point out that this movie is by no means a french
halfassed version of "super bad" (which I do love)or "American Pie",
not that this movie is better (well actually it is way better than
"American pie"!), it's just different, it's almost documentary style,
but not as much as "The class", by the end of the movie, which is quite
wonderful, because it miraculously mixes the bleakness of men's
condition and the natural optimism and resilience of a young man who
knows he has his life in front of him, you care for the characters, you
hurt with them, way more than in American movie I've seen recently
about similar subjects. I think the reason why is the sincerity of the
director, who tackles every subjects, such as every day racism,
misogyny, masturbation, the relationship between a adolescent and their
parents, with a candour that would be deemed unacceptable by American
audiences, anyway I guess. So this movie is extremely funny, the hero
even has a Micheal Cera quality to him, but with less mannerisms, and
it's impossible not to identify with the two main characters. So in
conclusion,it is both a funny, beautiful and deeply nostalgic film
about the transformation of a child into a man, if you will. Try not to
miss it, but unless you live in France...well, wait for the DVD then !
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