Alliance Movie Library (PDX)by AlliancePDX | created - 10 Jan 2017 | updated - 18 Apr 2017 | Public
A comprehensive list of the DVD library offered by Alliance Française de Portland.
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1. Swimming Pool (2003)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.
Votes: 41,914 | Gross: $10.11M
2. X2000: The Collected Shorts of Francois Ozon (2001 Video)
Not Rated | 63 min | Drama
Three naked couples sleep, make love, and awake in an empty skyscraper littered with millennium party debris in one of four provocative shorts from France's most acclaimed young director, Francois Ozon. (French with English subtitle)
4. The Flower of Evil (2003)
R | 104 min | Drama
Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Votes: 2,927 | Gross: $0.18M
5. Regular Lovers (2005)
183 min | Drama, Romance
1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »
6. Torment (1994)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. As he succumbs to green-eyed jealousy, his life starts to ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,177 | Gross: $0.19M
7. A Model Employee (2002)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
François, in his early fifties, successfully runs a computer business in Normandy. He has recently developed a new product which an American corporation wants to acquire at any cost. But ... See full summary »
8. They Came Back (2004)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Fantasy
The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.
9. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Undocumented immigrants Okwe and Senay work at a posh London hotel and live in constant fear of deportation. One night Okwe stumbles across evidence of a bizarre murder setting off a series of events that could lead to disaster or freedom.
Votes: 40,214 | Gross: $8.11M
11. Karmen Gei (2001)
86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama
Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.
12. Murmur of the Heart (1971)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
As France is nearing the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself torn between a rebellious urge to discover love, and the ever-present, almost dominating affection of his beloved mother.
Votes: 8,745 | Gross: $0.35M
14. La Cage aux Folles II (1980)
R | 102 min | Comedy
Nightclub owner Renato and his transvestite companion/lover Albin becoming involved with the local cops and foreign spies when Albin unwittingly gets his hands on a roll of stolen microfilm... See full summary »
Votes: 1,853 | Gross: $6.95M
15. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Votes: 3,126 | Gross: $0.11M
16. 8 Women (2002)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
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!
Votes: 28,687 | Gross: $3.08M
17. Time to Leave (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.
Votes: 8,410 | Gross: $0.12M
21. Sitcom (1998)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »
22. Honey and Ashes (1996)
80 min | Drama
"Honey and Ashes" tells the stories of three women from contemporary North Africa. Caught between tradition and modernity, they seek success in their lives and in their relationships with ... See full summary »
23. Madame Brouette (2002)
104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
-Mati, a divorced mother of a young daughter, makes a living selling bric-a-bric from a wheelbarrow and dreams of opening a snack bar. But she falls for the charms of Naago, a cop, and it's... See full summary »
24. À Tout de Suite (2004)
Unrated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A girl from bourgeoisie discovers the pleasures of banditism, following her lover in his lifestyle.
Votes: 960 | Gross: $0.25M
25. La petite Lili (2003)
104 min | Drama, Romance
A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,615 | Gross: $0.03M
27. Sade (2000)
100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.03M
28. A Screaming Man (2010)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,449 | Gross: $0.01M
29. My Voice (2002)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
It has always been a firm conviction of the family that any woman who sings, will die. Now, while a girl is in France she becomes an international star. She realises that sooner rather than... See full summary »
30. The Night of Truth (2004)
100 min | Drama
La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »
31. Goodbye First Love (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world.
Votes: 4,737 | Gross: $0.06M
32. Safe Conduct (2002)
Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History
In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director and Resistance activist Jean Devaivre works for Continental, where he can get "in ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,219 | Gross: $0.03M
34. Sex Is Comedy (2002)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A director struggles to film a difficult, intimate sex scene between two actors who happen to hate each other.
Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $0.04M
35. Student Services (2010 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Laura is a 19-year-old university freshman who desperately wants to do well in school. She works a part-time job but cannot make ends meet. One evening in which she is short of funds, she ... See full summary »
36. The Color of Lies (1999)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the ... See full summary »
37. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy
A few friends have a weekly fools' dinner, where each brings a fool along. Pierre finds a champion fool for next dinner. Surprise.
Votes: 36,725 | Gross: $4.07M
38. Café au lait (1993)
94 min | Comedy, Romance
Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race... See full summary »
Votes: 1,007 | Gross: $0.32M
40. The Page Turner (2006)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Music, Thriller
After failing the audition to a prestigious music school because of the rude behavior of one of the testers, a girl takes revenge by gaining the trust of the same woman some years later and becoming indispensable for her.
Votes: 6,873 | Gross: $0.21M
41. Renoir (2012)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,192 | Gross: $2.29M
42. Husbands (1970)
PG-13 | 154 min | Comedy, Drama
After the death of a common friend, three married men leave their lives together, seeking pleasure and freedom and ultimately leaving for London.
Votes: 5,293 | Gross: $0.78M
43. Nada (1974)
110 min | Thriller