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.
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour
Votes: 47,185 | 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)
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Margot Abascal, Pascale Arbillot, Aylin Argun, Denise Aron-Schropfer
3. Big Trouble (1986)
R | 93 min | Comedy
Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.
Directors: John Cassavetes, Andrew Bergman | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning
4. The Flower of Evil (2003)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Benoît Magimel, Suzanne Flon, Mélanie Doutey
Votes: 3,457 | 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. 20-year-old François is a poet dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov ... See full summary »
Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas, Eric Rulliat
6. Torment (1994)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Paul and Nelly have everything to be happy: a dream wedding and a hotel. Until Paul starts to doubt Nelly.
Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, François Cluzet, Nathalie Cardone, André Wilms
Votes: 6,075 | 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 »
Director: Jacques Otmezguine | Stars: François Berléand, Delphine Rollin, Nicole Calfan, Bruno Todeschini
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.
Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Géraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Frédéric Pierrot, Victor Garrivier
9. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Irregular migrants 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.
Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Kriss Dosanjh
Votes: 43,324 | Gross: $8.11M
10. A Curtain Raiser (2006)
TV-PG | 30 min | Short, Drama, Romance
A young Frenchman is determined to dump his girlfriend due to her invariable excessive tardiness.
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Louis Garrel, Vahina Giocante, Mathieu Amalric
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.
Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka | Stars: Djeïnaba Diop Gaï, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Doss
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.
Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale
Votes: 10,407 | Gross: $0.35M
13. Five Times Two (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Stéphane Freiss, Françoise Fabian, Michael Lonsdale
Votes: 10,209 | Gross: $0.13M
14. La Cage aux Folles II (1980)
R | 102 min | Comedy
The titular gay couple become involved with local cops and foreign spies when one of them unwittingly obtains a roll of stolen microfilm.
Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Michel Galabru
Votes: 2,144 | Gross: $6.95M
15. Mysteries of Lisbon (2011–2020)
Not Rated | 317 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.
Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, João Arrais
Votes: 3,576 | 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!
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve
Votes: 33,357 | 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.
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval
Votes: 9,100 | Gross: $0.12M
18. In Praise of Love (2001)
PG | 97 min | Drama
An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny
Votes: 2,941 | Gross: $0.25M
19. Notre musique (2004)
80 min | Drama
An indictment of modern times divided into three "kingdoms": "Enfer" ("Hell"), "Purgatoire" ("Purgatory") and "Paradis" ("Paradise").
Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Rony Kramer, Simon Eine
Votes: 3,057 | Gross: $0.14M
20. See the Sea (1997)
Unrated | 52 min | Drama, Thriller
While waiting her husband return from a business trip, a young woman with a baby is getting close with a strange woman traveler.
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Sasha Hails, Marina de Van, Samantha, Paul Raoux
Votes: 2,271 | Gross: $0.05M
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 how much do you ... See full summary »
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van
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 »
Director: Nadia Fares | Stars: Nozha Khouadra, Samia Mzali, Amel Hedhili, Neji Nejah
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 »
Director: Moussa Sene Absa | Stars: Rokhaya Niang, Aboubacar Sadikh Ba, Kadiatou Sy, Ndeye Seneba Seck
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.
Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Ouassini Embarek, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Laurence Cordier
Votes: 1,045 | 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 »
Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Ludivine Sagnier
Votes: 1,749 | Gross: $0.03M
26. Rendez-vous (1985)
82 min | Drama, Romance
Dreaming of an actress future, a young girl arrives in Paris. Her personality awakens a glowing passion of several different men.
Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Juliette Binoche, Wadeck Stanczak, Jean-Louis Trintignant
27. Sade (2000)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar, Grégoire Colin
Votes: 1,788 | 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 »
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma, Emile Abossolo M'bo, Hadje Fatime N'Goua
Votes: 1,801 | 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 »
Director: Flora Gomes | Stars: Fatou N'Diaye, Jean-Christophe Dollé, Ângelo Torres, Bia Gomes
30. The Night of Truth (2004)
TV-14 | 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 »
Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Moussa Cissé, Georgette Paré, Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane
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.
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke, Valérie Bonneton
Votes: 5,552 | Gross: $0.06M
32. Safe Conduct (2002)
Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History
In Nazi-occupied France, two filmmakers solve the collaborationism dilemma differently.
Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady, Marie Desgranges
Votes: 1,559 | Gross: $0.03M
33. Lady Chatterley (2006)
R | 168 min | Drama, Romance
A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale.
Director: Pascale Ferran | Stars: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Alexandridis
Votes: 4,695 | Gross: $0.69M
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.
Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida, Ashley Wanninger
Votes: 2,939 | 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 »
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Déborah François, Alain Cauchi, Mathieu Demy, Benjamin Siksou
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 »
Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Gamblin, Antoine de Caunes, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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.
Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost
Votes: 42,848 | 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 begins.
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Julie Mauduech, Hubert Koundé, Mathieu Kassovitz, Vincent Cassel
Votes: 1,143 | Gross: $0.32M
39. The Last Battle (1983)
R | 92 min | Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic future where no one is able to speak, the few remaining humans fight over resources in order to survive.
Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise, Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper
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.
Director: Denis Dercourt | Stars: Catherine Frot, Déborah François, Pascal Greggory, Clotilde Mollet
Votes: 7,292 | 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 »
Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret
Votes: 5,852 | Gross: $2.29M
42. Husbands (1970)
PG-13 | 154 min | Comedy, Drama