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

70 Metascore

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: 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)

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Margot Abascal, Pascale Arbillot, Aylin Argun, Denise Aron-Schropfer

Votes: 99

3. Big Trouble (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

Votes: 1,116

4. The Flower of Evil (2003)

R | 104 min | Drama

67 Metascore

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: 2,927 | Gross: $0.18M

5. Regular Lovers (2005)

183 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

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 »

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas, Eric Rulliat

Votes: 2,651

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 »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, François Cluzet, Nathalie Cardone, André Wilms

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 »

Director: Jacques Otmezguine | Stars: François Berléand, Delphine Rollin, Nicole Calfan, Bruno Todeschini

Votes: 78

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

Votes: 2,724

9. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo, Kriss Dosanjh

Votes: 40,214 | 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

Votes: 714

11. Karmen Gei (2001)

86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

67 Metascore

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

Votes: 222

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: 8,745 | Gross: $0.35M

13. Five Times Two (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

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: 8,800 | Gross: $0.13M

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 »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Michel Galabru

Votes: 1,853 | Gross: $6.95M

15. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 3,126 | Gross: $0.11M

16. 8 Women (2002)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

64 Metascore

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: 28,687 | Gross: $3.08M

17. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

67 Metascore

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: 8,410 | Gross: $0.12M

18. In Praise of Love (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

62 Metascore

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: 2,646 | Gross: $0.25M

19. Notre musique (2004)

80 min | Drama

77 Metascore

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: 2,792 | Gross: $0.14M

20. See the Sea (1997)

Unrated | 52 min | 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: 2,011 | 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 sado-masochist ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van

Votes: 4,620

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

Votes: 76

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

Votes: 225

24. À Tout de Suite (2004)

Unrated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

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: 960 | Gross: $0.25M

25. La petite Lili (2003)

104 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

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: 1,615 | 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

Votes: 2,419

27. Sade (2000)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

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: 1,648 | Gross: $0.03M

28. A Screaming Man (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

72 Metascore

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: 1,449 | 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 »

Director: Flora Gomes | Stars: Fatou N'Diaye, Jean-Christophe Dollé, Ângelo Torres, Bia Gomes

Votes: 174

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 »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Moussa Cissé, Georgette Paré, Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 274

31. Goodbye First Love (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

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: 4,737 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Safe Conduct (2002)

Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History

82 Metascore

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 »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady, Marie Desgranges

Votes: 1,219 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Lady Chatterley (2006)

R | 168 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

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: 4,285 | Gross: $0.69M

34. Sex Is Comedy (2002)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

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: 2,702 | 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 »

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Déborah François, Alain Cauchi, Mathieu Demy, Benjamin Siksou

Votes: 2,029

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

Votes: 1,950

37. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

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: 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 »

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Julie Mauduech, Hubert Koundé, Mathieu Kassovitz, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 1,007 | Gross: $0.32M

39. Le Dernier Combat (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

Votes: 5,520

40. The Page Turner (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

67 Metascore

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: 6,873 | Gross: $0.21M

41. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

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: 5,192 | 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.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 5,293 | Gross: $0.78M

43. Nada (1974)

110 min | Thriller