With Les Films Alain Sarde (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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83 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 282,301 | Gross: $7.22M

2. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 47,623 | Gross: $1.90M

3. Bitter Moon (1992)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote

Votes: 30,290 | Gross: $1.86M

4. Open Your Eyes (1997)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 58,534 | Gross: $0.37M

5. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 72,687 | Gross: $6.20M

6. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Richard Graham

Votes: 21,985 | Gross: $3.75M

7. Code Unknown (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 10,211 | Gross: $0.10M

8. All or Nothing (2002)

R | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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72 Metascore

In a poor working class London home Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they and their local community are brought together, and they rediscover their love.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Alison Garland

Votes: 8,982 | Gross: $0.12M

9. Nathalie... (2003)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation." She is engaged in this unusual and secretive task by a professional, upper-middle-class ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu, Wladimir Yordanoff

Votes: 4,179 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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73 Metascore

In 1970s Germany, a 50-year-old businessman falls in love with a 20-year-old man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Malik Zidi, Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Levine

Votes: 5,441 | Gross: $0.09M

11. Speaking of Sex (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: James Spader, Melora Walters, Jay Mohr, Nathaniel Arcand

Votes: 2,114

12. Captain Conan (1996)

129 min | Drama, War

7.3
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The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Catherine Rich

Votes: 1,699

13. Life Is a Miracle (2004)

155 min | Comedy, Romance, Music

7.6
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What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha..

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Natasa Tapuskovic, Vesna Trivalic, Vuk Kostic

Votes: 11,183

14. Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre (2001)

TV-14 | 97 min | Mystery, Fantasy, Horror

4.4
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A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault, Frédéric Diefenthal, Julie Christie

Votes: 4,287

15. Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired, begins a strange and special relationship between the two personalities.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Michel Serrault, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Claire Nadeau

Votes: 3,725 | Gross: $0.86M

16. The Children of the Century (1999)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Stefano Dionisi, Robin Renucci

Votes: 1,522 | Gross: $0.05M

17. La fille du puisatier (2011)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

Director: Daniel Auteuil | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 3,381 | Gross: $0.39M

18. Ponette (1996)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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A four-year-old girl tries to come to terms with the sudden death of her mother.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Victoire Thivisol, Delphine Schiltz, Matiaz Bureau Caton, Léopoldine Serre

Votes: 3,714 | Gross: $1.40M

19. La petite Lili (2003)

104 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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: 1,538 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Décalage horaire (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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53 Metascore

A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned.

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean Reno, Sergi López, Scali Delpeyrat

Votes: 5,425 | Gross: $0.54M

21. My Man (1996)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Anouk Grinberg, Gérard Lanvin, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Olivier Martinez

Votes: 1,201

22. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,658 | Gross: $0.92M

23. Stupeur et tremblements (2003)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

A Belgian woman looks back on her year at a Japanese corporation in Tokyo in 1990. She is Amélie, born in Japan, living there until age 5. After college graduation, she returns with a ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Kaori Tsuji, Tarô Suwa, Bison Katayama

Votes: 3,913

24. La belle verte (1996)

99 min | Comedy

7.3
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The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Coline Serreau, Vincent Lindon, James Thierrée, Samuel Tasinaje

Votes: 3,506

25. Fanny (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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47 Metascore

"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Auteuil | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Raphaël Personnaz

Votes: 918

26. Éloge de l'amour (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 2,510 | Gross: $0.25M

27. Notre musique (2004)

80 min | Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Rony Kramer, Simon Eine

Votes: 2,625 | Gross: $0.14M

28. Ma saison préférée (1993)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga, Jean-Pierre Bouvier

Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $0.76M

29. Marius (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Auteuil | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Raphaël Personnaz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Victoire Bélézy

Votes: 893 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Franck Spadone (1999)

85 min | Thriller

4.4
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Professional pickpocket Franck Spadone and his co-horts rob a beautiful stripper (played by Monica Bellucci). But Spadone becomes infatuated with his victim, and soon finds himself in the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bean | Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Monica Bellucci, Carlo Brandt, Antoine Fayard

Votes: 285

31. L.627 (1992)

R | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Didier Bezace, Jean-Paul Comart, Charlotte Kady, Jean-Roger Milo

Votes: 1,504

32. Confidences trop intimes (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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71 Metascore

A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Fabrice Luchini, Michel Duchaussoy, Anne Brochet

Votes: 4,455 | Gross: $2.11M

33. Chaos (2001)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

7.1
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81 Metascore

A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Catherine Frot, Rachida Brakni, Line Renaud

Votes: 2,120 | Gross: $0.21M

34. Alice et Martin (1998)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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68 Metascore

At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Alexis Loret, Mathieu Amalric, Carmen Maura

Votes: 1,586 | Gross: $0.50M

35. Dry Cleaning (1997)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A bored couple takes in a young man who turns their lives inside out

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Miou-Miou, Charles Berling, Stanislas Merhar, Mathilde Seigner

Votes: 979 | Gross: $0.14M

36. Thieves (1996)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laurence Côte, Benoît Magimel

Votes: 1,798 | Gross: $0.94M

37. L'adversaire (2002)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years.

Director: Nicole Garcia | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas, François Cluzet, Emmanuelle Devos

Votes: 2,742

38. Le retour de Casanova (1992)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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After many years of rambling across Europe the aging Giacomo Casanova is impoverished. He wants to return to Venice but he doesn't dare going there directly, because he was a fugitive when he left.

Director: Edouard Niermans | Stars: Alain Delon, Fabrice Luchini, Elsa Lunghini, Wadeck Stanczak

Votes: 458

39. Ça commence aujourd'hui (1999)

117 min | Drama

7.5
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78 Metascore

Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Maria Pitarresi, Nadia Kaci, Véronique Ataly

Votes: 2,183 | Gross: $0.01M

40. God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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37 Metascore

Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she ... See full summary »

Director: Pascale Bailly | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Edouard Baer, Julie Depardieu, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 2,294 | Gross: $0.07M

41. Hélas pour moi (1993)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Laurence Masliah, Bernard Verley, Aude Amiot

Votes: 919

42. Esther Kahn (2000)

142 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in nineteenth century London, dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 833

43. Safe Conduct (2002)

Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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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: 1,171 | Gross: $0.03M

44. Place Vendôme (1998)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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74 Metascore

Realising a dishonest deal has been found out a diamond merchant commits suicide, leaving the gems in question for his wife. Knowing the business from the time before drink largely took ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Garcia | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jacques Dutronc

Votes: 1,863 | Gross: $0.48M

45. L'ange noir (1994)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Sylvie Vartan, Michel Piccoli, Tchéky Karyo, Alexandra Winisky

Votes: 290

46. Concorrenza sleale (2001)

110 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Castellitto, Gérard Depardieu, Antonella Attili

Votes: 1,290

47. La bûche (1999)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas,... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Claude Rich

Votes: 1,562 | Gross: $0.15M

48. Amoureuse (1992)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Marie and Antoine live together. They are in love. She wants to have a baby, but he does not agree. She meets Paul. Paul tries to seduce her, Marie rejects him, but when Paul sleeps with ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Thomas Langmann, Stéphanie Tchou-Cotta

Votes: 131

49. La cena (1998)

126 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Antonio Catania, Francesca d'Aloja, Riccardo Garrone

Votes: 1,037

50. La crise (1992)

95 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids, he finds that things can only get worse. Having also been fired ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Zabou Breitman, Maria Pacôme

Votes: 1,111


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