Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michele's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game--a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
The true story of ELLE editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live in an almost totally paralyzed state; only his left eye retains feeling.
The fabulously intriguing French TV Series as seen on Channel 4 - The Returned is a unique stylish and powerful supernatural drama. It follows the residents of a small French alpine town as they come to terms with a series of mysterious and unbelievable occurrences. As a small group of unknowingly deceased men women and children return from the dead and attempt to re-join the family and friends they left behind years before the town begins to experience a series of chilling local murders... Beautifully filmed expertly plotted and featuring superbly believable performances and an unforgettably atmospheric soundtrack by cult Scottish group Mogwai The Returned is the most original and enthralling series in years.
Starring iconic actress Isabelle Huppert in a career-defining role, Elle is already one of the most acclaimed films of the year. Huppert is MichÃ¨le LeBlanc; founder and CEO of a successful video game company, who is attacked in her own home. Taking what appears to be a desire to shrug off the terrifying incident, she locks the door after her attacker and refuses to tell the police. Upending our expectations, MichÃ¨le begins to track down her assailant, and soon they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game, one that at any moment may spiral out of control. From legendary filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, Elle is a gripping psychological noir thriller. Exhilarating and multi-layered, the film recalls the ambience of Hitchcock, De Palma and Polanski, with a thrilling cerebral edge.
Director Oliver Marchal is a former Parisian policeman and the story of 36 Quai des Orfevres draws on his own experiences of the police force as well as those of Dominique Loiseau who was a senior member of the BRI (Search and action Squad) in the mid-eighties and worked as a consultant on the film. Leo Vrinks (Auteuil) and Denis Klein (Depardieu) are at the head of two different departments of the Paris police force located at Quai des Orfevres. Once close they are no longer friends mainly due to their differing work methods and Vrinks' wife Camille. An audacious gang of robbers stage seven armed robberies throughout Paris leaving a bloody trail in their wake. After a year of terror the Chief of Police orders that Vrinks and Klein bring the criminals to justice with a substantial boon to the man who brings them in... His job. As the competition between the two men hots up the lines between right and wrong become blurred. Both men find themselves sinking into a hellish place not far removed from that of the criminals...
Inspired by the astonishing diaries of John Rabe As the globe stands on the brink of World War II Shanghai has fallen and deadly Japanese bombers target the infamous city of Nanking. As panic breaks out and savage bombing raids devastate the city veteran entrepreneur John Rabe a German living the high life in the social whirl of Nanking must make a agonizing choice: to flee or give sanctuary to the terrified population within the gates of his factory When the Imperial Japanese Army discovers rich Nazi Rabe's selfless operation they see it an act of high treason. As a wave of brutality is unleashed on Nanking Rabe and his comrades find themselves in a race against time to fight for a safety zone to protect the hundreds of thousands of innocent victims of this ultimate act of war. But as the bombings desist a perilous siege begins.
Arnaud Desplechin comes home for Christmas in his outrageous daring and emotionally bountiful new movie. Catherine Deneuve is Junon the family matriarch who greets the news of her life-threatening illness with calm equanimity. Jean-Paul Roussillon is her wise tender husband. Desplechin regular Mathieu Amalric is the black sheep banished from the family by his imperious sister (Anne Consigny both actors last seen in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) who arrives with his bemused Jewish girlfriend in tow (Emmanuelle Devos). Melvil Poupaud is the most sensitive of the children happily married to the divine Chiara Mastroianni. It''s hard to miss with such a cast but A Christmas Tale is much much more than a good ensemble comedy. In this midwinter night''s dream unrequited love collides with bitter resentment nostalgic longing crosses paths with abject fear and pure hatred gives way to vivacious affection.
Enormously charming and affecting 'Not Here To Be Loved' tells the story of world weary Jean-Claude (Patrick Chesnais) who tired of his thankless job as a bailiff decides on a whim to shake himself out of his rut by enrolling for tango lessons. There he meets Franoise (Anne Consigny) who is learning to dance in preparation for her impending wedding. Recognising in each other a mutual longing for something more from life Jean-Claude and Franoise put aside their natural reserve and a tentative friendship develops that may just turn their lives upside down. Played with great depth and subtlety by Chesnais and Consigny Stephane Briz's film is a tender and beautifully observed study of two people who have never quite learned to love or be loved.
Adapted from a novel, L'Incident by the French author Christian Gailly, the film playfully examines the complications that ensue from the discovery by Georges (Andre Dussollier) of Marguerite's (Sabine Azema) stolen purse.
In the grips of delirious illusion Anna a young gentle and shy young woman convinces herself that Doctor Zanevsky is fervently in love with her. Nothing can shake her certainty... But after hope will come resentment followed by hatred...
On a morning like any other a powerful business man Stanislas Graff is kidnapped outside his luxurious apartment building by a gang of thugs. From there begins a terrifying ordeal that will last for several weeks. Despite being tortured and humiliated Graff resists his captors. He accepts his fate without complaint. Cut off from the world receiving only glimpses of information from his captors Graff fails to understand why nobody is willing to pay the ransom. Outside his world is falling to pieces as details of his personal life are revealed. All he had managed to keep private; his affairs his gambling debts his shady dealings are exposed by the police investigation and media frenzy. Friends and family begin to discover that the real Stanislas Graff may not be the man they thought they knew...
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