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  • La Cage Aux Folles [1979]La Cage Aux Folles | DVD | (01/07/2002) from £6.35   |  Saving you £9.64 (60.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A likeable 1977 French farce (and the basis for the 1996 American remake, The Birdcage), this popular comedy was one of the most successful international films of all time, and even spawned a Broadway musical and two sequels. It tells the story of a gay couple who--when one man's son from a previous liaison brings home his fiancée--masquerade as husband and wife for their prospective in-laws. Le Cage Aux Folles is saved from becoming an exercise in silliness by the heartfelt characterisations of the gay nightclub owners. La Cage aux Folles is one of the funniest imports from Europe and a great comedy in any venue. --Robert Lane

  • The 400 Blows [Blu-ray]The 400 Blows | Blu Ray | (11/08/2014) from £9.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when an accusation of plagiarism leads him to quit school and the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

  • The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [DVD]The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut | DVD | (08/12/2014) from £21.29   |  Saving you £18.70 (87.83%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Starting with one of the greatest films about childhood, from anywhere, ever (Anthony Quinn, The Independent), which kicked off the French New Wave, François Truffaut delivers an indisputable landmark of cinema history five films, four features and one short, which follow the life of one charming, compelling and unforgettable character. Before anyone else, Truffaut allowed audiences to dip into one character's life progressively over 20 years, witnessing him growing up from a child struggling with school and the law to an adult, struggling with love and divorce. A very special and unique collection, The Adventures of Antoine Doinel will invoke joy, humour, nostalgia and happiness time and time again as your investment in Antoine and his story progressively proliferates with each gloriously captured scene.

  • The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [Blu-ray]The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut | Blu Ray | (08/12/2014) from £23.99   |  Saving you £27.00 (112.55%)   |  RRP £50.99

    Starting with one of the greatest films about childhood, from anywhere, ever (Anthony Quinn, The Independent), which kicked off the French New Wave, François Truffaut delivers an indisputable landmark of cinema history five films, four features and one short, which follow the life of one charming, compelling and unforgettable character. Before anyone else, Truffaut allowed audiences to dip into one character's life progressively over 20 years, witnessing him growing up from a child struggling with school and the law to an adult, struggling with love and divorce. A very special and unique collection, The Adventures of Antoine Doinel will invoke joy, humour, nostalgia and happiness time and time again as your investment in Antoine and his story progressively proliferates with each gloriously captured scene.

  • 400 Blows [1959]400 Blows | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Truffaut's first feature-length film met with great approval from his critics. A somwhat autobiographical story of Truffaut's own childhood The 400 Blows tells the story of Antoine Doinel a 14-year-old schoolboy. Antoine is not a good student and always seems to be in trouble at school. At home he is disregarded by his parents who have better things to do. He starts to play truant and spends a lot of his time in cinemas. But he soon finds that his parents will not tolerate this behaviour.

  • The 400 Blows [DVD]The 400 Blows | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (51.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when an accusation of plagiarism leads him to quit school and the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

  • The Francois Truffaut Collection - 6 Disc Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk)The Francois Truffaut Collection - 6 Disc Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £37.78   |  Saving you £52.21 (138.19%)   |  RRP £89.99

    The Woman Next Door (1981) Madame Jouve the narrator tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day a couple Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion of Bernard and Mathilde who had a passionate love affair years ago. The relationship revives... A somber study of human feelings. The 400 Blows (1959) For his feature-film debut critic-turned-director Franois Truffaut drew inspiration from his own troubled childhood. The 400 Blows stars Jean-Pierre Laud as Antoine Doinel Truffaut's preteen alter ego. Misunderstood at home by his parents and tormented in school by his insensitive teacher (Guy Decomble) Antoine frequently runs away from both places. The boy finally quits school after being accused of plagiarism by his teacher. He steals a typewriter from his father (Albert Remy) to finance his plans to leave home. The father angrily turns Antoine over to the police who lock the boy up with hardened criminals. A psychiatrist at a delinquency center probes Antoine's unhappiness which he reveals in a fragmented series of monologues. Shoot the Pianist (1960) Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother Chico a crook takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico Ernest Momo Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him) and Lena... Jules and Jim (1962) Acclaimed French director Franois Truffaut's third and for many viewers best film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roch. Set between 1912 and 1933 it stars Oskar Werner as the German Jules and Henri Serre as the Frenchman Jim kindred spirits who while on holiday in Greece fall in love with the smile on the face of a sculpture. Back in Paris the smile comes to life in the person of Catherine (Jeanne Moreau); the three individuals become constant companions determined to live their lives to the fullest despite the world war around them. When Jules declares his love for Catherine Jim agrees to let Jules pursue her despite his own similar feelings; Jules and Catherine marry and have a child (Sabine Haudepin) but Catherine still loves Jim as well. Anne and Muriel (1971) Story of two British sisters who are in love with the same Frenchman over a period of 20 years. Screenplay by Francois Truffaut Jean Grault Based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche. Finally Sunday! (1963) Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers that Marie-Christine Vercel Julien's wife was Massoulier's mistress Julien is very suspected. But his secretary Barbara Becker while not quite convinced he is innocent defends him and leads her private investigations...

  • Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) [DTS]Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) | DVD | (08/07/2002) from £9.43   |  Saving you £15.56 (165.01%)   |  RRP £24.99

    With its use of special effects to express the main character's internal emotions, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie could have been mistaken for a French version of Ally McBeal; however, unlike Ally--"woe is me for I cannot find a man"--McBeal, Amelie is not distressed by the lack of men in her life, in fact the whole idea of sex seems to amuse her no end. Basic pleasures such as cracking the top of a Crème Brule offer her all the sensual satisfaction she needs and her existence in the "Paris of Dreams" is the stuff of fairy tales. Indeed, this cinematic treat must have worked wonders for the Paris tourist board: Jeunet's beautiful interpretation of Parisian life is depicted in all the vibrant colours you would expect from the director of Delicatessen. On the DVD: Amelie has received an additional disc for this special edition release. Disc 1 is the same as the original single-disc release, with a choice of DTS or Dolby 5.1 sound and an 16.9 anamorphic widescreen picture with optional director's commentary. The second disc contains the new special features and, just like original disc, a lot of thought has gone into the access menu with its lavish graphics offering the choice of entering the Café, the Canal or the Station. Yet the most exciting extra in name--"Audrey Tautou's funny face"--is simply a series of out-takes which does little more than allow you to warm to Tautou as a person. The home movie includes the transformation of Tautou into Amelie and the creation of the "photo-booth album". There are also interesting interviews with Jeunet and the cast and crew, and a nice little section themed around the gnome and his travels. Along with this is a storyboard-to-screen exposition, behind-the-scenes pictures, scene tests, teasers and trailers. All in all a decent enough package, but hardly warranting the special edition label. It's hard not to wonder why Momentum didn't offer this set two months earlier. --Nikki Disney

  • La Cage Aux Folles [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2017]La Cage Aux Folles | Blu Ray | (02/04/2018) from £16.85   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The Outrageous, Uproarious Smash ArtHouse Comedy of The 1970S! Renato (La grande bouffe's Ugo Tognazzi) and Albin (Diabolique's Michel Seerrault) a middleaged gay couple who are the manager and star performer at a glitzy drag club in St. Tropezagree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the ultraconservative parents of Renato's son's fiancée come for a visit. This elegant comic scenario kicks off a wild and warmhearted farce about the importance of nonconformity and the beauty of being true to oneself. A modest French comedy that became a breakout arthouse smash in America, Edouard MolInaro's La Cage aux Folles inspired a major Broadway musical and the blockbuster remake The Birdcage. But with its hilarious performances and aheadofitstime social message, there's nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie. Features: New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New interview with director Edouard Molinaro Archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production of La Cage aux Folles New interview with Laurence Senelick, author of The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre French and U.S. trailers New English subtitle translation Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein

  • Une Parisienne [1957]Une Parisienne | DVD | (29/09/2003) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (46.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Une Parisienne is a light charming cheeky comedy with the stunning and sexy Brigitte Bardot in flirty form. Brigitte Laurier (Bardot) the spoiled and innocent daughter of a French Ambassador cons one of her father's top aides Michel (Henri Vidal) into marrying her. Brigitte's brattish ways rile Michel and soon he is flirting with old girlfriends to teach her a lesson. In retaliation Brigitte flirts with Prince Charles (Charles Boyer). Michel is amazed by the jealousy his wife's f

  • 400 Blows [1959]400 Blows | DVD | (16/12/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Praised by film-makers (Akira Kurosawa called it One of the most beautiful films that I have ever seen) and critics the world over Truffaut's 400 Blows launched the Nouvelle Vague and paved the way for some of cinema's most important and influential directors. Twelve-year-old Antoine Doinel has troubles at home and at school. Ignored and neglected by his parents his relationship with his mother is further strained when he discovers that she has taken a secret lover. Added to this his school teachers have written him off as a troublemaker and with luck seemingly never on his side it is Antoine who ends up getting the blame for bad behaviour. Finding refuge only in his love of cinema Antoine soon finds it necessary to break free and discover what the world can offer outside of the confines of his everyday life. This remarkable film features the extraordinary talent of Jean-Pierre Leaud as the rebellious Antoine a character based on Truffaut himself. Antoine Doinel was to make appearances in a number of Truffaut's films (including 'Stolen Kisses' 'Bed and Board' and 'Love on the Run') all of which chart his further adventures into adulthood.

  • Amelie / A Very Long Engagement [2004]Amelie / A Very Long Engagement | DVD | (13/06/2005) from £19.98   |  Saving you £10.01 (33.40%)   |  RRP £29.99

    A Jean-Pierre Jeunet double-bill featuring Amelie and his latest effort A Very Long Engagement. A Very Long Engagement (2004): Never let go... From the director of 'Amelie' comes this very different love story. Set in France near the end of World War I it tells the story of a young woman's relentless moving and sometimes comic search for her fiance who has disappeared. Featuring another fantastic performance from Audrey Tautou this film has an amazing cast full o

  • Essential Truffaut CollectionEssential Truffaut Collection | DVD | (05/12/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Jules Et Jim (1960): Francois Truffaut's beautiful and enigmatic film about the lifelong friendship between two writers - French novelist Jim (Henri Serre) and Austrian children's author Jules (Oskar Werner) - and their mutual love for the eccentric Catherine (Jeanne Moreau). The story begins in 1920s Paris when Jules and Jim first meet and become friends. As young single men they gallavant about Paris chasing women or studying ancient art. When they meet the equally energetic Catherine whose impulses range from dressing up as a man to taking midnight plunges into the Seine their circle is complete. But when World War II erupts with Jules and Jim fighting on opposite sides everything changes. Jules marries Catherine before going off to battle. After the war they settle into a quiet existence in the French countryside. But Catherine is restless and unfaithful. Jim reunites with his oldest and closest friend and Catherine makes room for him in their house asking him to move in and become her lover. Jim complies as he wants nothing more than to please his friend Jules who agrees to the plan... The Last Metro (1980): Winning an incredible ten French Academy Awards in 1981 The Last Metro is one of Truffaut's most highly acclaimed and popular films. Starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu in magnetic performances the story is set in Paris 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France. When Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennett) the Jewish owner of the Montparnasse Theatre is forced into hiding his wife and lead actress Marion (Deneuve) takes over. Desperate to keep both the troupe and Lucas alive she stages a new play which must be a success to continue. She hires the womanising actor Bernard Granger (Depardieu) for the lead in their next production. Just as the actors begin their rehearsals an anti-semitic journalist ensconces himself in the theatre creating an atmosphere of fear and insecurity. Will he discover Lucas' hideaway and the political affiliations of the group's lead actor? Truffaut delivers a captivating study of artists (the actors) struggling against the odds (the Nazis) and a compelling insight into the atmosphere of wartime Paris and the theatre set against a backdrop of exquisite period detail. La Peau Douce (1964): Pierre is a successful happily married publisher who meets Nicole a lovely airplane stewardess and begins a lustful affair with her. As his passion deepens he realizes he must choose between his wife Franca and his mistress. However the movie takes a suprising twist leading to one of the most startling conclusions in film history... The 400 Blows (1959): Praised by film-makers and critics the world over Truffaut's 400 Blows launched the Nouvelle Vague and paved the way for some of cinema's most important and influential directors. Twelve-year-old Antoine Doinel has troubles at home and at school. Ignored and neglected by his parents his relationship with his mother is further strained when he discovers that she has taken a secret lover. Added to this his school teachers have written him off as a troublemaker and with luck seemingly never on his side it is Antoine who ends up getting the blame for bad behaviour. Finding refuge only in his love of cinema Antoine soon finds it necessary to break free and discover what the world can offer outside of the confines of his everyday life. This remarkable film features the extraordinary talent of Jean-Pierre Leaud as the rebellious Antoine a character based on Truffaut himself. Doinel was to make appearances in a number of Truffaut's films (including Stolen Kisses Bed and Board and Love on the Run) all of which chart his further adventures into adulthood.

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