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  • Jean De Florette / Manon Des Sources [1986]Jean De Florette / Manon Des Sources | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £11.58   |  Saving you £11.40 (132.71%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Jean De Florette (1986): French director Claude Berri's stunning adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the winner of numerous international awards and is the world's most popular foreign language film ever. City-dweller Jean de Florette (Gerard Depardieu) moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920's to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud cocky neighboring rival Le Papet (Yves Montand) schemes with his simple-minded nephew Ugolin (Daniel Aut

  • The Closet [2001]The Closet | DVD | (23/09/2002) from £4.89   |  Saving you £15.10 (308.79%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A film about society's attitude to sexuality, with a lighthearted dig at political correctness gone mad, The Closet is French farce in the tradition of Moliere: a man pretends to be something he's not, people begin treating him differently, his lie escalates out of all proportion, and comedy ensues. Francois Pignon (Daniel Auteuil) is a dull, divorced accountant in a French rubber-processing factory whose primary product is condoms. The morning of the company photograph he overhears he is going to be fired. After half-heartedly trying to kill himself, he meets his new next-door neighbour who suggests a plot that will keep him from losing his job: he should pretend he's gay, and the neighbour will doctor the photographs and send them to his boss to prove it. The comedy springs from people's reactions to Pignon's alleged homosexuality. The managing director puts him on a Gay Pride parade float with a condom on his head, his estranged son suddenly thinks he's cool, his female boss catches on to the scam and begins to think that Pignon is not as banal as she first thought, and the homophobic, macho personnel director--a great performance from Gerard Depardieu--discovers his sensitive side. It's well directed by Francis Veber (writer of the original Three Fugitives), who moves the gentle action along masterfully, providing some laugh-out-loud moments and getting some great performances from his ensemble cast. Overall, it's an uplifting comedy about prejudice and how a Mr Nobody becomes a somebody. --Kristen Bowditch

  • Romauld Et Juliette [1990]Romauld Et Juliette | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (63.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman who always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

  • Jean De Florette [1986]Jean De Florette | DVD | (27/03/2000) from £6.24   |  Saving you £15.01 (301.41%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A truly impressive French film destined to become a modern masterpiece, Jean de Florette is an evocative adaptation of the highly regarded French novel. Two 1920's farmers engage in a bitter rivalry as one tries to tend to a plot of land and the other deviously undermines his efforts in order to conceal a valuable spring. The peasant farmer (Gérard Depardieu) who comes to the countryside to tend the land he has inherited is a naive and trusting soul seeking only to provide for his wife and daughter, while his neighbour (Yves Montand) is intent on doing whatever he can to discourage and demoralise the farmer so that he can take the land for himself. This simple tale unfolds in a wrenching fashion to a tragic conclusion, bringing forth questions about human nature and the prevalence and price of greed. Along with its follow-up, Manon des Sources, this film will leave an indelible impression on anyone who sees it. --Robert Lane

  • Manon Des Sources [1986]Manon Des Sources | DVD | (27/03/2000) from £7.62   |  Saving you £15.36 (331.75%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Less a sequel than a seamless continuation of its predecessor, Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources brings with it a more epic scope as it depicts the growth to womanhood of the daughter (Emmanuelle Béart) of the doomed farmer of the first film. As she discovers the truth of what happened to her father as a result of the scheming of their neighbour (Yves Montand), who took the land for himself, she vows revenge, realising that the neighbour's deeds have irrevocably shaped the course of her life. Her moves toward avenging her father's demise provide an ironic twist to this harsh and thought-provoking saga, and French director Claude Berri perfectly illustrates the lasting consequences of deceit, greed, and revenge. Manon des Sources is a very special subtitled film-choice, destined to be revered for years to come. --Robert Lane

  • La Reine Margot [1993]La Reine Margot | DVD | (27/03/2000) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas, La Reine Margot concerns the events behind infamous Massacre of St Bartholomew in sixth-century France. Isabelle Adjani plays Margot, betrothed for political reasons to one man (Daniel Auteuil) by her mother (Virna Lisi), while she is, in fact, in love with another (Vincent Pérez). Despite the bond that grows between the reluctant couple, plots are hatching all over the castle against the royals. Adventurous, exciting, erotic and given strong artistic credibility through its outstanding cast, the film is enthralling and visually sumptuous. Directed by Patrice Chereau, less known outside of France than is the film's producer, Claude Berri (director of Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources). --Tom Keogh

  • Girl on the Bridge [1999]Girl on the Bridge | DVD | (20/11/2000) from £9.43   |  Saving you £10.56 (111.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A modern fairytale shot in glittering black and white, The Girl on the Bridge is a wholly entertaining concoction.

  • Hidden (cache)Hidden (cache) | DVD | (19/06/2006) from £4.19   |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A married couple are terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.

  • The Well Digger's Daughter [DVD]The Well Digger's Daughter | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £2.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (568.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch, Patricia meets Jacques. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady; he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won't be a third rendezvous: Jacques is sent to the front. Patricia finds herself pregnant. The boy's rich parents accuse her of blackmail. Patricia and her father, the well-digger, will alone have the joy of welcoming her child. A joy that the Mazels will soon envy and seek to share when Jacques goes missing in action...

  • Hidden [Blu-ray] [2005]Hidden | Blu Ray | (27/10/2008) from £11.49   |  Saving you £13.50 (117.49%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Writer/director Michael Haneke delivers a masterpiece of unsettlement with Hidden (Cache). Life seems perfect for Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche) a bourgeois Parisian couple who live in a comfortable home with their adolescent son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky). But when an anonymous videotape turns up on their doorstep showing their house under surveillance from across the street their calm life begins to spiral out of control. Subsequent videotapes arrive accompanied by mysterious drawings and gradually Georges becomes convinced that he's being tormented by a figure from his past. But when he confronts him the man assures Georges he is innocent. A growing sense of guilt begins to rise in Georges as he recalls his less-than-angelic childhood yet for some reason he's unable to be completely honest with Anne. Soon their happy home is an emotional battleground leading to a climax that is breathtaking in its ferocity and ambiguousness. Though Haneke's film works first and foremost as an insidious thriller it is also a powerful commentary on the urban paranoia and racism that continue to permeate modern society. Without using a score and keeping his camera detached and static Haneke nonetheless establishes a nearly unbearable level of tension. Not for the squeamish Hidden remains a work of menacing brilliance and was the winner of the Best Director award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

  • Conversations With My Gardner [DVD]Conversations With My Gardner | DVD | (31/08/2009) from £9.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (83.76%)   |  RRP £17.99

    In Jean Becker's Conversations With My Gardner a middle-aged landscape painter played by Daniel Auteuil recently separated who has lived for many years in Paris returns to the house in the country where he grew up and which he's inherited from his mother. He hires a local gardener Jean-Pierre Darroussin and soon discovers they were best friends at school together. Based on a book by Henri Cueco this is mainly a two-hander for the talents of Auteuil and Darroussin. As two old friends they spend a lot of time talking philosophizing and reminiscing. This relaxed and in some ways quintessentially French film is appealing simply because it is content to explore in a gentle way a long-standing friendship. As the seasons change eternal truths come into perspective.

  • My Best Friend [2007]My Best Friend | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-2.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Daniel Auteil stars in the French comedy in which a universally disliked antique dealer must prove he has a friend.

  • 36 (Quai des Orfevres) [2004]36 (Quai des Orfevres) | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    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...

  • The Lost Son [1999]The Lost Son | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Former French Policeman Xavier Lombard exiled in disgrace and currently living in London makes a living as a private investigator and takes up a seemingly routine case of finding a rich family's missing drug addict son Leon. What begins as a straight forward missing persons case for Lombard becomes a personal quest to uncover the truth about Leon's involvement in a child smuggling ring. Lombard undertakes to bring the guilty to justice and his journey takes him to Mexico from where the elusive Austrian runs his empire. A taut compelling and uncompromising thriller charting one man's fight to end the suffering.

  • La Separation [1994]La Separation | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £12.67   |  Saving you £3.32 (20.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    One night at the cinema Pierre (Daniel Auteuil) reaches out to take Anne's (Isabelle Huppert) hand. She is annoyed and rebuffs him. He feels rejected. This small moment begins the story of the disintegration of a marriage. Over the course of several years they have slowly started to grow apart. One night after a party Anne tells Pierre that she is in love with another man. Although her admission is not surprising Pierre's reaction is. He seems to accept this as a fact of life and r

  • Hidden/The Beat That My Heart Skipped/LemmingHidden/The Beat That My Heart Skipped/Lemming | DVD | (03/12/2007) from £12.23   |  Saving you £14.75 (159.63%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Set Comprises: Hidden (Cache): Life seems perfect for Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche) a bourgeois Parisian couple who live in a comfortable home with their adolescent son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky). But when an anonymous videotape turns up on their doorstep showing their house under surveillance from across the street their calm life begins to spiral out of control. Subsequent videotapes arrive accompanied by mysterious drawings and gradually Georges becomes convinced that he's being tormented by a figure from his past. But when he confronts him the man assures Georges he is innocent. A growing sense of guilt begins to rise in Georges as he recalls his less-than-angelic childhood yet for some reason he's unable to be completely honest with Anne. Soon their happy home is an emotional battleground leading to a climax that is breathtaking in its ferocity and ambiguousness. Though Haneke's film works first and foremost as an insidious thriller it is also a powerful commentary on the urban paranoia and racism that continue to permeate modern society. Without using a score and keeping his camera detached and static Haneke nonetheless establishes a nearly unbearable level of tension. Not for the squeamish Hidden remains a work of menacing brilliance and was the winner of the Best Director award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. The Beat My Heart Skipped (De Battre de Mon Coeur C'est Arrete): In this follow-up to his critical success Read My Lips Jacques Audiard has adapted and updated James Toback's cult 1978 noir Fingers to come up with this memorable character study about a young man torn between a life of crime and classical music. Romain Duris in a standout performance portrays the 28 year-old Tom who seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a Parisian property shark working in a sleazy and sometimes brutal milieu. However a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent rekindles a desire for a musical career and hope for a better life. The Beat That My Heart Skipped premiered at Berlin 2005 where it played to enthusiastic audiences and won the Silver Bear for Best Score in addition to securing Best Film Not In The English Language at the 2006 BAFTA ceremony Lemming: Alain (Laurent Lucas) seems to have it all - a beautiful wife (Charlotte Gainsbourg) a perfect home and a prestigious new engineering job. But the unexpected sexual attentions of his boss' disconcertingly glacial wife (Charlotte Rampling) and the discovery of a rodent unaccountably stuck in the waste pipe of his kitchen sink spark the beginning of a strange unsettling and sometimes shocking chain of events that disrupts Alain's orderly life and leaves him questioning his own sanity. Featuring a masterfully unnerving performance from Charlotte Rampling the new film from director Dominik Moll (Harry He's Here to Help) is a chillingly suspensful and darkly comic ps

  • Before the Winter Chill [DVD]Before the Winter Chill | DVD | (22/09/2014) from £11.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (60.06%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Paul (Daniel Auteuil), a successful surgeon in the autumn of his life, becomes torn between a loving wife, Lucie (Kristin Scott Thomas), and a dangerous attraction for a troubled, mysterious young woman. As Paul is drawn further to Lou (Leila Bekhti), a cafe waitress claiming to be one of his former patients, Lucie begins to suspect her husband of having an affair, but the truth proves to be far darker and complex than she expected.

  • The Michael Haneke CollectionThe Michael Haneke Collection | DVD | (09/10/2006) from £21.39   |  Saving you £18.60 (86.96%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Hidden (aka. Cache) (2005): Writer/director Michael Haneke delivers a masterpiece of unsettlement with Hidden (Cache). Life seems perfect for Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche) a bourgeois Parisian couple who live in a comfortable home with their adolescent son Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky). But when an anonymous videotape turns up on their doorstep showing their house under surveillance from across the street their calm life begins to spiral out of control. Subsequent videotapes arrive accompanied by mysterious drawings and gradually Georges becomes convinced that he's being tormented by a figure from his past. But when he confronts him the man assures Georges he is innocent. A growing sense of guilt begins to rise in Georges as he recalls his less-than-angelic childhood yet for some reason he's unable to be completely honest with Anne. Soon their happy home is an emotional battleground leading to a climax that is breathtaking in its ferocity and ambiguousness. The Time Of The Wolf (2003): Michael Haneke directs this nightmarish vision of a post-apocalyptic world in which society has completely broken down. Isabelle Huppert plays Anne who flees the city with her husband Georges and their two children in the hope of finding safe refuge at the family's country home. But soon after arriving they learn they have made a terrible mistake and must embark on a gruelling odyssey through a country totally devastated by disaster without even the most basic of utilities such as water and electricity. Demonstrating yet again his unique and uncompromising cinematic vision Haneke assembles an all star cast for this typically challenging tense and gripping drama. The Piano Teacher (2001): The Piano Teacher is a powerful and controversial drama from award-winning Austrian film-maker Michael Haneke (Funny Games Code Unknown). Isabelle Huppert gives a performance of astounding emotional intensity as Erika Kohut a repressed woman in her late thirties who teaches piano at the Vienna Conservatory and lives with her tyrannical mother (Annie Girardot) with whom she has a volatile love-hate relationship. But when one of Erika's students the handsome and assured Walter Klemmer (Benoit Magimel) attempts to seduce her the barriers that she has carefully erected around her claustrophobic world are shattered unleashing a previously inhibited extreme and uncontrollable desire. Code Unknown (2000): Paris. A very busy boulevard. Someone throws a crumpled piece of paper into the outstretched hands of a beggar-woman. This is the bond which for an instant links the trajectories of several very different characters : Anne a young actress is on the threshold of making it in the cinema. Her boyfriend Georges is a war photographer he is rarely in France. His father is a farmer. Georges' younger brother Jean has no interest in taking over the farm. Amadou is a music teacher in an institute for deaf-mute children. His father a taxi driver originates from Africa. His little sister is deaf and it's because of her that Amadou has chosen his profession. Maria comes from Romania and sends home the money she gets from begging. Having been deported she goes back home to spend some time with her family before embarking on another humiliating journey to France. What do they have in common these characters and those whose path they cross?

  • Kalinka [DVD]Kalinka | DVD | (14/11/2016) from £11.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (42.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka's death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and led him to accuse Kalinka's stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka's justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

  • 36 [Blu-ray] [2004]36 | Blu Ray | (25/01/2010) from £8.99   |  Saving you £18.00 (257.51%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Director Olivier 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...

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