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  • HellHell | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £6.73   |  Saving you £13.26 (197.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Three sisters, estranged after a shared childhood trauma, are gradually reunited by a young stranger with a surprising revelation.

  • Delicatessen [1991]Delicatessen | DVD | (15/04/2002) from £7.97   |  Saving you £15.01 (301.41%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Delicatessen presents a post-apocalyptic scenario set entirely in a dank and gloomy building where the landlord operates a delicatessen on the ground floor. But this is an altogether meatless world, so the butcher-landlord keeps his customers happy by chopping unsuspecting victims into cutlets, and he's sharpening his knife for the new tenant (French comic actor Dominque Pinon) who's got the hots for the butcher's near-sighted daughter. Delicatessen is a feast (if you will) of hilarious vignettes, slapstick gags, and sweetly eccentric characters, including a man in a swampy room full of frogs, a woman doggedly determined to commit suicide (she never gets it right) and a pair of brothers who make toy sound boxes that "moo" like cows. It doesn't amount to much as a story, but that hardly matters; this is the kind of comedy that leaps from a unique wellspring of imagination and inspiration, and it's handled with such visual virtuosity that you can't help but be mesmerised. French co-directors of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro have wildly inventive imaginations that gravitate to the darker absurdities of human behaviour, and their visual extravagance is matched by impressive technical skill. There's some priceless comedy here, some of which is so inventive that you may feel the urge to stand up and cheer. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com On the DVD: the special features are pretty standard, with a trailer, "making of" featurette and footage of the rehearsal process. The audio commentary is supplied by Jeunet, which, although interesting, is in French and thus necessitates the use of subtitles which then obliterate the movie's own subtitles. Once the commentary is on it is virtually impossible to turn this option off without reloading the disc. However, the Dolby stereo works wonders for this film, which is rich in sound, and surprisingly the 1.85:1 letterbox ratio is perfect for a film that is grainy by design. --Nikki Disney

  • Delicatessen [DVD] [1991]Delicatessen | DVD | (05/04/2010) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (63.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In a distant apocalyptic future conventional society has reached a state of collapse. Grain is now used as currency and meat has become a rare commodity. Meanwhile an unemployed clown finds work as a maintenance man in a squalid apartment block situated above a butcher's shop. Having fallen in love with the owner's daughter he soon discovers the sinister truth behind the ominous landlord's unsavoury intentions. Between blossoming romance and disappearing tenants his only hope for survival could be the members of a subterranean militia of vegetarian freedom fighters. Or is it too late already? With its iconic surreal imagery gallows humour and its cast of warped characters Delicatessen marked the breakthrough collaboration between celebrated directors Marc Caro (Dante 01) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie A Very Long Engagement Micmacs). Equal parts horror comedy and dystopian fantasia Delicatessen is still one of the most original and influential films of its time.

  • Potiche [DVD]Potiche | DVD | (10/10/2011) from £8.39   |  Saving you £9.60 (114.42%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve, Belle de Jour, 8 Women) is a submissive, trophy wife, housebound in the French provincial town of Sainte-Gudule. When her rich husband is taken hostage by his striking workers, it is time for Suzanne to transform herself into an assertive woman of action to take charge of his umbrella factory. Complications arise in the form of the union leader, a former lover (Gerald Depardieu, Cyrano de Bergerac, Green Card) who still holds a burning flame for Suzanne...

  • Polisse [DVD]Polisse | DVD | (29/10/2012) from £10.98   |  Saving you £8.00 (100.12%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Mawenn spent time with the Child Protection Unit in Paris before co-writing, directing and starring in this multi-faceted portrait of the department. She plays a photographer assigned to record the workings of the unit's day shift, following the officers as they deal with each case - many of which are based on actual incidents - and the impact the job has on their personal lives. The resulting tapestry of working life will appeal to fans of The Wire and Spiral. Starring Karen Viard (Potiche), Joey Starr (22 Bullets), Nicholas Duvauchelle (Braquo), Arnaud Henriet (Mesrine)

  • La Famille Belier [DVD]La Famille Belier | DVD | (28/09/2015) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    For the Béliers their sixteen-year-old daughter Paula is a vital member of their eccentric clan. As the only non-deaf member of the family she acts as their ears and mouth allowing the townspeople to communicate with the often misunderstood Béliers. One day this harmony is thrown in to disarray when Paula discovers a raw and untapped gift for singing and with the encouragement of her music professor decides to audition for the prestigious Maîtrise de Radio France music college in Paris. However this leaves Paula with a painful dilemma: does she stay with her family or take her first steps towards independence and adulthood?

  • 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

  • Delicatessen [Blu-ray] [1990]Delicatessen | Blu Ray | (13/01/2014) from £10.98   |  Saving you £15.00 (187.73%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Delicatessen presents a post-apocalyptic scenario set entirely in a dank and gloomy building where the landlord operates a delicatessen on the ground floor. But this is an altogether meatless world, so the butcher-landlord keeps his customers happy by chopping unsuspecting victims into cutlets, and he's sharpening his knife for the new tenant (French comic actor Dominque Pinon) who's got the hots for the butcher's near-sighted daughter. Delicatessen is a feast (if you will) of hilarious vignettes, slapstick gags, and sweetly eccentric characters, including a man in a swampy room full of frogs, a woman doggedly determined to commit suicide (she never gets it right) and a pair of brothers who make toy sound boxes that "moo" like cows. It doesn't amount to much as a story, but that hardly matters; this is the kind of comedy that leaps from a unique wellspring of imagination and inspiration, and it's handled with such visual virtuosity that you can't help but be mesmerised. French co-directors of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro have wildly inventive imaginations that gravitate to the darker absurdities of human behaviour, and their visual extravagance is matched by impressive technical skill. There's some priceless comedy here, some of which is so inventive that you may feel the urge to stand up and cheer. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com On the DVD: the special features are pretty standard, with a trailer, "making of" featurette and footage of the rehearsal process. The audio commentary is supplied by Jeunet, which, although interesting, is in French and thus necessitates the use of subtitles which then obliterate the movie's own subtitles. Once the commentary is on it is virtually impossible to turn this option off without reloading the disc. However, the Dolby stereo works wonders for this film, which is rich in sound, and surprisingly the 1.85:1 letterbox ratio is perfect for a film that is grainy by design. --Nikki Disney

  • Jeunet And Caro Box Set [1991]Jeunet And Caro Box Set | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £12.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (53.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This Box Set Contains The Following Films: Delicatessan follows a sweet-natured clown Louison who moves into a run down apartment building with a delicatessen on the ground floor and falls in love with the butcher's daughter Julie Clapet. When it turns out that Julie's father is actually butchering human beings and selling the meat to the carnivorous tenants of the building Julie must decide if she will remain loyal to her father's business or expose the truth in order to save Louison from being the next victim. Taking place entirely inside underneath and on the roof of the delicatessen the film uses an old pipe that runs throughout the building as a channel of communication for its characters. City Of Lost Children is the story of a prematurely aging mad scientist named Krank who kidnaps children so he can steal their dreams. However Krank runs into trouble when his henchmen grab Denree a little boy whose adopted brother One is a circus strongman. One desperately tries to find Denree and begs for help from Miette a 9-year-old girl who heads up a gang of orphans. Together One and Miette finally find Krank's castle meeting along the way the lost identical brother--the original--of the three clones who serve as Krank's assistants. Also included is one of Jeunet and Caro's earlier short films.

  • La Nouvelle Eve [1999]La Nouvelle Eve | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £8.25   |  Saving you £6.74 (81.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Camille (Karin Viard) is a swimming pool attendant in her thirties who revels in her sexually promiscuous hard-drinking lifestyle. However she also suffers from depression and when she meets the older married Alexis (Pierre-Loup Rajot) finds herself falling in love for the first time. Camille becomes increasingly obsessed with Alexis joining his political group and making friends with his wife and family but frustrated by his unavailability turns to Ben (Sergi Loprez) a younger man for comfort.

  • Paris [2008]Paris | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £8.47   |  Saving you £11.52 (57.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The moving story of a Parisian who is sick and thinks he may die at any moment. His condition makes him look at all the people he meets in a new and different way.

  • Summer Things (Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez) [2003]Summer Things (Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez) | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £7.16   |  Saving you £15.82 (379.38%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Bourgeois housewife Elizabeth takes a holiday by the sea and as identities are mistaken and amorous adventures sparked off, it becomes a vacation to remember.

  • Summer ThingsSummer Things | DVD | (08/06/2007) from £8.98   |  Saving you £11.01 (55.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    An unforgettable trip for everyone, Summer Things is a hilarious blend of small-town snobbery, insatiable lust and infidelity. When Elizabeth's wayward husband Bertrand finds every excuse to stay at home in Paris with his mistress, Elizabeth invites friend Julie on holiday instead; a single mother desperate for holiday romance, but with a screaming baby in tow! On the other side of town their hard-up neighbours, Vero, Jerome and Loic, are roughing it at a nearby caravan park and hating every minute. meanwhile enjoying life stateside Elizabeth and Bertrand's nymphomaniac daughter, Emilie, is partying with boyfriend Kevin, unaware that he's embezzled the money from her father's firm to pay for the trip......The scene is set for a farce of outrageous proportions, involving bed-swapping, mistaken identity, suicide bids, passionate affairs and rampant testosterone....but whatever difficulties the holiday makers get into, they make sure it never gets in the way of their constant pursuit of pleasure.

  • Time Out [2001]Time Out | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-5.64 (-28.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Time Out, which won the Lion of the Year at Venice in 2000, is a midlife crisis film with a difference. Vincent is an out-of-work consultant who fabricates an increasingly complex and unsustainable business life to give his wife and children a secure existence. In the process, old friends are caught up in shady investments and Geneva becomes the focal point of his fugitive career. Then, as the net closes, the eternally routine nature of Vincent's professional life returns to haunt him anew. Aurélien Récoing is persuasively understated in the lead role, conveying a myriad of emotions with his subtle facial gestures. Karin Viard is sympathetic as the trusting Muriel, ready to offer support even when the web of lies has all but unravelled, and there's an engaging contribution from Serge Livrozet--the adept black marketeer sincere in his willingness to help. Laurent Cantet's direction is a fine example of less is more, sustaining the film with relative ease over 129 minutes. Pierre Milon's camerawork makes the most of some stunning scenery on the Franco-Swiss border and Jocelyn Pook's spare but brooding score is a discreetly effective enhancement. As the closing scene ties up loose ends with a neatly barbed irony, you're left in little doubt that Vincent's problems are about to start again. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Lolo [DVD]Lolo | DVD | (08/05/2017) from £6.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The course of true love has never run smoothly for Parisian Violette, a 40 year old workaholic whose romantic life is continually challenged by possessive teenage son, Lolo. Enjoying a long holiday in Biarritz, fashion exec Violette is surprised to find herself falling for fellow divorcee Jean-Rene, a clueless but highly persistent local computer programmer. When Jean-Rene announces he s due to move to Paris for a work opportunity, the unlikely relationship is given a chance to continue. However he must first attempt to win the trust and respect of troublesome 19 year old Lolo, a challenge that the endearingly naïve Jean-Rene is not at all prepared for. When Lolo returns to live with Violette, and his playful schemes evolve into more serious set-ups, Jean-Rene is faced with a decision; is he willing to compete with Lolo s obsession to remain Violette s one and only favourite?

  • Lullaby [DVD] [2020]Lullaby | DVD | (06/04/2020) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    When mother of two children Myriam decides to go back to work despite her husband's initial reluctancy, the couple starts looking for a nanny. After a very selective process, they finally find the perfect candidate, Louise, a poised 40-year old woman who is an instant hit with both kids and parents. But as Louise makes herself indispensable to the family, she starts revealing her true self and her behavior becomes more and more unsettling to those around her.

  • Delicatessen [Blu-ray] [1991]Delicatessen | Blu Ray | (13/09/2010) from £29.68   |  Saving you £-4.69 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    In a distant apocalyptic future conventional society has reached a state of collapse. Grain is now used as currency and meat has become a rare commodity. Meanwhile an unemployed clown finds work as a maintenance man in a squalid apartment block situated above a butcher's shop. Having fallen in love with the owner's daughter he soon discovers the sinister truth behind the ominous landlord's unsavoury intentions. Between blossoming romance and disappearing tenants his only hope for survival could be the members of a subterranean militia of vegetarian freedom fighters. Or is it too late already? With its iconic surreal imagery gallows humour and its cast of warped characters Delicatessen marked the breakthrough collaboration between celebrated directors Marc Caro (Dante 01) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie A Very Long Engagement Micmacs). Equal parts horror comedy and dystopian fantasia Delicatessen is still one of the most original and influential films of its time.

  • The Laurent Cantet CollectionThe Laurent Cantet Collection | DVD | (09/02/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Set Comprises: Time Out Heading South Human Resources

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