"Actor: Yvan Attal"

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  • Leaving [DVD]Leaving | DVD | (29/11/2010) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    With her idle bourgeois lifestyle getting her down well-to-do mother Suzanne goes back to work as a physiotherapist in the south of France. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room in their backyard but when Suzanne and the man hired to do the building work meet their mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne must then decide whether to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest.

  • Love Etc. [1998]Love Etc. | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Pierre (Charles Berling) and Benoit (Yvan Attal) and have been the worlds best friends for 20 years. For 20 years Pierre has been exploiting his charm wackiness cheek and genuine ability to please; for 20 years Benoit has been working hard at his life paying for his friend quietly waiting for love to hit him wanting whats sensible. Marie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is shy or rather discreet and thinks she knows what she wants. She is looking for a Benoit but marries Pierre. How do you take the news that your best friend is madly in love with your wife? How do you go from a couple of friends to a loving couple to an infernal triangle?

  • The Serpent [2007]The Serpent | DVD | (29/09/2008) from £5.29   |  Saving you £0.70 (13.23%)   |  RRP £5.99

    A photographer, caught up in an ugly divorce and fighting for custody of his children, finds himself facing a ghost from his past.

  • The Interpreter [2005]The Interpreter | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £2.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (568.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Assassins are on Nicole Kidman's trail after she hears something she shouldn't have in this tense thriller.

  • My Wife Is An Actress [2002]My Wife Is An Actress | DVD | (01/01/2001) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (46.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    My Wife Is an Actress ("Ma Femme Est une Actrice") stars Charlotte Gainsbourg--ex-child star, daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, beautiful and accomplished actress--alongside her real-life husband Yvan Attal, who also directs. Attal is a humble sports journalist married to a famous international star (played by Gainsbourg) and uncomfortable with her celebrity. His first film as a director plays knowingly with off-screen reality: the two leads even use their own names, Charlotte and Yvan, for the characters they play. In the film, Charlotte goes to London to appear in a romantic drama opposite British movie icon John (Terence Stamp, sending himself up with some luvvie-ish posturing). Left at home, Yvan torments himself with thoughts of his wife playing sex scenes with John and his jealousy puts their marriage at risk. His visits to her on the set in London only make things worse. There's scope here for some good comedy, as well as an interesting exploration of how, in an actor's life, reality and artifice can snarl each other up. But Attal, who also scripted, makes his characters so shallow and two-dimensional that it's hard to believe in them, let alone care about them. A sub-plot about the squabbling between Yvan's sister and her husband over whether their unborn son should be circumcised (she's Jewish, he's not) feels tacked-on and tiresome. In aspiring to script and star in his directorial debut, Attal may have overstretched himself. Given a stronger script, this could have been a funnier or more searching film, or both. On the DVD: My Wife Is an Actress comes to disc in a clear full-screen transfer, although the dialogue's a little muffled here and there--a fault of the original, not the transfer. By way of extras we get the theatrical trailer, a likeably relaxed 16-minute "making of" featurette and a handful of not very interesting deleted scenes. --Philip Kemp

  • The Serpent [2007]The Serpent | DVD | (03/03/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A photographer, caught up in an ugly divorce and fighting for custody of his children, finds himself facing a ghost from his past.

  • With Or Without YouWith Or Without You | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £4.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (71.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years and are married for five. She doesn't like her job he isn't too pleased working with her dad. They're trying to have a baby. One morning Benoit a Frenchman and former pen pal of Rosie whom she never met comes to visit. Did Rosie love him? Does she love him now?

  • Bon Voyage [2003]Bon Voyage | DVD | (10/01/2005) from £11.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (40.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Vivianne Denvers is a well-known film actress who has many male admirers. At the premiere of her latest picture she is pursued by Beaufort a rather large government official. To get away from him she attaches herself to an unsuitable older man who takes her home. After an argument she slaps him only to find that he has dropped dead! Terrified she calls on a former boyfriend to help her move the body...

  • With Or Without You [DVD]With Or Without You | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £20.00   |  Saving you £-10.01 (-100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    With or Without You works as an above-average television drama; but that's about the height of its ambition. It's strange that Michael Winterbottom, director of the hard-edged, bitter Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) and the grandiose snowy western The Claim (2000) should have bothered with anything as routine and undemanding. Perhaps its greatest distinction is that it's set in present-day Belfast without so much as a mention of the Troubles. The plot is a bog-standard romantic triangle. Rosie and Vincent, who have been married five years or so, want a baby, but nothing's happening. It doesn't help that Rosie's older sister has sprogs burgeoning like mushrooms wherever you look. Then up pops a figure from Rosie's past--Benoît, her pen-pal from before she met Vincent. And being French, he's naturally charming, witty, romantic and everything poor old Vincent isn't. Think you can guess what's coming? Well, most likely you can--right down to the all-too-pat happy ending. Still, the actors (Christopher Ecclestone, Dervla Kirwan and Yvan Attal are the leads) are accomplished and watchable, the dialogue stays the right side of banal and it's refreshing to see Belfast shown as a civilised, cultured place to live. With or Without You passes an hour and a half pleasantly enough and may even raise the odd chuckle, but it covers well-trodden territory without much new to say. On the DVD: aptly routine stuff--the theatrical trailer, a bland "making of" featurette and some interviews with the three principal players. Widescreen (16:9 anamorphic) and Dolby Surround Sound give the material the best possible showcase. --Philip Kemp

  • Anthony Zimmer [DVD]Anthony Zimmer | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £12.45   |  Saving you £3.54 (22.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Action packed spy thriller Antony Zimmer (the original The Tourist starring Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie) will have you second guessing all the way through. Full of twists and turns the story starts on a train to Nice where Chiara (played by the gorgeous Sophie Marceau) meets Francois (Yvan Attal). She uses her beauty and charm to gain his affections. Francois is unaware that Chiara is in fact the beloved mistress of the wanted criminal Anthony Zimmer and is being followed by the police. Chiara uses the unsuspecting Francois as a decoy to try and lose her police tail culminating in a frantic chase through Nice and a question just who is Anthony Zimmer?

  • And Now Ladies And GentlemenAnd Now Ladies And Gentlemen | DVD | (28/06/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Claude Lelouche (A Man And A Woman) continues to examine the more surreal and often dream-like aspects of love in his latest film And Now Ladies And Gentlemen. Starring Jeremy Irons as a jewel thief who falls in love with a jazz singer after arriving in Morocco in an attempt to evade the police the story blurs reality and fantasy and is set against the exotic and mysterious backdrop of North Africa. The dream-like quality of the film lends an engaging and sensuous atmosphere and Ir

  • Rapt [DVD]Rapt | DVD | (13/09/2010) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Rapt

  • With Or Without You [1999]With Or Without You | DVD | (10/12/2001) from £12.96   |  Saving you £-2.97 (-29.70%)   |  RRP £9.99

    With or Without You works as an above-average television drama; but that's about the height of its ambition. It's strange that Michael Winterbottom, director of the hard-edged, bitter Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) and the grandiose snowy western The Claim (2000) should have bothered with anything as routine and undemanding. Perhaps its greatest distinction is that it's set in present-day Belfast without so much as a mention of the Troubles. The plot is a bog-standard romantic triangle. Rosie and Vincent, who have been married five years or so, want a baby, but nothing's happening. It doesn't help that Rosie's older sister has sprogs burgeoning like mushrooms wherever you look. Then up pops a figure from Rosie's past--Benoît, her pen-pal from before she met Vincent. And being French, he's naturally charming, witty, romantic and everything poor old Vincent isn't. Think you can guess what's coming? Well, most likely you can--right down to the all-too-pat happy ending. Still, the actors (Christopher Ecclestone, Dervla Kirwan and Yvan Attal are the leads) are accomplished and watchable, the dialogue stays the right side of banal and it's refreshing to see Belfast shown as a civilised, cultured place to live. With or Without You passes an hour and a half pleasantly enough and may even raise the odd chuckle, but it covers well-trodden territory without much new to say. On the DVD: aptly routine stuff--the theatrical trailer, a bland "making of" featurette and some interviews with the three principal players. Widescreen (16:9 anamorphic) and Dolby Surround Sound give the material the best possible showcase. --Philip Kemp

  • Rapt [DVD] [2009]Rapt | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £7.91   |  Saving you £11.07 (225.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    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...

  • Portraits Chinois [1997]Portraits Chinois | DVD | (11/08/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Ada (Helen Bonham Carter) is an English fashion designer living a vaguely dissatisfied life with screenwriter Paul in a new home which is a bit above their means. Guido Paul's writing partner is having relationship problems of his own with Stephanie. And Guido and Paul are seriously late in delivering their script to Alphonse a young director with diminishing patience. Into this comes Lise an up and coming fashion designer who derails Ada's career by snagging a major assignment and making romantic advances at Paul. The lives loves deceptions triumphs and tragedies of this circle of self-absorbed over-achieving Parisians becomes more confusing convoluted and entangled leading to a surprising finale that blurs fiction and reality in a very Woody Allen way.

  • Small Wonders - Volume 1 : A showcase of the best British short filmsSmall Wonders - Volume 1 : A showcase of the best British short films | DVD | (01/01/2007) from £34.99   |  Saving you £-17.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

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