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  • Film, Video

    Le fils du requin = Son of a shark / Catalog Record Only

    Abandoned by their mother and disowned by their alcoholic father, Martin, the older brother, and Simon, the younger brother, live a wild life in their working-class, coastal town in France. They survive by stealing food and money. They are forcibly separated by the authorities and sent to different reform schools, but they escape and reunite. Martin is fascinated with fish and wishes he were ...

    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video

    Jeux interdits = Forbidden games / Catalog Record Only

    When a young Parisian girl is orphaned during WW2, she is taken by a peasant family. She develops a friendship with their youngest son and together they share a world which adults cannot understand.

    • Date: 1952
  • Film, Video

    Chrysalis / Catalog Record Only

    David Hoffman, lieutenant in the European police, hunts down a dangerous smuggler suspected of a vile murder. The guy happens to have killed David's wife months before. His investigation will lead him to a state-of-the-art clinic under the iron grip of Professor Brugen. When truth is lodged in the heart of the brain, memories become a precious and highly coveted commodity.

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    La Petite voleuse = The little thief / Catalog Record Only

    PA456-408 PA456-409 (English language subtitled version) U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Orly Films; DCR 1988; PUB 29Dec88; REG 11Sep89; PA456-408. Minor change version: [English language subtitled version] / subtitles, A. Whitelaw & W. Byron. -- U.S. : Miramax Films, 1989. Copyright for minor change version: Orly Films; DCR 1989; PUB 25Aug89; REG 15Feb90; PA456-409. Released in the U.S. as The little thief per New York ...

    • Date: 1988
  • Film, Video

    La cage aux folles III--"elles" se marient = La cage aux folles III--matrimonio con vizietto = La cage aux folles III--the wedding / Catalog Record Only

    Albin and Renato can inherit a fortune if they marry, but they have only eighteen months to have a baby. Their financially troubled St. Tropez transvestite cabaret, La Cage, can be saved only if Albin fulfills the condition of his relative's bequest. The will stipulates that he must marry and father a son or else the vast estate will pass to his greedy young ...

    • Date: 1985
  • Film, Video

    Indochine / Catalog Record Only

    Set in French Indochina in the 1930s as the Vietnamese begin to rebel against French colonialism. Dramatizes the last years of French rule through the relationship between plantation owner Éliane, French by birth but born and raised in Indochina, and her adopted daughter Camille, an orphaned Annamese princess who becomes a Vietnamese revolutionary and representative at the Geneva Conference after having a child by ...

    • Date: 1992
  • Film, Video

    Attention une femme peut en cacher une autre / Catalog Record Only

    "Alice (Miou-Miou), a surgeon's assistant, leaves her husband and infant son behind in Paris. Out in the countryside she falls in love with Vincent and has two children with him. She never gets a divorce from her first husband Phillippe and never marries her new lover"--Internet movie database, viewed July 20, 2010.

    • Date: 1983
  • Film, Video

    Jeux interdits = Forbidden games / Catalog Record Only

    When a young Parisian girl is orphaned during WW2, she is taken by a peasant family. She develops a friendship with their youngest son and together they share a world which adults cannot understand.

    • Date: 1952
  • Film, Video

    L'accompagnatrice = The accompanist / Catalog Record Only

    In Paris during the brutal winter of 1943, Sophie, a 20-year-old pianist, leaves constant hunger and deprivation behind when she is hired as accompanist to the beautiful, gifted and privileged classical singer, Irene Brice. In time, Sophie becomes a self-effacing martyr who develops a love-hate relationship with Irene, and in always deferring, misses her own chance for happiness.

    • Contributor: Miller, Claude - Béraud, Luc - Rich, Claude - Bohringer, Romane - Safonova, Elena - Bohringer, Richard - Berberova, N. (nina) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1992
  • Film, Video

    Qui perd gagne! / Catalog Record Only

    A compulsive gambler with a phenomenal memory assists the investigation into how the same man could win the national lottery twice.

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    Olivier, Olivier / Catalog Record Only

    Elizabeth and Serge, live in rural France with their children, Olivier and Nadine. Elisabeth dotes on Olivier, causing resentment in both Serge and Nadine. Olivier is sent on an errand and fails to return. Six years later in Paris, Detective Druot, the investigating officer, encounters a 15-year-old male prostitute who fits the description of Olivier. Nadine is unconvinced that he is really her brother. ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    Regarde-moi / Catalog Record Only

    Chronicles one day in the emotional life of a Parisian housing project. Its focus is a group of young people, each of whom tries in his own way to express deep feelings for someone else while simultaneously maintaining the hard emotional shells needed to survive in the mean streets.

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    Amour Catalog Record Only

    "An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume the role of the caretaker in this compassionate yet unsentimental drama. Georges and Anne are retired classical-music teachers savoring their golden years in a comfortable apartment when Anne experiences a stroke that leaves her partially paralyzed. As devoted Georges struggles with ...

    • Contributor: Haneke, Michael - Menegoz, Margaret - Arndt, Stefan - Heiduschka, Veit - Trintignant, Jean-Louis - Riva, Emmanuèle - Huppert, Isabelle - Films Du Losange (firm) - X Filme Creative Pool - Wega Film (firm) ... Haneke, Michael - Menegoz, Margaret - Arndt, Stefan - Heiduschka, Veit - Trintignant, Jean-Louis - Riva, Emmanuèle - Huppert, Isabelle - Films Du Losange (firm) - X Filme Creative Pool - Wega Film (firm) - France 3 Cinéma (firm) - Bayerischer Rundfunk - Westdeutscher Rundfunk - France Télévision - Studio Canal - Ciné+ (france) - Sony Pictures Classics (firm) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot = Mr. Hulot's holiday / Catalog Record Only

    Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort. Principally visual humor; soundtrack is mostly ambient sound.

    • Date: 1987
  • Film, Video

    La régle du jeu = The rules of the game / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Minor change version: [English language subtitled version] . United States : The Voyager Company, 1989. Copyright notice on videodisc jacket: Version intégrale copyrighted in 1959 by Les Grands Films Classiques. Editor, Marquerite Renoir ; music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Monsigny, Sallabert, Saint-Saëns, Chopin ; photography, Jean Bachelet. Marcel Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain. In French with English language subtitles. Probable year ...

    • Date: 1939
  • Film, Video

    Monsieur Hire / Catalog Record Only

    A neighborhood loner consensually obsessed in a voyeuristic relationship with his neighbor finds himself under suspicion in the murder of another woman.

    • Date: 1989
  • Film, Video

    L'appât / Catalog Record Only

    Examines the lives of three amoral young people living in Paris: 18-year-old Nathalie, who works in a clothing store and dreams of opening her own boutique in the United States, her boyfriend Eric, and his slow-witted pal Bruno. All three are looking for a fast and easy way to make some money, so together they devise a plan: Nathalie will hang out in nightclubs, ...

    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video

    World. La mal vie = The bad life / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Antenne 2 France ; 1978. Copyright notice on video: WGBH Educational Foundation ; 1979. Narrated by Daniel Karlin ; [written] with Tony Lainé ; editing, Hédi Hélaoui, Isabelle Roberty ; series editor, Louis Wiley. World is made possible by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, public television stations, the Ford Foundation, and the German Marshall Fund ...

    • Date: 1979
  • Film, Video

    Bouquet final / Catalog Record Only

    An American funeral director is recruited to a job in Paris.

    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    L'épine dans le coeur. Catalog Record Only

    Michel Gondry chronicles the life of Gondry family matriarch, his aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves.

    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video

    La Femme Nikita / Catalog Record Only

    Action-packed story of Nikita, a ruthless street junkie who is recruited against her will into a secret government organization by Bob. In three years, Bob transforms her into a sexy, sophisticated "lethal weapon" named Josephine. Released from the training compound, Nikita establishes a new identity and soon falls in love with Marco, a soft-spoken romantic. Six months later, she gets a call. She's activated. ...

    • Contributor: Besson, Luc - Paraillaud, Anne - Anglade, Jean-Hugues - Moreau, Jeanne - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    36 quai des Orfèvres / Catalog Record Only

    In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies.

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    Le retour de Martin Guerre = The return of Martin Guerre / Catalog Record Only

    Set in 16th-century France, the film centers around the identity of Martin, a moody youth who mysteriously disappears, deserting his beautiful wife and son. Eight years later a handsome, vibrant man returns; the whole village accepts him as Martin. After he demands from his uncle the profit earned from the farm for those eight years, questions are raised as to his true identity. A ...

    • Date: 1982
  • Film, Video

    Darling / Catalog Record Only

    A mistreated girl named Darling reaches out for human contact via a CB radio at work, but while she dreams of the handsome prince who will ride into town and whisk her away, what she finds instead is a drunken brute who traps her in a loveless marriage.

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    Virgil / Catalog Record Only

    Every week, Virgil dreams of his father Ernest telling him about his earlier life as a boxer. And every week he dreams of a crossing glance from a young woman named Margot. This week, his father announces that he will finally come to see his son fight in the boxing ring. The one problem: Virgil has not been boxing for the last three years.

    • Date: 2005