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    La vie et la passion de Jésus-Christ
    Passion | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française | Life and passion of Jesus Christ
    Main title and English language translation title from Rittaud-Hutinet, J. Auguste et Louis Lumière. Title on film, La passion, also appears in La production cinématographique des frères Lumière. Contents titles from La production cinématographique des frères Lumière. Incomplete: LC copy missing L'arrivée à Jérusalem; Lumière no. 935. Opérateur, Alexandre Promio. Bretteau. The films listed in the contents note were also released separately under their ...
    • Contributor: Hatot, Georges - Lumière, Louis - Promio, Alexandre - Bretteau - Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    French cancan /
    Only the French can Catalog Record Only
    In Paris of the 1880s, the impresario Danglard decides to revive an old working-class dance which he christens French cancan to make it sound foreign and naughty, and to entice British and American tourists. He has troubles with his backers and their mistresses; but, eventually all problems are solved, and French cancan is triumphantly launched at the newly unveiled Moulin Rouge.
    • Date: 1955
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    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
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    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
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    The diving bell and the butterfly / Catalog Record Only The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited ...
    • Date: 2007
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    The Battle of Algiers / Catalog Record Only Views the revolution against the French in the city of Algiers from 1954 to 1962. Focuses on Ali la Pointe, a leader in the FLN (Front de Liberation Nationale) who joins the movement in 1954 and dies with three comrades, including a child, rather than surrendering to the French in 1957.
    • Date: 1967
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    Le salaire de la peur = The wages of fear /
    Wages of fear Catalog Record Only
    This is an epic about courage. It is about how these four men test themselves for money on the dangerous, death-defying drive. They try to exhibit grace under pressure, be equal to their companions, be brave. They all succeed but one who loses his nerve.
    • Date: 1952
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    Le silence de la forêt / Catalog Record Only This is the story of Gonaba, a primary school education inspector. He returns from France to his home country, Central African Republic, determined to help rebuild the country. He ends up living among the pygmies in the forest. Thinking that he is more knowledgeable than them, because of his education, he attempts to teach them to read and write. In the process he finds ...
    • Date: 2003
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    La fille sur le pont
    Girl on the bridge Catalog Record Only
    Adele, a 22-year-old with a history of bad luck and abusive relationships with men, is contemplating suicide on the edge of a bridge when she encounters Gabor, a professional knife thrower who just happens to be hiring. He senses that she would make a wonderful new target and offers her the job. She rejects the offer and jumps. He jumps after her and soon ...
    • Contributor: Leconte, Patrice - Fechner, Christian - Frydman, Serge - Paradis, Vanessa - Auteuil, Daniel - Pfluger, Frederic - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2000
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    Hidden / Catalog Record Only A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear lead to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young ...
    • Contributor: Haneke, Michael - Menegoz, Margaret - Heiduschka, Veit - Auteuil, Daniel - Binoche, Juliette - Girardot, Annie - Films Du Losange (Firm) - Wega Film (Firm) - Bavaria Film - Bim Distribuzione - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Trois couleurs--bleu = Three colors--blue /
    Three colors--blue | Blue | Red heat | Film bleu | Bleu Catalog Record Only
    PA686-162 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: MK2 Productions, France 3 Cinema, CAB Productions, & TOR Productions. DCR 1993; PUB 8Sep93; REG 28JSep93; PA686-162. Minor change version: [English language subtitled version]. -- United States : Miramax Films, 1993. Copyright for minor change version: unknown. Title on leader: Red heat; per Baseline, 1/11/96, main title is Blue; also know as Film bleu; Bleu. Director of photography, Slawomir ...
    • Date: 1993
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    Palais royal / Catalog Record Only When the king dies, the queen pulls strings to have the Prince, who is married to a commoner, jump the order of succession and take control. The wife has little aptitude for being the wife of royalty, but soon becomes quite good at it in order to gain some power after she discovers that her husband is sleeping with another woman.
    • Date: 2005
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    L'appât /
    Bait 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
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    Bouquet final / Catalog Record Only An American funeral director is recruited to a job in Paris.
    • Date: 2008
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    Envin veuve / Catalog Record Only A beleaguered housewife watches her dreams come true when her obnoxious husband dies, perishing in an automobile accident. Unfortunately for the housewife, her unwittingly intrusive family moves in to "console" her and upsets her relationship with her lover.
    • Date: 2008
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    Merry Christmas / Catalog Record Only Loosely based on true episodes, this film tells the story of German, French, and Scottish soldiers in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. Follows a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, and a German tenor and his beloved Danish soprano as music and the spirit of Christmas create bonds between enemies.
    • Date: 2006
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    Faat Kiné / Catalog Record Only This is the story of Faat Kiné who raises her two children as a single parent and through her hard work she manages to be financially independent.
    • Date: 1999
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    Olivier, Olivier /
    Olivier est la 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
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    Aujourd'hui peut-être-- /
    Day to remember. Catalog Record Only
    In French. Giulietta Masina, Eva Darlan, Veronique Silver, Jean Benguigui. Associate producer, Jean-Bernard Fetoux ; music, Paul Misraki ; director of photography, Bernard Lutic ; editing, Nicolas Barachin. LC also holds a 35 mm. viewing print of this title; copies have not been compared. Source used: copyright data sheet and description.
    • Contributor: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1991
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    Un Monde sans pitié = Love without pity Catalog Record Only Twenty-five year old Hippo doesn't have a job and doesn't study. Instead he lives off the money his brother earns from dealing drugs, and from occasional poker winnings. He represents a disillusioned generation that doesn't care what other people think of him. But ironically he falls in love with Nathalie, an ambitious student, and soon thinks about turning his life around.
    • Contributor: Attal, Yvan - Fetoux, Jean-Bernard - Girardot, Hippolyte - Novion, Pierre - Perrier, Mireille - Rocca, Alain - Rochant, Eric - Torikian, Gérard - Christian Bourgois Productions - France 3 Cinéma (Firm) - Gérard Mital Productions - Productions Lazennec - Studio Canal - U.G.C. (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1989
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    The child / Catalog Record Only A small-time crook regrets his impulsive decision to sell his newborn son on the black market, and sets out to recover him.
    • Date: 2006
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    Big City / Catalog Record Only When a number of adult immigrants are attacked by Indians in the American Old West of the 1880s, the children of the community find themselves alone and decide to take over the town.
    • Date: 2007
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    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
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    Le scaphandre et le papillon /
    Diving bell and the butterfly Catalog Record Only
    The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited ...
    • Date: 2007
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    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