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Movies (fiction) by Region: France

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

France DVDs

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle c2009, 1967

Anatole Dauman, Raoul Lévy, Jean Luc Godard, Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret, Jean Narboni, Adrian Martin, Antoine Bourseiller, Amy Taubin, Rialto Pictures LLC, Argos Films, Anouchka Films, Films du carrosse (Firm), Parc Film (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1690

 

35 rhums 2010, 2008

Claire Denis, Bruno Pesery, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué, Grégoire Colin, Tindersticks (Musical group), Soudaine compagnie, Arte France cinéma (Firm), Pandora Film (Firm), and Cinema Guild

Lionel is a middle-aged widower who makes his living driving a train and shares an apartment with his twenty-something daughter Josephine. Lionel and Josephine have a warm and caring relationship. Lionel's on-and-off girlfriend Gabrielle and their footloose friend Noe live in the same building. Together the four have fallen into a casual family relationship. But when Josephine and Noe become more than friends, Lionel is on edge. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2510

 

Adolphe de Benjamin Constant 2003

Michele Petin, Laurent Petin, Fabrice Roger-Lacan, Benoit Jacquot, Isabelle Adjani, Stanislas Merhar, Jean Yanne, Romain Duris, Studio Canal+, France 3 cinéma (Firm), and Auteurs, réalisateurs, producteurs (Organization : France)

1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-332

 

Ah! la libido 2009

Four women, all journalists for the French daily "Lib© ration", decide to have, over the course of a week-end, an experience with a male prostitute. 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-4861

 

Alphaville une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution c1998, 1965

Secret agent Lemmy Caution travels to another galaxy and finds himself in a computer-run society which is dedicated to technology and outlaws emotion. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-4201

 

Les Amants criminels Criminal lovers  c2001

Alice and Luc find themselves in a terrifying trap when they sneak out into the woods to cover up a crime they committed together and they cannot find their way back out. 1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3825

 

Ararat 2002

A family searches for answers to both their tangled relationships of the present and a tragic historical event across a vast ancient terrian of deception, denial, fact and fears.  2 videodiscs (115 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3765

 

Artemisia 1998

Agnčs Merlet, Christine Miller, Patrick Amos, Christoph Meyer-Wiel, Leo Pescarolo, Michel Serrault, Valentina Cervi, Miki Manojlovi c,  Luca Zingaretti, and Brigitte Catillon

Artemisia Gentileschi, the beautiful and talented daughter of one of Italy's greatest painters, is forbidden to fully pursue her own passion for painting. When she convinces renowned and unconventional Agostino Tassi to tutor her, he not only liberates her talent as an artist, but initiates her into the treacherous world of love. 1 videocasette (ca. 96 min.)

MEDIA    MEDIA 2-5648        10-107

 

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Elevator to the gallows 2006

Louis Malle, Jean Thuillier, Roger Nimier, Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Noël Calef, Janus Films, Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex-paratrooper, want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. 2 videodiscs (ca. 92 min.)

MEDIA 10-871

 

Baise-moi c2000

"Manu is violently raped by a group of savage young thugs. Nadine, a tough-skinned prostitute, sells her body but refuses to give up her soul. Chance unites them and together they decide to alter their destinies. Angry at the world, the embark on a twisted, rage-filled road trip."--Container. 1 videodisc (74 min.)

MEDIA 10-3900

 

The Baker's wife 1988, 1938

When the beautiful, young wife of the local baker runs off with a handsome shepherd, the tranquility of village life is shattered.  The villagers are forced to take action when the unconsolable baker is too heartsick to bake bread.  The whole village organizes to lure, cajole and force the young woman away from her lover and back to her husband--so that they can once again have bread on their tables. 1 videocassette (ca. 124 min.)

MEDIA 10-4882

 

Bande ŕ part Band of outsiders c2003

Jean Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey, Dolores Hitchens, Janus Films, Rialto Pictures LLC, Gaumont (Firm), Anouchka Films, Orsay Films , and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Two burglars plan a robbery with a young woman they just met. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-792

 

Barakat! Enough! 2008

Caecile Vargaftig, Djamila Sahraoui, ENTV Algeria, Films d'ici (Firm), and First-Run Features (Firm)

The story of two women. Emel is a Westerner whose husband, a journalist, is missing - perhaps kidnapped or even killed. Khadija is an older woman who has lived through the country's decades-long struggle. Together they search for Emel's husband. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-1970

 

Barbe bleue 2010

Catherine Breillat, Jean-François Lepetit, Sylvette Frydman, Dominique Thomas, Lola Creton, Daphné Baiwir, Marilou Lopes-Benites, Lola Giovannetti, Charles Perrault, ARTE France, Flach Film (Firm), CB Films, and Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

Employs a double narrative, one revolving around two young sisters who are reading the tale of Bluebeard, and the other telling the story of young Marie-Catherine, child bride to Bluebeard, an aristocratic ogre with a reputation for murdering his wives. The Princess must employ all her cunning to outwit her husband and escape a potentially unpleasant fate. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2668

 

Les bas-fonds The lower depths 2004

Jean Renoir, Akira Kurosawa, Jean Gabin, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt, Junie Astor, Vladimir Sokoloff, Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyoko Kagawa, Ganjiro Nakamura, Minoru Chiaki, Maksim Gorky, Janus Films, Roissy Films (Firm), Films Albatros (Firm), Toho Kabushiki Kaisha, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff. Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan. 2 videodiscs (218 min.)

MEDIA 10-864

 

Beau travail 2002

Claire Denis, Herman Melville, Patrick Grandperret, Jérôme Minet, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, and Grégoire Colin

Story of a sergeant in the French Foreign Legion in Djibouti whose ordered life is turned upside down with the arrival of a new recruit who finds favor with the unit's commander. Loosely based on Herman Melville's Billy Budd. 1 videodisc (90 minutes)

MEDIA 10-149

 

Beaumarchais l'insolent 2013

The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5243

 

Blue is the warmest color = La vie d'Ad©·le - chapitre 1 et 2 Adele is a high school student who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twenty-something art student. This intimate epic sensitively renders the erotic abandon of youth. 1 videodisc (179 min.)

MEDIA 10-5242

 

Bord de mer Pebbles 2002

Julie Lopes Curval, Fran cois Favrat, Alain Benguigui, Bulle Ogier, Haelaene Filliaeres, Ludmila Mikaeel, Jonathan Zaccaei, Staephan Massis, Anne Weil, Sombrero Productions, Studio Canal+, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme where the year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work. From the stories presented, aided by close, revealing observations, we see a community perched between transition and stasis. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-2157

 

A bout de souffle Breathless 2001, 1960

Jean Luc Godard, Georges de Beauregard, François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Liliane David, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, and Claude Chabrol

A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA           DANA 10-205                464

 

La bęte humaine The human beast 2006

Jean Renoir, Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Émile Zola, Janus Films, Paris Film Production, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1255

 

Caché Hidden 2006

Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka, Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydčs, Aďssa Maďga, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Films du losange (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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 leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.)

MEDIA 10-744

 

La cage aux folles c2001

aEdouard Molinaro, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Jean Poiret, Productions Artistes associaes, Da Ma Produzione, SPA, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A gender-bending farce about the owner of a drag-revue nightclub, his high-strung transvestite "companion," and a wedding that defies all odds. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-1351

 

La captive the captive 2004

Chantal Akerman, Paulo Branco, Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy, Marcel Proust, KimStim, Inc, Arte France cinéma (Firm), Paradise Films, Studio Canal+, Centre national de la cinématographie (France), and Gimages 3 (Firm)

Simon lives in a Parisian apartment with Ariane, the object of his unquenchable desire. Obsessed, Simon keeps Ariane as a willing captive; she tolerates his endless interrogations and surveillance, however she leads a double life with other women. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min)

MEDIA 10-804

 

Cesar 1988

The story begins with the death of C© sar's best friend, old Panisse, the town merchant who has devoted his wealth and love to the happiness of his young wife, Fanny, and their son.  After the death of Panisse, the son is told by his mother that his real father is the legendary Marius, C© sar's son, who left Marseilles 20 years earlier to travel the world.  The son sets out to find his father. 1 videocassette (134 min.)

MEDIA 10-5542

 

Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train Those who love me can take the train 2000

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pascal Greggory, Patrice Chéreau, Valérie Bruni-Tedeschi, Charles Berling, Bruno Todeschini, Danièle Thompson, and Charles Gassot

A minor painter, son of a wealthy family has died and wanted to be buried in his home town of Limoges. Those who loved him in various ways take the train and review their lives on the way to bury him. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-20

 

Le chant des mariées 2009

Karin Albou, Laurent Lavolé, Isabelle Pragier, Lizzie Brocheré, Olympe Borval, Najib Oudghiri, Simon Abkarian, François-Eudes Chanfrault, Gloria Films, France 3 cinéma (Firm), and Strand Releasing (Firm)

Two 16-year-old girls have an intense friendship while living in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942. Nour is a Muslim who eagerly anticipates her wedding to a handsome cousin. Myriam is a French Jew who is furiously resisting her betrothal to a much older doctor. However, his money is needed by her family to pay fines imposed by the Nazis. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3265

 

Chaos 2003

Coline Serreau, Catherine Frot, Vincent Lindon, Rachida Brakni, Aur lien Wiik, Ivan Franek, Michel Lagueyrie, Wojciech Pszoniak, Films Alain Sarde (Firm), France 2 cin© ma, Eniloc (Firm), Studio Canal+, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Bourgeois couple Hélène and Paul witness Malika, a young prostitute, being attacked by thugs and Paul immediately speeds off. Remorseful, Hélène tracks down Malika in the hospital. As she nurses Malika back to health, Malika tells Hélène a shocking story of how she was turned into a sex slave by a vicious criminal organization. Hélène and Malika join forces to double-cross her pimps and gets both her freedom and her revenge. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-640

 

The chess player c2003, 1927

Raymond Bernard, Pierre Blanchar, Charles Dulin, Edith Jehanne, Henri Rabaud, Henry Dupuy-Mazuel, Photoplay Productions, Thames Television, ltd, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

A costume drama set in the court of Catherine the Great, the film combines romance, politics, and war with the story of the invention of the chess-playing automaton. 1 videodisc (140 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2323

 

La chute de la maison Usher c2001

As a young aristocrat makes progress on a portrait of his wife, her life ebbs away. 1 videodisc (66 min.)

MEDIA 10-5091

 

Le ciel est ©  vous c2012

The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession, and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-5581

 

Clando Clandestine 1996

Jean-Marie Taeno, Paulin Fodouop, Caroline Redl, Films du Raphia (France), and California Newsreel (Firm)

Sobgui, a former computer programmer, drives a "clando" cab in Douala, Cameroon's streets. He is clandestine, not just because his cab is unlicensed, but because he is hiding from his past. When a radical political group involves him a revenge slaying of an informer, Sobgui knows that it is time to get out of Douala.  He gets his chance when he is asked to find a wealthy villager's son in Germany. The film represents a dilemma facing educated Africans: whether to work to change the autocratic regimes at home or seek their fortunes abroad. 1 videodisc  (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1900

 

Cléo de 5 à 7 2000

Agnès Varda, Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti, Corinne Marchand, and Antoine Bourseiller

A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-29

 

Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys c2002

Michael Haneke, Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde , Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ona Lu Yenke, Arsinée Khanjian, MK2 Productions, Arte France cinéma (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), Bavaria Film, Studio Canal+, and Kino International Corporation

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-750

 

The complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report c2006, 1955 Spain, 1962 US release

Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff, Grégoire Aslan, Patricia Medina, Jack Watling, Mischa Auer, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Suzanne Flon, Frédéric O'Brady, Katina Paxinou, Tamara Shayne, Paola Mori, Robert Arden, Paul Misraki, Renzo Lucidi, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Polito, Louis Dolivet, Criterion Collection (Firm), Janus Films, Film Organization (Firm), Cervantes Films, and Mercury Productions

American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past. Three different versions are presented in this collection since Orson Welles never completed a final cut of Mr. Arkadin, several edits of the film exist, in different languages, with different sequences, actors, narrative structures, and even titles.  The Corinth version was unearthed by filmaker Peter Bogdanovich in the early 1960s, based on statements made by Welles and editor Renzo Lucidi, the Corinth version is thought to be the latest version to have been under Welles's control.  The Confidential report version is believed to be the cut finished by producer Louis Dolivet after he barred Welles from the editing room.  The Confidential version is a new version of the film representing a "best guess" approach following Welles's later statements, style, and continuity clues and includes as much existing footage as possible. 3 videodiscs (ca. 302 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2563

 

Le comte de Monte Cristo 2005

Tells the dramatic story of Edmond Dantes, a young French sailor who is falsely denounced as a political traitor and unjustly imprisoned for eighteen years without trial. After a daring escape, Dantes flees to the island of Monte Cristo, where he finds a colossal treasure bequeathed to him by a dying fellow inmate. Using these riches, he assumes a new identity and devises a plan of vengeance upon all those who betrayed him. 2 videodiscs (414 min.)

MEDIA 10-5284

 

Les confessions d'un enfant de choeur 2010

1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-5363

 

Confidences trop intimes intimate strangers 2004

Patrice Leconte, Alain Sarde, Jérōme Tonnerre, Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Bonnaire, and Paramount Classics (Firm)

William Faber became a tax accountant like his father and resolved himself to a life where nothing much ever changed. At least until the beautiful Anna walked in one day and mistook his office for the therapist's down the hall. Unsolicited, Anna begins to reveal intimate details of her life which include how she is seeking security by attempting to save her tumultuous marriage. William and Anna find a bond developing between them, one that only true strangers can have, even after she finds out who he really is ... or is not! Masterfully directed by French film legend Patrice Leconte ("Man on the Train," "Girl on the Bridge," "The Widow of St. Pierre"), "Intimate Strangers" takes you on a journey into the depths of human relationships and shows just how intimate strangers can be. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3407

 

La coquille et le clergyman c2009, 1928

Antonin Artaud, Germaine Dulac, Alex Allin , Lucien Bataille,  Génica Athanasiou, Alain Virmaux, Prosper Hillairet, Odette Virmaux, Nederlands Filmmuseum, Light Cone, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

"Directed in 1927 by Germaine Dulac, The Seashell and the Clergyman, is considered to be the first surrealist film, even if at its Studio des Ursulines Premiere, the Surrealist group provoked an uproar that would become one of the great "scandals" of the 1920s. Along with contemporary musical accompaniments, this DVD edition features a video account of the Premiere and a presentation of the film and its importance in the history of cinema and feminism"--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 208 min.)

MEDIA 10-1721

 

Coup de torchon c2001, 1981

Adolphe Viezzi, Henri Lassa, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche, Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Stéphane Audran, Eddy Mitchell, Guy Marchand, Irene Skobline, Pierre-William Glenn, Armand Psenny, Philippe Sarde, Jim Thompson, Janus Films, Studio Canal, Films de la tour (Firm), Films A2 (Firm), Little Bear Production, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

After Lucien Cordier, the only police officer in a small African village, is ridiculed by the local pimp, cheated on by his wife, and suffers his mistresses being beaten, he begins to get rid of the evil ones in his life. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2514

 

La cravate p2007, 1957

A short story, told in mime, about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads. 1 videodisc (20 min.)

MEDIA 10-4873

 

Cyrano de Bergerac 2004

"Cyrano, a master swordsman and poet, feels he can not woo his beloved Roxane due to an unfortunate physical flaw: his grotesquely large nose. Resigning himself to helping another suitor, the dashing yet tongue-tied Christian, Cyrano uses his mastery of words to win Roxane for him. But when Roxane finds that she has fallen for Christian's mind - and not for his beauty - which of her two suitors will finally possess her heart?" -- Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 138 min.)

MEDIA 10-5286

 

Cyrano de Bergerac 2008

France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. 1 videodisc (156 min.)

MEDIA 10-5341

 

Daguerréotypes 2005, 1976

Agnčs Varda, Ciné Tamaris (Firm), Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France), and Cinema Guild

Portraits of the shopkeepers along the Rue Daguerre, an average street in Paris, provide an informal investigation into French culture and society. After studying the different stores and what they sell, and interviewing the owners about their childhoods and marriages, the film concludes with a series of static "daguerreotypes," in the style of pioneer photographer Louis Daguerre. 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2619

 

De la belle ouvrage 2010

1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-5354

 

Demain on déménage = Tomorrow we move 2005

Paulo Branco, Marilyn Watelet, Chantal Akerman, Erik de Kuyper, Sylvie Testud, Aurore Clément, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Natacha Régnier, Gemini Films, Paradise Films, KimStim, Inc, and Kino International Corporation

When Charlotte takes in her widowed mother, the ensuing clutter drives her to distraction. As Charlotte pursues her desperate, slapstick quest for peace, her solution is to relocate, but the flood of buyers only make the place more crowded. 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.)

MEDIA 10-810

 

Le deuxičme souffle c2008, 1966

Charles Lumbroso, André Labay, José Giovanni, Jean-Pierre Melville, Marcel Combes, Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin, Christine Fabréga, Marcel Bozzuffi, Paul Frankeur, Bernard Gérard, José Giovanni, Société nouvelle Prodis, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A French criminal, recently escaped from prison and trying to pull off a robbery, finds himself being chased by an inspector. 1 videodisc (144 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2851

 

Le diable probablement The devil, probably 2012, 1977

Charles is a womanizing ringleader of a student environmental group, haunted by an overwhelming sense of nihilism that finally envelops him. He drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realizes the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, he decides that suicide is the only option. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-4827

 

Dom Juan 2008

By transforming the character Don Juan from unscrupulous seducer into a man of overweening pride, cynicism, and disdain, Moli©·re turned a Spanish theme into a thoroughly French play and offended so many that the play was withdrawn. Posterity has judged more kindly. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-5347

 

Domaine Domain  2012, 2009

On the threshold of adulthood, 17-year-old Pierre becomes obsessed with his aunt Nadia. A flamboyant mathematician whose intellect clashes with her alcoholism and fatalistic view of life, Nadia is on a path to self-destruction. As Pierre discovers his budding sexuality, he attempts to rescue his beloved aunt from herself. Domain is a dark, sexy mediation on the intersection of two lives with very different trajectories. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-4532

 

La double inconstance The play concerns the machinations of a prince seeking to marry a girl, Silvia, who is in love with someone else, Arlequin. 1 videodisc (115 minutes)

MEDIA 10-5352

 

Le Doulos 2008

Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, Renae Lefaevre, Fabienne Dali, Carl Studer, Philippe Nahon, Michel Piccoli, Paul Misraki, Pierre Lesou, Rialto Pictures LLC, Studio Canal, and  Criterion Collection (Firm)

As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.'  In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer.  Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them.  Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal.  The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon.  By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-2049

 

The Duchess of Langeais 2008, 2007

Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette, Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier , Honoré de Balzac, Pierre Grise Productions, Cinemaundici (Firm), and Arte France cinéma (Firm)

"In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently returned from Africa, she married and part of the highest society. She flirts with him, and soon he's captivated. His behavior is possessive, insistent. Then, it is her turn to become obsessed. Letters, balls, scandal, a kidnapping, and an ultimatum bring her to the cloister and him to melancholy"--IMdB. 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2941

 

D© lire ©  deux While a war rages outside, an aging, neglected couple engage in an absurd and endless argument in a tiny apartment. As the bombs fall, the walls of their apartment begin to crumble around them. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-5351

 

Enfants des courants d'air 2003

Henri Diamant-Berger, Edouard Luntz, Fred Kiriloff, William Sivel, and Panoramas-Films (Firm)

A little boy lives in a very, very poor neighborhood with his grandfather. The film follows his activities, and those of his friends, until his grandfather has an attack and they take him to the hospital. With minimal dialogue, of which only the last line is important "Wait for me!". 1 videodisc (25 min.)

MEDIA 10-352

 

Exils Exiles 2006

Romain Duris, Lubna Azabal, Leďla Makhlouf, Delphine Mantoulet, Tony Gatlif, Home Vision Entertainment (Firm), Image Entertainment (Firm), and Princes Films

A young couple, both of Arabic descent, leave Paris with no money, jobs, or connections, and travel to their ancestral home of Algeria. In search of re-connecting to their roots, they cross three countries by foot, bus, train, and hitched rides. 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2415

 

Fanny c1988

Young and beautiful Fanny discovers that she's pregnant after her lover, Marius, has deserted her to follow the adventurous life of the sea.  To make the child legitimate, she accepts the marriage offer of an older wealthy suitor.  Marius returns to marry Fanny, but is sent away by his father to prevent further unhappiness. 1 videocassette (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-5537

 

Fat girl 2004

Catherine Breillat, Jean-Fran cois Lepetit, Anaeis Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Arsinaee Khanjian, Romain Goupil, Libero de Rienzo, Laura Betti, Home Vision Entertainment (Firm), Flach Film (Firm), C.B. Films, S.A, Arte France cinaema (Firm), Immagine e Cinema (Firm), Urania Pictures, Studio Canal+, and Centre national de la cinaematographie (France)

Twelve-year-old Anaeis is fat. Her sister, Elaena, is a beauty. Elaena meets an Italian law student, who seduces her with promises of love, as the ever-watchful Anaeis bears witness to the corruption of her sister's innocence. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-2129

 

Father of my children 2011

Mia Hansen-Lřve, Chiara Caselli, Luis-Do De Lencquesaing, Pascal Meyer, and IFC Films

Gregoire, a Parisian film producer, has it all, a beautiful wife, three adorable daughters, wealth and a buzzing career. On the surface he seems invincible, maintaining humor and charm as he tirelessly juggles the demands of his production company with his family's needs. But when Gregoire's reserves, both financial and emotional, reach a dramatic breaking point, his family's love and resilience is tested and their world is forever changed. 1 videodisc (111 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2422

 

La femme infidele 2003

Claude Chabrol, Pierre Jansen, Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet, Maurice Ronet, Serge Bento, Michel Duchaussoy, and Stephen DiNapolo

A man suspects his wife of infidelity so he hires a private detective to watch her, who confirms his worst fears. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-176

 

La fille de l'eau 2007, 1925

Jean Renoir, Catherine Hessling, Pierre Philippe, Pierre Lestringuez, Jean Bachelet, Marc Perrone, Studio Canal, Films Renoir (Firm), and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

After the suspicious death of her father a young girl runs away from her brutal uncle and joins a gypsy camp. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3027

 

La fille du RER the girl on the train 2010

Catherine Deneuve, Émilie Dequenne, Michel Blanc, Mathieu Demy, André Techiné, Odile Barski, Saļd Ben Saļd, Jean-Marie Besset, U.G.C. (Firm), SBS Films (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), and Strand Releasing (Firm)

"Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day."--Container. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2886

 

Le fils 2004

Oliver is working as a carpentry instructor in a French suburb. He develops an obsession with a new student and offers him friendship and advice with a frightening lack of affection. Oliver's connection to the boy is slowly and painfully revealed. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5664

 

Le gamin au v© lo "Twelve-year-old Cyril, all coiled anger and furious motion, is living in a group home but refuses to believe he has been rejected by his single father. He spends his days frantically trying to reach the man, over the phone or on his beloved bicycle. It is only the patience and compassion of Samantha, the stranger who agrees to care for him, that offers the boy the chance to move on."--Container. 2 videodiscs (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-5659

 

La genaese Genesis  1999

Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Jean-Louis Sagot-Duvauroux, Sotigui Kouyatae, Balla Moussa Keita, Salif Keeita, Fatoumata Diawara, Kino International Corporation, Kora Films (Firm), and Centre national de production cinaematographique du Mali

Based on chapters 33-37 of Genesis told from an African perspective, the film portrays the bitter rivalry between the brothers Jacob and Esau. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1926

 

Germaine Dulac drei Filme der franz©œsischen Stummfilm-Pionierin 2007

La souriante Madame Beudet: A study in domestic conflicts, this portrays the life and dreams of a housewife in a small town who is married to a repulsive businessman. L'invitation au voyage: Set in a cabaret, a married women meets a young officer. La coquille et le clergyman: A clergyman, committed by his calling to celibacy but in love with a romantic beauty, is afflicted by sexual torments he is unable to resolve. The surrealist film is composed of a series of episodes using Freudian imagery to express the clergyman's mental anguish. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-4893

 

Les glaneurs et la glaneuse 2002

Agnès Varda

"Varda's most recent effort-- the first filmed with a digital videocamera-- focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun. The director likens gleaning to her own profession-that of collecting images, stories, fragments of sound, light, and color."--www.imdb.com. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-146

 

Glissements progressifs du plaisir 2014

"A young woman is questioned by both police and religious authorities after her roommate is found bound and murdered. Except it's not clear that her roommate is actually a real person or just a mannequin in a bizarre art piece, and it's not even really clear whether she's being questioned after or BEFORE she commits this "murder"--IMDB, viewed May 3, 2010. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-5069

 

Le Golem 2008

In an unusual adaptation of the Golem legend heavily influenced by German expressionist filmmaking style, a man at a religious service accidentally takes the hat belonging to a gemcutter in the ghetto of Prague. He begins to have terrifying experiences, unsure if they are dreams or reality, and confuses his identity with that of the Golem. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5349

 

Le grand Meaulnes 2007, 2006

Pascal Houzelot, Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe, Jean Cosmos, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Clémence Poésy, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Philippe Torreton, Émilie Dequenne, Malik Zidi, Philippe Sarde, Yves Lafaye, Florence Thomassin, Alain Fournier, Mosca Films, and TVA Films (Firm)

A coming-of-age story set in France in the years leading up to World War I. Two teenage boys experience love, loss, anguish and betrayal in a rural setting of great beauty. 1 videodiscs (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2930

 

La grande illusion 1999

Jean Renoir, Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio, Erich Von Stroheim, and Charles Spaak

In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA 10-21

 

Les grandes fiction de la t© l© vision 2010

34 p

MEDIA 10-5364

 

Gribouille 19--

Marcel Achard, Marc Allégret, André Daven, Michèle Morgan, Raimu, Julien Carette, Kingsley International, Paris-Studios-Cinema, and A.C.E. (Organization)

A juror in a murder trial, convinced the defendant is innocent, hires her to work in his bicycle shop after she is aquitted. Her presence provokes conflicts within his family. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-334

 

Guelwaar 2000?

When Guelwaar, a political activist and a Christian, is mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetery, family members, political and religious leaders become embroiled in the dispute. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5524

 

H.P.W., ou anatomie d'un faussaire 2010

1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-5356

 

La haine Hate 2004

Mathieu Kassovitz, Christophe Rossignon, Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Saďd Taghmaoui, Productions Lazennec, Studio Canal+, Sept Cinéma (Firm), Kasso Inc. Productions, and Optimum Releasing (Firm)

Saďd is an Arab, Hubert is black, Vinz is a Jew. Each of them needs to vent the anger he feels about the police brutality that has landed another friend in the hospital. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-714

 

Hiroshima, mon amour 1994

Alain Resnais, Emmanučle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, and Marguerite Duras

A French actress enters into a brief romance with a Japanese architect in 1959 Hiroshima.  She relives a traumatic war time romance and tries to find truth, love, and freedom from a past that haunts them both. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

DANA   MEDIA 338       2-180     10-274

 

The immortal story 2010, 1968

The story of an ancient and fabulously wealthy merchant from Macao who decides to make come true the archetypal sailor's tale of a rich old man who hires a young sailor to make his wife pregnant. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-4605

 

Inch'Allah dimanche Inch'Allah Sunday c2006

Philippe Dupuis-Mendel, Yamina Benguigui, Fejria Deliba, Zinedine Soualem, Marie-France Pisier, Amina, Fellag, Antoine Roch, Stella Gregorz-Quef, Marc Marmier, Malika Khelfa, Nadia Ben Rachid, Film Movement (Firm), Bandits Longs (Firm), and ARP Saelection (Firm)

Film about the "family reunion," the French government's euphemism for a 1974 law allowing Algerian wives to rejoin their husbands working in France. Strong-willed Zouina parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers; once in France, she and her three small children are at the mercy of her mother-in-law and confused by the strange customs of their local grocer and garden-obsessed neighbor. The radio is her only window on life and on the women of this new country. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-1744

 

Indigčnes Days of glory c2007

Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle, Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Weinstein Company, Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm), Tessalit Productions, Genius Products, Inc, and Independent Film Channel

The tale of a 1943 WWII French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and anticipation, but as they get closer to their goal they realize that their enemy is not necessarily the Germans. 1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.)

MEDIA 10-966

 

Indochine a film 1999, c1992

Raegis Wargnier, Vincent Perez, and Catherine Deneuve

520  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 aEliane, 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 French officer Jean-Baptiste, aEliane's past lover. 1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.)

MEDIA 10-1385

 

Irma Vep 1998

Olivier Assayas, Georges Benayoun, Manyu Zhang, and Jean-Pierre Léaud

Aging director Henri Vidal has decided to film a remake of the legendary silent serial, Les vampires, in hopes of making a comeback.  Vidal chooses Cheung to play Irma Vep, the leader of a band of jewel thieves.  Arriving in Paris unable to speak a word of French, Cheung finds herself stuck in the middle of a stressful situation when the production begins to fall apart and Vidal suffers a nervous breakdown. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-07

 

Irr© versible 2003, 2002

Alex and Marcus are a couple whose story is told in reverse-chronological order over the course of a fateful evening in a series of long takes. An emotional odyssey that unspools in reverse from gut-wrenching violence to sweetly observed moments of sublime tenderness. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-4772

 

J'accuse 2008, 1919

Abel Gance, Romuald Joubae, Maxime Desjardins, Saeverin Mars, Andrae Heuzae, Henri Diamant-Berger, Faelix Galipaux, Francisque Poulbot, Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange, Jeffery Masino, Kevin Brownlow, Leslie K Hankins, Pathae cinaema (France), Lobster Films (Firm), and Flicker Alley (Firm)

J'accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, Fran?cois (Saeverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubae). Both Jean and Fran?cois end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of was, depicted with stark realism. Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the war):  A rare comical look at Parisian life during wartime.  These short vignettes feature several popular performers of the day (including: Faelix Galipaux, M. Rablet, Marcel Simon, M. Boucot, Jane Faber) ; also includes Francois Poulbot's famous political cartoons.  This vintage 35mm tinted print is courtesy of the Lobster Films Collection with Fotoplayer music by Robert Israel. 2 videodiscs (166 min.)

MEDIA 10-1428

 

J'ai pas sommeil/I can't Sleep 2004, 1994

Claire Denis, Bruno Pesery, Fabienne Vonier, Katerina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont, Laurent Grevill , Baeatrice Dalle,  Arena Films (Firm), and Wellspring Home Video (Firm)

Based on the true story of Thierry Paulin, who with his male lover murdered over 20 elderly women in Paris in the 1980s. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-1447

 

Je rentre a la maison I'm going home  c2003, 2001

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Michel Piccoli, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Richard Peana, Madragoa Filmes (Firm), Image Entertainment (Firm), and Milestone Film & Video

Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language production of Ulysses, Valance struggles to master the dialogue and his own emotions. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1441

 

Je tu il elle I you he she c2009, 1976

Chantal Akerman, Claire Wauthion, Niels Arestrup, Janus Films, Paradise Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

An aimless young woman leaves self-imposed isolation to journey on a trip that ultimately leads her to lonely love affairs. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-1655

 

Jean de Florette Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2©·me partie 2007

Jean de Florette: Set amidst the rugged hills of Provence, this epic saga follows the heroic efforts of Jean Cadoret, who inherits a farm from his mother, Florette, and leaves his city job behind, hoping to create a "new Eden" with his wife and daughter. But, unbeknownst to Jean, his greedy neighbor, C© sar Soubeyran, is plotting to steal the land out from under him with a wicked scheme that drives Jean to the brink of madness. Manon of the spring: In this sequel to Jean de Florette, ten years after her father's death, Manon has no idea that her neighbor cheated her out of her father's land. But when she discovers that Soubeyran was directly responsible for her father's death, Manon goes after him with a vengeance. 1 videodisc (235 min.)

MEDIA 10-5285

 

La jet© e c2007, 1962, 1983

La jet© e: While at the Orly Airport observation deck, a boy sees a man shot. Shortly afterwards World War III breaks out and Paris is destroyed by nuclear weapons. As one of the survivors, the now grown man is chosen as part of an experiment in time travel because he has a strong grasp on a moment in the past--the image of the man being shot at the airport. He is successfully sent back in time. But once in the past, he falls in love with a girl, and defies orders to return and be with her. Sans soleil: This film addresses the themes of time, space, and geography. An unknown woman reads letters she has received from Sandor Krasna, a world-traveling freelance cameraman. The epigraphs Marker has chosen illuminate his purpose. The French version is by Racine "L'© loignement de pays r© pare en quelque sorte la trop grand proximit©  des temps." This is balanced by this quotation from Eliot in the English version, "Because I know that time is always time / And place is always and only place / And what is actual is actual only for one time / And only for one place.". 1 videodisc (132 min.)

MEDIA 10-4681

 

Jeux interdits Forbidden games 2009

René Clément, Jean Aurenche, Robert Dorfmann, Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, François Boyer, Studio Canal , and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A timeless evocation of the loss of innocence, Rene Clement's devastating Forbidden Games tells the story of a young orphan and her friend forced to fend for themselves in World War II France. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2516

 

Les joueurs 2008

Ikhariev is a professional gambler who made his fortune by cheating. Soon after he won eighty thousand rubles, he meets three man who are cheaters too. They suggest he join them looking for new prey, young Glov. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-5340

 

Le jour se l©·ve c2009, 1939

Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-4856

 

L'Annaee derniaere a Marienbad Last year at Marienbad 2009

Pierre Courau, Raymond Froment, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Alain Resnais, Sacha Vierny, Giorgio Albertazzi, Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoeeff, Fran coise Bertin, Luce Garcia-Ville, Helena Kornel, Fran coise Spira, Karin Toeche-Mittler, Pierre Barbaud, Wilhelm von Deek, Jean Lanier, Gaerard Lorin, Davide Montemuri, Gilles Quaeant, Gabriel Werner, Francis Seyrig, Mark Polizzotti, Fran cois Thomas, Ginette Vincendeau, Rialto Pictures LLC, Studio Canal, Cocinor (Firm), Argos Films, Cineriz (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

X attempts to convince A that they met last year in this same hotel (or maybe it was in a different one). They loved each other, emotionally and physically. She agrees to elope with him and get away from M, her husband (or lover). At the last moment, she refuses (for whatever reason) and asked for a one year postponement. Now, the year has passed and X has come to their agreed rendezvous to take her away. A claims she does not recognize X and does not remember any agreement between them. At first, X is surprised, and he recounts conversations the two of them had, supporting details, relating scenes convincingly. A persists in not remembering, even though X produces a photograph of her as a proof of his claim. 2 videodiscs (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-2151

 

L'Argent 1993

Robert Bresson, Christian Patey, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van den Elsen, and Leo Tolstoy

Through the maneuverings of some upperclass boys and shopkeepers, a working class man's life is ruined. Based on a story by Tolstoy, L'Argent exposes the greed and corruption of the rich who ignore the effect of their uncaring attitude on the poor. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

MEDIA     MEDIA 2-5381          10-1620

 

L'armée des ombres 2007, 1969

Jacques Dorfmann, Jean-Pierre Melville, Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann , Paul Crauchet, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani, Pierre L'Homme, Franēoise Bonnot, Eric De Marsan, Joseph Kessel, Films Corona, Fono Roma (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006. 2 videodiscs (145 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2898

 

L'armée du crime Army of crime c2011, 2009

Robert Guédiguian, Serge Le Péron, Gilles Taurand, Dominique Barneaud, Marc Bordure, Virginie Ledoyen, Simon Abkarian, Robinson Stévenin, Alexandre Desplat, Kino International Corporation, AGAT Films & Cie, and Lorber Films (Firm)

In Paris, 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a motley crew of foreign-born resistance fighters in clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. An initially reluctant Manouchian and his team must resort to guerilla tactics and radical measures in the name of liberty. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin. 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2396

 

L'auto rouge 2009

1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-5348

 

L'emploi du temps = Time out 2002?

Laurent Cantet, Caroline Benjo, Robin Campillo, Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet, Jean-Pierre Mangeot, Monique Mangeot, Elise Voitey, Jocelyn Pook, Haut et Court (Firm), Arte France cinéma (Firm), Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm), Havas Images, Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

Businessman Vincent is leading a double life. He was fired from his job and constructed an elaborate fantasy of employment that has become his full-time occupation. Vincent must decide which of his lives is more important. 1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-480 10-480

 

L'espagnol 2008

The story begins in spring of 1939, where two Spanish republican refugees are engaged as agricultural laborers in a family vineyard and rebuild their lives. Pablo has lost everything, his home, his wife, but he must live. Enrique decides to leave quickly after their arrival, he goes to battle again. 1 videodisc (194 min.)

MEDIA 10-5350

 

L'esquive c2006

Krimo and Lydia, two childhood friends with opposite personalities, share their affection, arguments, and jealousies as they prepare for a school stage production. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-5240

 

L'heure d'été c2010, 2008

Olivier Assayas, Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond, Valérie Bonneton, Jean-Baptiste Malartre, Isabelle Sadoyan, Kyle Eastwood, Alice de Lencquesaing, Emile Berling, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Charles Gillibert, Olivier Goinard, MK2 Productions, France 3 cinéma (Firm), Studio Canal+, TPS Star (Firm), Musée d'Orsay, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The divergent paths of three adult siblings collide when their mother, heiress to an exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly. 2 videodiscs (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2481

 

L'intrus 2006, 2004

Louis is a brooding loner who lives with two large white dogs in a forest near the French-Swiss border. His estranged son Sidney lives with his wife in a village nearby. Louis is carrying on an affair with the local pharmacist and carrying a torch for a beautiful, feral local dog breeder. He suffers a mild heart attack, and buys a new heart on the black market. Then he travels to South Korea, where he buys a boat and sails it to his former home, a dilapidated shack on a remote island south of Tahiti. His dream is to find the son he sired decades earlier when he lived there. However, once he is settled, his body begins to reject the alien heart. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-4083

 

Les liaisons dangereuses Dangerous liaisons c2004

Jean-Luc Azoulay, Maxime Rémillard, Stephen Margolis, Eric-Emmanuel Schmill, Josée Dayan, Catherine Deneuve, Rupert Everett, Nastassja Kinski, Danielle Darrieux, Leelee Sobieski, Andrzej Zulawski, Cyrille Thouvenin, Françoise Brion, Tedi Papavrami, JLA Productions (Firm), Remstar, Future Films (Firm), Société nationale télévision française 1, Sofica-Valor 6 (Firm), and Wellspring Media

The beautiful Madame de Merteuil seeks vengeance when her ex-lover tells her that he is now engaged to her young goddaughter, Cécile. She turns to her partner-in-crime, Valmont, famous for his Don Juan reputation to seduce Cécile. Valmont gets sidetracked when he goes to visit his aunt and falls for Madame Tourvel, a virtuous, married woman who knows of his womanizing ways, but that only makes the challenge more exciting to Valmont. Together, Madame de Merteuil and Valmont make a dangerous team and they will stop at nothing when it comes to matters of the heart.--Container. 3 videodiscs (200 min.)

MEDIA 10-431

 

Lola Montaes 2009

Max Ophuls, Annette Wademant, Jacques Natanson, Christian Matras, Albert Caraco, Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol, Lise Delamare , Paulette Dubost,  Oskar Werner, Jean Galland, Will Quadflieg, Haelaena Manson, Germaine Delbat, Carl Esmond, Jacques Fayet, Friedrich Domin, Werner Finck, Ivan Desny, Jean d' Eaubonne, Georges Auric, Jacques Metehen, Madeleine Gug, Ralph Baum, Caecil Saint-Laurent, Gamma Films (Firm), Florida Films (Company), Union Film (Firm), Films du Jeudi (Firm), Cinaemathaeque fran?caise, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The life of a young woman who was a showgirl, had affairs with kings, became a courtesan, and traveled the world trying to fit in. Charts the course of Montaes's scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster of the American circus where she has ended up performing. 2 videodiscs (114 min.)

MEDIA 10-2039

 

Lolita c2003

Urbane European professor Humbert Humbert has never quite recovered from the "poisonous wound" inflicted on him as a 14-year-old boy by the sudden death of his adolescent love, Annabel. Arriving in a small New England town for a college job, Humbert is about to refuse the humble lodgings offered by babbling widow Charlotte Haze when he spies her nubile pre-teen daughter Lolita cooling off under a lawn sprinkler --- evoking memories of lost Annabel. Humbert moons around, transfixed by the vision that is Lolita, and finally surrenders to passion and the most dangerous kind of desire. 1 videodisc (137 min.)

MEDIA 10-4929

 

Loulou 2001

Maurice Pialat, Arlette Langmann, Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand, Action Films, Gaumont (Firm), New Yorker Video (Firm), and New Yorker Films

A married woman can't resist a charming leather-jacketed man and leaves her middle-class husband to live with him. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-1016

 

Lucretia Borgia Au secours! ; La folie du Docteur Tube 1935, c2000

Abel Gance, Henri A Ullman, Léopold Marchand, Henri Ventresse, and Edwige Feuillere

Cesare Borgia sees a way to obtain power when his father Rodrigo is named Pope and lets nothing stand in his way, not even his family members.
Au Secours! :Uses experimental editing and photography to illustrate a man's adventures in a haunted house. La Folie Du Docteur Tube: An experimental comedy about a mad scientist who discovers a sneezing powder that can alter someone's physique. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-598

 

Lumiere d'© t© c2012

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provencal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5583

France DVDs (continued)

Ma vie en rose My life in pink c1999

Alain Berliner, Carole Scotta, Michčle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélčne Vincent, Georges Du Fresne, Haut et Court (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt--as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble. 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 10-616

 

Madame Baptiste 2010

1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-5361

 

Madame Bovary 2002

Marin Karmitz, Claude Chabrol, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne, Gustave Flaubert , MK2 Productions,  CED Productions, France 3 cinéma, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Emma Bovary is a woman possessed by a burning hunger for life and love--and a passion that can never be fulfilled. Feeling trapped in a loveless marriage, Emma indulges herself in a lifestyle of reckless overspending and a series of shocking affairs which threaten to destroy her and everyone around her. 1 videodisc (143 min.)

MEDIA 10-241

 

Maelo c2008

Marin Karmitz, Alain Resnais, Sabine Azaema, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi, Andrae Dussollier, Henry Bernstein, MK2 Productions, Films A2 (Firm), Centre national de la cinaematographie (France), and Kino International Corporation

Marcel and Pierre, two lifelong friends, are also concert violinists. While Marcel has gone on to stardom, Pierre has settled into a contented family life with his beautiful wife, Romaine. But all is not perfect: Pierre is unaware that Romaine is having an affair with Marcel. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-1681

 

The man from London 2010, 2007

Tilda Swinton, Miroslav Krobot, Agi Szirtes, Jįnos Derzsi, Erika Bók, Béla Tarr, Lįszló Krasznahorkai, Įgnes Hranitzky, Gįbor Téni, Georges Simenon, Fortissimo Films, T.T. Filmmühely, and E1 Entertainment (Firm)

A man whose lonely life at the edge of the sea has become as predictable as the tide witnesses a murder that sends him on an existential journey the likes of which he could never have anticipated in director Bela Tarr's philosophical drama. Maloin had reached a point in life where he was content to embrace loneliness while turning a blind eye to the inevitable decay that surrounded him. Upon bearing witness to a shocking murder, however, the man who once lived a life of quiet solitude is forced to wrestle with such profound issues as punishment, mortality, and the sin of complicity in a crime he didn't even commit. Now, despite Maloin's simple wish to be free and happy, he must journey deep within his inner-self to confront emotions that he never once fathomed in his long yet uneventful existence. 1 videodisc (139 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2973

 

Le mariage de Figaro, ou la folle journ© e com© die en cinq actes 2009

Count Almaviva, who is bored with his wife, searches out amorous adventures. Aided by the unscrupulous Bazile, the Count makes advances towards Suzanne, who in turn reveals everything to her fianc©  Figaro and the Countess. The three trap the Count at an assignation. Meanwhile, Figaro marries Suzanne. 1 videodisc (155 min.)

MEDIA 10-5343

 

Marius 1988

Marius loves Fanny, the daughter of a fish-monger, but also longs to live the adventurous life of a sailor.  Even though the young couple become lovers and plan to marry, Fanny realizes that she can't hold Marius from his dreams. 1 videocassette (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-5591

 

La megere apprivoisee 2008

A classic farce about a rich Padua merchant who must marry off his older, shrewish, daughter before the lovely, younger Bianca can be married. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5345

 

Le Million The million 2000

Renae Lefaevre, Annabella, Louis Allibert, Renae Clair, A Bernard, Philippe Paraes , Georges van Parys, Georges Berr, Marcel Guillemaud, Filmsonor (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A musical comedy about a pair of young lovers who lose a lottery ticket worth a million francs and chase it frantically across Paris. Considered one of the very first musical films. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-2050   2-168

 

Le misanthrope comédie en cinq actes 2006, 2000

Moličre, Francis Girod, Jean-Pierre Miquel, Alberte Aveline, Michel Favory, Isabelle Gardien, Denis Podalydčs, Laurent d' Olce, Moličre, Société nationale de programme France-Régions, Comédie-Franēaise, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Alceste's wholesale rejection of his culture's polite social conventions makes him tremendously unpopular.  He is in love with Célimčne, a flirtatious young woman who pays great attention to social appearances and conventions.  Meanwhile, both the moralistic Arsinoė and the honest Eliante pine for Alceste, as Oronte, Acaste, and Clitandre all long for Célimčne.  Alceste's determination to reject society and its supposed dishonesty is countered by his desire to share a life with Célimčne, whose actions oppose all that he stands for.  In the end, his inability to cope with society and its inescapable affectations causes him to forsake Célimčne, and retreat to a deserted land where he will no longer have to deal with other people. 2 videodiscs (141 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3165

 

Les miserables  2010

2 videodiscs (235 min.)

MEDIA 10-5360

 

Mouchette 2007, 1967

Anatole Dauman, Robert Bresson, Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hebert, Jean Vimenet, Marie Susini, Suzanne Huguenin, Marine Trichet, Raymonde Chabrun, Georges Bernanos, Argos Films, Parc Film (Firm), Janus Films, Rialto Pictures LLC, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

One of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film, as Mouchette a teenage girl must deal with tragic events and a broken family. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA                 MEDIA 10-872                    2-708

 

Le mépris Contempt 2002

Carlo Ponti, Jean Luc Godard, Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Giorgia Moll, Fritz Lang, Raoul Coutard, Georges Delerue, and Alberto Moravia

Asked to write a screenplay for an American producer, a young French dramatist and his wife visit the producer's villa in Capri. There the wife and producer engage in an affair, which leads to death. 2 videodiscs (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-173

 

A nous la libert© 2002, 1931

A satire on factory life centering on the activities of a couple of ex-prisoners, one of whom, an ambitious crook, becomes the boss of a large factory while the other, a sentimental old tramp, becomes a worker there. Eventually both discover that happiness and peace of mind cannot be bought with money and revert to their former life as vagabonds. This film inspired Charlie Chaplin's Modern times. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-4675

 

La nuit de la verit© The night of truth 2007

In an unspecified country in Africa, after ten years of bloody war, the Nayaks, the President's ethnic group, and the Bonandes, rebels supporting Colonel Theo, come together to celebrate the peace agreement. But the reconciliation festivities are overshadowed by the terrible barbarities that have been committed on both sides. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4971

 

Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 2004, 1962

This story, from 'Tales of Soldiers and Civilians' deals with a man's last moments as he faces hanging for Civil War sabotage. 1 videodisc (24 min.)

MEDIA 10-3951

 

On connait la chanson c2005, 1997

Alain Resnais, Bruno Pesery, Agnaes Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azaema, Andrae Dussollier, Lambert Wilson, AMLF (Firm), Arena Films (Firm), and Pathae Entertainment (Firm)

Two Parisian sisters are caught in a web of dysfunctional relationships and romantic confusion. Odile, an upper-class wife and businesswoman, finds an escape from her submissive husband Claude when her old flame Nicholas unexpectedly returns. Camille, a naive tour guide, falls for the slimy, young realtor Marc, while overlooking Simon, a caring older man with a passion for history. 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)

MEDIA 10-1691

 

Origine controlee 2004, 2001

Raymond Blumenthal, Bruno Dega, Ahmed Bouchaala, Fred Rubio,  Zakia Bouchaala, Patrick Ligares, Ronit Elkabetz, Isabelle Sadoyan, Atmen Kelif, Blue Films (Firm) , and SKD (Firm)

Fancy Patrick is arrested by mistake and finds himself in a cell with Samia, an attractive Algerian, and Youssef, a cantankerous show off. All three are condemned to deportation. During their transfer to the airport, they manage to escape. It is when they are on the run, the comedy emerges and the trio discover a taste for the unusual and learn to understand and love each other. 1 videodisc (84 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2888

 

Orphée 1950, 2000

Jean Cocteau, André Paulvé, Jean Marais, Maria Casarčs, Marie Déa, and Franēois Périer

Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world.  In French with optional English subtitles. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-34

 

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1997

Jacques Demy, Mag Bodard, Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mireille Perrey, and Harald Wolff

Two lovers, separated by the Algerian war, meet again after she has remarried. A cinematic triumph unique in its presentation--all of the dialogue is sung. The haunting music and beautiful photography combine to make this an outstanding dramatic romance. 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.)

MEDIA 10-30

 

Passion and, Praenom Carmen = First name: Carmen 2008

Jean Luc Godard, Martine Marignac, Catherine Lapoujade, Armand Barbault, Isabelle Huppert, Michel Piccoli, Hanna Schygulla, Jerzy Radziwi?owicz, Alain Sarde, Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffae, Myriem Roussel, Prosper Maerimaee, Sara Films, JLG Films, Films A2 (Firm), Studio Canal, Lionsgate (Firm), Film & video productions (Firm), and Sonimage (Firm)

Passion: Trying to make a film in France, a Polish director becomes romantically involved with two women who create even more problems for his troubled project. A kaleidoscopic film about Passion in all its senses, rich with classical music and striking visuals based on the paintings of the Old Masters, hailed by many critics as a masterpiece of cinema. Praenom Carmen: A satirical black comedy that winks at Maerimaee's classic, a famous director pretends to be ill in a mental institution but is actually trying to avoid making films. He is enlisted by his niece Carmen who wants his empty apartment as a hideaway for a bank robbery she and her friends are about to commit. 1 videodisc (ca. 173 min.)

MEDIA 10-1695

 

Le pass© Ahmad returns to Paris to finalize his divorce so his wife Marie can marry her new boyfriend, Samir. During his tense stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicted nature of Marie's relationship with her daughter Lucie. Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. 2 videodiscs (approximately 130 minutes)

MEDIA 10-5211

 

Les Perses 2008

1 videodisc (69 min.)

MEDIA 10-5342

 

Petit ©  petit 2010?

A classic ethnofiction by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema.  An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit ©  Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-5297

 

Ph©·dre Ph©ždra 2004

Based on the Greek legend of Theseus, who returned from war with the Minoans to become king of Athens, and took Ph©·dre, daughter of the vanquished King Minos, to be his wife. Ph©·dre falls in love with Theseus' son Hippolyte, who does not return her love. In anger she prays to Neptune to destroy him, but when Hippolyte is in fact killed after fighting a sea monster, Ph©·dre kills herself in remorse. 2 videodiscs (139 min.)

MEDIA 10-5264

 

La pianiste The piano teacher 2002

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Wega Film (Firm), MK2 Productions, Films Alain Sarde (Firm), Arte France cinéma (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments. From novel by Elfriede Jelinek. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-746

 

Pierrot le fou  c2007, 1965

Gérard Beytout, Jean Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Antoine Duhamel, Graziella Galvani, Richard Brody, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Luc Lagier, Société nouvelle de cinématographie, Rome Paris Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

"Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir, and leaves the bourgeoisie behind"--Container. 2 videodiscs (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3681

 

Pierrot le fou  2009, 1965

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Jean Luc Godard, René Pigneres, Gérard Beytout, Antoine Duhamel, Rome Paris Films, Société nouvelle de cinématographie, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir, and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3329  10-3681

 

Le plaisir 2006, 1952

Max Ophuls, Guy de Maupassant, Jean Gabin, Gaby Morlay, Madeleine Renaud, Ginette Leclerc, Mila Parély, Danielle Darrieux, Gaumont (Firm), Stera Film, Compagnie commerciale française cinématographique, and Second Sight Productions

Adapted from three short stories by Guy de Maupassant, each tells a tale of pleasure. The first tells the story of an old man who regains his youth with the aid of a magic mask. In the second, a prostitute has a romantic encounter and the final story concerns two young lovers, an artist and his model. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA       MEDIA 10-1263          10-1605

 

Playtime 2009, 1967

Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange, Art Buchwald, Bernard Maurice, Jérōme Deschamps, Macha Makeieff, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly, France Delahalle, Jean Badal,  Andréas Winding, Francis Lemarque, Specta Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel, and the encroaching age of technology. Amidst the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways. Includes commentary, documentary, essay, featurettes, and more. 1 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3328

 

Plein soleil 2002?, 1960

Martin Scorsese, Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim, René Clément, Paul Gégauff, Alain Delon, Marie Laforźt, Maurice Ronet, Erno Crisa, Frank Latimore, Billy Kearns, Ave Ninchi, Elvire Popesco, Nino Rota, Jacques Metehen, Patricia Highsmith, Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)

Small-time conman Tom Ripley travels to Italy to convince wealthy playboy Philippe Greenleaf to return to America, on behalf of Greenleaf's father. Greenleaf refuses, leading Ripley to undertake extreme measures in order to get what he wants. 1 videodisc (118 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3266

 

La princesse de Montpensier 2011, 2010

Set in the 16th century, Marie de Mezieres is deeply in love with her dashing cousin Henri de Guise. However, due to her father's political ambitions, she is forced into a marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman. It isn't long before she is exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court. 1 videodisc (140 min.)

MEDIA 10-4184

 

La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV 2008, 1966

Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-1984

 

Private fears in public places p2007

Alain Resnais, Sabine Azaema, Isabelle Carrae, Laura Morante, and Alan Ayckbourn

Six Parisians strive for meaningful relationships during a snow storm. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-2154

 

Proc©·s de Jeanne d'Arc 2005

French cinema master Robert Bresson brings his trademark cinematic minimalism to this powerful re-telling of the story of Joan of Arc. 1 videodisc (62 min.)

MEDIA 10-5190

 

Le p© re amable 2010

1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-5362

 

Le quai des brumes Port of shadows 2004

Grégor Rabinovitch, Marcel Carné, Jacques Prévert, Jean Gabin, Michčle Morgan, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre MacOrlan, Janus Films, Studio Canal, Films Osso, Cine-Allianz Tonfilm, Criterion Collection (Firm), and Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good in life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as both acts of revenge and kindness render him front-page news. Portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-870

 

Les quatre cents coups The 400 blows  1999

François Truffaut, Marcel Moussy, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, A Remy, and Patrick Auffay

Fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school.  Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA      DANA 10-42              462

 

La Reine Margot c2003

Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power-hungry family, the beautiful Margot soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope for escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her! 1 videodisc (144 min.)

MEDIA 10-5241

 

Remorques c2012

For Andre and the other members of the crew of the tugboat Cyclone, existence is harshly divided between the danger of the stormy seas and the safety of life at home with their patient women. When Andre meets temptation in the form of the alluring Catherine during a risky rescue, he comes perilously close to betraying his wife of ten years. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-5582

 

Requiem pour un vampire 2012, 1971

Two women on the run find refuge in a castle inhabited by vampires. 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.)

MEDIA 10-4710

 

Ressources humaines Human resources 2004

Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Laurent Cantet, Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré, Véronique de Pandelačre, Michel Begnez, Lucien Longueville, Danielle Mélador, Pascal Sémard, Didier Emile-Woldemard , British Broadcasting Corporation, Centre national de la cinématographie (France), Haut et Court (Firm), Sept/Arte (Firm), European Union, Media Programme, and Procirep (Firm)

Franck, a Parisian business school student, takes an internship in the human resources department at the factory where his father has labored for the past 30 years. When Franck's efforts to better the company lead to the firing of many employees, including his father, a furious confrontation ensues, forcing father and son to ponder their relationship while realizing their individual lives. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-460

 

Ridicule In a desperate quest to save the people on his estate by draining the mosquito infested wetlands, a young man quickly learns that a sharp wit is the key to open any door in the Versailles court of Louis XVI. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-5199

 

Ridicule In a desperate quest to save the people on his estate by draining the mosquito infested wetlands, a young man quickly learns that a sharp wit is the key to open any door in the Versailles court of Louis XVI. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-5199

 

The river 2005, 1951

Jean Renoir, Rumer Godden, Kenneth McEldowney, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Patricia Walters, Adrienne Corri, Radha Burnier, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Oriental International Films, Theatre Guild, Janus Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, and Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India)

The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-863

 

Romance 1999

Catherine Breillat, Jean-François Lepetit, Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stevinin, François Berleand, and Rocco Siffredi

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-23

 

Rosetta 2012

An intense verite drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold onto a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother. It's a swift and simple tale made revelatory by the raw, empathic way in which the directors render Rosetta's desperation, keeping the camera nearly perched on her shoulder throughout. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-5661

 

La roue The wheel c2008, 1923

Abel Gance, Saeverin Mars, Ivy Close, Gabriel de Gravone, Pierre Magnier, Robert Israel, Eric Lange, and Flicker Alley (Firm)

Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. This seminal film introduced many innovations in set design and construction, and cinematic devices. 2 videodiscs (263 min.)

MEDIA 10-1515

 

Rue Cases-Nčgres Sugar Cane Alley  c2004

Euzhan Palcy, Darling Legitimus, Garry Cadenat, Douta Seck,  Joby Bernabé, Joseph Zobel, SU.MA.FA. Productions, Orca Productions, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-803

 

La Rupture The breach c2003, 1970

Claude Chabrol, André Génovčs, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Charlotte Armstrong,  Euro International Films, Artedis Films, Films la Boetie, Cinevog Film, and Pathfinder Home Entertainment (Firm)

A woman, with a checkered past, divorces her abusive, addict husband after he beats up their young son, breaking his leg and giving him a concussion. The husband's wealthy family tries to gain custody of the boy through the courts, but when that fails they hire a man to do whatever it takes to discredit the mother. Disc characteristics: DVD Region 1. 1 videodisc (NTSC)(120 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2511

 

La régle du jeu fantaisie dramatique =The rules of the game c2004

Jean Renoir, Claude Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain, Criterion Collection (Firm), Janus Films, and Grands Films Classiques

Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs. 2 videodiscs (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-791

 

Le sagouin 2010

In the 30s, in a village of the Gironde, Guillou, a boy nicknamed the marmoset, unhappy and in need of affection, leads a life of anguish and sadness in a sinister castle. He infuriates his mother, who sees him as the hated reflection of a husband she has married soley to become a baroness. 1 videodisc (85 mins.)

MEDIA 10-5358

 

Le sang d'un poet Blood of a poet 2000

Jean Cocteau, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Odette Talazac, Enrique Rivero, and Jean Desbordes

An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-33

 

Sans toit ni loi Vagabond 2000

Agnès Varda, Oury Milshtein, Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, and Stéphane Freiss

An aimless drifter wandering through the wintry French countryside encounters violence, hunger, fear and cold, yet touches the lives of the people she meets with her own ideas of freedom. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-31

 

A secret un secret c2008

Claude Miller, Mathieu Amalric, Ludivine Sagnier, Cécile De France, Julie Depardieu, Patrick Bruel, Philippe Grimbert, Strand Releasing (Firm), UGC/D.A. International (Firm), France 3 cinéma (Firm), and Integral Film (Firm)

A young boy who has a vivid imagination dreams up a brother for himself and a better past for his family. On his 15th birthday he finds his dreams shattered when he uncovers a shocking secret that ties his family to the Holocaust. Home use only. 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2347

 

Sequins 2006

Éléonore Faucher, Lola Naymark, Ariane Ascaride, Thomas Laroppe, Alain Benguigui, Bertrand van Effenterre, Sombrero Productions, Mallia Films (Firm) , Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm), New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, Studio Canal+, and Centre national de la cinématographie (France)

Claire moves from her parents farm to an apartment in the city. She spends most of her time embroidering and keeping a big secret. When fate brings her together with a famous designer, will this help Claire's dreams as well as her big secret? 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1034

 

Seul contre tous c2001, 1998

Psychological drama about the futility and hopelessness faced by a French butcher who was the central character in No© 's 1991 film Carne. After being released from prison he leaves his mute daughter in a Paris institution and moves to Lille with his new mistress. Things do not work out, and he is forced to face the humiliation of job hunting in Paris. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4845

 

Siren of the tropics 2005, 1927

Papitou is a free-spirited, animal-loving native girl who falls in love with Andre, a sophisticated young man who has been sent to the Parisian Antilles as a prospector. She is unaware that he is betrothed to another, or that his work assignment is actually a perilous ruse concocted by his scheming boss. As the truth becomes known, Papitou finds herself pursuing Andre back to Paris. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-4799

 

Six contes moraux Six moral tales 2006

Éric Rohmer, Barbet Schroeder, Georges de Beauregard, Pierre Cottrell, Claudine Soubrier, Catherine See, Philippe Beuzen, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, and Films du losange (Firm)

"A succession of jousts between fragile men and the women who tempt them"--Container. 6 videodiscs (480 min.)

MEDIA 10-876 v.1-6

 

Stavisky. . . 2002, 1974

Alain Resnais, Alexandre Mnouchkine, Georges Dancigers, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anny Duperey, Charles Boyer, Fran cois Paerier, Gaerard Depardieu, Michaeel Lonsdale, Cerito Films (Firm), Ariane (Firm), Euro International Films, Studio Canal, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

An exquisite recounting of the climatic days in 1933 in the career of Stavisky, the con man turned international financier whose ruin resulted in political scandal and his own mysterious death. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-1683

 

Sur mes lčvres 2003

Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista, Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Olivia Bonamy, Olivier Perrier, Bernard Alane, S.E.D.I.F, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Carla works in a real estate office and has a hearing problem. Carla makes the acquaintance of Paul, a small-time criminal who has just been released from prison on parole. Before long, it becomes obvious that Paul is having an influence on Carla's normally stable nature. Carla and Paul's actions go from malicious to seriously criminal when Paul hatches a scheme to rob a nightclub owner to whom he owes money -- a scheme that involves Carla's keen skill as a lip reader. 1 videodisc (119 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3505

 

La s© paration 2010

1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-5353

 

Tales of mystery and imagination 2001

Metzengerstein is the tale of a young woman who believes the spirit of the cousin she loved, killed in a stable fire she started, is in a horse that escaped. William Wilson is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelgänger in a duel. Toby Dammit is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-4415

 

Le tartuffe pi©·ce en cinq actes de Moli©·re 2012

Orgon is a man of property duped by the false piety of the penniless Tartuffe. Orgon takes him into his house, believing him a paragon of virtue. Orgon orders his daughter to reject her fiance and marry Tartuffe. First Dorine, the family servant, tries a strategy to avert the marriage; then Orgon's son tries his hand. They anger Orgon, and to prove paternal power, he disinherits his son and makes Tartuffe his heir. Next Orgon's wife tries to bring her husband insight, a stratagem that partially backfires. With the bailiff at the door ordering Orgon to vacate his own home and with Tartuffe at court to prove Orgon's a traitor, all seems lost. 1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-5262

 

Le temps du loup Time of the wolf c2004

Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka, Isabelle Huppert, Films du losange (Firm), Wega Film (Firm), Bavaria Film, and Palm Pictures

Follows a family's difficult journey immediately after an unknown apocalyptic event. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-763

 

Le temps retrouvé 2001

Raúl Ruiz, Paulo Branco, Gilles Taurand, Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich, and Marcello Mazzarella

Set in 1922, this film opens with the French author, Marcel Proust, on his deathbed remembering his life. Gradually his own experiences give way to the characters in his novels -- fiction eclipses reality as the author's creations combine with his own experiences. The result is a montage of moving snapshots and feverish dreams that make the film the ultimate in Proustian cinema. 1 videodisc (158 min.)

MEDIA 10-96

 

The tenant 2003, 1976

A quiet, timid file clerk whose unremarkable life begins to be increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home - an apartment building with an unhappy past. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-4459

 

Tenue de soirée 2009, 1986

Bob, a seductive, bisexual thief, entices Antoine and Monique, a bored and dissatisfied couple, into joining him as he robs wealthy homes. Turned on by the thrill of thievery, the couple soon abandons their world of middle-class predictability and a bizarre love triangle develops between the three in this darkly comedic sex caper. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-4206

 

La terreur et la vertu 2009

2 videodiscs (224 min)

MEDIA 10-5344

 

Le Testament d'Orphée ou, Ne me demandez pas pourquoi 2000

Jean Cocteau, Jean Thuillier, Edouard Dermit, and Maria Casarès

A modern account of the Orpheus myth. An 18th-century poet travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-35

 

Thérčse Raquin c2005

Marcel Carné, Simone Signoret, Raf Vallone, Charles Spaak, Studio Canal, Paris Film Production, Lux film (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Therese and Laurent think they have gotten away with murder after Therese's husband "falls" from a speeding train. But a blackmailer's demands along with accusations from Therese's mother-in-law could trip the couple up. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-517

 

To Meteoro vima tou pelargou Suspended step of a stork c2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr, and Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou

Four countries--France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland--converged upon a production of this movie. On the Greek border a steady stream of refugees flows on a perpetual basis. Reporter Gregory Karr believes that he's spotted a familiar face among the anonymous throngs. It is a politician (Marchello Mastroianni) who has long been missing and assumed dead. 1 videocassette (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-741

 

Tous les matins du monde 2006

A provocative tale of romance, lust, desire, and intrigue based on the lives of 17th century French composer Sainte Colombe and his protege, Marin Marais. 2 videodiscs (ca. 115 min.)

MEDIA 10-5227

 

A tout de suite Right away 2006

Georges Benayoun, Raoul Saada, Beno it Jacquot, Isild Le Besco, Ouassini Embarek, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Laurence Cordier, Forini Kodoukaki,  Caroline Champetier, Luc Barnier, Elisabeth Fanger, Natan Productions, Arte France cinaema (Firm), and Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

Lili is an impulsive, free-spirited art student living a staid existence with her father in 1970s Paris. When she meets a mysterious young Moroccan man at a nightclub, she falls instantly in love. Soon she learns he was involved in a botched bank robbery -- where a man was killed -- and without hesitation allows him and his accomplice to hide out in her apartment. The two embark on a wild spree throughout France, Spain, Morocco, and Greece, in a contemporary joy ride. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-2155

 

Transylvania 2007

Tony Gatlif, Asia Argento, Amira Casar, Birol Ünel, Delphine Mantoulet, Pyramide distribution (Firm), and Mongrel Media

"Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left her without a word of explanation. When she finds him back, he brutally rejects her and Zingarina is terribly upset. She leaves her two companions and having become a wreck she hardly survives by following a wandering little girl. Her destiny changes for the best when she meets Tchangalo, a traveling trader... "--IMDb. 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2416

 

La tuile ©  loups 2010

1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-5359

 

Ubu encha©'n© cinque actes 2008

1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-5357

 

Un chant d'amour c2007

Male prisoners and a prison guard express self love and love for each other. Male homosexual expression is shown together with masturbation, voyeurism, sadism, and fantasy. 2 videodiscs (25 min.)

MEDIA 10-5008

 

Un condamn©  ©  mort s'est © chapp© , ou, Le vent souffle o©£ il veut 2013

Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-5196

 

Un long dimanche de fiançailles A very long engagement 2005

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Francis Boespflug, Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Jodie Foster, 2003 Productions (Firm), Warner Bros. Pictures, Tapioca Films (Firm), TF1 Films Production, Studio Canal+, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories. 2 videodiscs (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-580

 

Un prophčte  2010

Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Nicolas Peufaillit, Pascal Caucheteux, Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb, Hichem Yacoubi, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Pierre Leccia, Antoine Basler, Foued Nassah , Jean-Emmanuel Pagni, Frederic Graziani, Alexandre Desplat, Chic Films, Page 114 (Firm), Why Not Productions Inc, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

El Djebena, Malik.  #35-114T.  How a does a timid boy become a violent gangster?  Like this.  Sentenced to six years in prison, 19-year-old Malik has his sneakers stolen right off his feet during his first venture into the exercise yard.  Caught between the Corsican and Arab-Muslim factions, Malik--a bilingual, French-born Arab and non-observant Muslim--winds up being seen by the Corsicans as an Arab and by the Arabs as a Corsican.  To survive, Malik works as an errand boy for the sinister Corsican crime boss who dominates the prison, César Luciani.  Malik's intelligence comes to his aid--before long, he can speak to (or eavesdrop on) everyone in the prison.  He does what he must to survive, including studying his boss carefully, warily making and then  implementing his own plans.  When Malik emerges from prison he is a man of the new Europe--albeit a criminal--a polite, industrious, and thoroughly self-made man. 1 videodisc (155 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2992

 

The untouchable L'intouchable c2007

Marc Barbae, Beno it Jacquot, Isild Le Besco, Baerangaere Bonvoisin, and Mongrel Media

Jeanne is a young actress living in France, busy rehearsing the play her lover is directing. On her birthday, Jeanne's mother delivers some shocking news-- her father is Indian, a Hindu her mother met while traveling. An "untouchable", her mother says. This leads Jeanne on a profound journey to India in search of the father she has never known. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-2147

 

Les valseuses 2011, 1974

Jean-Claude and Pierrot are two crude drifters who travel the French countryside in pursuit of petty crimes and wanton sex. But when their abduction of a frigid young beautician becomes an exercise in frustration, they find sordid solace in a sex-starved ex-convict. Can two lovable but amoral brutes survive an increasingly strange spree of love, pain, responsibility, car theft, and nymphomania? 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-4205

 

La vampire nue  c2012, 1970

The plot concerns a suicide cult led by a mysterious figure known as The Master. Oliver Martin is the hero, who tries to rescue pretty Caroline Cartier from the cult, only to find out that yet another group of vampires wants to save her too. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-4709

 

Vendredi soir Friday night c2003

Bruno Pesery, Claire Denis, Valaerie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon, Graegoire Colin, Haelaene Filliaeres, Arena Films (Firm) , France 2 cinaema (Firm), France taelaevision, Studio Canal+, Centre national de la cinaematographie (France), and Wellspring Media

It's Friday night in Paris. Laure has just finished packing her apartment, she is moving in tomorrow with her boyfriend. She leaves to go to dinner with friends and gets stuck in the middle of a mass transit strike which has thrown the city into chaos. As Laure takes in the sights and sounds of the city, a stranger approaches the car. She opens the door to the man, who in a single night, will change her life forever. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1446

 

Verdun visions d'histoire c2006

The German troops are entering the Meuse. The alert has been given. The French soldier calmly awaits the shock. All the villages have been evacuated; wives have been torn apart from their husbands, who stay to defend the land the old farmer won't abandon. The German offensive takes place on February 21st, 1916. Following intense bombing from 7:15 am to 5 pm, flocks of German soldiers dash through the bois des Caures. In order to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the end of World War I, L© on Poirier recreated the battle of Verdun and inscribed in history the lives of symbolic characters from both sides of the front. Verdun, looking at history was edited in three distinct parts and is an epic film of great emotional strength dedicated to all the martyrs of the ugliest human passion that is war. 1 videodisc (151 min)

MEDIA 10-5645

 

Les verts p©Ųturages 2009

God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-5346

 

La vie est un roman 2008

Alain Resnais, Philippe Dussart, Jean Gruault, Vittorio Gassman, Ruggero Raimondi, Geraldine Chaplin, Fanny Ardant, Sabine Azaema, Pierre Arditi, Soprofilms, Films A2 (Firm), Fideline Films (Firm), Films Ariane, Filmaedis (Firm), KimStim, Inc, and Kino International Corporation

Divided into three narratives. First section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck unveils his architect's design for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of the first story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini. The last segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-1991

 

Le viol du vampire melodrama en deux parties c2012, 1968

This low budget first film from director Jean Rollin is in reality two very loosely-connected, surreally erotic shorts about vampirism. In the first, three Parisians including a psychoanalyst try to convince four neurotic sisters living in a decaying country chateau that their belief that they are 200 year old vampires is false. In the second, the Queen of the Vampires and her acolytes arrive on the scene, resurrect the dead, and promulgate the cause of the Undead while a medical researcher works to find an antidote to vampirism. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-4655

 

Violette Noziaere c2007

Claude Chabrol, Roger Morand, Odile Barski , Hervae Bromberger, Fraedaeric Grendel, Isabelle Huppert, Staephane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-Fran cois Garreaud, Guy Hoffman, Jean Marie Fitaere, Filmel (Firm), Sociaetae nationale de programme France-Raegions, Cine Video (Firm), and Koch Lorber Films

"The daughter of a respectable middle-class couple, Violette Noziaere leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent young girl her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the Latin Quarter of Paris. To acquire money for her latest lover, Violette resolves to commit an unthinkable crime."--Container. 1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-2132

 

Vipere au poing 2010

Madame Marthe Rezeau detests her husband with whom she has three sons. She seems to be especially harsh on her second son Brasse-Bouillon, who eventually opposes her tyrannical tactics. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-5355

 

La voie lactaee The milky way 2007

Serge Silberman, Luis Buanuel, Jean-Claude Carriaere, Christian Matras, Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny, Edith Scob, Bernard Verley, Fran cois Maistre, Claude Cerval, Muni, Julien Bertheau, Ellen Bahl,  Michel Piccoli, Agnaes Capri, Michel Etcheverry, Pierre Claementi, Georges Marchal, Jean Piat, Denis Manuel, Daniel Pilon, Claudio Brook, Julien Guiomar, Marcel Paeraes, Delphine Seyrig, Janus Films, Rialto Pictures LLC, Studio Canal, Greenwich Film Production S.A, Fraia Film (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Two French beggars on their way to Spain's holy city of Santiago de Compostela meet stigmatic children, crucified nuns, and others on their pilgrimage. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-2029

 

White material 2011

Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Michel Subor, Claire Denis, Marie NDiaye, Tindersticks (Musical group), IFC Films, Why Not Productions Inc, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Maria is an entitled white woman living in Africa, desperately unwilling to give up her family's crumbling coffee plantation despite the civil war closing in on her. A gripping evocation of the death throes of European colonialism and a fascinating look at a woman lost in her own mind. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2489

 

Les yeux sans visage 2004, 1960

A plastic surgeon, holed up in a Paris mansion, is obsessively slicing off the faces of kidnapped women and grafting the flayed skin onto the rotting countenance of his beloved young daughter, disfigured in an automobile accident. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3745

France

 

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle c2009, 1967

Anatole Dauman, Raoul Lévy, Jean Luc Godard, Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret, Jean Narboni, Adrian Martin, Antoine Bourseiller, Amy Taubin, Rialto Pictures LLC, Argos Films, Anouchka Films, Films du carrosse (Firm), Parc Film (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1690

 

Adolphe de Benjamin Constant 2003

Michele Petin, Laurent Petin, Fabrice Roger-Lacan, Benoit Jacquot, Isabelle Adjani, Stanislas Merhar, Jean Yanne, Romain Duris, Studio Canal+, France 3 cinéma (Firm), and Auteurs, réalisateurs, producteurs (Organization : France)

1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-332

 

Alphaville 198-

Jean Luc Godard, Eddie Constantine, and Anna Karina

Secret agent Lemmy Caution travels to Alphaville, a futuristic, computer-ruled city to bring back scientist Dr. Von Braun. Caution manages to foil the plans of the ruling computer, Alpha 60, but also reintroduces lost emotions to the heroine. 1 videocassette (VHS) (98 min.) :

MEDIA 2-338

 

Les anges du peche Angels of sin 199-?

Robert Bresson, Roger Richebé, R.-L Bruckberger, Jean Giraudoux, Renée Faure, and Jany Holt

Anne-Marie, a passionately devout novice in a Dominican convent whose mission is the rehabilitation of women's prison inmates, takes a strong interest in one prisoner, Thérèse, urging her to seek help from the sisters when her term is up. Thérèse does, but only after taking fatal revenge on the lover who'd caused her to be unjustly convicted and imprisoned. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5327

 

Artemisia 1998

Agnčs Merlet, Christine Miller, Patrick Amos, Christoph Meyer-Wiel, Leo Pescarolo, Michel Serrault, Valentina Cervi, Miki Manojlovi c,  Luca Zingaretti, and Brigitte Catillon

Artemisia Gentileschi, the beautiful and talented daughter of one of Italy's greatest painters, is forbidden to fully pursue her own passion for painting. When she convinces renowned and unconventional Agostino Tassi to tutor her, he not only liberates her talent as an artist, but initiates her into the treacherous world of love. 1 videocasette (ca. 96 min.) :

MEDIA    MEDIA 2-5648        10-107

 

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Elevator to the gallows 2006

Louis Malle, Jean Thuillier, Roger Nimier, Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Noël Calef, Janus Films, Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex-paratrooper, want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. 2 videodiscs (ca. 92 min.)

MEDIA 10-871

 

Au hasard Balthazar 197-

Robert Bresson and Mag Bodard

Balthazar, a donkey, whose life and death provide the formal structure of the film, symbolizes the innocence of the physical world. In combination with the actions of the five protagonists, the donkey assumes human proportions. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA D-444

 

Au revoir les enfants Goodbye, children 1989

Louis Malle, Gaspard Manesse, and Raphael Fejto

Boyhood memories of Catholic boarding school during the 1940s German occupation of France. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 279 2-776

 

The Baker's wife 1988

Marcel Pagnol, Ginette Leclerc, Raimu, and Jean Giono

When the beautiful, young wife of the local baker runs off with a handsome shepherd, the tranquility of village life is shattered.  The villagers are forced to take action when the unconsolable baker is too heartsick to bake bread.  The whole village organizes to lure, cajole and force the young woman away from her lover and back to her husband--so that they can once again have bread on their tables. 1 videocassette (ca. 124 min.) :

MEDIA 2-621

 

Le Bal 1984,1982

Ettore Scola

Nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Film of 1983. Set in a Parisian dance hall, everything is communicated via pantomime with no dialogue. The music tells the story, as each couple takes to the dance floor. The music and dance illustrate key moments in French social history. Based on the popular stage production, this film also won the Silver Bear award for direction at the Berlin Film Festival. 1 videocassette (VHS) (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-265

 

Bande ŕ part Band of outsiders c2003

Jean Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey, Dolores Hitchens, Janus Films, Rialto Pictures LLC, Gaumont (Firm), Anouchka Films, Orsay Films , and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Two burglars plan a robbery with a young woman they just met. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-792

 

Les bas-fonds The lower depths 2004

Jean Renoir, Akira Kurosawa, Jean Gabin, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt, Junie Astor, Vladimir Sokoloff, Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyoko Kagawa, Ganjiro Nakamura, Minoru Chiaki, Maksim Gorky, Janus Films, Roissy Films (Firm), Films Albatros (Firm), Toho Kabushiki Kaisha, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff. Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan. 2 videodiscs (218 min.)

MEDIA 10-864

 

Le Beau mariage 1986

Béatrice Romand and André Dussollier

An impulsive young art student, tired of the complications of freedom and insecurity, ends an affair with a painter and decides she wants to get married. She picks out a prosperous lawyer and confidently sets out to catch him, only to be ensnared by her increasingly obsessive scheming when she refuses to accept his polite indifference. 1 videocassette (VHS) (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-337

 

Beau travail 2002

Claire Denis, Herman Melville, Patrick Grandperret, Jérôme Minet, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, and Grégoire Colin

Story of a sergeant in the French Foreign Legion in Djibouti whose ordered life is turned upside down with the arrival of a new recruit who finds favor with the unit's commander. Loosely based on Herman Melville's Billy Budd. 1 videodisc (90 minutes)

MEDIA 10-149

 

Beauty and the beast La belle et la bête 1990?, 1946

André Paulvé, Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Josette Day, Marcel André, Mila Parély, and Leprince de Beaumont

Dramatized adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 273 2-125

 

La Bête humaine The human beast 198-?

Jean Renoir, Emile Zola, Roland Tual, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Félicien Marceau, Fernand Ledoux, and M. M Hakim

A railroad engineer, who is subject to fits of madness, falls for an attractive married woman and becomes involved in circumstances he cannot control. Zola's haunting psychological drama of murder, revenge, conscience and the eternal triangle is transposed with ease into the 1930's by Renoir, who also preserves the train as an important setting, recurrant motif and "actor.". 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1286

 

Bez solntsa Sans soleil = Sunless 1993

Chris Marker, Alexandra Stewart, and Anatole Dauman

"An unknown woman reads and comments on the letters she receives from a friend, a free-lance cameraman who travels around the world and wonders about the meaning of his work and about the role of the memory he helps create.  Photographed in the high-tech world of Tokyo, and the low-tech regions of West Africa, Sans soleil is a literate, rueful, humorous and astute meditation on nothing less complex than the quality of life on earth and its everchanging characteristics."--Container. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5927

 

Blue 1994

Krzysztof Kie slowski, Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Hélène Vincent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Véry, Emmanuèle Riva, and Marin Karmitz

A young woman is left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel. 1 videocassette (98 min.) :

DANA 919

 

Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler 198-

Bob the gambler, a legendary Paris crook, attempts the biggest robbery of his career at the Deauville Casino. 1 videocassette (VHS) (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-177

 

Le Bonheur 198-

Agnès Varda, Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drout, and Marie-France Boyer

A young happily married carpenter falls for another woman.  He feels that he can love both women, and they will share him. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-470

 

Les Bonnes de Jean Genet 1986

Michel Dumoulin, Dominique Blanchar, Francine Bergé, Maria Casarčs, André Neau, Jean-Pierre Ségal, Marie-Ange Baratier, and Jean Genet

Two trecherous maidservants simultaneously love and hate their mistress.  When they fail in their attempt to murder her, they manage to achieve the fate they have earned. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3916

 

Les bonnes femmes The girls 199-?

Claude Chabrol, Bernadette Lafont, Clotilde Joano, Stéphane Audran, Robert Hakim, and Raymond Hakim

A compassionate and archly ironic look at four shop girls whose dreams of a better life lead them to music hall singing, a pleasure seeking binge, an unhappy marriage and a doomed search for "true love" respectively. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2762

 

Le Boucher 1992

Claude Chabrol, Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, and André Génovčs

In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress avoids attachments but strikes up a congenial friendship with the charmingly passionate local butcher, a veteran of Indochina. As a serial killer spreads terror throughout the countryside, the effort of these two people to come back from their emotional islands to some kind of mutual understanding and reality builds from oblique tenderness and humor to shattering tragedy. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 2-2655    7-87

 

Boudu saved from drowning Boudu sauvé des eaux 198-

Jean Renoir, Michel Simon, René Fauchois, Marcelle Hainia, Charles Granval, Max Dalban, Jean Dasté, and Séverine Lerczinska

A Parisian antiquarian bookseller saves a tramp, Boudu, from suicide in the Seine and, feeling responsible for him, lets him live in his house. Boudu totally disregards proprieties, seduces the wife and the maid. He marries the maid, but accidentally falls into the river after the ceremony, rediscovers his liberty, and returns to his wanderings. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1242

 

A bout de souffle Breathless 2001, 1960

Jean Luc Godard, Georges de Beauregard, François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Liliane David, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, and Claude Chabrol

A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA           DANA 10-205                464

 

La bęte humaine 1938, 1997

Jean Renoir, Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim, Roland Tual, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Julien Carette, Fernand Ledoux, Emile Zola, Paris Film Production, and Timeless Video Inc

Fate drives a man to murder and suicide. A railroad engineer, descended from a family subject to fits of madness, falls in love with a beautiful married woman. Plotting together to kill her husband, circumstances spin out of control, and he finally strangles her instead. 1 videocassette (75 min.)

MEDIA 2-6799

 

La bęte humaine The human beast 2006

Jean Renoir, Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Émile Zola, Janus Films, Paris Film Production, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1255

 

Caché Hidden 2006

Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka, Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydčs, Aďssa Maďga, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Films du losange (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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 leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.)

MEDIA 10-744

 

La cage aux folles c2001

aEdouard Molinaro, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Jean Poiret, Productions Artistes associaes, Da Ma Produzione, SPA, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A gender-bending farce about the owner of a drag-revue nightclub, his high-strung transvestite "companion," and a wedding that defies all odds. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1351

 

Camille Claudel 1989

Christian Fechner, Bruno Nuytten, Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, and Reine-Marie Paris

International screen star Isabelle Adjan ; is the creative prodigy Camille Claudel.  Gérard Depardieu is the legendary sculptor Rodin.  This is the true story of their passionate obsession with art--and with each other. 1 videocassette (149 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1458

 

La captive the captive 2004

Chantal Akerman, Paulo Branco, Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy, Marcel Proust, KimStim, Inc, Arte France cinéma (Firm), Paradise Films, Studio Canal+, Centre national de la cinématographie (France), and Gimages 3 (Firm)

Simon lives in a Parisian apartment with Ariane, the object of his unquenchable desire. Obsessed, Simon keeps Ariane as a willing captive; she tolerates his endless interrogations and surveillance, however she leads a double life with other women. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min)

MEDIA 10-804

 

Carnival in Flanders La Kermesse héroďque 198-?

Jacques Feyder, Charles Spaak, Françoise Rosay, André Alerme, and Jean Murat

Tongue-in-cheek from start to finish, the story satirizes a favorite wartime theme, the daring and resourcefulness of citizens threatened by invaders. Set in Spanish-occupied Belgium in 1616, the film is noted for its subtle humor, witty acting and magnificent decor. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1135

 

Cesar 1988

Marcel Pagnol, Raimu, and Pierre Fresnay

The story begins with the death of César's best friend, old Panisse, the town merchant who has devoted his wealth and love to the happiness of his young wife, Fanny, and their son.  After the death of Panisse, the son is told by his mother that his real father is the legendary Marius, César's son, who left Marseilles 20 years earlier to travel the world.  The son sets out to find his father. 1 videocassette (134 min.) :

MEDIA 2-620

 

Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train Those who love me can take the train 2000

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pascal Greggory, Patrice Chéreau, Valérie Bruni-Tedeschi, Charles Berling, Bruno Todeschini, Danièle Thompson, and Charles Gassot

A minor painter, son of a wealthy family has died and wanted to be buried in his home town of Limoges. Those who loved him in various ways take the train and review their lives on the way to bury him. 1 videodisc (122 min.) :

MEDIA 10-20

 

Chaos 2003

Coline Serreau, Catherine Frot, Vincent Lindon, Rachida Brakni, Aur lien Wiik, Ivan Franek, Michel Lagueyrie, Wojciech Pszoniak, Films Alain Sarde (Firm), France 2 cin© ma, Eniloc (Firm), Studio Canal+, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Bourgeois couple Hélène and Paul witness Malika, a young prostitute, being attacked by thugs and Paul immediately speeds off. Remorseful, Hélène tracks down Malika in the hospital. As she nurses Malika back to health, Malika tells Hélène a shocking story of how she was turned into a sex slave by a vicious criminal organization. Hélène and Malika join forces to double-cross her pimps and gets both her freedom and her revenge. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-640

 

Cléo de 5 à 7 2000

Agnès Varda, Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti, Corinne Marchand, and Antoine Bourseiller

A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-29

 

Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys c2002

Michael Haneke, Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde , Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ona Lu Yenke, Arsinée Khanjian, MK2 Productions, Arte France cinéma (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), Bavaria Film, Studio Canal+, and Kino International Corporation

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-750

 

Comment ca va? 1995

Jean Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville 

1 videocassette (78 min.) :

DANA 489

 

Contempt 1984

Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Fritz Lang, Georgia Moll, Jack Palance, Jean Luc Godard, Joseph E Levine, Carlo Ponti, and Georges de Beauregard

A young French dramatist living in Rome accepts an assignment to write a screenplay for an American film producer. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-258

 

Contes des quatre saisons: Conte d'automne Tales of the four seasons: Autumn tale 1999

Eric Rohmer, Margaret Menegoz, Béatrice Romand, Marie Rivière, Didier Sandre, Alain Libolt, Films du losange (Firm), Sept Cinéma (Firm), Studio Canal+, Sofilmka, Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm), October Films, and USA Home Entertainment (Firm)

Magali is a 45-year old winegrower whose children have just left home and whose friends are trying to find her a man. The results are hilarious, heartwaming and totally unpredictable. 1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.)

MEDIA 2-6878

 

La coquille et le clergyman c2009, 1928

Antonin Artaud, Germaine Dulac, Alex Allin , Lucien Bataille,  Génica Athanasiou, Alain Virmaux, Prosper Hillairet, Odette Virmaux, Nederlands Filmmuseum, Light Cone, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

"Directed in 1927 by Germaine Dulac, The Seashell and the Clergyman, is considered to be the first surrealist film, even if at its Studio des Ursulines Premiere, the Surrealist group provoked an uproar that would become one of the great "scandals" of the 1920s. Along with contemporary musical accompaniments, this DVD edition features a video account of the Premiere and a presentation of the film and its importance in the history of cinema and feminism"--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 208 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1721

 

Le corbeau The raven 1943

H.-G Clouzot, Pierre Fresnay, Pierre Leclerc, Noël Roquevert, Continental Films, and Festival Films

Story of a community somewhere in France which is stirred to explosive suspicions by a flood of letters from an unknown "poison pen.". 1 videocassette (92 min.)

MEDIA D-425

 

Coup de foudre/Entre Nous 1998

Diane Kurys, Ariel Zeitoun, Miou Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand, and Jean-Pierre Bacri

Set in Lyons in the 1950's, this is the story of Madeleine and Lena who are trapped in a rut of middle-class complacency. Their relationship deepens into a dependency that eventually bursts the confines of the provincial society around them. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5357

 

Le Crime de Monsieur Lange 198-

Renée Lefčvre,  Florelle, and Jules Berry

A group of workers take over a publishing house when the owner, Batala, absconds.  When he returns to resume control, one of the workers, Lange, kills him. 1 videocassette (VHS) (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-348

 

The Crucible 1995

Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Mylene Demongeot, Arthur Miller, R Borderie, and Raymond Rouleau

John Proctor is a middle aged, married farmer whose infidelity leads to tragedy. When he ends the brief affair, his young mistress launches a vendetta, charging that Proctor's wife practices witchcraft. The accusation ignites a wave of hysteria among the villagers, culminating in a trial of both Proctor and his wife. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3032

 

Les dames du Bois de Bologne 1995

Robert Bresson, Paul Bernard, Maria Casarès, Elina Labourdette, and Denis Diderot

A woman who is growing apart from her lover finds he is also bored with the relationship. This disturbs her and she introduces him to a woman he finds appealing who has been a prostitute, a damaging circumstance to one of his class. 1 videocassette (83 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5328

 

Danton 1984, 1982

Andrzej Wajda and Stanislawa Przybyszewska

Historical drama portraying the aftermath of the French Revolution.  The new Republic is in disarray, threatened by the dictatorship and "Reign of Terror" brought about by Robespierre, when Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary hero returns to Paris to plead with the people for an end to the bloodshed.  What begins as a public cause soon turns into a personal conflict between Danton and Robespierre and Robespierre subsequently has Danton arrested for treason and condemned to the guillotine. 1 videocassette (VHS) (136 min.) :

MEDIA 2-231

 

Day for night 1989

Marcel Berbert, François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman, Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Dani, Alexandra Stewart, Jean Pierre Aumont, Jean Champion, and Jean-Pierre Léaud

An "homage to moviemaking," this film details the loves and lunacy of the closely-knit family of strangers that comprises an on-location film, cast and crew. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5213

 

Demain on déménage = Tomorrow we move 2005

Paulo Branco, Marilyn Watelet, Chantal Akerman, Erik de Kuyper, Sylvie Testud, Aurore Clément, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Natacha Régnier, Gemini Films, Paradise Films, KimStim, Inc, and Kino International Corporation

When Charlotte takes in her widowed mother, the ensuing clutter drives her to distraction. As Charlotte pursues her desperate, slapstick quest for peace, her solution is to relocate, but the flood of buyers only make the place more crowded. 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.)

MEDIA 10-810

 

La dentellière Lacemaker 199-?

Claude Goretta, Yves Peyrot, Yves Gasser, Isabelle Huppert, Yves Beneyton, Florence Giorgetti, Annemarie Düringer, Jean Obé, Monique Chaumette, Pascal Lainé, Janus Films, Société nationale de programme France-Régions, Action Films, Citel Films, Gaumont (Firm), Home Vision (Firm), and Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.)

A tragic love story about a shy beautician and a handsome but insensitive student. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA 2-6699

France (Continued)

 

Le Dernier metro The Last metro 1992

François Truffaut, Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, and Heinz Bennent

It is Paris, 1942, and against a backdrop of fear and desperation, a tender love story unfolds. A renowned Jewish theatrical director is forced to hide in the cellar of the theatre, leaving the management of the prestigious Montmartre to his devoted actress wife. 1 videocassette (131 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1770

 

Le diable probablement The devil, probably 1997

Robert Bresson, Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, and Henri de Maublanc

Story follows Charles and his quartet of friends, all in revolt against the pollution of an industrialized consumer society. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5398

 

Les Diaboliques The Devils 198-?

H.-G Clouzot, Pierre Boileau, Vera Clouzot , Simone Signoret,  Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Jean Brochard, Noël Roquevert, Georges Chamarat, Jacques Varennes, and Michel Serrault

A murder mystery set in a French boarding school. The forceful mistress and ailing wife of a tyrannical headmaster plan an elaborate scheme to kill him. The plot goes awry leading to a chilling climax. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1820

 

Diabolo menthe Peppermint soda 1993

Diane Kurys, Serge Laski, Eleonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Puterflam, and Tsilla Chelton

The spirited and entertaining tale of two teen-aged sisters living in Paris in the turbulent year of 1963. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5356

 

The Diary of a chambermaid 1987

Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli, Octave Mirbeau, and Luis Buńuel

A chambermaid takes a position with a decadent family on a Normandy estate in 1930 and finds herself in the middle of a hotbed of hypocrisy and perversion. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-628

 

Diary of a country priest 198-

Robert Bresson, Georges Bernanos, and Claude Laydu

The first internationally recognized work of the French cinema's most spiritual artist-director was this adaptation of Georges Bernanos' novel about a priest with a small rural parish who is thwarted by his community for his extreme piousness while he is slowly dying of cancer. 1 videocassette (VHS) (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-349

 

Enfants des courants d'air 2003

Henri Diamant-Berger, Edouard Luntz, Fred Kiriloff, William Sivel, and Panoramas-Films (Firm)

A little boy lives in a very, very poor neighborhood with his grandfather. The film follows his activities, and those of his friends, until his grandfather has an attack and they take him to the hospital. With minimal dialogue, of which only the last line is important "Wait for me!". 1 videodisc (25 min.)

MEDIA 10-352

 

Les Enfants du paradis Children of paradise 199-

Arletty, Jacques Prévert, Jean Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Marcel Carné, Auguste Renoir, and Maria Casarès

Set in the theatre district of early 19th century Paris, this film re-creates a glittering world of backstage life. Garance, a stunning and elusive courtesan, is loved by four men--the mime Debureau, the ambitious actor Lemaitre, the nihilistic villain Lacenaire, and the snobbish aristocrat Monteray. 2 videocassettes (195 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1605 cassette 1 2-1606 cassette 2

 

Les Enfants terribles 1991

Jean Cocteau, Jean-Pierre Melville, Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermit, Reneé Cosima, and Jacques Bernard

A orphaned brother and sister share a tortured relationship that is not lessened in intensity by their intimate involvements with other people. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1594

 

Entre les murs The class c2009

Laurent Cantet, Fran cois Baegaudeau, Carole Scotta, Nassim Amrabt, Juliette Demaille, Laura Baquela, Cherif Bounaeidja Rachedi, Dalla Doucoure, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Haut et Court (Firm), France 2 cinaema (Firm), Studio Canal+, Cinaecinaema (Firm), Cofinova 4 (Firm), Soficinaema 3 (Firm), Centre national de la cinaematographie (France), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Fran?cois and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. Fran?cois insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods. 1 videodisc (130 min.) :

DANA 452

 

Fanny 1988

Marc Allégret, Raimu, Orane Demazis, Pierre Fresnay, and Fernand Charpin

Young and beautiful Fanny discovers that she's pregnant after her lover, Marius, has deserted her to follow the adventurous life of the sea.  To make the child legitimate, she accepts the marriage offer of an older wealthy suitor.  Marius returns to marry Fanny, but is sent away by his father to prevent further unhappiness. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-619

 

Le Fantôme de la liberté Phantom of liberty 1987, 1974

Serge Silberman, Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Jean-Claude Brialy, Monica Vitti, Michel Piccoli, and Adriana Asti

Bunuel attacks society's false ideas of liberty from religion to politics using humor from high wit to low comedy. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3579

 

Fatou la malienne 2000

Daniel Vigne, Fabienne Servan-Schreiber, Fatou N'Diaye, Elodie Navarre, Paulin Fodouop, Chantal Renaud, Cinétévé (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), and Editions Montparnasse

Fatou, French-born of Mali parents, wants to become a hair stylist for one of the top London fashion design houses.  Her parents have already made other plans for her: marriage to a cousin, and a life firmly within Mali social conditions. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-7488

 

La femme infidele 2003

Claude Chabrol, Pierre Jansen, Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet, Maurice Ronet, Serge Bento, Michel Duchaussoy, and Stephen DiNapolo

A man suspects his wife of infidelity so he hires a private detective to watch her, who confirms his worst fears. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-176

 

La fille seule A single girl 1997

Philippe Carcassonne, Benoit Jacquot, Jérôme Beaujour, Virginie Ledoyen, Benoît Magimel, and Dominique Valadié 

Drama showing a day in the life of a young Parisian woman named Valerie who is beginning a new job and who reveals to her boyfriend that she is four weeks pregnant. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5058

 

The Four hundred blows Les Quatre cents coups 1986?

François Truffaut and Marcel Moussy

"Twelve-year-old Antoine Doinel ... is enduring a thoroughly dismal adolescence. His incapable parents are constantly at odds, his teachers are unfeeling and the correction officials he eventually encounters are brutally cruel. Trapped and tormented, Antoine increasingly turns to crime and faces a future as bleak and uncentain as his present hopeless existence unless he can discover his own well-spring of strength inside himself"--External container. 1 videocassette (VHS) (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-247

 

Frantic 1991

Roman Polanski, Thom Mount, Tim Hampton, Gérard Brach, Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, John Maloney, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Yorgo Voyagis, David Huddleston, and Emmanuelle Seigner

The story of an American doctor's desparate search for his kidnapped wife through the back streets of Paris. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2836

 

French cancan une comédie musicale 1988, 1955

Jean Renoir, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, and Jean Gabin

A night club owner tries to fulfill his dream of opening a cancan stage show, but must first overcome the complications caused by romantic love. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-616

 

Le Gai savoir The Joy of learning 199-?

Jean Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Juliet Berto

Emile and Patricia stumble across each other in an abandoned TV studio. They meet for 7 nights to plan for a new cinema. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5105

 

Le Genou de Claire 1987

Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, and Béatrice Romand

A young man about to be married becomes obsessed with a girl he doesn't even like, his attention focusing on her knee. 1 videocassette (VHS) (106 min.) :

MEDIA 2-362

 

Germinal 1994

Emile Zola, Patrick Bordier, Claude Berri, Miou Miou, Renaud, Jean Carmet, Judith Henry, Jean-Roger Milo, Gérard Depardieu, Renn Productions, France 2 cinéma, DD Productions (Firm), Alternative Films, Nuova Artisti Associati, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

The story of a miner's strike that destroys one family, yet plants the seeds of change for future generations. 2 videocassettes (ca. 166 min.)

MEDIA 2-6659, 6660

 

Gervaise 198-?

Annie Dorfmann, René Clément, Maria Schell, François Périer, and Emile Zola

Naturalistic study of the life and hard times of a lowerclass woman during the Second French Empire. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1321

 

Les glaneurs et la glaneuse 2002

Agnès Varda

"Varda's most recent effort-- the first filmed with a digital videocamera-- focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun. The director likens gleaning to her own profession-that of collecting images, stories, fragments of sound, light, and color."--www.imdb.com. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-146

 

The golden coach c2000

Jean Renoir, Francesco Alliata, Martin Scorsese, Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Duncan Lamont, Kino International Corporation, Delphinus Hoche, Panaria Films, Interama (Firm), and BetaFilm

The leading lady of a traveling theatrical troupe in Peru provokes the amorous attention of three men. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-6663

 

Golden eighties window shopping c1995

Chantal Akerman, Martine Marignac, Delphine Seyrig, Myriam Boyer, Fanny Cottençon, Lio, Pascale Salkin, Charles Denner, Jean-François Balmer, Nicolas Tronc, Cécilia (Firm), Paradise Films, Limbo Film AG, France, Ministčre de la culture, Belgium, Ministčre de la communauté française, and World Artists Home Video (Firm)

Complicated romantic relationships emerge at the Toison d'Or shopping mall in Paris. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-7828

 

Le Grain de sable The Grain of sand 1987

Pomme Meffre, Delphine Seyrig, Geneviève Fontanel, José Artur, Brigitte Roüan, Coralie Seyrig, and Michel Aumont

A psychological portrait of a woman isolated from her past and alienated by the present. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5331

 

Grand illusion 1984

Jean Renoir

Two French Air Corps officers, one an aristocrat, are shot down and captured during World War I. In spite of their different class backgrounds, they are drawn together in escape attempts. The aristocrat sacrifices his own chances in order to aid his companion's escape. An antiwar film that treats the disillusionment of prisoners and captors alike. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-148

 

La grande illusion 1999

Jean Renoir, Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio, Erich Von Stroheim, and Charles Spaak

In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape. 1 videodisc (114 min.) :

MEDIA 10-21

 

Gribouille 19--

Marcel Achard, Marc Allégret, André Daven, Michèle Morgan, Raimu, Julien Carette, Kingsley International, Paris-Studios-Cinema, and A.C.E. (Organization)

A juror in a murder trial, convinced the defendant is innocent, hires her to work in his bicycle shop after she is aquitted. Her presence provokes conflicts within his family. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-334

 

La guerre est finie 1995?

A Spanish revolutionary finds his idealism destroyed when he returns from exile to visit his mistress. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

DANA       MEDIA 903              D-429

 

Hail Mary 1986

Jean Luc Godard, Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, and Anne-Marie Miéville

A modern-day virgin named Mary inexplicably becomes pregnant in this controversial film which discards notions of divinity in favor of the celebration of a lively, intellectual humanism. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-627

 

La haine Hate 2004

Mathieu Kassovitz, Christophe Rossignon, Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Saďd Taghmaoui, Productions Lazennec, Studio Canal+, Sept Cinéma (Firm), Kasso Inc. Productions, and Optimum Releasing (Firm)

Saďd is an Arab, Hubert is black, Vinz is a Jew. Each of them needs to vent the anger he feels about the police brutality that has landed another friend in the hospital. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-714

 

Heading south Vers le sud 2007

Karen Young, Laurent Cantet, Charlotte Rampling, Louise Portal, Ménothy César, Dany Laferričre, Haut et Court (Firm), and Genius Products

Three middle-aged women, disillusioned and unsatisfied by the men at home converge at a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the sexual talents of the natives. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

DANA 325

 

Hedda Gabler 2004

Vitold Krysinsky, Henrik Ibsen, Patrick Delhaye, Emmanuelle Seigner, Guillaume de Tonquedec, Pascale Arbillot, Jean-Paul Solal, Coopérative de production audiovisuelle théâtrale, Société de promotion audiovisuelle théâtrale, and Comité consultatif sur TV5 (Canada)

Tout juste revenue de voyage de noces, méprisante et dépensičre, Hedda s b2 sennuie. Sa vie de bourgeoise en province ne lui convient gučre. Quand réapparaît son ancien amoureux, elle en fait son jouet et déclenche une mécanique qui lui échappera. 1 videodisc (120 min) :

MUSIC 124

 

Hiroshima, mon amour 1994

Alain Resnais, Emmanučle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, and Marguerite Duras

A French actress enters into a brief romance with a Japanese architect in 1959 Hiroshima.  She relives a traumatic war time romance and tries to find truth, love, and freedom from a past that haunts them both. 1 videocassette (88 min.) :

DANA   MEDIA 338       2-180     10-274

 

Inch'Allah dimanche Inch'Allah Sunday c2006

Philippe Dupuis-Mendel, Yamina Benguigui, Fejria Deliba, Zinedine Soualem, Marie-France Pisier, Amina, Fellag, Antoine Roch, Stella Gregorz-Quef, Marc Marmier, Malika Khelfa, Nadia Ben Rachid, Film Movement (Firm), Bandits Longs (Firm), and ARP Saelection (Firm)

Film about the "family reunion," the French government's euphemism for a 1974 law allowing Algerian wives to rejoin their husbands working in France. Strong-willed Zouina parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers; once in France, she and her three small children are at the mercy of her mother-in-law and confused by the strange customs of their local grocer and garden-obsessed neighbor. The radio is her only window on life and on the women of this new country. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1744

 

Indigčnes Days of glory c2007

Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle, Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Weinstein Company, Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm), Tessalit Productions, Genius Products, Inc, and Independent Film Channel

The tale of a 1943 WWII French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and anticipation, but as they get closer to their goal they realize that their enemy is not necessarily the Germans. 1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) :

MEDIA 10-966

 

Indochine a film 1999, c1992

Raegis Wargnier, Vincent Perez, and Catherine Deneuve

520  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 aEliane, 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 French officer Jean-Baptiste, aEliane's past lover. 1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1385

 

Irma Vep 1998

Olivier Assayas, Georges Benayoun, Manyu Zhang, and Jean-Pierre Léaud

Aging director Henri Vidal has decided to film a remake of the legendary silent serial, Les vampires, in hopes of making a comeback.  Vidal chooses Cheung to play Irma Vep, the leader of a band of jewel thieves.  Arriving in Paris unable to speak a word of French, Cheung finds herself stuck in the middle of a stressful situation when the production begins to fall apart and Vidal suffers a nervous breakdown. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-07

 

J'accuse 2008, 1919

Abel Gance, Romuald Joubae, Maxime Desjardins, Saeverin Mars, Andrae Heuzae, Henri Diamant-Berger, Faelix Galipaux, Francisque Poulbot, Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange, Jeffery Masino, Kevin Brownlow, Leslie K Hankins, Pathae cinaema (France), Lobster Films (Firm), and Flicker Alley (Firm)

J'accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, Fran?cois (Saeverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubae). Both Jean and Fran?cois end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of was, depicted with stark realism. Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the war):  A rare comical look at Parisian life during wartime.  These short vignettes feature several popular performers of the day (including: Faelix Galipaux, M. Rablet, Marcel Simon, M. Boucot, Jane Faber) ; also includes Francois Poulbot's famous political cartoons.  This vintage 35mm tinted print is courtesy of the Lobster Films Collection with Fotoplayer music by Robert Israel. 2 videodiscs (166 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1428

 

J'ai pas sommeil/I can't Sleep 2004, 1994

Claire Denis, Bruno Pesery, Fabienne Vonier, Katerina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont, Laurent Grevill , Baeatrice Dalle,  Arena Films (Firm), and Wellspring Home Video (Firm)

Based on the true story of Thierry Paulin, who with his male lover murdered over 20 elderly women in Paris in the 1980s. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1447

 

Je rentre a la maison I'm going home  c2003, 2001

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Michel Piccoli, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Richard Peana, Madragoa Filmes (Firm), Image Entertainment (Firm), and Milestone Film & Video

Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language production of Ulysses, Valance struggles to master the dialogue and his own emotions. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1441

 

Je tu il elle I you he she c2009, 1976

Chantal Akerman, Claire Wauthion, Niels Arestrup, Janus Films, Paradise Films, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

An aimless young woman leaves self-imposed isolation to journey on a trip that ultimately leads her to lonely love affairs. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1655

 

Jean de Florette 1988

Claude Berri, Marcel Pagnol, Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, and Marcel Pagnol

Jean, a simple man from the country, inherits his mother's farm and hopes to become a gentleman farmer.  His greedy, powerful neighbor, however, knows of a hidden spring on Jean's property, and plots to steal both the land and the water.  Part 1 of two parts; the storyline is continued in Manon of the spring. 1 videocassette (122 min.) :

DANA 318

 

Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 1975

Chantal Akerman, Delphine Seyrig, Paradise Films, Helene Films, Unité Trois, and New Yorker Films

This video minutely details three days in the life of a housewife/prostitute. When her daily routine is disrupted, her reaction is extreme. 1 videocassette (200 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA D-420 cassette 1 D-421 cassette 2    1-=652

 

Jonas qui aura 25 ans en lán 2000 Jonah who will be 25 in the year 2000 1992, 1976

Alain Tanner, John Berger, Yves Gasser, Yves Peyrot, Jaques Denis, Jean-Luc Bideau , Miou Miou, and Myriam Mézičre

Eight French veterans of 1968 are stranded between revolution and accomodation in the 1970s. Each has his or her own eccentric solutions to the problems of society. Intelligent dialogues and monologues. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3053

 

Le jour se leve 1939

Marcel Carné, Jules Berry, Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent, Jean Gabin, Films VOC (Firm), and Festival Films

A worker shoots a man and locks himself in his room.  In a series of flashbacks, the worker remembers the unhappy love affair with a young girl and resulting complications which led to the murder. 1 videocassette (ca. 85 min.)

MEDIA D-391

 

Jules et Jim 1986?

François Truffaut, Jean Grualt, and Henri Pierre Roché

The story of a friendship between two men, one German and the other French, and their twenty-year love for the same woman. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-223

 

L'Age d'or 199-?

Luis Buńuel, Salvador Dalí, Charles Noailles, Gaston Modot, and Lya Lys

Surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention and the society intent on preventing them from satisfying their desire. 1 videocassette (62 min.) :

MEDIA     DANA 2-3051         339

 

L'Amour, l'aprčs-midi Chloe in the afternoon 1999

Barbet Schroeder, Eric Rohmer, Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi, Malvina Penne, Eric Rohmer, Films du losange (Firm), Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm), and WinStar TV and Video (Firm)

The last of Rohmer's Six moral tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but has no intention of taking any action. One day, Chloe, who had been a mistress of an old friend, begins dropping by his office. They meet as friends, irregularly in the afternoons, till eventually Chloe decides to seduce Frederic, causing him a moral dilemma. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA 2-6862

France (Continued)

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle c2009, 1967

Anatole Dauman, Raoul Lévy, Jean Luc Godard, Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret, Jean Narboni, Adrian Martin, Antoine Bourseiller, Amy Taubin, Rialto Pictures LLC, Argos Films, Anouchka Films, Films du carrosse (Firm), Parc Film (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1690

 

Adolphe de Benjamin Constant 2003

Michele Petin, Laurent Petin, Fabrice Roger-Lacan, Benoit Jacquot, Isabelle Adjani, Stanislas Merhar, Jean Yanne, Romain Duris, Studio Canal+, France 3 cinéma (Firm), and Auteurs, réalisateurs, producteurs (Organization : France)

1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-332

 

Alphaville 198-

Jean Luc Godard, Eddie Constantine, and Anna Karina

Secret agent Lemmy Caution travels to Alphaville, a futuristic, computer-ruled city to bring back scientist Dr. Von Braun. Caution manages to foil the plans of the ruling computer, Alpha 60, but also reintroduces lost emotions to the heroine. 1 videocassette (VHS) (98 min.)

MEDIA 2-338

 

Les anges du peche Angels of sin 199-?

Robert Bresson, Roger Richebé, R.-L Bruckberger, Jean Giraudoux, Renée Faure, and Jany Holt

Anne-Marie, a passionately devout novice in a Dominican convent whose mission is the rehabilitation of women's prison inmates, takes a strong interest in one prisoner, Thérèse, urging her to seek help from the sisters when her term is up. Thérèse does, but only after taking fatal revenge on the lover who'd caused her to be unjustly convicted and imprisoned. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 2-5327

 

Artemisia 1998

Agnčs Merlet, Christine Miller, Patrick Amos, Christoph Meyer-Wiel, Leo Pescarolo, Michel Serrault, Valentina Cervi, Miki Manojlovi c,  Luca Zingaretti, and Brigitte Catillon

Artemisia Gentileschi, the beautiful and talented daughter of one of Italy's greatest painters, is forbidden to fully pursue her own passion for painting. When she convinces renowned and unconventional Agostino Tassi to tutor her, he not only liberates her talent as an artist, but initiates her into the treacherous world of love. 1 videocasette (ca. 96 min.)

MEDIA    MEDIA 2-5648        10-107

 

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Elevator to the gallows 2006

Louis Malle, Jean Thuillier, Roger Nimier, Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Noël Calef, Janus Films, Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Criterion collection: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) Performer Note: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall, Lino Ventura, Ivan Petrovich, Félix Marten, Elga Andersen, Gérard Darrieu, Sylviane Aisenstein, Charles Denner, Hubert Deschamps, Jean-Claude Brialy
Contents: Disc 1. Film -- Disc 2. Special featuresFlorence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex-paratrooper, want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. 2 videodiscs (ca. 92 min.)

MEDIA 10-871

 

Au hasard Balthazar 197-

Robert Bresson and Mag Bodard

Balthazar, a donkey, whose life and death provide the formal structure of the film, symbolizes the innocence of the physical world. In combination with the actions of the five protagonists, the donkey assumes human proportions. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA D-444

 

Au revoir les enfants Goodbye, children 1989

Louis Malle, Gaspard Manesse, and Raphael Fejto

Boyhood memories of Catholic boarding school during the 1940s German occupation of France. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 279 2-776

 

The Baker's wife 1988

Marcel Pagnol, Ginette Leclerc, Raimu, and Jean Giono

When the beautiful, young wife of the local baker runs off with a handsome shepherd, the tranquility of village life is shattered.  The villagers are forced to take action when the unconsolable baker is too heartsick to bake bread.  The whole village organizes to lure, cajole and force the young woman away from her lover and back to her husband--so that they can once again have bread on their tables. 1 videocassette (ca. 124 min.)

MEDIA 2-621

 

Le Bal 1984,1982

Ettore Scola

Nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Film of 1983. Set in a Parisian dance hall, everything is communicated via pantomime with no dialogue. The music tells the story, as each couple takes to the dance floor. The music and dance illustrate key moments in French social history. Based on the popular stage production, this film also won the Silver Bear award for direction at the Berlin Film Festival. 1 videocassette (VHS) (113 min.)

MEDIA 2-265

 

Bande ŕ part Band of outsiders c2003

Jean Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey, Dolores Hitchens, Janus Films, Rialto Pictures LLC, Gaumont (Firm), Anouchka Films, Orsay Films , and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Two burglars plan a robbery with a young woman they just met. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-792

 

Barakat! Enough! 2008

Caecile Vargaftig, Djamila Sahraoui, ENTV Algeria, Films d'ici (Firm), and First-Run Features (Firm)

The story of two women. Emel is a Westerner whose husband, a journalist, is missing - perhaps kidnapped or even killed. Khadija is an older woman who has lived through the country's decades-long struggle. Together they search for Emel's husband. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1970

 

Les bas-fonds The lower depths 2004

Jean Renoir, Akira Kurosawa, Jean Gabin, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt, Junie Astor, Vladimir Sokoloff, Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyoko Kagawa, Ganjiro Nakamura, Minoru Chiaki, Maksim Gorky, Janus Films, Roissy Films (Firm), Films Albatros (Firm), Toho Kabushiki Kaisha, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff. Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan. 2 videodiscs (218 min.)

MEDIA 10-864

 

Le Beau mariage 1986

Béatrice Romand and André Dussollier

An impulsive young art student, tired of the complications of freedom and insecurity, ends an affair with a painter and decides she wants to get married. She picks out a prosperous lawyer and confidently sets out to catch him, only to be ensnared by her increasingly obsessive scheming when she refuses to accept his polite indifference. 1 videocassette (VHS) (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-337

 

Beau travail 2002

Claire Denis, Herman Melville, Patrick Grandperret, Jérôme Minet, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, and Grégoire Colin

Story of a sergeant in the French Foreign Legion in Djibouti whose ordered life is turned upside down with the arrival of a new recruit who finds favor with the unit's commander. Loosely based on Herman Melville's Billy Budd. 1 videodisc (90 minutes)

MEDIA 10-149

 

Beauty and the beast La belle et la bête 1990?, 1946

André Paulvé, Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Josette Day, Marcel André, Mila Parély, and Leprince de Beaumont

Dramatized adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 273 2-125

 

La Bête humaine The human beast 198-?

Jean Renoir, Emile Zola, Roland Tual, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Félicien Marceau, Fernand Ledoux, and M. M Hakim

A railroad engineer, who is subject to fits of madness, falls for an attractive married woman and becomes involved in circumstances he cannot control. Zola's haunting psychological drama of murder, revenge, conscience and the eternal triangle is transposed with ease into the 1930's by Renoir, who also preserves the train as an important setting, recurrant motif and "actor.". 1 videocassette (92 min.)

MEDIA 2-1286

 

Bez solntsa Sans soleil = Sunless 1993

Chris Marker, Alexandra Stewart, and Anatole Dauman

"An unknown woman reads and comments on the letters she receives from a friend, a free-lance cameraman who travels around the world and wonders about the meaning of his work and about the role of the memory he helps create.  Photographed in the high-tech world of Tokyo, and the low-tech regions of West Africa, Sans soleil is a literate, rueful, humorous and astute meditation on nothing less complex than the quality of life on earth and its everchanging characteristics."--Container. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-5927

 

Blue 1994

Krzysztof Kie slowski, Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Hélène Vincent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Véry, Emmanuèle Riva, and Marin Karmitz

A young woman is left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

DANA 919

 

Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler 198-

Bob the gambler, a legendary Paris crook, attempts the biggest robbery of his career at the Deauville Casino. 1 videocassette (VHS) (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-177

 

Le Bonheur 198-

Agnès Varda, Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drout, and Marie-France Boyer

A young happily married carpenter falls for another woman.  He feels that he can love both women, and they will share him. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-470

 

Les Bonnes de Jean Genet 1986

Michel Dumoulin, Dominique Blanchar, Francine Bergé, Maria Casarčs, André Neau, Jean-Pierre Ségal, Marie-Ange Baratier, and Jean Genet

Two trecherous maidservants simultaneously love and hate their mistress.  When they fail in their attempt to murder her, they manage to achieve the fate they have earned. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-3916

 

Les bonnes femmes The girls 199-?

Claude Chabrol, Bernadette Lafont, Clotilde Joano, Stéphane Audran, Robert Hakim, and Raymond Hakim

A compassionate and archly ironic look at four shop girls whose dreams of a better life lead them to music hall singing, a pleasure seeking binge, an unhappy marriage and a doomed search for "true love" respectively. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-2762

 

Bord de mer Pebbles 2002

Julie Lopes Curval, Fran cois Favrat, Alain Benguigui, Bulle Ogier, Haelaene Filliaeres, Ludmila Mikaeel, Jonathan Zaccaei, Staephan Massis, Anne Weil, Sombrero Productions, Studio Canal+, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme where the year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work. From the stories presented, aided by close, revealing observations, we see a community perched between transition and stasis. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2157

 

Le Boucher 1992

Claude Chabrol, Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, and André Génovčs

In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress avoids attachments but strikes up a congenial friendship with the charmingly passionate local butcher, a veteran of Indochina. As a serial killer spreads terror throughout the countryside, the effort of these two people to come back from their emotional islands to some kind of mutual understanding and reality builds from oblique tenderness and humor to shattering tragedy. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 2-2655    7-87

 

Boudu saved from drowning Boudu sauvé des eaux 198-

Jean Renoir, Michel Simon, René Fauchois, Marcelle Hainia, Charles Granval, Max Dalban, Jean Dasté, and Séverine Lerczinska

A Parisian antiquarian bookseller saves a tramp, Boudu, from suicide in the Seine and, feeling responsible for him, lets him live in his house. Boudu totally disregards proprieties, seduces the wife and the maid. He marries the maid, but accidentally falls into the river after the ceremony, rediscovers his liberty, and returns to his wanderings. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-1242

 

A bout de souffle Breathless 2001, 1960

Jean Luc Godard, Georges de Beauregard, François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Liliane David, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, and Claude Chabrol

A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA           DANA 10-205                464

 

La bęte humaine 1938, 1997

Jean Renoir, Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim, Roland Tual, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Julien Carette, Fernand Ledoux, Emile Zola, Paris Film Production, and Timeless Video Inc

Fate drives a man to murder and suicide. A railroad engineer, descended from a family subject to fits of madness, falls in love with a beautiful married woman. Plotting together to kill her husband, circumstances spin out of control, and he finally strangles her instead. 1 videocassette (75 min.)

MEDIA 2-6799

 

La bęte humaine The human beast 2006

Jean Renoir, Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Émile Zola, Janus Films, Paris Film Production, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Performer Note: Jean Gabin, Simone SimonTrain engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1255

 

Caché Hidden 2006

Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka, Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydčs, Aďssa Maďga, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Films du losange (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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 leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.)

MEDIA 10-744

 

La cage aux folles c2001

aEdouard Molinaro, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Jean Poiret, Productions Artistes associaes, Da Ma Produzione, SPA, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A gender-bending farce about the owner of a drag-revue nightclub, his high-strung transvestite "companion," and a wedding that defies all odds. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-1351

 

Camille Claudel 1989

Christian Fechner, Bruno Nuytten, Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, and Reine-Marie Paris

International screen star Isabelle Adjan ; is the creative prodigy Camille Claudel.  Gérard Depardieu is the legendary sculptor Rodin.  This is the true story of their passionate obsession with art--and with each other. 1 videocassette (149 min.)

MEDIA 2-1458

 

La captive the captive 2004

Chantal Akerman, Paulo Branco, Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy, Marcel Proust, KimStim, Inc, Arte France cinéma (Firm), Paradise Films, Studio Canal+, Centre national de la cinématographie (France), and Gimages 3 (Firm)

Simon lives in a Parisian apartment with Ariane, the object of his unquenchable desire. Obsessed, Simon keeps Ariane as a willing captive; she tolerates his endless interrogations and surveillance, however she leads a double life with other women. 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min)

MEDIA 10-804

 

Carnival in Flanders La Kermesse héroďque 198-?

Jacques Feyder, Charles Spaak, Françoise Rosay, André Alerme, and Jean Murat

Tongue-in-cheek from start to finish, the story satirizes a favorite wartime theme, the daring and resourcefulness of citizens threatened by invaders. Set in Spanish-occupied Belgium in 1616, the film is noted for its subtle humor, witty acting and magnificent decor. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-1135

 

Cesar 1988

Marcel Pagnol, Raimu, and Pierre Fresnay

The story begins with the death of César's best friend, old Panisse, the town merchant who has devoted his wealth and love to the happiness of his young wife, Fanny, and their son.  After the death of Panisse, the son is told by his mother that his real father is the legendary Marius, César's son, who left Marseilles 20 years earlier to travel the world.  The son sets out to find his father. 1 videocassette (134 min.)

MEDIA 2-620

 

Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train Those who love me can take the train 2000

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pascal Greggory, Patrice Chéreau, Valérie Bruni-Tedeschi, Charles Berling, Bruno Todeschini, Danièle Thompson, and Charles Gassot

A minor painter, son of a wealthy family has died and wanted to be buried in his home town of Limoges. Those who loved him in various ways take the train and review their lives on the way to bury him. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-20

 

Chaos 2003

Coline Serreau, Catherine Frot, Vincent Lindon, Rachida Brakni, Aur lien Wiik, Ivan Franek, Michel Lagueyrie, Wojciech Pszoniak, Films Alain Sarde (Firm), France 2 cin© ma, Eniloc (Firm), Studio Canal+, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Bourgeois couple Hélène and Paul witness Malika, a young prostitute, being attacked by thugs and Paul immediately speeds off. Remorseful, Hélène tracks down Malika in the hospital. As she nurses Malika back to health, Malika tells Hélène a shocking story of how she was turned into a sex slave by a vicious criminal organization. Hélène and Malika join forces to double-cross her pimps and gets both her freedom and her revenge. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-640

 

Clando Clandestine 1996

Jean-Marie Taeno, Paulin Fodouop, Caroline Redl, Films du Raphia (France), and California Newsreel (Firm)

Sobgui, a former computer programmer, drives a "clando" cab in Douala, Cameroon's streets. He is clandestine, not just because his cab is unlicensed, but because he is hiding from his past. When a radical political group involves him a revenge slaying of an informer, Sobgui knows that it is time to get out of Douala.  He gets his chance when he is asked to find a wealthy villager's son in Germany. The film represents a dilemma facing educated Africans: whether to work to change the autocratic regimes at home or seek their fortunes abroad. 1 videodisc  (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1900

 

Cléo de 5 à 7 2000

Agnès Varda, Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti, Corinne Marchand, and Antoine Bourseiller

A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-29

 

Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys c2002

Michael Haneke, Marin Karmitz, Alain Sarde , Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Luminita Gheorghiu, Ona Lu Yenke, Arsinée Khanjian, MK2 Productions, Arte France cinéma (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), Bavaria Film, Studio Canal+, and Kino International Corporation

On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-750

 

Comment ca va? 1995

Jean Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville 

1 videocassette (78 min.)

DANA 489

 

Contempt 1984

Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Fritz Lang, Georgia Moll, Jack Palance, Jean Luc Godard, Joseph E Levine, Carlo Ponti, and Georges de Beauregard

A young French dramatist living in Rome accepts an assignment to write a screenplay for an American film producer. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 2-258

 

Contes des quatre saisons: Conte d'automne Tales of the four seasons: Autumn tale 1999

Eric Rohmer, Margaret Menegoz, Béatrice Romand, Marie Rivière, Didier Sandre, Alain Libolt, Films du losange (Firm), Sept Cinéma (Firm), Studio Canal+, Sofilmka, Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm), October Films, and USA Home Entertainment (Firm)

Magali is a 45-year old winegrower whose children have just left home and whose friends are trying to find her a man. The results are hilarious, heartwaming and totally unpredictable. 1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.)

MEDIA 2-6878

 

La coquille et le clergyman c2009, 1928

Antonin Artaud, Germaine Dulac, Alex Allin , Lucien Bataille,  Génica Athanasiou, Alain Virmaux, Prosper Hillairet, Odette Virmaux, Nederlands Filmmuseum, Light Cone, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

"Directed in 1927 by Germaine Dulac, The Seashell and the Clergyman, is considered to be the first surrealist film, even if at its Studio

France (Continued)

Ma nuit chez Maud 1987

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Francoise Fabian

Jean-Louis Trintignant plays an engineer seeking the perfect mate. Just when he thinks he has found her, he finds himself accidentally spending the night sharing the bed of a seductive divorcee, Maud. 1 videocassette (VHS) (111 min.)

MEDIA 2-335

 

Ma vie en rose My life in pink c1999

Alain Berliner, Carole Scotta, Michčle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélčne Vincent, Georges Du Fresne, Haut et Court (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt--as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble. 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 10-616

 

Madame Bovary 2002

Marin Karmitz, Claude Chabrol, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne, Gustave Flaubert , MK2 Productions,  CED Productions, France 3 cinéma, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Emma Bovary is a woman possessed by a burning hunger for life and love--and a passion that can never be fulfilled. Feeling trapped in a loveless marriage, Emma indulges herself in a lifestyle of reckless overspending and a series of shocking affairs which threaten to destroy her and everyone around her. 1 videodisc (143 min.)

MEDIA 10-241

 

Maelo c2008

Marin Karmitz, Alain Resnais, Sabine Azaema, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi, Andrae Dussollier, Henry Bernstein, MK2 Productions, Films A2 (Firm), Centre national de la cinaematographie (France), and Kino International Corporation

Marcel and Pierre, two lifelong friends, are also concert violinists. While Marcel has gone on to stardom, Pierre has settled into a contented family life with his beautiful wife, Romaine. But all is not perfect: Pierre is unaware that Romaine is having an affair with Marcel. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-1681

 

Mama, there's a man in your bed c1990, 1989

Coline Serreau, Daniel Auteuil, Firmine Richard, Miramax Films, and HBO Video (Firm)

When a powerful corporate executive is framed by rivals within the company, he finds unexpected help from the night cleaning lady. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA 2-7845

 

Man Ray films 1998

Man Ray

Retour ŕ la raison (1923, 2 min.) -- Emak Bakia (1926, 20 min.) -- L'étoile de mer (1928, 15 min.) -- Mysteres du château du Dé (1929, 25 min.) -- 10 home movies (b&w, silent): Rue Campagne-Premiere (1923-1929); Corrida (1929); Autoportrait ou Ce qui manque a nous tous (1930); Poison (1933-1935); L'Atelier du Val-de-Grace (1935); Course landaise (1937); La Garoupe (1937); Ady (1938); Dance (1938); Juliet (1940)"This videocassette includes the four films which established Man Ray as a major figure of the 1920s avant-garde cinema...as well as eleven [sic] short 'autobiographical' films"--Container. 1 videocassette (112 min.)

DANA 1471

 

Marius 1988

Alexander Korda, Pierre Fresnay, and Raimu

Marius loves Fanny, the daughter of a fish-monger, but also longs to live the adventurous life of a sailor.  Even though the young couple become lovers and plan to marry, Fanny realizes that she can't hold Marius from his dreams. 1 videocassette (125 min.)

MEDIA 2-618

 

La Marseillaise chronique de quelques faits ayant contribué ŕ la chute de la monarchie 1988

Jean Renoir, Auguste Renoir, Lise Delamare , and Louis Jouvet

A dramatization of the French Revolution, from the period immediately preceeding it in 1790 up to the first bloody confrontation. 1 videocassette (130 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 2-617    931

 

Marvelous Méličs 199-?

George Méličs was one of the cinema's true pioneers.  His technical innovations paved the way for many film makers to come.  Included in this compilation are "A trip to the moon," "Paris to Monte Carlo," "The enchanted well," and the two reel version of "A la conqučte du Pole.". 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1562

 

Masculin, feminin 1991

Jean Luc Godard, Guy de Maupassant, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlčne Jobert, Michel Debord, and Brigitte Bardot

An essential work of the French new wave, Musculin, feminin is one of Godard's most popular and romantic films.  Revolving around the love affair between a young pseudo-revolutionary and a pretty pop singer, this insightful film explores the go-go generation, sexuality and Paris in the sixties. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-1732

 

La Maternelle children of Montmartre  c1992

Paulette Elambert, Madeleine Renaud, Sylvette Fillacier, Alice Tissot, Mady Berry, Laeon Frapiae, Richard Peana, Jean Benoit-Laevy, Marie Epstein, Water Bearer Films (Firm), Metropolis Pictures (Firm), and Studios Photosonor

"Rose, a girl from a well off family faces a series of tragic events that leaves her penniless and without a home. She is hired as an attendant at a day-care center in Paris with 150 poor children. She finds herself tenderly caring for them and soon they become very fond of her. One young girl named Marie, who is the abandoned daughter of a prostitute, becomes so attached to Rose that she becomes jealous when anyone else steals her attention. She even tries to kill herself when she learns of her plans to marry Dr. Libois, the school's physician. Despite this, La Maternelle ultimately finds its way to a happy ending"--Wikipedia. 1 videorecording (83 min.)

MEDIA 2-7856

 

Max Linder comic genius 198-?

Max Linder

Max et la statue -- Max jongleur par amour -- Max joue de drame -- Max et la quinquina -- A skater's debut -- Troubles of a grass widower -- Max und sein HundA selection of short films with the French comedian Max Linder. 1 videocassette (ca. 40 min.)

MEDIA 2-1399

 

Le Million The million 2000

Renae Lefaevre, Annabella, Louis Allibert, Renae Clair, A Bernard, Philippe Paraes , Georges van Parys, Georges Berr, Marcel Guillemaud, Filmsonor (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A musical comedy about a pair of young lovers who lose a lottery ticket worth a million francs and chase it frantically across Paris. Considered one of the very first musical films. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2050

 

Mina Tannenbaum 1996

Georges Benayoun, Martine Dugowson, Romane Bohringer, Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Nils Tavernier, and Florence Thomassin

The humor and pain of female relationships is shown by mousy, introspective Mina and overweight, outgoing Ethel who meet at age seven. For the next 25 years their lives are intimately intertwined until they clash over their careers and the man they both want. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

MEDIA 2-5369

 

Le moine et la sorcière Sorceress 1990

Suzanne Schiffman, Pamela C Berger, Annie Leibovici, George Reinhart, Tcheky Karyo, Christine Boisson, and Jean Carmet

Story of a medieval French healer and her perseverance against a righteous monk, who comes to her village looking for heretics to condemn. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA 2-5666

 

Mon oncle 1993?

Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange, Jean Lhote, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, and Alain Becourt

A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

DANA 935

 

Mon oncle d'Amérique 1987

Alain Resnais, Gérard Depardieu, Roger Pierre, and Henri Laborit

A case study of three characters focusing on their pursuit of careers. This is intercut with segments of a lecture from Prof. Henri Laborit, a behavioral scientist speaking in pure documentary fashion, contributing his theories on memory. Also intercuts footage from other movies. 1 videocassette (123 min.)

MEDIA 2-629

 

Mouchette 2007, 1967

Anatole Dauman, Robert Bresson, Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hebert, Jean Vimenet, Marie Susini, Suzanne Huguenin, Marine Trichet, Raymonde Chabrun, Georges Bernanos, Argos Films, Parc Film (Firm), Janus Films, Rialto Pictures LLC, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

One of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film, as Mouchette a teenage girl must deal with tragic events and a broken family. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA                 MEDIA 10-872                    2-708

 

Mr. Hulot's holiday 1953, 198-

Jacques Tati

Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort. Principally visual humor; soundtrack is mostly ambient sound. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

MEDIA 2-166

 

Mr. Klein 1997

Joseph Losey, Alain Delon, Franco Solinas, Jeanne Moreau, and Michaël Lonsdale

The intriguing story of one man in search of another who shares his name - a man who has stolen his identity. Eventually Klein's search for the imposter becomes a trap into which he falls. 1 videocassette (124 min.)

MEDIA 2-6115

 

Muriel ou, Le temps d'un retour 1991

Alain Resnais, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thierrée, and Jean Cayrol

Hélene, a widow of about forty, lives with her stepson Bernard who is haunted by the memory of Muriel, a girl tortured to death in Algeria.  Hélene meets her lover of 22 years earlier, who arrives with his mistress, but neither she nor Bernard can exorcise the ghosts of the past. 1 videocassette (115 min.)

MEDIA 2-1733

 

Le mépris Contempt 2002

Carlo Ponti, Jean Luc Godard, Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Giorgia Moll, Fritz Lang, Raoul Coutard, Georges Delerue, and Alberto Moravia

Asked to write a screenplay for an American producer, a young French dramatist and his wife visit the producer's villa in Capri. There the wife and producer engage in an affair, which leads to death. 2 videodiscs (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-173

 

Nenette et Boni Nennette and Boni 1997, 1998

Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri, Valérie Bruni-Tedeschi, Vincent Gallo, Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, and Georges Benayoun

19 year old Boniface Pavone writes in his journal of the erotic dreams he has of the wife of the neighborhood baker. His estranged little sister, Nenette, reappears with a surprising revelation that will change him forever. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-5336

 

A nos amours 1985

Maurice Pialat

Winner of the 1983 "CESAR" (The French "OSCAR") for best film. This is a powerful moving study of an 18 year old working class girl who enters a series of casual sexual relationships and experiences remorse at the loss of childhood innocence. 1 videocassette (VHS) (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-248

 

A nous la liberté 1981?

Harold Auten and René Clair

A satire on factory life centering on the activities of a couple of exprisoners, one of whom, an ambitions crook, becomes the boss of a large factory while the other, a sentimental old tramp, becomes a worker there. Eventually, both discover that happiness and peace of mind cannot be bought with money and revert to their former lives as vagabonds. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-191

 

Nuit et jour Night and day 1993, c1991

Chantal Akerman, Marilyn Watelet, Pierre Wallon, Guilaine Londez, Thomas Langmann, François Négret, Pierre Grise Productions, Paradise Films, Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm), and Orion Home Video (Firm)

Story of a summer in Paris and three young people. Jack drives a taxi at night, and his days are spent with Julie. When he introduces her to a friend, a young man who drives a taxi during the day, complications arise. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-7827

 

Numero deux Aumero deux = Number two 1995

Jean Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, Sandrine Baltistella, Pierre Oudry, Alexandre Rignault, and Rachel Stefanopol

Godard's exploration of the modern family unit and how it suffers in the computerized, capitalistic world. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

DANA 488

 

On connait la chanson c2005, 1997

Alain Resnais, Bruno Pesery, Agnaes Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azaema, Andrae Dussollier, Lambert Wilson, AMLF (Firm), Arena Films (Firm), and Pathae Entertainment (Firm)

Two Parisian sisters are caught in a web of dysfunctional relationships and romantic confusion. Odile, an upper-class wife and businesswoman, finds an escape from her submissive husband Claude when her old flame Nicholas unexpectedly returns. Camille, a naive tour guide, falls for the slimy, young realtor Marc, while overlooking Simon, a caring older man with a passion for history. 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.)

MEDIA 10-1691

 

One sings, the other doesn't 1989

Agnès Varda, Thérèse Liotard, and Valérie Mairesse

Follows the lives and friendship of two women over a period of 14 years as each seeks to control her destiny and find contentment. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-2668

 

Orphée 2000

Jean Cocteau, André Paulvé, Jean Marais, Maria Casarès, Marie Déa, and François Périer

Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world.  In French with optional English subtitles. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-34

 

Orpheus 1986

Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Maria Casarès, and Maria Déa

Cocteau's modern version of the Orpheus legend, based on his own play. 1 videocassette (86 min.)

MEDIA 2-451

 

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1997

Jacques Demy, Mag Bodard, Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mireille Perrey, and Harald Wolff

Two lovers, separated by the Algerian war, meet again after she has remarried. A cinematic triumph unique in its presentation--all of the dialogue is sung. The haunting music and beautiful photography combine to make this an outstanding dramatic romance. 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.)

MEDIA 10-30

 

Passion and, Praenom Carmen = First name: Carmen 2008

Jean Luc Godard, Martine Marignac, Catherine Lapoujade, Armand Barbault, Isabelle Huppert, Michel Piccoli, Hanna Schygulla, Jerzy Radziwi?owicz, Alain Sarde, Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffae, Myriem Roussel, Prosper Maerimaee, Sara Films, JLG Films, Films A2 (Firm), Studio Canal, Lionsgate (Firm), Film & video productions (Firm), and Sonimage (Firm)

Passion: Trying to make a film in France, a Polish director becomes romantically involved with two women who create even more problems for his troubled project. A kaleidoscopic film about Passion in all its senses, rich with classical music and striking visuals based on the paintings of the Old Masters, hailed by many critics as a masterpiece of cinema. Praenom Carmen: A satirical black comedy that winks at Maerimaee's classic, a famous director pretends to be ill in a mental institution but is actually trying to avoid making films. He is enlisted by his niece Carmen who wants his empty apartment as a hideaway for a bank robbery she and her friends are about to commit. 1 videodisc (ca. 173 min.)

MEDIA 10-1695

 

The Passion of Joan of Arc 1978

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Depicts the trial of Joan of Arc at Rouen and her final burning at the stake. Particularly unusual camera angles were employed. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-184

 

Pauline ŕ la plage Pauline at the beach 1982, 1985

Eric Rohmer and Margaret Menegoz

Explores the romantic and sexual entanglements of six people on summer holiday on the Normandy coast.  A teenager, Pauline, and her first boyfriend observe the adult antics around them. 1 videocassette (VHS) (94 min.)

MEDIA 2-272

 

Pépé le Moko tiré du roman d'Ashelbé 1980

A Gargour, Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Gabriel Gabrio, Charpin, and Ashelbe

A famous gangster is safe from the police while hiding in the Casbah section of Algiers.  Love causes him to emerge and be shot. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-1138

 

La pianiste The piano teacher 2002

Michael Haneke, Veit Heiduschka, Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Wega Film (Firm), MK2 Productions, Films Alain Sarde (Firm), Arte France cinéma (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments. From novel by Elfriede Jelinek. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-746

 

Pierrot Le Fou c1989

Lionel White, Jean Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Interama Video Classics (Firm)

Part love story, part gangster thriller, Pierrot Le Fou combines romance, adventure, and violence with allusions to art, literature, and cinema to create a colorful French version of the Bonnie and Clyde story. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-7690

 

Place Vendôme 2002

Alain Sarde, Nicole Garcia, Jacques Fieschi, Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Jacques Dutronc 

The wife of a famous diamond jeweler is drawn back into the world of dealing jewels when her husband suddenly commits suicide. 1 videcassette (117 min.)

MEDIA 2-6009

 

Le plaisir 2006, 1952

Max Ophuls, Guy de Maupassant, Jean Gabin, Gaby Morlay, Madeleine Renaud, Ginette Leclerc, Mila Parély, Danielle Darrieux, Gaumont (Firm), Stera Film, Compagnie commerciale française cinématographique, and Second Sight Productions

Performer Note: Jean Gabin, Gaby Morlay, Madeleine Renaud, Ginette LeClerc, Danielle Darrieux, Mila ParélyAdapted from three short stories by Guy de Maupassant, each tells a tale of pleasure. The first tells the story of an old man who regains his youth with the aid of a magic mask. In the second, a prostitute has a romantic encounter and the final story concerns two young lovers, an artist and his model. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA       MEDIA 10-1263          10-1605

 

Playtime 1996?, 1967

Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange, Art Buchwald, Barbara Dennek, Jacqueline Lecomte, Valerie Camille, Rita Maiden, and Frances Rumilly

A group of American tourists arrive in Paris, only to find that the city is indistinguishable from any other big city. Endless comedies ensue however, when the path of Monsieur Hulot (Tati) crosses that of the group. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-3639

 

La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV 1966

Roberto Rossellini, Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault, Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, and Silvagni

A television production which traces the creation of an absolute monarchy by France' s "Sun King," Louis XIV. Adapted from a story by  Philippe Erlanger. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 2-370

 

Private fears in public places p2007

Alain Resnais, Sabine Azaema, Isabelle Carrae, Laura Morante, and Alan Ayckbourn

Six Parisians strive for meaningful relationships during a snow storm. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2154

 

A propos de Nice 198-?

Jean Vigo, Boris Kaufman, and Festival Films

Vigo examines the French resort city of Nice while mixing experimental technique with social and poetic vision. 1 videocassette (22 min.)

MEDIA D-426

 

France (Continued)

 

Le quai des brumes Port of shadows 2004

Grégor Rabinovitch, Marcel Carné, Jacques Prévert, Jean Gabin, Michčle Morgan, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre MacOrlan, Janus Films, Studio Canal, Films Osso, Cine-Allianz Tonfilm, Criterion Collection (Firm), and Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good in life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as both acts of revenge and kindness render him front-page news. Portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-870

 

Les quatre cents coups The 400 blows  1999

François Truffaut, Marcel Moussy, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, A Remy, and Patrick Auffay

Fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school.  Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA      DANA 10-42              462

 

Querelle 1988, 1982

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, Burkhard Driest, and Jean Genet

A look at the underworld of sailors in the French port of Brest. Querelle is a young sailor who finds himself involved in drug smuggling and homosexuality. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-3476

 

Red 1994

Irčne Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Krzysztof Kie slowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, and Emmanuel Finkiel

The final installment in the director's trilogy named after the colors of the French flag, Red is the story of a beautiful young woman and her meeting with an unusual stranger--a meeting that leads her down a path of intrigue and secrecy. 1 videocassette (99 min.)

DANA 911

 

The Red balloon ; The Pincushion man  1986

Albert Lamorisse, Pascal Lamorisse, and Sabine Lamorisse

Two magical views of balloons -- The Red Balloon is a fantasy about a boy who makes friends with a balloon, "tames" it, plays with it in the streets of Ménilmontant and Montmartre, and tries unsuccessfully to elude the gang of urchins who endeavor to destroy it. In the Pincushion Man, the balloon people successfully repulse an attack by the villanous Pincushion Man. 1 videocassette (41 min.)

MEDIA 2-1261

 

Les rendez-vous d'Anna c2009, 1978

Chantal Akerman, Aurore Claement, Helmut Griem, Magali Noel, Janus Films, Helene Films, Unitae Trois, Paradise Films, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

An accomplished filmmaker makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-1657

 

Ressources humaines Human resources 2004

Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Laurent Cantet, Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré, Véronique de Pandelačre, Michel Begnez, Lucien Longueville, Danielle Mélador, Pascal Sémard, Didier Emile-Woldemard , British Broadcasting Corporation, Centre national de la cinématographie (France), Haut et Court (Firm), Sept/Arte (Firm), European Union, Media Programme, and Procirep (Firm)

Franck, a Parisian business school student, takes an internship in the human resources department at the factory where his father has labored for the past 30 years. When Franck's efforts to better the company lead to the firing of many employees, including his father, a furious confrontation ensues, forcing father and son to ponder their relationship while realizing their individual lives. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-460

 

The Return of Martin Guerre 1984

Daniel Vigne

In 15th century France, a young man returns home after many years absence to resume his life and marriage but is charged with being an imposter and is placed on trial. 1 videocassette (111 min.)

MEDIA 2-67

 

Ridicule 1997

Patrice Leconte, Fanny Ardant, Charles Berling, Gilles Legrand, Bernard Giraudeau, Judith Godrèche, Jean Rochefort, Frédéric Brillion, and Philippe Carcassonne

In a desperate quest to save his hometown, a young man quickly learns that a sharp wit is the key to open any door in the Versailles court of Louis XVI. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-3985

 

The river 2005, 1951

Jean Renoir, Rumer Godden, Kenneth McEldowney, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Patricia Walters, Adrienne Corri, Radha Burnier, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Oriental International Films, Theatre Guild, Janus Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, and Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India)

The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-863

 

Romance 1999

Catherine Breillat, Jean-François Lepetit, Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stevinin, François Berleand, and Rocco Siffredi

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-23

 

La Ronde 1987, 1950

Arthur Schnitzler, Max Ophuls, Simone Signoret, Danielle Darrieux, and Anton Walbrook

Showing ten interconnecting relationships between men and women, this film satire highlights the transience of pleasure and the precariousness of happiness. 1 videocassette (VHS) (92 min.)

MEDIA 2-365

 

La roue The wheel c2008, 1923

Abel Gance, Saeverin Mars, Ivy Close, Gabriel de Gravone, Pierre Magnier, Robert Israel, Eric Lange, and Flicker Alley (Firm)

Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. This seminal film introduced many innovations in set design and construction, and cinematic devices. 2 videodiscs (263 min.)

MEDIA 10-1515

 

Rue Cases-Nčgres Sugar Cane Alley  c2004

Euzhan Palcy, Darling Legitimus, Garry Cadenat, Douta Seck,  Joby Bernabé, Joseph Zobel, SU.MA.FA. Productions, Orca Productions, Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), and New Yorker Video (Firm)

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-803

 

The Rules of the game La règle du jeu 1984

Alfred de Musset and Jean Renoir

Complicated love intrigues among the high society guests at a weekend house party outside Paris are mirrored by parallel activities among the servants, showing the illnesses of a society locked into frivolous and futile social games. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA 216 2-189 2-331

 

La régle du jeu fantaisie dramatique =The rules of the game c2004

Jean Renoir, Claude Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain, Criterion Collection (Firm), Janus Films, and Grands Films Classiques

Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs. 2 videodiscs (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-791

 

S'en fout la mort 1992

Claire Denis, Isaach de Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Solveig Dommartin

Dah, an African immigrant, and Jocelyn, a West Indian man, hook up to supply and train fighting cocks for a sleazy French saloon owner. The two live in the back of the club, and while Jocelyn trainsthe birds, Dah becomes entangled with the owner's mistress.  Soon all four are cast into a violent circle of gambling, desire and agony, spinning out of control. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-5062

 

La salamandre c1994

Alain Tanner, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Denis, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

A journalist who works from facts and a writer who relies on his intuition investigate the story of Rosemonde, a mysterious young woman who may have tried to kill her uncle. The more they learn of this fascinating woman, the more they are drawn to her. 1 videocassette (119 min.)

MEDIA 2-6686

 

Le sang d'un poet Blood of a poet 2000

Jean Cocteau, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Odette Talazac, Enrique Rivero, and Jean Desbordes

An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-33

 

Le Sang d'un poète 198-?

Jean Cocteau, Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, and Odette Talazac

A surrealistic allegorical myth, full of visual symbolism and abstract effects, about an artist who sacrifices himself to his art. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

DANA 336

 

Sans toit ni loi Vagabond 2000

Agnès Varda, Oury Milshtein, Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, and Stéphane Freiss

An aimless drifter wandering through the wintry French countryside encounters violence, hunger, fear and cold, yet touches the lives of the people she meets with her own ideas of freedom. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-31

 

Sequins 2006

Éléonore Faucher, Lola Naymark, Ariane Ascaride, Thomas Laroppe, Alain Benguigui, Bertrand van Effenterre, Sombrero Productions, Mallia Films (Firm) , Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm), New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, Studio Canal+, and Centre national de la cinématographie (France)

Claire moves from her parents farm to an apartment in the city. She spends most of her time embroidering and keeping a big secret. When fate brings her together with a famous designer, will this help Claire's dreams as well as her big secret? 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1034

 

Shoot the piano player Tirez sur le pianiste 1980

François Truffaut and David Goodis

A café pianist, whose past is revealed in a flashback, becomes innocently involved in the dealings of a gang of petty crooks. His second chance at love and his plans to make a comeback as a concert pianist are ended when his girlfriend is killed by a stray bullet during a gunfight. 1 videocassette (84 min.)

MEDIA 2-163

 

Six contes moraux Six moral tales 2006

Éric Rohmer, Barbet Schroeder, Georges de Beauregard, Pierre Cottrell, Claudine Soubrier, Catherine See, Philippe Beuzen, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, Éric Rohmer, and Films du losange (Firm)

Criterion Collection: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Added Title: La boulangčre de Monceau
Added Title: Bakery girl of Monceau
Added Title: Carričre de Suzanne
Added Title: Suzanne's career
Added Title: Ma nuit chez Maud
Added Title: My night at Maud's
Added Title: Collectionneuse
Added Title: Genou de Clair
Added Title: Claire's knee
Added Title: Amour, l'aprčs-midi
Added Title: Love in the afternoon Performer Note: Barbet Schroeder, Claudine Soubrier, Catherine Sée, Philippe Beuzen, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Bernard Verley, Zouzou
Contents: I. La boulangčre de Monceau = The bakery girl of Monceau (23 min.) -- II. La carričre de Suzanne = Suzanne's career (55 min.) -- III. Ma nuit chez Maud =My night at Maud's (111 min.) -- IV. La collectionneuse (87 min.) -- V. Le genou de Claire = Claire's knee (106 min.) -- VI. L'amour, l'aprčs-midi = Love in the afternoon (98 min.)"A succession of jousts between fragile men and the women who tempt them"--Container. 6 videodiscs (480 min.)

MEDIA 10-876 v.1-6

 

The Sorrow and the pity 1984

Marcel Ophuls

Examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II using reminiscences of individuals and officials involved in the events at the time. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance. 2 videocassettes (260 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-50 cassette 1 2-51 cassette 2

 

Sous le sable Under the sand 2001

Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, François Ozon, Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Crémer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart, Pierre Vernier, and Andrée Tainsy

For years, Marie and Jean have spent their vacations at their country home. One day at the beach, Marie falls asleep while Jean goes for a swim. When she awakens, he is gone. Marie notifies the authorities and even after an extensive search, no body is found. Did he drown or did he just run off? 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-6048

 

Stavisky. . . 2002, 1974

Alain Resnais, Alexandre Mnouchkine, Georges Dancigers, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anny Duperey, Charles Boyer, Fran cois Paerier, Gaerard Depardieu, Michaeel Lonsdale, Cerito Films (Firm), Ariane (Firm), Euro International Films, Studio Canal, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

An exquisite recounting of the climatic days in 1933 in the career of Stavisky, the con man turned international financier whose ruin resulted in political scandal and his own mysterious death. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-1683

 

Sur la terre comme au ciel = Between heaven and earth 1994

Marrion Hansel, Carmen Maura, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Didier Bezace, and Samuel Mussen

A pregnant woman tries to convince her unborn child that life on earth is worth living. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-2641

 

Susanne Simonin, la religieuse The Nun  1990

Denis Diderot, Jean Gurault, Jacques Rivette, Georges de Beauregard, Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, and Christine Lenier

Freely adapted from Diderot's classic 18th century novel, the film tells the story of a 16-year-old girl compelled by her mother to enter a convent.  Convinced by the mother superior, the girl accepts her vows, but soon meets with harsh rigor and abuse when the kindly superior is followed by a cruel successor.  Her desperate attempts at freedom land her first in another convent and finally, tragically, in the outside world. 1 videocassette (155 min.)

MEDIA 2-2789

 

Le temps du loup Time of the wolf c2004

Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka, Isabelle Huppert, Films du losange (Firm), Wega Film (Firm), Bavaria Film, and Palm Pictures

Follows a family's difficult journey immediately after an unknown apocalyptic event. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-763

 

Le temps retrouvé 2001

Raúl Ruiz, Paulo Branco, Gilles Taurand, Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich, and Marcello Mazzarella

Set in 1922, this film opens with the French author, Marcel Proust, on his deathbed remembering his life. Gradually his own experiences give way to the characters in his novels -- fiction eclipses reality as the author's creations combine with his own experiences. The result is a montage of moving snapshots and feverish dreams that make the film the ultimate in Proustian cinema. 1 videodisc (158 min.)

MEDIA 10-96

 

Le Testament d'Orphée ou, Ne me demandez pas pourquoi 2000

Jean Cocteau, Jean Thuillier, Edouard Dermit, and Maria Casarès

A modern account of the Orpheus myth. An 18th-century poet travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-35

 

Thérčse Raquin c2005

Marcel Carné, Simone Signoret, Raf Vallone, Charles Spaak, Studio Canal, Paris Film Production, Lux film (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Therese and Laurent think they have gotten away with murder after Therese's husband "falls" from a speeding train. But a blackmailer's demands along with accusations from Therese's mother-in-law could trip the couple up. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-517

 

To Meteoro vima tou pelargou Suspended step of a stork c2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr, and Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou

Four countries--France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland--converged upon a production of this movie. On the Greek border a steady stream of refugees flows on a perpetual basis. Reporter Gregory Karr believes that he's spotted a familiar face among the anonymous throngs. It is a politician (Marchello Mastroianni) who has long been missing and assumed dead. 1 videocassette (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-741

 

A tout de suite Right away 2006

Georges Benayoun, Raoul Saada, Beno it Jacquot, Isild Le Besco, Ouassini Embarek, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Laurence Cordier, Forini Kodoukaki,  Caroline Champetier, Luc Barnier, Elisabeth Fanger, Natan Productions, Arte France cinaema (Firm), and Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

Lili is an impulsive, free-spirited art student living a staid existence with her father in 1970s Paris. When she meets a mysterious young Moroccan man at a nightclub, she falls instantly in love. Soon she learns he was involved in a botched bank robbery -- where a man was killed -- and without hesitation allows him and his accomplice to hide out in her apartment. The two embark on a wild spree throughout France, Spain, Morocco, and Greece, in a contemporary joy ride. 1 videodisc (95 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2155

 

Trois couleurs Three colors. White 1994

Krzysztof Kie slowski, Marin Karmitz, Zbigniew Zamachowski, and Julie Delpy

Part of a trilogy of films (Three colors) by director Krzysztof Kieslowski, White presents the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin a new, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her. 1 videocassette (92 min.)

MEDIA 2-5531

 

Un Amour de Swann Swann in love 1985, 1983

Margaret Menegoz, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière, Marie-Hélène Estienne, and Marcel Proust

"A wealthy gentleman who thrives in the finest circles of high society risks everything for his erotic obsession with a voluptuous, promiscuous courtesan"--External container. 1 videocassette (VHS) (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-251

 

Un Condamné à mort s'est échappé ou, Le vent souffle ou il vent 1994

Robert Bresson, Jean Thuillier, Alain Poiré, François Letterier, and André Devigny

In 1943, Lt. Fontaine is captured by the Gestapo and is imprisoned in Fort Montluc. He carefully plans his escape but puts it off until sentenced to death. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-2736

 

Un long dimanche de fiançailles A very long engagement 2005

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Francis Boespflug, Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Jodie Foster, 2003 Productions (Firm), Warner Bros. Pictures, Tapioca Films (Firm), TF1 Films Production, Studio Canal+, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories. 2 videodiscs (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-580

 

Under the roofs of Paris Sous les toits de Paris 1983

René Clair, Pola Illery, Albert Préjean, and Edmond T Gréville

A Parisian street singer falls in love with a girl, fights her lover, and proves himself innocent of theft.  This light musical was director Clair's first sound film as well as the first French sound film. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-1391

 

Une affaire de femmes Story of women  1992

Claude Chabrol, Marin Karmitz, Isabelle Huppert, Marie Trintignant, and Françoise Cluzet

A beautiful and childish woman's life is changed when she performs an abortion for a distraught neighbor. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-2653

 

Une femme douce Gentle woman 1995, 1969

Robert Bresson, Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jane Lobre, Dorothee Blank, Claude Ollier, Mag Bodard, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When the teenage wife of a pawnbroker suddenly and inexplicably commits suicide, her distraught husband tries to understand what could have led to such a desperate act.  The story unfolds in flashbacks, revealing a pattern of miscommunication and abuse. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

MEDIA 2-3418

 

The untouchable L'intouchable c2007

Marc Barbae, Beno it Jacquot, Isild Le Besco, Baerangaere Bonvoisin, and Mongrel Media

Jeanne is a young actress living in France, busy rehearsing the play her lover is directing. On her birthday, Jeanne's mother delivers some shocking news-- her father is Indian, a Hindu her mother met while traveling. An "untouchable", her mother says. This leads Jeanne on a profound journey to India in search of the father she has never known. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2147

 

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Vagabond 1987

Agnès Varda and Sandrine Bonnaire

The story of Mona, an aimless drifter whose only desire in life is to be truly free.  As she wanders through the wintry French countryside, she encounters violence, hunger, fear, and cold. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-281

 

Vendredi soir Friday night c2003

Bruno Pesery, Claire Denis, Valaerie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon, Graegoire Colin, Haelaene Filliaeres, Arena Films (Firm) , France 2 cinaema (Firm), France taelaevision, Studio Canal+, Centre national de la cinaematographie (France), and Wellspring Media

It's Friday night in Paris. Laure has just finished packing her apartment, she is moving in tomorrow with her boyfriend. She leaves to go to dinner with friends and gets stuck in the middle of a mass transit strike which has thrown the city into chaos. As Laure takes in the sights and sounds of the city, a stranger approaches the car. She opens the door to the man, who in a single night, will change her life forever. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1446

 

A very curious girl 2000?

Nelly Kaplan, Claude Makovski, Bernadette Lafont, Georges Géret, Michel Constantin, and Julien Guiomar

A beautiful and poor girl is known intimately by most of the men in her village. Tired of enduring the physical abuse and the sexual exploitation, she starts to charge a fee for her services. This disrupts the smug patriarchal society of the village of Tellier. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-5727

 

Viagem ao principío do mundo Journey to the beginning of the world 1999

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Yves Gautier, and Leonor Silveira

An aging film director, on location in Portugal, takes three actor friends on a driving tour of a mountain village where one of the actors, born in France but of Portuguese descent, is united with an elderly aunt he has never met. The filmmakers speculate on beginnings and endings, what remains of the past and what is lost. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

DANA 1392

 

La vie est un roman 2008

Alain Resnais, Philippe Dussart, Jean Gruault, Vittorio Gassman, Ruggero Raimondi, Geraldine Chaplin, Fanny Ardant, Sabine Azaema, Pierre Arditi, Soprofilms, Films A2 (Firm), Fideline Films (Firm), Films Ariane, Filmaedis (Firm), KimStim, Inc, and Kino International Corporation

Divided into three narratives. First section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck unveils his architect's design for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of the first story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini. The last segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1991

 

Violette Noziaere c2007

Claude Chabrol, Roger Morand, Odile Barski , Hervae Bromberger, Fraedaeric Grendel, Isabelle Huppert, Staephane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-Fran cois Garreaud, Guy Hoffman, Jean Marie Fitaere, Filmel (Firm), Sociaetae nationale de programme France-Raegions, Cine Video (Firm), and Koch Lorber Films

"The daughter of a respectable middle-class couple, Violette Noziaere leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent young girl her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the Latin Quarter of Paris. To acquire money for her latest lover, Violette resolves to commit an unthinkable crime."--Container. 1 videodisc (123 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2132

 

Vivre sa vie 198-

Jean Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Saddy Rebot, and Andre Labarthe

A film in twelve episodes that follows the unhappy experiences of a salesgirl who becomes a prostitute. 1 videocassette (VHS) (85 min.)

MEDIA 2-368

 

La voie lactaee The milky way 2007

Serge Silberman, Luis Buanuel, Jean-Claude Carriaere, Christian Matras, Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny, Edith Scob, Bernard Verley, Fran cois Maistre, Claude Cerval, Muni, Julien Bertheau, Ellen Bahl,  Michel Piccoli, Agnaes Capri, Michel Etcheverry, Pierre Claementi, Georges Marchal, Jean Piat, Denis Manuel, Daniel Pilon, Claudio Brook, Julien Guiomar, Marcel Paeraes, Delphine Seyrig, Janus Films, Rialto Pictures LLC, Studio Canal, Greenwich Film Production S.A, Fraia Film (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Two French beggars on their way to Spain's holy city of Santiago de Compostela meet stigmatic children, crucified nuns, and others on their pilgrimage. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2029

 

Volpone 198-?

Maurice Tourneur, Harry Baur, Louis Jouvet, and Ben Jonson

An old Venetian pretends to be dying so that his greedy friends will shower him with gifts and services in hope that one will become his sole heir. 1 videocassette (ca. 92 min.)

DOUGLASS. MEDIA 73             2-1338

 

Weekend 198-?

Jean Luc Godard, Mireille Darc, and Jean Yanne

The violence and materialistic values of modern capitalistic society are attacked by Jean-Luc Godard as he follows a young French bourgeois couple on a nightmarish motoring weekend across the French countryside. The disintegration of society is seen symbolically as a holocaust of corpses and burning cars. 1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 2-1843

 

Y aura-t-il de la neige à Noël? Will it snow at Christmas? 1997

Sandrine Veysset, Humbert Balsan, Dominique Reymond, Daniel Duval, Jessica Martinez, Alexandre Roger, and Xavier Colonna

A woman and her seven children live on a farm in Southern France.  In spite of the hard work and the mediocre accommodation, their life would be a happy one, but for one person, the egotistical and authoritarian owner of the farm, who just happens to be the woman's lover and father of her children. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5494 2-5506

 

Les Yeux sans visage 1988

Georges Franju, Jean Redon, Pierre Brasseur, and Edith Scob

Due to his reckless driving, a brilliant plastic surgeon is responsible for disfiguring his beautiful daughter.  He resolves to confer a new face on her by grafting skin tissue from unsuspecting female patients with similar molecular structures. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-813

 

Z 1969, 1980

Costa Gavras

Political thriller about events preceding the military coup in Greece in the 1960s. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

MEDIA 2-40

 

Zero de conduite Zero for conduct 1984?

Jean Vigo and Boris Kaufmann

A study of life in a French boarding school for boys, this is a series of vignettes lampooning the faculty and is climaxed by a surrealistic, dream-like rebellion of the entire student body. 1 videocassette (48 min.)

MEDIA 2-106

 

Zou Zou 1989

Marc Allégret, Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, and Pepito Abatino

Musical in which a talented Cinderella (a laundress played by Baker) takes the place of the lead on opening night and saves the show. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 308 2-1288

 

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