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    Breathless A bout de souffle

    The story of a car thief who falls in love with an American woman ex-patriate in Paris, after he has killed a policeman.

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    Camille Claudel

    Set at the turn of the century, this film relates the story of a brilliantly talented female artist who sacrifices everything for her love of the sculptor Rodin.

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    The chorus Les choristes

    Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. Dismayed by the repressive administration, he works to positively transform the students' lives through music.

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    Chocolat

    A young woman returns to Cameroon to trace her past. Soon the sights, sounds and smells sweep her back to her childhood and memories of the people who populated her youth.

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    Le Dîner de cons Dinner game

    Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.

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    Diva

    When Jules, an 18-year-old postal worker, secretly tapes the concert of a superstar opera diva who refuses to be recorded, he finds himself pursued through the streets of Paris by music producers, mob hitmen and the police.

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    He loves me, he loves me not Ë la folie -- pas du tout

    Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. She tries to convince him to leave his pregnant wife. Is the love affair the one-sided obsession of a desperate woman clinging to a hopeless dream, and turning it into a nightmare when she realizes it may not come true?

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    L'homme du train Man on the train

    Two strangers, a criminal named Milan and a retired poetry teacher, Manesquier, meet in a sleepy French village and gradually become unlikely friends. As their friendship grows, each develops a desire to trade his life with that of the other.

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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort involving the accident-prone Mr. Hulot. Principally visual humor. There is no story: simply a series of comic mix-ups and casual caricatures. Soundtrack is mostly ambient sound.

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    Kirikou et les betes sauvages

    Kirikou must save the people from a savage maurauding beast that enters the village at night and destroys the food crops.

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    À nous la liberté

    A landmark film in early sound production this is a left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom works his way up from salesman to factory owner. He oversees a highly mechanised operation where the workers are reduced to mere automatons. Blackmailed over his past, he joins up with his old cellmate, and the pair take to the road as tramps. Frequently acknowledged as the inspiration for Chaplin's "Modern times".

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    Pepe le moko

    A famous gangster is safe from the police while hiding in the Casbah section of Algiers, but falls in love and follows the lady into danger.

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    La promesse

    Under the guidance of his father, fifteen-year old Igor appears destined to a life of petty crime. All changes, however, when Igor delivers an uncompromising promise to Hamidou, an immigrant who accidently falls to his death.

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    Le retour de Martin Guerre The return of Martin Guerre

    A suspenseful unraveling of the identity of the main character, Martin Guerre, who disappeared as a young husband and resumes his marriage years later. He goes on trial when his uncle claims he is an impostor.

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    Ridicule

    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.

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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort involving the accident-prone Mr. Hulot. Principally visual humor. There is no story: simply a series of comic mix-ups and casual caricatures. Soundtrack is mostly ambient sound.

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