LES AMOURS SECRÈTES (12) 2010 FRANCE PHELIZON, FRANCK £12.99
A Jewish man, reflects on the Second World War through his sister’s diary written in 1942 Nazi-occupied France.
L’ARMEE DU CRIME/ARMY OF CRIME (15) 2009 FRANCE GUEDIGUIAN, ROBERT £15.99
French World War II drama chronicling the famous 1944 ‘Red Poster’ case, in which a group of foreign partisans defied French apathy to form their own resistance against the Nazi occupation.
L’ARMEE DES OMBRES (12) 1969 FRANCE MELVILLE, J.P. £19.99
Based on the Joseph Kessel’s novel, the film is one of the greatest and the most authentic film portrayals of the French Resistance.
EL ARTISTA Y LA MODELO/ ARTIST AND THE MODEL (12) 2012 FRANCE TRUEBA, FERNANDO IN FRENCH/CATALAN & SPANISH £15.99
French border town during the Nazi occupation of WWII, an ageing artist is once again inspired to paint after his wife brings home a refugee from Franco’s Spain, the beautiful but naïve Merce.
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG) 1987 FRANCE MALLE, L. £19.99
Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN (PG) 2013 FRANCE VANIER, NICOLAS £19.99
Adventure film set in the French Alps in 1943. Based on the Cécile Aubry’s novel about a young boy and his dog. The film is an odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past, a Resistance fighter searching for love and a German officer searching for forgiveness.
BON VOYAGE (12) 2004 FRANCE RAPPENEAU, JEAN PAUL £19.99
Paris 1940. The eve of the Nazi takeover. Seven people flee the capital for Bordeaux in order to escape the occupation, taking shelter at the Hotel Splendide.
LE CHANT DES MARIÉES /THE WEDDING SONG (15) 2008 FRANCE ALBO, KARIN U IN ARABIC & FRENCH £15.99
Drama set during World War Two, following two women who try to maintain their friendship under difficult circumstances. Nour, an Arab and Myriam, a Jew, have been best pals since childhood, but find their lives in turmoil as the Nazis gain control over Tunis
LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969 OPHULS, MARCEL £24.99
Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of the occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
LE CORBEAU (PG) 1943 FRANCE HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT £19.99
First French film noir made in German occupied France, which ensured a storm of controversy and it was attacked by the right-wing Vichy regime, the left-wing Resistance press and the Catholic Church.
The film is set in the small provincial St Robin, where a series of poison-pen letters signed ‘Le Corbeau’ appear to denounce several prominent members of the town. The dark side of St Robin is revealed, with the townspeople afraid to accuse each other for fear of being accused themselves, as suspicion and hatred becomes the norm.
LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
Depardieu and Deneuve star in this wartime story of a theatre troupe whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
DIPLOMATIE/DIPLOMACY (12) 2014 FRANCE SCHLÖNDORFF, VOLKER £19.99
World War Two in occupied Paris and Adolf Hitler’s has ordered the destruction of many of the city’s famous landmarks. Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling tries to stall the German action while waiting for the Allied forces to save the city.
LES ÉGARÉS/STRAYED (15) 2003 FRANCE TECHINE, ANDRE £19.99
June 1940, widowed teacher and her two children flee Paris and become lost in a forest and are rescue by a teenaged boy.
ELLE S’APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010 FRANCE PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES £17.99
A Jewish girl’s story opens wounds from France’s wartime past. Living in Paris while her architect husband Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot) who is restoring his family’s apartment block, writer Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) stumbles across the wartime history of the block’s original Jewish owners. The Jewish residents were arrested by the Vichy government as part of the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942 and forced to sell their property. As the story unfolds, Julia becomes increasingly haunted by the fate of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski, who, after being detained, escapes in a desperate attempt to return to the block where she has secretly hidden her younger brother.
ENFANTS DU PARADIS (PG) 1945 FRANCE B/W CARNE, MARCEL £19.99
Marcel Carne’s greatest work was made in German-occupied France during World War Two. The story intertwines the fates of four men who love one woman in 1820s Paris. The central figure of the film, Garance, has also been likened to a symbol of a liberated France, a woman who will never be dominated.
LA FOLLE HISTOIRE DE MAX ET LÉON (12) 2016 FRANCE BARRÉ, JONATHAN £19.99
Buddy movie and comedy set in 1939. Inseparable, utterly immature friends, Max and Léon, are in the army but decide to desert to return home to their old simple wine-drinking ways. But their desire to desert leads them to have many adventures, joining the Free French Force, becoming secret agents and working for Vichy Ministry of Propaganda.
LA GRANDE VADROUILLE (PG) 1966 FRANCE OURY, GERARD £15.99
French wartime comedy farce.
LES HOMMES LIBRES/FREE MEN (12) 2011 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAEL £15.99
World War Two drama set in German-occupied Paris in 1942. Tahar Rahim stars as Younes, a young unemployed Algerian immigrant, who is inspired to become a freedom fighter after forming an unexpected friendship with Jewish singer Salim Halali (Mahmud Shalaby).
INDIGÈNES/DAYS OF GLORY (12) 2006 FRANCE BOUCHAREB, R. £19.99
This award-winning film shows WWII through the eyes of four North African soldiers fighting for the French army during the German occupation.
JEUX INTERDITS /FORBIDDEN GAMES (12) 1952 FRANCE CLÉMENT, RENÉ £15.99
Set in France in 1940, the story follows five-year-old Paulette (Brigitte Fossey), who is left traumatised after her parents and pet dog are killed in a Nazi air attack whilst fleeing Paris. She soon finds herself befriended by ten-year-old Michel Dollé. As Paulette and Michel become best friends, they find ways of coping with the death and destruction that surrounds them.
LAISSEZ PASSER (12) 2002 FRANCE BERTRAND TAVERNIER £19.99
Acclaimed true-life tale of French Resistance sympathisers working in the movies during World War Two.
LEON MORIN, PRETRE (PG) 1961 FRANCE MELVILLE, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99
This most commercially successful film from Jean-Pierre Melville, depicts a love affair between an atheist (Emmanuele Riva) and a priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) set against the backdrop of the French Occupation
LACOME, LUCIEN (15) 1974 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £19.99
One of the first French films to deal with the collaboration during the Nazi occupation.
LUCIE AUBRAC (15) 1997 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE £19.99
A beautiful romance set in the Second World War and based on a true story. Lucie Aubrac must try to rescue her resistance fighter husband from prison.
EN MAI, FAIS CE QU’IL TE PLAÎT /THE EVACUATION (15) 2015 FRANCE CARION, CHRISTIAN £10.99
1940 and a French village is about to be overrun by German troops. The villagers decide to flee and the film tells multiple parallel storylines about those on the move, raging from a German resistance fighter, Hans and his 8 year old son, schoolteacher Suzanne and mayor Paul and Scottish officer Percy.
LA RAFLE /ROUND UP (15) 2010 FRANCE BOSCJ, ROSE £17.99
Rose Bosch writes and directs this French drama based on real events that took place in Paris at the beginning of the Second World War. In July 1942 the French police, under Nazi orders, round up thousands of Jewish men, women and children to transport them to extermination camps in Poland. The film is told from the perspective of 11-year old Jo Weismann (Hugo Leverdez).
RÉSISTANCE : THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) 2015 FRANCE £24.99
Six-part French drama series set in Paris in 1940. 17-year-old Lili Franchet and her young friends band together to oppose the Nazi occupation by producing and distributing the underground ‘Resistance’ newspaper.
A SECRET (15) 2007 FRANCE MILLER,CLAUDE £19.99
Adaptation of Philippe Grimbert’s bestselling novel, this film is a compelling account of a 15-year- old boy who unearths a shocking family secret.Spanning half a century, the film’s multi-layered narrative revolves around a Jewish family torn asunder during the impending German occupation of France during World War II.
LE SILENCE DE LA MER (PG) 1949 FRANCE MELVILLE, J.P. £19.99
Melville’s debut film is an adaptation of the novella by French resistance author Vercors, which was clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France in WWII
UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S’EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W BRESSON, ROBERT £15.99
Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II
Based on the memoirs of André Devigny, Lieutenant Fontaine is a member of the French Resistance who is imprisoned and condemned to death by the Nazis.
The film follows his attempts to escape from his cell at Montluc with the help of his teenage cellmate, François Jost.
UN HÉROS TRÈS DISCRET/SELF MADE HERO (15) 1996 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £19.99
Comedy-drama set in the winter of 1944.
UN AMOUR Ã TAIRE/A LOVE TO HIDE (15) 2005 FRANCE FAURE, CHRISTIAN £14.99
Stirring drama that takes place in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1942. The story revolves around a gay male couple who must keep their love a secret for fear of persecution. Their lives are further complicated by the appearance of a young Jewish woman seeking refuge.
VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
Biopic about the young Jewish Tunisian boxer ‘Young’ Perez (Brahim Asloum) who was arrested in Paris in 1943 and sent to Auschwitz to serve as a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.
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