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NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES 2017
À TROIS ON Y VA/ALL ABOUT THEM (18) FRANCE 2015 BONNELL, JÉRÔME £15.99
Twenty-somethings couple are both are cheating on each another, but neither is aware that they are doing it with the same person, Mélodie.
L’AMOUR D’UNE FEMME/LOVE OF A WOMAN (PG) 1953 FRANCE GRÉMILLON, JEAN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £24.99
Marie, a young doctor who moves to work on the remote French island of Ushant. Settling in well, she must make a difficulty decision when she falls for handsome engineer André, who wants her to live with him on te mainland.
BELLE DE JOUR (18) 1967 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS £16.99
Two disc 50th anniversary edition of Buñuel biggest commercial success with Catherine Deneuve playing Séverine, a beautiful, bored young wife of a wealthy Parisian surgeon, who becomes a high-class prostitute named Belle de Jour during the day.
LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE BUREAU: SEASON 1 (15) 2015 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
Box set of the first season of the French political drama. French intelligence officer Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) returns to Paris from Syria. He now needs to reconnect with his estranged daughter and ex-wife, adjust to life back at home, train an new recruit and work on the case of a missing undercover agent in Algeria
LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE BUREAU: SEASON 2 (15) 2016 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) has now been promoted to Deputy Director of the DGSE. His mission: to take down a French jihadist who has recently become the top ISIS executioner.
CASQUE D’OR (15) 1952 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Set during the Belle Époque in Paris among petty criminals and prostitutes and stars Simone Signoret .
CE QUI NOUS LIE/BACK TO BURGUNDY (15) 2017 FRANCE KLAPISCH, CÉDRIC £19.99
After travelling the world for ten years, Jean returns to the family vineyard after the death of his father dies. Here he reconnects with his family as they rediscover their roots.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
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 occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (12A) CORBET, BRADY IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH £17.99
Loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story about a young American boy living a dysfunctional and unhappy childhood with his diplomat father in France just after the end of the First World War. Here he becomes seduced by fascism.
LE CORRESPONDANT /EXCHANGE (15) 2016 FRANCE SOUSSAN, JEAN-MICHEL BEN £18.99
Encouraged by his German teacher to invite a German pen pal to stay in order to improve his language skills, school boy Malo hopes for a beautiful girl. However, when his guest turns out to be headstrong punk Sasha, the pair struggle to get along as their friendship gets off on the wrong foot, in this French comedy.
LE DERNIER CARAVANSÉRAIL (ODYSSÉES) (E) 2006 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £23.99
Film of Théâtre du Soleil play about at the difficulties faced by political refugees in France.
LE DERNIER DIAMANT/LAST DIAMOND (15) 2014 FRANCE BARBIER, ERIC £15.99
Professional safecracker played by Yvan Attal and Bérénice Bejo, are persuaded to do one more job,stealing the 137-carat Florentine diamond.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
L’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE/AFTER LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE LAFOSSE, JOACHIM £15.99
After 15 years of being marriage with two children, Marie and Boris decide to divorce. However Boris won’t leave their shared home as he tries to hold on to what he has already lost.
ÉDOUARD ET CAROLINE/EDWARD AND CAROLINE (TBA) 1951 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Comedy about husband and wife as they prepare to head to a party which results in an evening of rows, fights and threats of divorce.
ELLE (18) 2016 FRANCE VERHOEVEN, PAUL £19.99
Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ENNEMI PUBLIC 1/PUBLIC ENEMY: SEASON 1(15) 2016 BELGIUM IN FRENCH £23.99
After spending 20 years in prison, convicted child killer Guy Béranger (Bison) is released on parole and sent to stay with monks at Vielsart Abbey in the remote Ardennes region. When a young girl then disappears from the nearby village, the locals are outraged and quickly blame Béranger for the crime.
EVEN LOVERS GET THE BLUES (18) 2017 BELGIUM MICHELI , MICHELI IN FRENCH£15.99
Drama about a group of 30-something friends living in Brussels, who fall in and out of relationships until a tragedy upsets their hedonistic lifestyle.
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 FILLE INCONNUE/UNKNOWN GIRL (15) 2016 FRANCE DARDENNE, LUC & JEAN-PIERRE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Dr. Jenny Davin refuses a patient treatment, however when the patient is found dead the next day, the Police turn to the doctor for clues but without any useful information and feeling guilty about ignoring the woman’s pleas the night before, Devan takes it upon herself to find out more about the woman in question.
FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.
FRANCOFONIA (12A) 2015 FRANCE SOKUROV. ALEKSANDR DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
The film looks at the history of the Louvre, from its construction, to the Renaissance and the Nazi’s occupation of Paris in World War Two. In Russian, French, German, English with English subtitles.
GANGSTERDAM (15) 2017 FRANCE LÉVY, ROMAIN £19.99
Comedy about two students male who accompany fellow student Nora to Amsterdam. However on arriving in the city they discover Nora is a drugs smuggler and the three of them come to the attention of the ruthless mafia boss, played by Rutger Hauer.
GAUGUIN (15) 2017 FRANCE DELUC,EDOUARD £19.99
Film about French artist Paul Gaugin, who in 1891 leaves his family behind and heads for Tahiti, where he wants to rediscover painting free from the moral, political, and aesthetic codes of civilized Europe.
GUILLAUME, LA JEUNESSE DU CONQUÉRANT/ WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR (15) 2015 FRANCE DRUGEON,FABIEN £19.99
The story of William of Normandy’s childhood and his rise to becoming William the Conqueror.
LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 1 AND 2 (15) FRANCE 2016 £29.99
French political drama about a former spin doctor helping a candidate beating Prime Minister in the upcoming presidential election.
LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 3 (15) FRANCE 2016 £19.99
Third and final series in which the race for the presidency enters its final stretch, Simon witnesses an assassination which threatens to throw the contest into chaos.
J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
JEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN: FIVE FILMS 1968-1971 (15) FRANCE DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY – £59.99
Collection of five films by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Featrures – Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968), British Sounds (1970), Le Vent D’est (1970), Lotte in Italia (1971) and Vladimir et Rosa (1971).
UN FILM COMME LES AUTRES (1968) – Workers at a car factory argue with revolutionary students about the social upheaval caused by the 1968 French workers’ and students’ protests.
BRITISH SOUNDS (1970) – Hour-long experimental documentary made for London Weekend TV with a ten minute long tracking shot along a Ford factory floor, as a narrator reads from The Communist Manifesto.
LE VENT D’EST (1970) – The film analyzes the different components of the strike: the workers, the radical students, the union delegates who preach moderation and compromise, the employers who demand the immediate resumption of work, the police state that suppresses the strike on behalf of capitalism.
LOTTE IN ITALIA (1971) – focuses on a young women Italian activist who has fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.
VLADIMIR ET ROSA (1971) – The directors re-interpretation the Chicago Eight US anti-Vietnam War protests as defendants in the French revolutionary society, with Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively
JOURS DE FRANCE/FOUR DAYS IN FRANCE 2016 FRANCE REYBAUD, JÉRÔME £15.99
Pierre suddenly decides to leaves everything behind to travel aimlessly through France, letting himself be guided only by the people and landscapes he encounters. Close behind is Pierre’s lover Paul how sets off to find him.
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE/IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (15) CANADA 2016 DOLAN, XAVIER DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce a writer returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family.
LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION (15) FRANCE DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY – £79.99
Collection of ten films directed by French film-maker Louis Malle. Features – Lift to the Scaffold (1958), The Lovers (1958), Zazie Dans Le Métro (1960), Le Feu Follet (1963), Le Souffle Au Coeur/murmur of the Heart (1971), Lacome, Lucien (1974), Black Moon (1975),My Dinner with Andre (1981), Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987), and Milou En Mai/Milou in May.
LOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION (15) FRANCE £69.99
Features – Vive le tour (1962), Phantom India (1969), Calcutta (1969), A Human Condition (1974), Place de la République (1974), God’s Country (1985) and And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986).
LUC AND JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE: THE EARLY WORKS (TBA) 1992 BELGIUM IN FRENCH £19.99
Double bill features –
Falsch (1987) Joe Falsch (Bruno Cremer), the sole Holocaust survivor of a Jewish family returns to Berlin 40 years after he left for New York in 1938. In the arrival lounge he comes face to face with the Ghosts of the Falsch family.
Je Pense à Vous (1992) follows the life of proud steelworker Fabrice (Robin Renucci) who is unable to cope with the closure of the factory he worked in.
MA LOUTE/SLACK BAY (15) 2016 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £15.99
Comedy drama set in 1910, belle époque France, where the wealth Van Peteghem family find their lavish seaside summer holiday interrupted by the mysterious disappearances of several tourists.
MA VIE DE COURGETTE/MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG) 2015 FRANCE BARRAS, CLAUDE £17.99
Adapted from the novel by Gilles Paris, this animated adventure tells the story of traumatised nine-year-old Courgette who is placed in a tough foster home after the sudden death of her mother. At the home Courgette befriends the other orphans and listens to their tragic tales.
MADAME DE .. (U) 1953 FRANCE OPHULS, MAX DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin about a doomed, obsessive romance set in 18th century France.
MAL DE PIERRES/FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (15) 2016 FRANCE GARCIA, NICOLE £18.99
Romance set in 1950s France and based on the Milena Agus novel. Free-spirited Gabrielle has to choose between her dependable Spanish farmer husband or recovering war veteran André.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
Visually experimental film in which musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover. However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
LA MÉCANIQUE DE L’OMBRE/SCRIBE (15) 2016 FRANCE KRUITHOF, THOMAS £15.99 Alcoholic unemployed accountant Duval receives an unexpected job offer from the mysterious businessman Clement. The job, to transcribing telephone conversations. However, this leads to him overhearing a conversation describing a recent murder, leaving
Duval in the middle of a major political conspiracy with little hope of escape.
MÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE / IRREPLACEABLE (12) 2016 FRANCE LILTI, THOMAS £15.99
Irreplaceable country doctor Jean-Pierre Werner (François Cluzet) becomes ill and a young doctor, Natalie, comes from the city to help him. But can she adapt to this new life and be able to replace such a respected doctor.
MOLIÈRE (E) 1978 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £19.99
Bio pic of 17th century playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière.
MONTPARNASSE 19 (PG) 1958 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £14.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set during the tragic final years in the life of Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani living in Paris. The film tells about his two muses and his
gradual descent into alcoholism and drug addiction.
LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV/THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (12A) 2016 FRANCE SERRA, ALBERT £15.99
Set in 1715, the film is an intimate portrait of the final days of King Louis XIV.
LA MORT EN CE JARDIN/ DEATH IN THE GARDEN (12) 1956 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
Disparate group of adventurers, made up of two men and a woman, find themselves caught up in an uprising in a South American village were the government is trying to seize land. To flee they are forced to escape via the dangerous jungle in a desperate struggle for survival.
NI LE CIEL NI LA TERRE /NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH (12) 2015 FRANCE COGITORE , CLÉMENT £11.99
Thriller set among French NATO troops in the mountains of Afghanistan. While fighting the Taliban, as well as maintaining the fragile peace, Captain Antarès Bonassieu finds that fighters from both sides begin mysteriously disappearing without a trace.
L’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY (PG) 2016 FRANCE £13.99
Film about adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau. Setting out to explore the oceans with his wife and eldest son, he leaves his younger son Philippe at a boarding school. However, Cousteau’s life is turned upside down when Philippe is killed in a plane crash.
PARIS PIEDS NUS/LOST IN PARIS (12A) 2016 FRANCE ABEL, D/ GORDON , F £15.99
After being told she will have to move to a care home, 80-year-old Canadian Martha asks her niece Fiona to come to Paris to help her. When Fiona finally arrives in the French capital she discovers Martha has disappeared and sets out on a journey across the city to try and find her.
PHANTOM BOY (PG) 2016 FRANCE GAGNOL, A/ FELICIOLI, J-L £19.99
Animated film about young cancer patient who’s treatment gives him the ability to leave his body and float around New York City as a spirit and use his new powers to defeat crime.
LE PLAISIR (PG) FRANCE 1951 OPHULS, MAX 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
Adapted of three short stories by Guy de Maupassant revolving around the theme of pleasure. In ‘Le Masque’ an old man dons a magic mask and becomes young again. In ‘La Maison Tellier’ a prostitute enjoys a moment of true romance, while in ‘Le Modèle’ an artist’s model marries the man who saves her from suicide.
PLEINS FEUX SUR L’ASSASSIN/SPOTLIGHT ON A MURDERER (15) 1961 FRANCE FRANJU, GEORGES DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Count Hervé de Kerloguen has not long to live and, to annoy his heirs, he decides to hide in a secret room in his castle to die. With no body the counts heirs cannot claim his fortune. However suddenly the heirs die one by one. Is it murder or do they accidentally die?
DE PLUS BELLE/LADIES (12) 2017 FRANCE DAVAL, ANNE-GAËLLE £19.99
Romantic comedy about Lucie a single mother and breast cancer survivor. After joining a dancing class she meets the charming but arrogant Clovis, as well as, the flamboyant dance teacher Dalila. Lucie starts to believe that her life has taken a turn for the better.
PRIMAIRE/ELEMENTARY (12) 2016 FRANCE ANGEL, HÉLÈNE £19.99
Primary school teacher and single mother, Florence, faces her biggest challenge yet when troubled student Sacha is transferred to her class.
Sacha’s behavioural problems soon cause conflict in the class, but Florence becomes determined to help him turn his troubled life around.
PROBLEMOS (12) 2017 FRANCE JUDOR, ERIC £18.99
Comedy in which Jeanne and Victor stop off at their friends hippie community
when a sudden pandemic strikes the world leaving them trapped there.
LES RAISINS DE LA MORT /GRAPES OF DEATH (18) 1978 FRANCE ROLLIN, JEAN £12.99
A young woman is stranded in a remote village, whose population has become infected by a deadly zombie virus.
RAW (18) 2016 FRANCE DUCOURNAU, JULIA
Horror and debut film from writer and director Julia Ducournau.
RÉPARER LES VIVANTS /HEAL THE LIVING (TBA) FRANCE 2015 QUILLÉVÉRÉ, KATELL DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the acclaimed novel Maylis de Kerangal. The death of a young surfers gives hope to a 50-year-old mother awaiting a heart transplant in this remarkable ensemble drama.
RIFIFI (12) 1955 FRANCE DASSIN, JULES DVD – £12.99 BU RAY – £12.99
Classic Noir about aging master thief who wants to retire after one last big robbery.
SAGE FEMME/MIDWIFE (12) 2017 FRANCE PROVOST, MARTIN £15.99
The stable life of midwife Claire Breton (Catherine Frot) is thrown into turmoil by the sudden reappearance of her late father’s former lover Béatrice Sobolevski (Catherine Deneuve), who abandoned both of them three decades earlier.
LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR/THE WAGES OF FEAR (PG) 1953 FRANCE B/W CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET £19.99
Yves Montant stars in this compelling adventure thriller about two sets of rival truckers moving nitroglycerine through the heat of the jungle and across the dangerous mountain roads of the Andes.
SEULS/ALONE (15) 2016 FRANCE MOREAU , DAVID £19.99
Sci-fi drama where a group of teens find themselves the last people left on earth and must escape the mysterious threat that has made everyone else disappear.
SOUVENIR (12) 2016 FRANCE DEFURNE, BAVO £19.99
Isabelle Huppert plays a long forgotten European Song Contest runner-up who now works in a factory. However fellow factory worker Jean, a 21-year-old aspiring boxer want to help her relaunch her career, in this film of love, redemption and second chances.
TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (15) 1954 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Classic film noir based on the novel by Albert Siminon. Staring Jean Gabin as an ageing gangster.
LE TROU (12) 1960 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Based on the novel by former convict Jose Giovanni, Le Trou tells the true story of a group of inmates’ escape from a prison in Paris.
UNE CHANCE DE TROP/ NO SECOND CHANCE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (15) 2016 FRANCE £19.99
Based on the novel by Harlan Coben, this six-part thriller is about a woman who must decide how far she will go for vengeance.
LES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS/NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY (PG) 2014 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £17.99
French family comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. On a summer seaside holiday with his parents and grandmother Nicolas quickly makes friends and new adventures.
VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS/A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (15) 2016 FRANCE TAVERNIER, BERTRAND £18.99
Bertrand Tavernier profiles a number of renowned directors, actors and writers as he discusses the influence they have had on his own career and also the role each has played in French cinema history.
WINTER WAR (15) 2007 FRANCE ABOUCAYA, DAVID £15.99
Wintry Alsace in January 1945, a weary force of American and French paratroopers are faced with the difficult task of clearing an entrenched German force in extreme conditions.
Y’AURA T’IL DE LA NEIGE À NOËL?/WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS? (12) 1997 FRANCE VEYSSET, SANDRINE 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET £19.99
Unsentimental film about a poor woman who lives on a farm in Southern France with her seven children. However the tyrannical and egotistic father of the children owns the farm and uses them as child labour. It is only the love of the woman for her children that allows them to endure their situation; but even for her, disenchantment has set in.