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Oscar nominated film about a young French girl whose sole purpose of life is to help others.
AMOUR (12A) 2012 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL £15.99
Drama exploring death, ageing and the fear of loss.
ASTÉRIX & OBÉLIX: MISSION CLÉOPÂTRE (PG) 2002 FRANCE CHABAT, A. £19.99
Second film in this popular French series staring Gerard Depardieu.
CACHÉ/HIDDEN (15) 2005 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL £19.99
Compelling psychological thriller.
LE CHATEAU DE MA MERE /GLOIRE DE MON PERE (U) 1990/1 FRANCE YVES, ROBERT £19.99
Two films based on a Pagnol novel, tell the story of growing up in Provence .
LES CHORISTES (12) 2004 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE £19.99
Set in 1949, a music teacher is hired as supervisor in a strict boarding school for troubled children and changes their lives through music.
LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
Depardieu and Deneuve in a wartime story of a theatre troupe whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
LE DINER DE CONS (15) 1998 FRANCE FRANCIS VEBER £19.99
Well received comedy.
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.
ENTRE LES MURS/CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE CANTET, LAURENT £17.99
Absorbing Palme d’Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.
ETRE ET AVOIR (E) 2002 FRANCE PHILIBERT, NICOLAS £19.99
Documentary that follows a year in the life of a French village school.
LES GÉANTS/ GIANTS (15) 2011 BELGIUM LANNERS, BOULI IN FRENCH £15.99
Belgian coming-of-age drama.
GERVAISE (12) 1956 FRANCE CLÉMENT, RENÉ £15.99
René Clément directs this adaptation of Émile Zola’s novel ‘L’Assommoir’, that follows the struggles of a young laundress trying to survive in 1850s Paris.
LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99
Documentary the lives of those who live ‘off the grid’ in France.
LA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU £19.99
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.
LE HAVRE (PG) 2011 FRANCE KAURISMÄKI, AKI £15.99
Comedy drama depicting the friendship between an illegal child immigrant and an elderly Frenchman.
INDIGÈNES/DAYS OF GLORY/ (12) 2006 FRANCE BOUCHAREB, RACHID £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.
INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99
A rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways he employs young Senegalese man as his carer.
JEAN DE FLORETTE/ MANON DES SOURCES (PG) 1988 BERRI, C. £19.99
Gerard Depardieu is a hunchback tax collector who moves to the country, in this award winning film based on the Pagnol novel.
MA VIE EN ROSE (12) 1997 FRANCE BERLINER, ALAIN £19.99
A big screen treatment for one of France’s most revered singers, Edith Piaf.
MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE £16.99
10-year-old tomboy moves to a different neighbourhood and is mistaken for a boy and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël.
MON PERE CE HEROS (PG) FRANCE 1991 LAUZIER, GERARD £14.99
Charming comedy staring Gerard Depardieu.
PETIT NICOLAS (PG) 2009 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £15.99
Comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny.
LA POISON (PG) 1951 FRANCE GUITRY, SACHA £17.99
Early 1950s French black comedy from writer-director Sacha Guitry.
POPULAIRE (12) 2012 FRANCE ROINSARD , REGIS £17.99
Drama set in the 1950s which follows a young woman who yearns for more than the humdrum existence she seems destined for.
DE ROUILLE ET D’OS/RUST AND BONE (15) 2012 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £17.99
The film starts by telling two parallel stories: one of Ali, a homeless father struggling to care for his five-year-old son, and the other of Stephanie, a woman who loses her legs in an accident.
THERESE DESQUEYROUX (12A) 2012 FRANCE MILLER, CLAUDEL
DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the Francois Mauriac novel set in 1920s France, the film stars Audrey Tautou as the eponymous Therese, a cultured and intelligent woman who enters into an arranged marriage. Initially Therese looks forward to her new life, but it’s not long before she resents her husband’s casual anti-Semitism and deeply ingrained chauvinism.
THERESE RAQUIN (PG) 1953 FRANCE CARNE, MARCEL £17.99
Marcel Carne transposes Zola’s dark tale of ennui and treachery to the post-WWII era.
UNE VIE DE CHAT/A CAT IN PARIS/ (PG) 2010 FRANCE FELICIOLI, J.P/GAGNOL, A £12.99
French animated crime thriller spoof.
LES VISITEURS (15) 1993 FRANCE POIRE, JEAN-MARIE £17.99
Box office hit, described as a blend of ‘Time Bandits, Tati and Benny Hill.
WELCOME (15) FRANCE 2009 LIORET, PHILIPPE £17.99
French drama chronicling the relationship between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq, who plans to swim to Britain from Calais and a French swimming instructor.
Film is about a German woman who strikes up a friendship with a Moroccan man and the racism they encounter.
BAADER-MEINHOF KOMPLEX (18) 2008 GERMANY EDEL, ULI £17.99
Berlin in 1967, a horrific riot inspires Ulrike Meinhof to join forces with Andreas Baader to fight the West German state.The pair moves from activism into terrorism, as form and lead the revolutionary terrorist organisation Red Army Faction.
BARBARA (12A) 2012 GERMANY PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN £17.99
Set in East Germany in 1980, Barbara is sent to a new job in the provinces as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR. Her aim now is to escape to the West.
BERLIN 36 (15 ) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH, KASPAR £15.99
In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann hangs in the balanceas it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be part of the German Olympic team.
BLAUE ENGEL/BLUE ANGEL (PG) GERMANY 1931 B/W STERNBERG, JOSEF VON £19.99
Marlene Dietrich stars in this classic adaptation of Heinrich Mann’s novel
EFFI BRIEST (U) 1974 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER £15.99
Fassbinder ‘s adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s novel set in the late 19th century.
EHE DER MARIA BRAUN/MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (15) 1978 FASSBINDER £19.99
Hanna Schygulla plays Maria Braun, whose material rise parallels Germany’s Economic Miracle of the 1950s.
EMIL UND DIE DETEKIVE (U) GERMANY 2031 LAPRECHT, GERHARD £19.99
German film adaptation of Eric Kastner’s much loved childres book.
DIE FÄLSCHER/COUNTERFEITERS (15) GERMANY 2007 RUZOWITZKY, STEFAN £5.99
True story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936 and using concentration camp labour to carry out the forgeries.
DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI/EDUKATORS (15) 2004 GERMANY WEINGARTNER,H. £19.99
Edukadors presents three idealistic activists trying to get by in a corrupt world.
GOOD BYE LENIN! (15) 2002 GERMANY BECKER, WOLFGANG £19.99
One of the biggest German comedies of recent times, which tells the story of one East German family and how they cope with the fall of the wall.
LEBEN DER ANDEREN/LIVES OF OTHERS (15) 2006 GERMANY H. VON DONNERSMARCK, F £19.99
Five years before the downfall of the DDR, party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend.
LOLA RENNT/RUN LOLA RUN (15) 1999 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM £5.99
Heart-stopping suspense thriller of one woman ‘s desperate attempt to save her lover.
MEIN BESTER FEIND/MY BEST ENEMY (12) 2011 GERMANY MUMBERGER, WOLFGANG £15.99
Second World War thriller in which the Jewish son of a Viennese art gallery owner holds the key to an artifact which could change the course of the war.
METROPOLIS (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W. FRITZ LANG £19.99
Early Science Fiction story of a dehumanized future society.
DAS SCHLOß/ THE CASTLE (12) 1997 GERMANY HANEKE, MICHAEL £15.99
Existential drama adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka.
DAS SCHRECKLICHE MÄDCHEN/NASTY GIRL (PG) 1990 GERMANY VERHOEVEN, MICHAEL £19.99
Delicious black comedy about a modern German schoolgirl whose essay ‘My Town during the Third Reich’, stirs up memories of Nazi deeds long forgotten and ignored.
SOPHIE SCHOLL (PG) 2005 GERMANY ROTHEMUND, MARC £19.99
Account of the last days of the White Rose resistance group members, Sophie and Hans Scholl.
DER UNTERGANG/DOWNFALL(15) 2004 GERMANY HIRSCHBIEGEL, OLIVER £15.99
Film of Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker which caused controversy by humanising the Fuhrer.
DIE WELLE/THE WAVE (15) 2008 GERMANY GANSEL, DENNIS £17.99
In an attempt to engage his students in politics, a high school teacher takes the controversial decision to turn the classroom into a Nazi-style dictatorship. But what starts out as an innocent social experiment ends in tragedy when the roots of fascism begin to take hold of the students.
WER WENN NICHT WIR?/IF NOT US, WHO? (15) 2011 GERMANY VEIEL, ANDRES £15.99
Fictionalised portrait of the tumultuous relationship between two 1970s German left-wing political militants: Bernward Vesper ( August Diehl) and Gudrun Ensslin (Lena Lauzemis).
WHAT A MAN (15) 2011 GERMANY SCHWEIGHÖFER, MATTHIAS £12.99
Comedy about a young teacher Alex who sets out in search of his true identity in this complicated modern world, just what is it that makes a man a man? And what is it that women really want?
DAS WUNDER VON BERN/MIRACLE OF BERN (PG) 2003 GERMANY WORTMAN, SONKE £19.99
Set in the summer of 1954 when the West German team won the World World Cup and the country finally emerged from the shadow of the Second World War.
LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS/BROKEN I’M SO EXCITED (15) 2012 SPAIN ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO DVD – £15.99 BLU-RAY – £27.99
Pedro Almodovar’s flashily camp, over the top comedy, follows the antics of a group of airline passengers who decide to cast decorum to the wind when they realise their jet is in trouble
COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE/LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (15) MEXICO 1993 ARAU, ALFONSO £15.99
Mexico’s biggest international hit, based on Laura Esquivel’s novel, it’s a captivating comic fairy tale of romance, repression, revolution and cooking.
DESPUÉS DE LUCIA/AFTER LUCIA (15) 2012 MEXICO FRANCO, MICHEL £19.99
EL ESPINAZO DEL DIABLO/DEVIL’S BACKBONE (15) SPAIN 2001 DEL TORO, GUILERMON £19.99
Set in an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War which is haunted by a decomposing spirit.
EL ESPÍRITU DE LA COLMENA/SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (PG) SPAIN 1973 ERICE, VICTOR £19.99
A remote Spanish village in the 1940’s a child becomes obsessed by the good-bad monster in the film Frankenstein. Victor Erice’s impressive film cloaks its political message in allegory.
EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO/PANS LABYRINTH (15) 2006 SPAIN TORO, GUILLERMO DEL £17.99
An adult fairy tale set in 1944 Spain, where both fantasy and reality are sinister and malevolent.
LA LENGUA DE LAS MARIPOSAS/BUTTERFLY’S TONGUE (15) 1999 SPAIN JOSE LUIS CUERDA £19.99
A school boys friendship with his teacher is tested with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
MARIA LLENA ERES DE GRACIA/MARIA FULL OF GRACE (15) 2004 COLOMBIA MARSTON, JOSHUA £17.99
Thriller about a Colombia 17 years old who becomes involved in smuggling drugs to the USA.
LA PIEL QUE HABITO/THE SKIN I LIVE IN (18) SPAIN ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO £19.99
Antonio Banderas plays a plastic surgeon whose attempts to cultivate a new form of human skin have led to years of experimentation
on a woman, Vera. But as the story of Vera’s past emerges, it becomes clear that the surgeon has a questionable agenda of his own as
he manipulates her face and body for his own purposes.
Spanish actress, writer and director Icíar Bollaín directs this political docu-drama about an international film crew that arrives in rural Bolivia to
make a film about Christopher Columbus.
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15) 1999 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child
VIRIDIANA (15) MEXICO 1961 B/W LUIS BUNUEL £19.99
Bunuel’s masterwork packed with black humour, anticlericism and scathing satire.
VOCES INOCENTES/INNOCENT VOICES (12) 2004 MEXICO MANDOKI, LUIS £19.99
Set in El Salvador in the 1980s, an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the’man of the house’ after his father
abandons the family in the middle of a civil war
VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
After her death, a mother returns as a ghost, to fix a family situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.
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