About julianwhiting

After obtaining a language degree many moons ago I went on to work at the largest UK language bookshop in London. In the 1990s I formed J Whiting Books. From the start the aim was to promote foreign languages and cultures, by selling books and dvds. J Whiting books has now been selling books and dvds for over 20 years, supplying individuals and institutions Worldwide. Worldonlinecinema.com is our internet presence, promoting and selling World Cinema titles, British Cinema on Dvd, Documentaries on Dvd and Literature on Dvd Our mission is to celebrate cultural diversity and bring a wider understanding of culture, gender and race.

Italian film – I VITELLONI – out on Dual Format Dvd and Blu Ray

I VitelloniI VITELLONI (PG) 1953 B/W ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £17.99
Semi-autobiographical drama about a group of young men growing up in Rimini, spending their days drinking, discussing women and spending their parents’ money.
In Italian with English subtitles

 

French Comedy drama – JALOUSE – released on dvd

JalouseJALOUSE (12) 2017 FRANCE FOENKINOS, DAVID AND STÉPHANE £19.99
Comedy drama about divorced teacher Nathalie who suffers from envy and jealousy.
Jealous of her ex-husband and a 18-year-old daughter looking to become a professional ballerina,

On the verge of a breakdown Nathalie begins to sabotage the lives of those around her.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

LA BATAILLE D’ALGER/BATTLE OF ALGIERS – issued on Dual format dvd/blu ray

Battle of Algiers bLA BATAILLE D’ALGER/BATTLE OF ALGIERS (15) 1965 FRANCE PONTECORVO, GILLO DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £21.99
Dramatic, pseudo-documentary reconstruction of the rise of the nationalist movement in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. A benchmarks of 1960s political radicalism.

Based on the book written by Saadi Yacef recounting his experiences during the Algerian War of Independence. A reconstruction of events follows Algerian’s fight for independence from the France, with a flashback from Ali La Pointe which shows him joining and becoming a leading member of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) up until his eventual capture in 1957. Both sides escalate their brutality and violence, while children shoot soldiers, women conceal bombs in restaurants and French soldiers take extreme measures to contain the rebels.

Following the capture and killing of Ali and the remaining FLN members, the story subsequently focuses on the declaration of Algerian independence in 1962.
SPECIAL FEATURES

Interactive Menus

Interviews: Gillo Pontecorvo (director), Saadi Yacef (producer), Ken Loach (director), Zohra Drif Bitat (FLN fighter)

Making Of Documentary

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Some new documentary releases on dvd for November-December 2018

100 DAYS TO VICTORY (E) 2018 (5060352306187)  £13.99
  Docudrama which reconstructs the final 100 days of WWI up until Armistice Day on 11th November 1918. Featuring interviews with historians and dramatic reconstructions, the documentary chronicles the days ultimately before the end of the war in which leaders from allied countries around the world worked closely to lead their nations to victory.
A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS – 24″X36″(E) 2018 BURKE, KEVIN £8.99
 Canadian-American documentary centred on the evolution of the film poster, featuring some of the most famous posters ever made.
BLACK MOTHER (15) 2018  ALLAH, KHALIK   £15.99
  American documentary which explores the lives of Jamaicans, their culture and the island they dwell on.
BOOM FOR REAL – THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (15) 2018 DRIVER, SARA  £17.99
 A look at the  younger years of renowned New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Born in Brooklyn, Basquiat first gained notoriety as part of a graffiti duo in Manhattan before going on to establish himself as one of the major names in the 1980’s New York art scene.
BROTHERS IN ARMS – THE PALS ARMY OF WWI (e)  2018  (5060435004276)  £10.99
 Documentary about the friendships that were formed between the soldiers of the First World War.
ELIZABETH I’S SECRET AGENTS (E) 2018 £19.99
  All three episodes from the British historical documentary miniseries centred on Queen Elizabeth I and the assassination plots against her.
THE GREAT BRITISH MORTGAGE SWINDLE (E) 2018   O’BERNICIA, MICHAEL  £12.99
  British documentary centred on alleged mortgage fraud conducted by the financial sector. The film follows those who are made victim to corrupt schemes and exposes the professionals who offer illegal mortgage advice to extract financial gain from homeowners.
INSIDE THE TOWER OF LONDON (PG) 2018  £20.99
  Documentary series which examines the history of the Tower of London.
JOANNA LUMLEY’S SILK ROAD ADVENTURE (E)  2018  £19.99
  All four episodes from the travel documentary in which Joanna Lumley journeys 7000 miles via the Silk Road, a trade route stretching across Europe and Asia.
PHILIPA GREGORY’S THE REAL WHITE QUEEN AND HER RIVALS (E) 2018 £19.99
 British documentary miniseries looking at the women behind the War of the Roses, and exploring the very identity of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.
THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE: CONNY PLANK (E) 2017  £13.99
  Film about experimental sound engineer Conny Plank. Presented by his son Stephan, the film looks back at Plank’s career highlights with archive footage and interviews with some of the big names that he worked with.
SERGE GAINSBOURG: D’AUTRES NOUVELLES DES E’TOILES (E) 1982  £23.99
  Documentary about French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. The film features 12 interviews recorded between 1965 and 1982 as well as 79 songs.
THE STUARTS & THE STUARTS IN EXILE (E) 2018  £19.99
  All the episodes from the British historical documentary miniseries’ ‘The Stuarts’ and ‘The Stuarts in Exile’. The documentaries explore the history of the Stuart monarchs and their impact on Great Britain today.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Federico Fellini’s – GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI/JULIET OF THE SPIRITS – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Juliet of the SpiritsGIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI/JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (15) 1965 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY  £17.99
Comedy drama about a bored and unhappily married middle-aged woman who escapes into a world of the spirits from her past. Through consultation with mediums and clairvoyants, she gradually discovers a sense of self .

In Italian with English subtitles

 

Links to study guides to Almodovar’s movie – VOLVER

VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99

Set among three generations of women.   After her death a mother returns as a ghost to fix a family situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.

 

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE WRITTEN BY CARMEN HERRERO

In title in Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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Some French childrens films on dvd

 

 

ASTÉRIX & OBÉLIX: MISSION CLÉOPÂTRE (PG) 2002 FRANCE CHABAT, A. £19.99
Second film in this popular French series staring Gerard Depardieu.
ASTÉRIX AUX JEUX OLYMPIQUES (PG) 2008 FRANCE FORESTIER F/LANGMANN T £15.99
When Alafolix falls in love with the Greek Princess, Irina, he attempts to win her heart by travelling to Greece to compete in the Olympic Games.
AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ/APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (PG) 2012 FRANCE DESMARES, C/EKINCI, F £19.99
Animated adventure set in 1941 in an alternative world . Napoleon V reigns over France while across the globe, scholars and scientist have mysteriously been disappearing for over 70 years depriving humanity of major inventions. Teenager April’s parents are also missing and she goes on a dangerous journey to find them.
L’ARGENT DE POCHE/POCKET MONEY (PG) 1976 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99
A film about the joys and wonders of childhood.
BELLE ET 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 who befriends a 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.
BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L’AVENTURE CONTINUE /BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES (PG) 2015 DUGUAY,CHRISTIAN £19.99
Family adventure sequel, World War Two has ended and the villagers in the French Alps are rejoicing, however 10-year-old Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) learns that his friend Angelina (Margaux Châtelier) has gone missing after a plane crash and he sets off on a dangerous quest to save her with his dog Belle.
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.
L’ENFANT D’EN HAUT/SISTER (15) 2012 FRANCE MEIER, URSULA £15.99
Every day, twelve-year-old Simon steals food, money and equipment from the wealthy guests in a Swiss ski resort order to support himself and his older sister.
ERNEST ET CÉLESTINE (U) 2012 FRANCE £12.99
Academy Award-nominated animation adapted from the children’s books by Gabrielle Vincent about a young orphan mouse named Célestine and a bear named Ernest.
LA FÉE/THE FAIRY (PG) 2011 BELGIUM ABEL/GORDON/ROMY £15.99
A slice of Tati-esque magical-realist whimsy from Belgium-based filmmakers and former clowns Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy.
JOUR DE FETE (U) 1947 FRANCE B/W TATI, JACQUES £19.99
Charming tale of a town fair in rural France.
KIRIKOU AND THE MEN AND WOMEN (U) FRANCE 2012 OCELOT, MICHEL £15.99
The third animated film in the series that follows the adventures of a small African boy named Kirikou.
LOU! (12A) 2014 FRANCE NEEL, JULIEN £19.99
Comedy adapted from his comic book series. Lou (Lola Lasseron) is a 12-year-old girl who gets on well with her single mother (Ludivine Sagnier), despite the fact that she often acts more immature than her daughter.
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.
MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE £16.99
10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken for a boy by Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.
MON ONCLE (U) 1958 FRANCE TATI, JACQUES £19.99
Mans fight against the machine as seen through the lens of Jacques Tati.
PETIT NICOLAS (PG) 2009 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £15.99
Comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. Eight-year-old Nicolas (Maxime Godart) has a perfect set-up, loving parents, good friendships and a happy school life. His idyllic existence soon changes, however, when he mis-interprets a conversation that he overhears between his parents (Valérie Lemercier and Kad Merad), leading him to believe that his mother is pregnant.

With his imagination running wild, he soon jumps to the conclusion that his parents will be too wrapped up with their new arrival to spare any time for him, and quickly sets about planning how to keep things just the way they are.
PHANTOM BOY (PG) 2016 FRANCE ALAIN 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 ROI ET L’OISEAU/THE KING AND THE MOCKING BIRD (U) 1980 FRANCE GRIMAULT, PAUL £15.99
Inspired by a short story from Hans Christian Anderson. The tyrannical, cross-eyed King of Takicardia is much-hated by his subjects and only a mockingbird who lives nearby is willing to stand up to the ruler by poking fun at him.
TINTIN ET LES ORANGES BLEUES/TINTIN AND THE BLUE ORANGES (U) 1964 FRANCE CONDROYER, PHILIPPE £17.99
Live action adaptation of the classic comic book by Herge. Professor Calculus.
TINTIN ET LE MYSTÈRE DE LA TOISON D’OR/TINTIN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE (U) 1961 FRANCE VIERNE, JEAN-JACQUES £17.99
Captain Haddock make the journey to Turkey to take possession of a boat left to the Captain in a friend’s will.
UNE VIE DE CHAT/A CAT IN PARIS (PG) 2010 FRANCE FELICIOLI, J.P/GAGNOL, A £12.99
French animated crime thriller spoof.
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
ZARAFA (PG) 2012 FRANCE LIE,J/BEZANÇON, R £17.99
Animated feature following a young boy’s adventure as he goes on a journey from Sudan to Paris.

In French with English subtitles

Spanish film – TIERRA FIRME/ANCHOR AND HOPE – issued on dvd

Anchor and HopeTIERRA FIRME/ANCHOR AND HOPE (TBA) 2017 SPAIN MARQUES-MARCET, CARLOS £12.99
Single sex Spanish couple in their thirties, Eva amd Kat, live on a canal boat in London. Eva wants to have a child, but Kat is not ready to for parenthood and leaving her untroubled lifestyle behind.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

 

Agnès Varda and graffiti artist JR’s road trip around rural France – VISAGES VILLAGES/FACES PLACES – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Faces PlacesVISAGES VILLAGES/FACES PLACES (12A) 2017 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS/JR DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Documentary in which Agnès Varda and graffiti artist JR travel around rural France
discussing their views on the world, while photographing people and communities. The photos are later transformed into giant murals to be pasted on houses and walls.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Spanish romantic drama – 10,000KM – released on dvd

10,000km10,000KM (15) 2015 SPAIN MARQUES-MARCET , CARLOS SPANISH AND CATALAN £7.99
A romantic drama from multi-award-winning writer/director Carlos Marques-Marcet, about a couple who put their plans for a baby on hold, when one of them gets an artistic residency in Los Angeles. The hope that modern communication technology will keep their relationship alive, has the opposite effect and might in fact just tear them apart.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

 

French film – MARVIN OU LA BELLE ÉDUCATION /REINVENTING MARVIN – issued on dvd

Reinventing MarvinMARVIN OU LA BELLE ÉDUCATION /REINVENTING MARVIN (15) 2017 FRANCE FONTAINE, ANNE £13.99
Based on true events in which a young boy Marvin struggles against his family’s oppressive views of sexuality and personal identity. Leaves for Paris to reinvent himself and the films follows Marvin as a mid-twenties theatre student.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

French films set during the occupation of France in World War Two

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.
CHICHINETTE: THE ACCIDENTAL SPY (12) 2019  HENS, NICOLA  £12.99
98 year old French-Jewish woman Marthe Cohn tells the extraordinary story of her wartime exploits. She survived the Nazi occupation of France and in 1944 enlisted into the French Intelligence Service as a spy.  The  4.5 feet tall Marthe was sent to Germany to investigation German troop movements, helping to shorten the war.  For 60 years she kept quiet about her past, but after receiving the French Medaille Militaire in 2000, she wrote her autobiography.
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.
LA DOULEUR /MEMOIR OF WAR (12) FRANCE 2017   FINKIEL, EMMANUEL    £15.99
Based on Marguerite Duras’ ‘La douleur’, the film tells the wartime story of Duras’ husband Robert Antelme, a communist resistance fighter who was arrested by the Germans in 1944 and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Duras begins an affair with  French Gestapo agent, Pierre Rabier,  in an effort to find her husband.
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  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 , 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 sympathiser 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   £15.99
1940 and a  French village is about to be overrun by German troops.  The villagers decide to flee and the film tells multiple parallel story lines 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.
MANON (TBA) 1949  FRANCE  CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES BLU RAY ONLY  £23.99
Loose adaptation of Abbé Prévost novel Manon Lescaut, which has been
transposed to a World War II setting.  Village girl Manon, is accused of collaborating with the Nazis and is rescued from imminent execution by a former French Resistance fighter.
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.
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      DVD – £15.99  BLU RAY £17.99
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 à 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.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

DVD available to buy from-

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French wartime drama – EN MAI, FAIS CE QU’IL TE PLAÎT /THE EVACUATION – issued on dvd

EvacuationEN 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.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

French thriller – REVENGE – out on dvd and Blu Ray

RevengeREVENGE (18) 2017 FRANCE FARGEAT, CORALIE DVD – £11.99 BLU RAY – £12.99
Thriller in which young American woman, Jen, heads to desert retreat a for a romantic weekend with her wealthy and married boyfriend Richard. However once there Jen is attacked by Richard and his friends. Escaping from them she vows to to kill them one by one before they can find her.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Olivier Assayas’s – DÉSORDRE/DISORDE and L’ENFANT DE L’HIVER/WINTER’S CHILD – issued on Blu Ray

Early Films of Olivier AssayasTHE EARLY FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS (15) 1986 FRANCE BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Features –

DÉSORDRE/DISORDER (1986) about a group of friends who carry out a robbery of a music store which results in one man being killed.

L’ENFANT DE L’HIVER/WINTER’S CHILD (1989) in which Stéphane leaves his pregnant wife Natalia in a bid to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood.
In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds