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Persepolis (2007) - animation
Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
 11989h 0r
Taxi 3 (2003) - action
A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, detective Emilien's wife has just announced that she's pregnant, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a relationship crisis. After a string of mistakes in which the thieves outsmart the police time and time again with a reporter there to record it all, Daniel and his super-taxi pitch in.
 11543h 0r
36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) - action
aka: 36, aka: Department 36
In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion and the imminent departure of the Chief sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne. Their competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality until there seems no difference between the police and the criminals they chase. Vrinks, meeting with a source, becomes involved with a murder. Klein seizes the opportunity to up the ante and arranges for the arrest of Vrinks but when he goes further and viciously involves Vrinks' wife, Camille, revenge is inevitable.
 60048h 0r
Le hasard fait bien les choses (2002) - comedy
aka: As Luck Would Have It
Teacher watches his life become upside down after Justice appoints him as tutor of a troubled kid.
 5120h 0r
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008) - mystery / thriller
aka: Inju, aka: Inju, la bête dans l'ombre
After arriving in Japan to promote his latest novel, Alex Fayard encounters Tamao, a geisha. When Alex accepts to help her deal with the death threat an ex-lover has out on her head, he finds himself face to face with Shundei Oe, the author of thrillers of which he is the French specialist. From then on, he is plunged into a world of mystery and perversity, following the traces of a man bent on revenge.
 7670h 0r
La reine soleil (2007) - animation
How Akhesa, fourteen year-old daughter of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton and queen Nefertiti, became queen of Egypt and wife of Toutankhamon.
 2817h 0r
The Wedding Song (2008) - drama
The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
 6937h 0r
Lila Says (2005) - crime / drama / romance
aka: Lila dit ça
Lila Says tells the story of a quiet young poet named Chimo (Mohammed Khouas) who develops a crush on the pretty, blond Lila (Vahina Giocante), a girl who recently moved into his Arab ghetto with her aunt. When the leader of a rival gang also falls for Lila, the ensuing love triangle sets off a chain of devastating events.
 8993h 0r
Parlez-moi de la pluie (2008) - comedy
aka: Let It Rain
Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through their recently deceased mother's belongings. While she's there, the son (Jamel Debbouze as Karim) of family maid (Mimouna Hadji) takes advantage of her presence and attempts to interview her as part of a documentary about successful women that he's undertaken with his film school teacher, Michel (co-writer Jean-Pierre Bacri). However, Michel's intentions aren't quite what they seem, as he's having an affair with Florence and hoping to persuade her to leave her husband. Meanwhile, Karim finds his own marriage threatened when his attractive hotel co-worker (Florence Loiret-Caille) declares an interest in him.
 5010h 0r
Le silence de la Mer (1949) - drama / romance / war
Le silence de la Mer: In a small town in occupied France in 1941, the German officer, Werner Von Ebrennac is billeted in the house of the uncle and his niece. The uncle and niece refuse to speak to him, but each evening the officer warms himself by the fire and talks of his country, his music, and his idealistic views of the relationship between France and Germany. That is, until he visits Paris and discovers what is really going on ...
 4027h 0r
Les Égarés (2003) - drama / romance / war
aka: Les egares, aka: Strayed
Emmanuelle Béart stars as a widowed schoolteacher who flees Nazi-occupied Paris with her children. A teenaged boy comes to their rescue by leading them into the forest -- their best shot at survival.
 20390h 0r
Cowboy Angels (2006) - drama
Paris, La Chapelle neighborhood in the 18th arrondissement. Eleven-year-old Pablo coldly puts up with his mother's messy life. Abandoned for the umpteenth time, he decides to set out to find his Spanish father. He hires Louis, a poker player who has met with hard times and to whom he has become mysteriously attached. But his father turns out to be just an illusion...
 3130h 0r
Seul contre tous (1998) - crime
aka: I Stand Alone
The Butcher (known from Noe's short film Carne) has done some time in jail after beating up the guy who tried to seduce his teenage mentally-handicapped daughter. Now he wants to start a new life. He leaves his daughter in an institution and moves to Lille suburbs with his mistress. She promised him a new butcher shop. She lied. The butcher decides to go back to Paris and find his daughter.
 6593h 0r
Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) - adventure / action / mystery / drama
aka: The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-sec
An adventure set in the early party of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.
 11861h 0r
Chacun cherche son chat (1996) - comedy / romance
Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe starts searching the neighborhood... This is the pretext for the exploration of a quarter of Paris and his inhabitants.
 4055h 0r
Paris, je t'aime (2007) - romance / drama
Paris, je t'aime is a 2007 film starring an ensemble cast of American, British and French movie actors. The title means "Paris, I love you". The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements. The 21 directors include Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuarón, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven, Alexander Payne, Gurinder Chadha and Joel and Ethan Coen.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 18 May, opening the Un Certain Regard selection. It had its Canadian premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on 10 September and its U.S. premiere in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 9 April 2007
 19673h 0r
La vie en rose (2007) - history / biography / drama
aka: La môme
The life story of singer Edith Piaf.
 7887h 0r
Jeux d'enfants (2003) - drama
aka: Love Me If You Dare
As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.
 11001h 0r
Sarah's Key (2010) - drama
aka: aka Elle s'appelait Sarah
One of the darkest moments in French history occurred in 1942 Paris when French officials rounded up over 10,000 Jews and placed them in local camps. Eventually over 8,000 were sent off to German concentration camps. As 10-year old Sarah and her family are being arrested, she hides her younger brother in a closet. After realizing she will not be allowed to go home, Sarah does whatever she can to get back to her brother. In 2009, a journalist named Julia is on assignment to write a story on the deported Jews in 1942. When she moves into her father-in-law's childhood apartment, she realizes it once belonged to the Strazynski family, and their daughter Sarah.
 4561h 0r
Agents Secrets (2004) - crime / action / thriller
aka: Secret Agents
A team of secret agents - Raymond, Loic, Lisa and their leader Brisseau - is assigned by the French Agency in a mission called Janua to sink the general cargo vessel "Anita Hans" in Casablanca. The ship is transporting weapons for the rebels in the civil war of Angola that are using diamonds to pay the dealer Igor Lipovsky. Brisseau and Lisa are advised by an American agent to abort their mission, but their superiors order them to ignore. When the mission is successfully accomplished, Lisa is framed and arrested in the airport with 150 g of heroine. When Raymond is killed, Brisseau realizes that they have been betrayed and he tries to release Lisa from the prison.

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 7059h 0r
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) - adventure / biography / documentary / sci-fi
Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon.
 5907h 0r
After Earth (2013) - action / adventure / mystery
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
 7517h 0r
L'enfant d'en haut (2012) - drama / crime
Watch L'enfant d'en haut: A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
 1765h 0r
Le chat du rabbin (2011) - animation / adventure
Algiers, 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is becoming a teenager and above all, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa. Convinced that the city exists, he sets off on an incredible adventure, taking with him the Rabbi, his cat, a wise old Arab Sheikh and an eccentric Russian millionaire.
 1883h 0r
La délicatesse (2011) - romance / comedy
Watch La délicatesse: A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
 2809h 0r
L'ordre et la morale (2011) - action / history / drama
April 1988, Ouvea island, New Caledonia. 30 policemen held hostage by a group of Kanak separatists. 300 soldiers sent from France to restore order. 2 men face to face: Philippe Legorjus, captain of the GIGN and Alphonse Dianou, head of the hostage takers. Through shared values, they will try to win the dialogue. But in the midst of a presidential election, when the stakes are political, order is not always dictated by morality.
 1603h 0r
Le premier cercle (2009) - crime
aka: Inner Circle, aka: Ultimate Heist
The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own choices. But the gang's inner circle is engraved in blood. To escape, not only does Anton have to counter his own destiny, but also the man who has sworn to bring his father down.
 3539h 0r
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (2011) - drama
At a French shipyard, a trade unionist named Michel deliberately arranges to have himself on the dockworkers' randomly chosen downsizing list to spare another of his fellow workers. While he has his severance package and his friends and family's generosity to ease this sacrifice, this also gets his home invaded and robbed along with his wife and friends. Through pure luck, Michel finds out the identity of one of his assailants, a young worker who was on the same downsizing list himself, and gets him arrested. However, both Michel and his wife find that their vindictive satisfaction is soured by their realization of their assailant's motives and the larger consequences of their revenge. Struggling with their conscience, the couple finds themselves independently trying to live up to their ideals for a greater sense of justice.
 1324h 0r
Marécages (2011) - drama
Watch Marécages: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
 3833h 0r
Présumé coupable (2011) - drama / action
Watch Présumé coupable: Presume Coupable: Vincent Garenq?s disturbing drama Presume Coupable (also known as Guilty)investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Marécaux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia ? horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep his family.
 2541h 0r
Hors Satan (2011) - drama
Watch Hors Satan: In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse.
 1891h 0r
House of Tolerance (2011) - drama
Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings, they are in debt. They face problems of pregnancy, opium, age, and violent clients. One reads sociology at her peril. Occasionally, a client talks of marriage. There are also friendships and affection among the women. The madam is in a dispute with her landlord and calls on influential clients to help. There's a picnic one summer day, a wake, and an evening in masks. Have they expectations? In a coda, we watch a street scene in contemporary Paris.
 2014h 0r
Le moine (2011) - thriller / drama / mystery
Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled preacher whose sermons draw crowds and earn him the admiration of all. Admired for his extreme rigor and absolute virtue, Ambrosio is certain he is safe from any temptation. But Satan has not said his final word...
 2018h 0r
Bienvenue à bord (2011) - comedy
Isabelle (Valerie Lemercier), HR of a large cruise company, made the mistake of choosing her boss as a lover. Before embarking on the maiden voyage of the new flagship of the fleet, though, he decided to disembark from their relationship! Some women take their revenge by poison, firearm, or slander. Isabelle chooses Remy (Franck Dubosc), a flamboyant, unemployed ne'er-do-well who flunked out in life on land, but after all is said and done, might have better luck at sea... She recruits him as leader of her plot and on this Palace of the Seas, Remy will first prove to be the worst nightmare of the CEO and Richard (Gerard Darmon), the Cruise Director...then, little by little, he will change his life and that of all those who cross his path...
 2216h 0r
La tête en friche (2010) - drama / comedy
Watch La tête en friche: An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
 2478h 0r
L'assaut (2010) - action / thriller
Watch L'assaut: Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers.
 1884h 0r
Irréversible (2002) - crime / drama / mystery
aka: Irreversible
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.
 20493h 0r
Une femme de ménage (2002) - comedy / drama / romance
After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of Laura's company, and the headache that such an intrusion brings to his new domain of singlehood.
 3373h 0r
The Life of Jesus (1997) - drama
A social movie about life nowadays in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They try to pass away the time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by directing their aggressive feelings towards Arabic immigrants. Freddy is in love with Marie, a cashier at a local supermarket. When she is proposed by Kader, an young Arab man, Freddy and his friends have an idea: they decide to punish Kader for what they call "such a provocation." After they have raped another girl, Marie finally commits to Kader, which seals his fate.
 2226h 0r
Les contes de la nuit (2011) - animation / fantasy
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 1822h 0r
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