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Two Men in Manhattan
Two Men in Manhattan

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast:
Jean-Pierre Melville
Jean-Pierre Melville
«History is no longer written, it is photographed!»
After a hard day’s work, the reporter Moreau is asked by his boss to find out why the head of the French delegation to the United Nations has suddenly disappeared. Moreau drags out of bed the unscrupulous photographer Delmas, who knows his way round Manhattan at night. Together they visit women the diplomat knew: an actress in a play, a jazz singer in a recording studio, a stripper in a burlesque show, a ...
Bob le flambeur
Bob le flambeur

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast:
Isabelle Corey
Isabelle Corey
Daniel Cauchy
Daniel Cauchy
Roger Duchesne
Roger Duchesne
«Everything is not what it seems»
Bob, a former bank robber and convict who has gone straight for 20 years, lives on his own as a gambler in the Montmartre district of Paris. He is well liked by the demi-monde community there, but has hit a run of bad luck and is nearly broke. Ever the gentleman, he lets an attractive young drifter called Anne stay in his flat in order to keep her from the attentions of Marc, a pimp he hates, and encourages ...
When You Read This Letter
When You Read This Letter

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast:
Philippe Lemaire
Philippe Lemaire
Irene Galter
Irene Galter
Juliette Gréco
Juliette Gréco
«Another mastery lesson by Melville»
After their parents die in a road accident, a strongly moral young woman named Thérèse Voise leaves a convent shortly before taking her vows in order to care for her younger sister Denise and run the family stationery shop with her. Thérèse is very protective of Denise and becomes concerned when her sister strikes up an acquaintance with Max, a young amateur boxer and garage mechanic. Max is a self-centered, ...
6.6
Les enfants terribles
Les enfants terribles

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast:
Nicole Stéphane
Nicole Stéphane
Edouard Dermithe
Edouard Dermithe
Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
«a love story by Jean Cocteau»
Élisabeth looks after her bedridden mother and is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, sleeping in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul’s friend, Gérard, often drops by to stay with them. When the ...
7.1
The Silence of the Sea
The Silence of the Sea

Director: Pierre Boutron
Cast:
Thomas Jouannet
Thomas Jouannet
Julie Delarme
Julie Delarme
Marie Bunel
Marie Bunel
«After all, just a sip of wine and a sounding voice are enough ...»
France, 1941. During the Nazi Occupation of France, Werner von Ebrennac, a German Wehrmacht captain requests the house of a man and his granddaughter, Jeanne Larosière, a young piano teacher, to lodge with them. The officer, passionate about French culture, speaks perfect French and is also a classical pianist and composer. Every evening he shares his ideals and his passion for France with his hosts, who ...
7.9
The Silence of the Sea
The Silence of the Sea

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast:
Howard Vernon
Howard Vernon
Jean-Marie Robain
Jean-Marie Robain
Nicole Stéphane
Nicole Stéphane
«A goose flying over the sea becomes talkative like a duck»
The film has been described as an “anti-cinematographic” film due to the unique method of narration used to give voice to the (mostly) silent Frenchman and his niece. It was made shortly after Melville was demobbed from the French Resistance and is one of several films made by Melville on the Resistance, along with Léon Morin, prêtre and L’armée des ombres.
7.6
Le deuxième souffle
Le deuxième souffle

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast:
Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
Christine Fabréga
Christine Fabréga
Marcel Bozzuffi
Marcel Bozzuffi
«Black story»
Widely respected in the criminal world for his ability and loyalty, Gu Minda escapes from prison and heads for Paris to see his lover Manouche and her faithful bodyguard Alban. Her admirer and restaurant owner Jacques is shot dead by gunmen sent by club owner Jo Ricci, who then sends two men to Manouche’s house. Gu catches them there and gives them his trademark execution, which is a country drive in ...
The Second Wind
The Second Wind

Director: Alain Corneau
Cast:
Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Duval
Daniel Duval
Eric Cantona
Eric Cantona
«Underworld puzzle»
The Second Wind is a 2007 French crime film directed by Alain Corneau and starring Daniel Auteuil and Monica Bellucci. It is a remake of the 1966 film Le Deuxième Souffle. Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped ...
Words in Blue
Words in Blue

Director: Alain Corneau
Cast:
Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
Camille Gauthier
Camille Gauthier
Mar Sodupe
Mar Sodupe
«Adapted from the novel Leur histoire by Dominique Mainard»
Clara works in a birdshop. She is concerned about her deaf-mute daughter Anna whom she is bringing up on her own. She has never spoken a single word. Clara herself is illiterate. Ever since her grandmother Baba, whom she adored, had been the victim of an attack when she was reading her a story, she has always refused to learn to read and write. Now that the silence of her daughter Anna is causing her to be ...
6.5
Tokyo Fiancée
Tokyo Fiancée

Director: Stefan Liberski
Cast:
Pauline Etienne
Pauline Etienne
Alice de Lencquesaing
Alice de Lencquesaing
Julie LeBreton
Julie LeBreton
«Big in Japan»
Amélie is a Japanese-born woman who left at age five and grew up in Europe. At age 20, she decided to return to Japan to reconnect with the Japanese culture. She moves to a small apartment in Tokyo. To make a living, she puts up a poster offering French language tutoring. A young Japanese man, Rinri, starts taking language lessons with her. The two become romantically involved, and Rinri helps her to learn ...
Fear and Trembling
Fear and Trembling

Director: Alain Corneau
Cast:
Sylvie Testud
Sylvie Testud
Kaori Tsuji
Kaori Tsuji
Taro Suwa
Taro Suwa
«What's the secret? Is it possible for God to rule over Hell?»
Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and try to integrate into Japanese society. She is determined to be a “real Japanese” before her one year contract runs out, though it is precisely this determination that is incompatible with Japanese humility. Though she is hired for a choice position as a translator at an import/export firm, her ...
The Prince of the Pacific
The Prince of the Pacific

Director: Alain Corneau
Cast:
Thierry Lhermitte
Thierry Lhermitte
Daniel Giménez Cacho
Daniel Giménez Cacho
François Berléand
François Berléand
«Fairy island»
Captain Alfred de Morsac landed in 1918 with his military ship on an imaginary island called Fenua Poerava (“black pearl island” in Tahitian), a paradise lost in the Polynesian archipelago. He was decorated with the Croix de Guerre, and came to form a battalion of Oceanian skirmishers to reinforce the troops in Verdun. But the inhabitants, the Hiva, under the thumb of the ignoble and greedy Commander Lefebvre, ...
4.7