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Rent Amelie on DVD Amelie
Synopsis
When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to return the items to their original owner, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Clotilde Mollet, Claire Maurier, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent La Vie en Rose on DVD La Vie en Rose
Synopsis
Director Olivier Dahan paints a poignant portrait of legendary Parisian singer Édith Piaf, whose passion for music saw her through a life filled with tragedy. The film follows the chanteuse from her childhood in a brothel to her premature death.
Cast
Cast
Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Marc Barbé, Elisabeth Commelin
Director
Director
Olivier Dahan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Dramas, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent The Artist on DVD The Artist
Synopsis
Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies."
Cast
Cast
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray, Bitsie Tulloch, Ken Davitian, Malcolm McDowell
Director
Director
Michel Hazanavicius
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, France, Period Pieces
Rent The Diving Bell and the Butterfly on DVD The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Synopsis
Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in this adaptation of Bauby's autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye after a stroke rendered him mute and paralyzed.
Cast
Cast
Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow
Director
Director
Julian Schnabel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, Foreign Dramas, Medical Dramas, Inspirational Stories, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, French Language, France
Rent Coco Before Chanel on DVD Coco Before Chanel
Synopsis
Audrey Tautou stars as legendary French designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in this lively biopic that explores the fashion icon's storied ascension from orphan to seamstress and cabaret singer and ultimately, the queen of Parisian haute couture. Alessandro Nivola plays Arthur "Boy" Capel, Chanel's lover and influential business investor who makes a lifelong impact on the young woman. Anne Fontaine directs this Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos, Régis Royer, Etienne Bartholomeus, Yan Duffas, Fabien Béhar, Roch Leibovici
Director
Director
Anne Fontaine
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent I've Loved You So Long on DVD I've Loved You So Long
Synopsis
When Juliette is paroled after serving 15 years for murder, her estranged younger sister, Léa, offers her a place to live and restart her life. Léa's happy to reconnect, but her husband, thinking of the couple's two children, is more reluctant.
Cast
Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill, Frédéric Pierrot, Claire Johnston, Catherine Hosmalin, Jean-Claude Arnaud, Olivier Cruveiller, Lise Segur, Mouss Zouheyri
Director
Director
Philippe Claudel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent A Very Long Engagement on DVD A Very Long Engagement
Synopsis
Amelie's Audrey Tautou stars as Mathilde, a young Frenchwoman who vows to find out what happened to her missing fiancé (Gaspard Ulliel) during World War I. He appears to have died after a court-martial, but she needs to know for sure. As she looks for the truth, she discovers unexpected things about herself and the people she meets along the way. Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs this foreign-language adaptation of Sebastien Japrisot's novel.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Clovis Cornillac, Marion Cotillard, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Julie Depardieu, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, André Dussollier, Ticky Holgado, Tchéky Karyo, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon, Chantal Neuwirth
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Romance, France, French Language
Rent Perfume: The Story of a Murderer on DVD Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Synopsis
Born with an acute sense of smell, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille resorts to dark deeds in creating a perfume that captures the essence of a woman in this 18th-century thriller based on Patrick Süskind's best-selling novel.
Cast
Cast
Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman, Karoline Herfurth, Simon Chandler, John Hurt, Reg Wilson, Sam Douglas, Sara Forestier, Birgit Minichmayr
Director
Director
Tom Tykwer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, France, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Chorus on DVD The Chorus
Synopsis
Music teacher Clement Mathieu lands a job at a boys' boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans. Sensing potential in the rambunctious ruffians, Mathieu forms a choir to rein in his charges through the transforming power of song.
Cast
Cast
Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Kad Merad, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Maxence Perrin, Grégory Gatignol, Thomas Blumenthal, Cyril Bernicot
Director
Director
Christophe Barratier
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France, Period Pieces
Rent 2 Days in Paris on DVD 2 Days in Paris
Synopsis
On their way home from an ill-fated Venice vacation, Marion and Jack stop in Paris to visit Marion's parents. But their sojourn in the City of Lights turns out to be just as disastrous as their "romantic" trip to Italy.
Cast
Cast
Adam Goldberg, Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, Marie Pillet, Albert Delpy, Aleksia Landeau, Adan Jodorowsky, Alexandre Nahon, Charlotte Maury-Sentier, Vanessa Seward, Thibault De Lussy
Director
Director
Julie Delpy
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Romance, Indie Comedies, France
Rent The Intouchables on DVD The Intouchables
Synopsis
Based on a true story, a quadriplegic aristocrat's world is turned upside down when he hires a good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. The unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor as they shatter preconceptions of love, life and each other.
Cast
Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Gregoire Oestermann, Joséphine de Meaux, Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Cyril Mendy
Director
Director
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Dramas Based on Real Life, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent Tell No One on DVD Tell No One
Synopsis
Eight years ago, pediatrician Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) was the prime suspect in his wife's murder. He's put all that behind him, but now that two dead bodies have been found near his home, he's suspected of wrongdoing once again.
Cast
Cast
François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas, François Berléand, Nathalie Baye, Jean Rochefort, Marina Hands, Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lefebvre, Florence Thomassin, Olivier Marchal, Brigitte Catillon, Samir Guesmi, Guillaume Canet
Director
Director
Guillaume Canet
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, French Language, France
Rent Merry Christmas on DVD Merry Christmas
Synopsis
As French, Scottish and German soldiers prepare to open their presents on Christmas Eve 1914, a momentous event occurs that changes the destinies of four people: an Anglican priest, a French lieutenant, a world-class tenor and his soprano lover.
Cast
Cast
Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon, Daniel Brühl, Lucas Belvaux, Alex Ferns, Ian Richardson, Steven Robertson, Christopher Fulford, Robin Laing, Bernard Le Coq
Director
Director
Christian Carion
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Drama, Foreign Dramas, Winter Holidays, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, France, French Language, Period Pieces
Rent Lockout on DVD Lockout
Synopsis
A former government agent wrongly accused of a crime gets a shot at freedom -- if he can engineer a high-risk mission to outer space in order to rescue the president's daughter from a prison where the inmates are in control.
Cast
Cast
Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Peter Stomare, Jacky Ido, Tim Plester
Director
Director
James Mather, Stephen St. Leger
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Thrillers, France
Rent The Science of Sleep on DVD The Science of Sleep
Synopsis
A timid young man can't control the fantastical plots and images of his dream world from intruding on his waking hours . After a promising new job sours, he finds new inspiration in his neighbor, releasing the bolder personality of his dreams.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alain Chabat, Miou-Miou, Pierre Vaneck, Emma de Caunes, Aurélia Petit, Sacha Bourdo, Stephane Metzger
Director
Director
Michel Gondry
Genres
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Romantic Dramas, Sci-Fi Dramas, France, Foreign Regions
Rent Babies on DVD Babies
Synopsis
Documentary filmmaker Thomas Balmes charts the simultaneous early development of four babies from different parts of the world, illustrating what makes human life unique, similar and precious wherever it occurs.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Thomas Balmes
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Pregnancy & Parenting, France
Rent Swimming Pool on DVD Swimming Pool
Synopsis
Famous British mystery writer Sarah Morton (Charlotte Rampling) needs a break, so when her publisher, John Bosload (Charles Dance), offers to let her use his vacation home in southern France during the off-season, Sarah deems it the perfect opportunity for a breather. Her hopes for a carefree idyll are shattered, however, when John's shiftless and brazenly promiscuous daughter (Ludivine Sagnier) arrives and sweeps Sarah into her reckless world.
Cast
Cast
Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, Charles Dance, Marc Fayolle, Jean-Marie Lamour, Mireille Mosse, Michel Fau
Director
Director
François Ozon
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, France, Foreign Steamy Romance, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Triplets of Belleville on DVD The Triplets of Belleville
Synopsis
When her grandson, Champion, is kidnapped while competing in the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her dog set out to save him. Along the way, they meet an eccentric female singing trio called "The Triplets of Belleville" who might be able to help.
Cast
Cast
Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas, Mari-Lou Gauthier, Charles Linton, Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudreau
Director
Director
Sylvain Chomet
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Animation for Grown-ups, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, France
Rent Sarah's Key on DVD Sarah's Key
Synopsis
Paris, 1942: To protect her brother from the police arresting Jewish families, a young girl hides him away, promising to come back for him. Sixty-seven years later, her story intertwines with that of an American journalist investigating the roundup.
Cast
Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Michel Duchaussoy, Dominique Frot, Natasha Mashkevich, Gisèle Casadesus, Aidan Quinn
Director
Director
Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent Blue on DVD Blue
Synopsis
When a young Frenchwoman tries to uncover her famous composer husband's secret life, her steps take her alternately closer to and further from the truth on a journey that ultimately leads to self-discovery.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Very, Emmanuelle Riva, Philippe Volter, Julie Delpy
Director
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Romance on DVD Romance
Synopsis
Young schoolteacher Marie (Caroline Ducey) is sexually frustrated by her boyfriend (Sagamore Stevenin), who refuses to pay her any physical attention. So she embarks on an unbridled sex odyssey that pushes the limits of lust and degradation. Catherine Breillat's drama examines female sexuality thoughtfully but dispassionately. The unrated director's cut includes sexually explicit material, including a gynecological exam and a rape scene.
Cast
Cast
Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stevenin, François Berléand, Rocco Siffredi, Reza Habouhossein, Ashley Wanninger
Director
Director
Catherine Breillat
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Steamy Romance, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Winged Migration on DVD Winged Migration
Synopsis
Amazing cinematography propels this Oscar-nominated documentary that provides a hypnotic, bird's-eye view of the grueling semiannual migrations of various avian species as they make their way across vast distances to more moderate climates.
Cast
Cast
Philippe Labro, Jacques Perrin
Director
Director
Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, France
Rent The City of Lost Children on DVD The City of Lost Children
Synopsis
With a mad scientist kidnapping children to steal their dreams, only brave young Miette (Judith Vittet) and a kindhearted circus strongman (Ron Perlman) can save them. Part fantasy, part nightmare, this production used more special effects than any other French film to date. Featuring stunning visuals from directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, the sci-fi fairy tale was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Genevieve Brunet, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Daniel Emilfork, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Judith Vittet, Marc Caro
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, French Language, France
Rent Carnage on DVD Carnage
Synopsis
In this comic drama from director Roman Polanski, two sets of parents meet in the aftermath of an incident in which one of their children bullied the other. As the evening progresses, the adults confront each other in increasingly hostile ways.
Cast
Cast
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Elvis Polanski, Eliot Berger
Director
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, France
Rent Persepolis on DVD Persepolis
Synopsis
Based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film follows a young woman's childhood in repressive Iran, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Tilly Mandelbrot, Chiara Mastroianni, Gena Rowlands, Simon Abkarian, François Jerosme, Amethyste Frezignac, Iggy Pop
Director
Director
Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Genres
Genres
Anime & Animation, Foreign, Animation for Grown-ups, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Paris, Je T'aime on DVD Paris, Je T'aime
Synopsis
Paris comes to life in this whimsical patchwork of 18 five-minute shorts united by a common theme: love in the City of Lights. Natalie Portman captures the heart of a blind student, Juliette Binoche is visited by a ghostly Willem Dafoe, and more.
Cast
Cast
Marianne Faithfull, Steve Buscemi, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elijah Wood, Emily Mortimer, Natalie Portman, Ben Gazzara, Gena Rowlands, Gérard Depardieu, Margo Martindale
Director
Director
Olivier Assayas, Frederic Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent Of Gods and Men on DVD Of Gods and Men
Synopsis
A group of French Trappist monks making their home in the Algerian mountains have ample reason to believe they're in danger. But their assumption that there can be common ground between Islam and Christianity leads them to remain at the monastery.
Cast
Cast
Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin, Loïc Pichon, Xavier Maly, Jean-Marie Frin, Abdelhafid Metalsi
Director
Director
Xavier Beauvois
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Political Dramas, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, French Language, France
Rent A Prophet on DVD A Prophet
Synopsis
After refusing to snitch, 18-year-old Arab Malik (Tahar Rahim) is thrown into a French prison, where the Corsican mafia rules with a firm fist. The obedient newcomer slowly rises through the organization's ranks but soon begins to double-cross his superiors. A follow-up to his 2005 gem The Beat My Heart Skipped, French director Jacques Audiard's A Prophet was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Cast
Cast
Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Gilles Cohen, Antoine Basler, Leïla Bekhti, Pierre Leccia, Foued Nassah, Jean-Emmanuel Pagni
Director
Director
Jacques Audiard
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent Caché on DVD Caché
Synopsis
Michael Haneke's psychological thriller centers on wealthy French couple Georges and Anne, who receive threatening videotapes and phone calls that could ruin their relationship. Georges realizes who the perpetrator is but refuses to tell Anne.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydès, Aïssa Maïga , Caroline Baehr
Director
Director
Michael Haneke
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Foreign, Psychological Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, French Language, France
Rent Priceless on DVD Priceless
Synopsis
Irène, who makes a fortune sweet-talking rich men, puts the moves on klutzy Jean, unaware that he's just a hotel bartender. But by the time she realizes her mistake, Jean is hopelessly smitten with her.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jacques Spiesser, Annelise Hesme, Charlotte Vermeil, Claudine Baschet
Director
Director
Pierre Salvadori
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Au Revoir Les Enfants on DVD Au Revoir Les Enfants
Synopsis
As World War II rages on, two students at a boarding school form an unlikely friendship. Although the boys begin as adversaries, they find common ground, especially when it becomes clear that one is merely trying to survive the tyranny of the Nazis.
Cast
Cast
Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carre de Malberg, Philippe Morier-Genoud, François Berléand, François Négret, Peter Fitz, Pascal Rivet, Benoit Henriet, Richard Leboeuf
Director
Director
Louis Malle
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Must-See, France, French Language, Foreign Classics, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Dinner Game on DVD The Dinner Game
Synopsis
Writer-director Francis Veber's clever comedy shadows a group of French intellectuals who gather each Wednesday night for a dinner game, in which the challenge is to bring along the most idiotic guest. Pierre (Thierry Lhermitte) thinks he's found a ringer in François (Jacques Villeret), a civil servant whose passion is making architectural models out of matchsticks. But Pierre gets more than he bargained for when François becomes his houseguest.
Cast
Cast
Thierry Lhermitte, Daniel Prévost, Francis Huster, Jacques Villeret
Director
Director
Francis Veber
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, Foreign Must-See, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Amour on DVD Amour
Synopsis
In this 2012 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, Georges and Anne, retired music teachers in their eighties, have a time-tested love. But as Anne's health fails, Georges becomes her caregiver, and the couple's bond is tested like never before.
Cast
Cast
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud, William Shimell, Ramón Agirre, Rita Blanco, Carole Franck
Director
Director
Michael Haneke
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Last Tango in Paris on DVD Last Tango in Paris
Synopsis
An American expatriate living in Paris is still reeling from his estranged wife's suicide. While searching for an apartment, he encounters an equally despondent Frenchwoman, and the couple embarks on an anonymous, no-strings-attached sexual liaison.
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Massimo Girotti, Gitt Magrini, Catherine Allégret, Luce Marquand, Marie-Hélène Breillat
Director
Director
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Steamy Romance, Foreign Steamy Romance, Classic Dramas, Foreign Classic Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Irreversible on DVD Irreversible
Synopsis
When a woman is brutally violated, her angered boyfriend and ex-boyfriend team up to track down the rapist and take justice into their own hands. This French thriller chronicles the unspeakable horror of rape and the aftermath of revenge.
Cast
Cast
Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia, Philippe Nahon, Stephane Drouot, Jean-Louis Costes, Michel Gondoin, Mourad Khima
Director
Director
Gaspar Noé
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, France, French Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Red on DVD Red
Synopsis
In this meditation on the need for passion and human connection -- the final film in Krzysztof Kieslowski's "three colors" trilogy -- an accident brings together two very different people: Valentine (Irene Jacob), a model, and Joseph (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a retired judge. Since love chooses to pair people's hearts at random, theirs becomes a fated and deeply improbable, but altogether true, romance.
Cast
Cast
Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Samuel Le Bihan, Marion Stalens, Teco Celio, Bernard Escalon, Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy
Director
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent The Class on DVD The Class
Synopsis
In an inventive adaptation of his novel about his experiences working in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Paris, François Bégaudeau stars as a replica of himself -- a passionate teacher who presides over a classroom of diverse young minds.
Cast
Cast
François Bégaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi, Arthur Fogel, Burak Özyilmaz, Boubacar Toure, Esmeralda Ouertani, Agame Malembo-Emene, Carl Nanor, Dalla Doucoure, Eva Paradiso, Justine Wu
Director
Director
Laurent Cantet
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, French Language, France
Rent L'Auberge Espagnole on DVD L'Auberge Espagnole
Synopsis
When a Frenchman signs on to become an exchange student and learn Spanish so he can land a coveted job, he heads to Barcelona and moves in with a host of other young Europeans who help him discover how to enjoy life.
Cast
Cast
Romain Duris, Judith Godreche, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Kelly Reilly, Cristina Brondo, Federico D'Anna, Barnaby Metschurat, Kevin Bishop, Xavier De Guillebon, Iddo Goldberg, Olivier Raynal, Christian Pagh
Director
Director
Cédric Klapisch
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent High Tension on DVD High Tension
Synopsis
Students Marie (Cécile de France) and Alex (Maïwenn Le Besco) have no idea of the horrors that await them when they head off to a remote country home to study for their upcoming exams and a psychopathic stranger attacks, tying up Alex and taking her away. It's up to Marie to save her friend -- but first, she must figure out what's really going on. Philippe Nahon co-stars in this twisty-turny tale of terror.
Cast
Cast
Cécile De France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun, Andrei Finti, Oana Pellea, Marco Claudiu Pascu, Jean-Claude de Goros, Bogdan Uritescu, Gabriel Spahiu
Director
Director
Alexandre Aja
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Horror, France, Slashers and Serial Killers, French Language
Rent District 13 on DVD District 13
Synopsis
In this stylized action-thriller, the Parisian government has sealed off the city's ghettos, the most dangerous of which is District B13. Joining forces to infiltrate the sector, an elite-unit cop and a former thug attempt to retrieve a stolen nuke.
Cast
Cast
Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri, Dany Verissimo, Francois Chattot, Nicolas Woirion
Director
Director
Pierre Morel
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Foreign Action & Adventure, French Language, France
Rent Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring on DVD Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring
Synopsis
Claude Berri directs this pair of award-winning dramas that tell the story of a farmer who falls victim to a cruel scheme by his neighbors, and the comeuppance later delivered by the man's daughter. In Jean de Florette, two men (Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil) block the water source that a new farmer (Gérard Depardieu) needs for his crops. In Manon of the Spring, Jean's grown daughter (Emmanuelle Beart) goes after the two men with a vengeance.
Cast
Cast
Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, Margarita Lozano, Ernestine Mazurowna, Armand Meffre, Emmanuelle Béart, Hippolyte Girardot
Director
Director
Claude Berri
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Art House, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent White on DVD White
Synopsis
Krzysztof Kieslowski's dark comedy -- the middle segment in his "three colors" trilogy -- shadows Polish immigrant Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) as he's humiliated in a public courtroom by his wife (Julie Delpy) during their divorce proceedings. Shamed and brokenhearted, he finds an ally in a fellow countryman, and the two eventually concoct a way back to post-Communist Poland, where Karol sets about rebuilding his life.
Cast
Cast
Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr, Florence Pernel, Juliette Binoche, Aleksander Bardini
Director
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Séraphine on DVD Séraphine
Synopsis
Awestruck by the vibrant and imaginative artwork of uneducated housekeeper Séraphine Louis (Yolande Moreau) -- who spends her days doing menial chores -- German art critic Wilhelm Unde (Ulrich Tukur) takes the promising painter under his wing. Though her neighbors and others dismiss Séraphine's work, Unde is determined to turn the obscure French artist into a star in this revelatory biopic also starring Geneviève Mnich and Nico Rogner.
Cast
Cast
Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Adélaïde Leroux, Serge Lariviere, Françoise Lebrun, Corentin Lobet, Nico Rogner, Léna Breban
Director
Director
Martin Provost
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent Delicatessen on DVD Delicatessen
Synopsis
Gentle clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) moves into a tenement with a deli on the ground floor and falls for the butcher's daughter, Julie (Marie-Laure Dougnac). But it's soon discovered that her father (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is really butchering people (à la Sweeney Todd) and selling the meat to tenants. At a crossroads, Julie must decide whether to remain loyal to her father or expose him to save Louison from becoming the next entrée.
Cast
Cast
Pascal Benezech, Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado, Anne-Marie Pisani
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Regions
Rent Indochine on DVD Indochine
Synopsis
A wealthy plantation owner and her adopted daughter are living in French Indochina when civil war erupts. But when both women fall for the same French naval officer, their relationship becomes tumultuous.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Dominique Blanc, Linh Dan Pham
Director
Director
Régis Wargnier
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Rust and Bone on DVD Rust and Bone
Synopsis
Unemployed kick boxer Ali, who's struggling to raise his young son alone, strikes up a relationship with Stephanie, a whale trainer who survives a terrible accident at her marine park. As Stephanie faces disability, she seeks comfort with Ali.
Cast
Cast
Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners, Jean-Michel Correia, Mourad Frarema
Director
Director
Jacques Audiard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Belle de Jour on DVD Belle de Jour
Synopsis
Wealthy young newlywed Séverine (Catherine Deneuve) loves her husband (Jean Sorel), but can't bring herself to be intimate with him. So to sate her physical desires, she indulges in erotic daydreams, often blurring the line between reality and fantasy. When that isn't enough, she begins frequenting a classy Parisian brothel, working as a prostitute under an assumed name while remaining celibate within her marriage.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page
Director
Director
Luis Buñuel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Art House, Foreign Romance, Foreign Classics, French Language, France, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The 400 Blows on DVD The 400 Blows
Synopsis
After young Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) runs away, life on the streets of Paris leads to nothing but trouble and guilt in this gritty feature film debut from legendary director François Truffaut. Though he turns to petty crime to survive, Antoine's remorse often leads him to try to return things he's stolen -- with disastrous results. The film was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffray, Daniel Couturier, Francois Nocher, Robert Beauvais
Director
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, France, Foreign Classics, Foreign Art House, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Arthur and the Invisibles on DVD Arthur and the Invisibles
Synopsis
Ten-year-old Arthur discovers a world of tiny people living in the backyard of his home, which is slated for demolition. A cryptic message leads Arthur to the mini community, where he searches for a rumored treasure in an effort to save his house.
Cast
Cast
Freddie Highmore, Madonna, Doug Rand, Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Penny Balfour, Adam LeFevre, Robert De Niro, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie, David Suchet, Robert Dauney, Ezra Knight, Jimmy Fallon, Harvey Keitel, Chazz Palminteri, Emilio Estevez
Director
Director
Luc Besson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Book Characters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, France
Rent The Piano Teacher on DVD The Piano Teacher
Synopsis
Isabelle Huppert stars as Erika, an emotionally repressed piano teacher still tied to her obsessive mother (Annie Girardot) and fast approaching spinsterhood, who sees an attractive student (Benoît Magimel) as a potential player in her dark sexual fantasies. Huppert is fascinating to watch in writer-director Michael Haneke's disturbing character study based on the novel by Nobel Literature Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek.
Cast
Cast
Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel, Anna Sigalevitch, Cornelia Kondgen
Director
Director
Michael Haneke
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Unknown Woman on DVD The Unknown Woman
Synopsis
Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) directs this award-winning tale of Irina (Kseniya Rappoport), a young woman who escapes the sex trade in her native Ukraine and starts anew in an Italian village, working as a house servant to a wealthy couple and their young daughter. Over time, Irina ingratiates herself into the family's trust. But when a man from her past shows up uninvited, her newfound comfort is suddenly at risk.
Cast
Cast
Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Piera Degli Esposti, Clara Dossena, Alessandro Haber, Ángela Molina, Pino Calabrese, Nicola Di Pinto, Gisella Marengo
Director
Director
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Italy, France, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent District 13: Ultimatum on DVD District 13: Ultimatum
Synopsis
Set two years after the action in District 13, this sequel follows Tomaso and Leito on a quest to clean up the city. With the territory divided into five neighborhoods created along ethnic lines, they have their work cut out for them.
Cast
Cast
Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval, Élodie Yung, MC Jean Gab'1, James Deano, Laouni Mouhid, Fabrice Feltzinger, Pierre-Marie Mosconi
Director
Director
Patrick Alessandrin
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Thrillers, French Language, France
Rent Molière on DVD Molière
Synopsis
Stuck in jail, the brilliant French playwright Molière is sprung by a wealthy man who wants to employ the writer's talents to seduce a young widow. Molière must work disguised as a priest, compounding the confusion in this clever period comedy.
Cast
Cast
Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Valette, Gonzague Montuel
Director
Director
Laurent Tirard
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language
Rent He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not on DVD He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Synopsis
With the streets of Bordeaux as backdrop, this thriller paints a picture of love gone awry. Angelique (Audrey Tautou), an artist and student, is in love and claims that her paramour, Luic, a cardiologist (Samuel Le Bihan), is just as enamored of her. But is he? He's married, for one, and he and his wife are expecting a baby. Brokenhearted, Angelique decides her love should conquer all.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Clément Sibony, Sophie Guillemin, Eric Savin, Michele Garay, Elodie Navarre, Catherine Cyler, Mathilde Blache, Nathalie Krebs
Director
Director
Laetitia Colombani
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, France, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, French Language, Foreign Regions
Rent Le Samourai on DVD Le Samourai
Synopsis
A little bit gangster film, a little bit samurai flick, this 1960s French masterpiece from Jean-Pierre Melville introduces the memorable anti-hero Jef Costello (Alain Delon), a contract killer with the instincts of a Japanese warrior and the features of Adonis. After offing a nightclub owner, Costello has two big problems: his double-crossing employer, who now wants him dead, and the dogged police investigator who's determined to rein him in.
Cast
Cast
Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Caty Rosier, Jacques Leroy, Michel Boisrond, Robert Favart, Jean-Pierre Posier, Catherine Jourdan, Roger Fradet
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Melville
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent On the Road on DVD On the Road
Synopsis
At the height of the Beat era, New York writer Sal Paradise, his freewheeling buddy Dean, and Dean's wife set out on a journey of self-discovery. Their cross-country quest for answers reflects the American character, attitudes and values of the time.
Cast
Cast
Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, Danny Morgan, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Marie-Ginette Guay
Director
Director
Walter Salles
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, France
Rent Into Great Silence on DVD Into Great Silence
Synopsis
Director Philip Gröning's study of the Grande Chartreuse monastery introduces a world of austere beauty as it follows the daily activities of the resident monks, whose silence is broken only by prayer and song. With no sound save the natural rhythms of age-old routines, the documentary -- a Special Jury Prize winner at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival -- captures the simplicity and profundity of lives lived with absolute purpose and presence.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Philip Gröning
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Religion & Mythology Documentaries, France
Rent Secret Things on DVD Secret Things
Synopsis
Freshly fired from their jobs at a strip club, exotic dancer Nathalie (Coralie Revel) and bartender Sandrine (Sabrina Seyvecou) become roommates and pledge to use their sexual prowess to invade the corporate world in this erotic French thriller. It doesn't take long for them to find jobs at a bank, where Sandrine seduces a wealthy top executive (Roger Mirmont) and Nathalie chases the business's affluent -- yet perverse -- heir (Fabrice Deville).
Cast
Cast
Coralie Revel, Sabrina Seyvecou, Roger Mirmont, Fabrice Deville, Blandine Bury, Olivier Soler, Viviane Theophildes, Dorothee Picard, Pierre Gabaston
Director
Director
Jean-Claude Brisseau
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, France, French Language
Rent Intimate Strangers on DVD Intimate Strangers
Synopsis
Seeking psychiatric help, Anna (Sandrine Bonnaire) mistakes the office of her doctor for that of tax attorney William (Fabrice Luchini). Before William can clear up the mistake, Anna's confided in him -- greatly! -- about her personal life. Mutually committed to continuing the charade now that they've shared secrets, Anna and William carry on with their "therapy" sessions. Patrice Leconte (The Man on the Train, The Widow of Saint-Pierre) directs.
Cast
Cast
Sandrine Bonnaire, Fabrice Luchini, Michel Duchaussoy, Anne Brochet, Gilbert Melki, Laurent Gamelon, Helene Surgere, Urbain Cancelier, Isabelle Petit-Jacques
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Erotic Thrillers, France, French Language
Rent The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie on DVD The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Synopsis
In Luis Buñuel's deliciously satiric, Oscar-winning masterpiece, an upper-class sextet (Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Cassel) sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts repeatedly thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Perhaps his greatest film, Buñuel's absurdist view of the upper class is a timeless satire about consumerism and class privilege.
Cast
Cast
Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Julien Bertheau, Milena Vukotic
Director
Director
Luis Buñuel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent Micmacs on DVD Micmacs
Synopsis
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes a satirical look at the global arms trade with this comedy starring Dany Boon as Bazil, who rallies his friends to take down the weapons manufacturers responsible for his father's death.
Cast
Cast
Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau, Julie Ferrier, Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Michel Crémadès
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent Army of Shadows on DVD Army of Shadows
Synopsis
Director Jean-Pierre Melville's experiences as a member of the French Resistance during World War II inform this movie about a civil engineer who becomes one of the chiefs of the underground movement. Hailed by many as a masterpiece for its dark and uncompromising vision, the film (which is based on a Joseph Kessel novel of the same name) co-stars Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse and Jean-Pierre Cassel.
Cast
Cast
Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann, Paul Crauchet, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani, André Dewavrin, Alain Dekok, Alain Mottet, Alain Libolt, Jean-Marie Robain
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Melville
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, French Language, France
Rent My Afternoons with Margueritte on DVD My Afternoons with Margueritte
Synopsis
An illiterate handyman named Germain (Gérard Depardieu) befriends Margueritte (Gisèle Casadesus), a highly educated 95-year-old woman. The two couldn't be more different, with the oafish Germain bewildered by the literature that gives Margueritte such pleasure. Slowly the two form an unusual and intense bond, leading them to a greater understanding of their place in the world, and in each other's lives.
Cast
Cast
Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Patrick Bouchitey, Jean-François Stévenin, François-Xavier Demaison, Claire Maurier, Sophie Guillemin, Mélanie Bernier
Director
Director
Jean Becker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Emmanuelle on DVD Emmanuelle
Synopsis
Young, naïve Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) is en route to Bangkok to join her new husband, a wealthy diplomat who works for the French Embassy. But once she arrives, her husband initiates her into a world of sexual ecstasy beyond anything she'd ever imagined. Kristel became an international star as a result of this titillating French screen adaptation of Emmanuelle Argan's controversial novel of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Alain Cuny, Sylvia Kristel, Marika Green, Daniel Sarky, Jeanne Colletin, Christine Boisson
Director
Director
Just Jaeckin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, French Language, France
Rent My Best Friend on DVD My Best Friend
Synopsis
So single-minded is antiques dealer François Coste (Daniel Auteuil) that he's failed to make a single friend over the years -- a point his business partner (Julie Gayet) is willing to wager on. With a prized Greek vase at stake, Coste must find a best pal in 10 days or pay up. The arrogant Parisian turns to a gregarious, lowbrow taxi driver (Dany Boon) to teach him how to make friends in this buddy movie (without the buddy) from Patrice Leconte.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, Julie Gayet, Dany Boon, Henri Garcin, Jacques Spiesser, Marie Pillet, Marie Mergey, Elisabeth Bourgine
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Barbarella on DVD Barbarella
Synopsis
A shapely 41st-century space traveler must apprehend scientist Durand Durand, whose creation threatens to bring evil back to the galaxy. En route, Barbarella discovers the joys of celestial sex and has kinky misadventures with bizarre characters.
Cast
Cast
Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin, Véronique Vendell, Giancarlo Cobelli, David Hemmings, Ugo Tognazzi
Director
Director
Roger Vadim
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Cult Classics, Sci-Fi Adventure, Cult Comedies, Fantasy, France
Rent The Girl from Paris on DVD The Girl from Paris
Synopsis
Fed up with city life, Sandrine (Mathilde Seigner) decides to flee Paris and live out her dream of becoming a farmer. It's love at first sight when she comes across a farmstead on the Vercors plateau, which she takes over from the cantankerous farming veteran Adrien (Michel Serrault). Sandrine is as confident she can run the farm by herself as Adrien is skeptical; the trials of the oncoming winter will prove them both wrong.
Cast
Cast
Mathilde Seigner, Michel Serrault, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Berman, Francoise Bette, Christophe Rossignon, Roland Chalosse
Director
Director
Christian Carion
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Dragon Hunters on DVD Dragon Hunters
Synopsis
Purporting to be gallant dragon hunters, con artists Lian-Chu and Gwizdo agree to take on the fearsome World Gobbler in the hopes of collecting a huge reward. Fortunately, the brave niece of a real dragon hunter is on hand to give them pointers.
Cast
Cast
Forest Whitaker, Rob Paulsen, Mary Mouser, Nick Jameson, Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Philippe Nahon, Amanda Lear, Marie Drion, Jeremy Prevost, Jean-Marc Lentretien
Director
Director
Guillaume Ivernel, Arthur Qwak
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Ages 11-12, French Language, France
Rent Blood Ties on DVD Blood Ties
Synopsis
When 50-year-old Chris is released from prison, his younger brother Frank, an up-and-coming member of the police force, welcomes him with open arms. But when Chris has trouble staying straight, Frank is trapped between duty and family.
Cast
Cast
Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan
Director
Director
Guillaume Canet
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, France, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Summer Hours on DVD Summer Hours
Synopsis
Sensing that death is close at hand, 75-year-old Hélène (Edith Scob) summons her three adult children to her home in the French countryside and tasks them with deciding the fate of her extraordinary art collection. Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling and Jérémie Renier star as the three siblings forced to ponder their legacy and identity in this touching drama from internationally acclaimed writer-director Olivier Assayas.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond, Valérie Bonneton , Isabelle Sadoyan, Kyle Eastwood, Alice de Lencquesaing, Emile Berling
Director
Director
Olivier Assayas
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Paris on DVD Paris
Synopsis
As Pierre (Romain Duris), a young cabaret dancer sidelined by a heart condition, awaits a risky transplant surgery, he and his sister, Élise (Juliette Binoche), closely watch the streets of Paris, their lives gradually intersecting with a diverse array of strangers. Written and directed by Cédric Klapisch, this visually striking tribute to the City of Lights co-stars Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel and François Cluzet.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, François Cluzet, Karin Viard, Gilles Lellouche, Mélanie Laurent, Zinedine Soualem, Julie Ferrier
Director
Director
Cédric Klapisch
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Queen to Play on DVD Queen to Play
Synopsis
Intrigued by a pair of vacationing lovers playing chess, hotel maid Hélène sets her sights on mastering the game. With some coaching from a doctor who employs her services, Hélène hones her chess skills and begins to notice big changes in her life.
Cast
Cast
Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Valérie Lagrange, Francis Renaud, Alexandra Gentil, Alice Pol, Didier Ferrari, Laurence Colussi, Élisabeth Vitali, Dominic Gould, Jennifer Beals
Director
Director
Caroline Bottaro
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent Jules and Jim on DVD Jules and Jim
Synopsis
Writers Jules and Jim are close friends who fall in love with the same woman amid the turbulence of World War I Paris. What results is a decades-long love triangle that both tests and strengthens the bond between the two men.
Cast
Cast
Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino, Bassiak, Anny Nelsen, Sabine Haudepin, Marie Dubois
Director
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Classics, French Language, France
Rent The Butterfly on DVD The Butterfly
Synopsis
All Julien (Michel Serrault) wants to do in his old age is collect and preserve butterflies. But when a woman (Nade Dieu) and her 8-year-old daughter Elsa (Claire Bouanich) take residence in his building, his world opens up for good. Young Elsa befriends Julien and sneakily joins him on a trip to the Alps to find a rare butterfly specimen. During this getaway, their touching intergenerational bond deepens in this family-friendly French film.
Cast
Cast
Michel Serrault, Claire Bouanich, Nade Dieu, Jacques Bouanich, Jerry Lucas, Aurélie Meriel, Helene Hily, Pierre Poirot, Jacky Nercessian
Director
Director
Philippe Muyl
Genres
Genres
Foreign, France, Foreign Dramas, French Language
Rent The Widow of St. Pierre on DVD The Widow of St. Pierre
Synopsis
In 1849 on the French fishing island of Saint Pierre, Ariel Neel Auguste awaits execution for murder under the watchful eye of the captain of the island guard, who is waiting for a guillotine to arrive from the mainland.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy, Philippe Magnan, Christian Charmetant, Philippe Du Janerand, Reynald Bouchard, Ghyslain Tremblay, Marc Beland, Yves Jacques, Maurice Chevit
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Beat That My Heart Skipped on DVD The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Synopsis
Tom seems fated to follow in his father's footsteps as a sketchy property shark until a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent leads him to believe he can become a concert pianist. But secrets from his past threaten to destroy his plans.
Cast
Cast
Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup, Jonathan Zaccaï, Linh Dan Pham, Mélanie Laurent, Gilles Cohen, Anton Yakovlev, David Birge-Cotte
Director
Director
Jacques Audiard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Crime Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Man on the Train on DVD Man on the Train
Synopsis
A weathered old gangster (Johnny Hallyday) arrives by train at a small French town to rob the local bank. But he soon discovers there's no room at the local inn in which he'd hoped to stay while he plans his crime. Taking up the kind offer of an elderly teacher (Jean Rochefort) to stay in his mansion, the two men soon discover that they each might have been better suited for the other man's way of life.
Cast
Cast
Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-François Stévenin, Charlie Nelson, Pascal Parmentier, Isabelle Petit-Jacques, Edith Scob
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, France, French Language
Rent Diabolique on DVD Diabolique
Synopsis
The ailing spouse (Véra Clouzot) and manhandled mistress (Simone Signoret) of a sadistic boarding school headmaster (Paul Meurisse) plan and execute the man's murder -- but their plan goes haywire when the corpse vanishes. Henri-Georges Clouzot directs his real-life wife in this icy, black-and-white masterwork of homicide and Grand Guignol suspense, which ranked No. 49 on the Bravo network's "100 Scariest Movie Moments."
Cast
Cast
Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Jean Brochard, Pierre Larquey, Michel Serrault, Thérèse Dorny, Noel Roquevert
Director
Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Must-See, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics, Psychological Thrillers, Mystery
Rent Queen Margot on DVD Queen Margot
Synopsis
To cement a partnership between Protestants and Catholics in France, Margot de Valois (Isabelle Adjani) agrees to an arranged marriage to Henri of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil). Although she's a staunch supporter of Henri, she is not a loyal wife and takes up with a Protestant lover (Vincent Perez). During the St. Bartholomew's Night Massacre, she helps her lover escape, setting off a chain of events that alters their lives and the course of history.
Cast
Cast
Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez, Virna Lisi, Dominique Blanc, Pascal Greggory, Claudio Amendola, Miguel Bosé, Asia Argento
Director
Director
Patrice Chéreau
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Passion of Joan of Arc on DVD The Passion of Joan of Arc
Synopsis
Considered director Carl Theodor Dreyer's finest achievement and one of the greatest movies of all time, this stunning emotional drama recounts the events surrounding Joan of Arc's 1431 heresy trial, burning at the stake and subsequent martyrdom. The film's original version, thought to have been lost to fire, was miraculously found in perfect condition in 1981. Maria Falconetti turns in a haunting performance as the young French saint.
Cast
Cast
Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Andre Berley, Maurice Schutz, Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, Jean D'Yd, Louis Ravet, Jean Ayme, Gilbert Dalleu
Director
Director
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Silent Films, Biographies, Political Dramas, Tearjerkers, Foreign Classic Dramas, France, Foreign Regions
Rent Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky on DVD Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Synopsis
Seven years after she was inspired by the bold debut of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," famed fashion designer Coco Chanel (Anna Mouglalis) -- reeling from the death of her beau, Boy Capel (Anatole Taubmann) -- meets and falls for the Russian composer (Mads Mikkelsen) in 1920s Paris. A forbidden romance ensues in Jan Kounen's sumptuous period drama, the closing film of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger, Grigori Manukov, Radivoje Bukvic, Nicolas Vaude, Anatole Taubman, Erick Desmarestz, Clara Guelblum
Director
Director
Jan Kounen
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, France, French Language, Foreign Dramas
Rent La Femme Nikita on DVD La Femme Nikita
Synopsis
Internationally acclaimed director Luc Besson delivers the action-packed story of Nikita (Anne Parillaud), a ruthless street junkie whose killer instincts could make her the perfect weapon, in this French film that was remade as Point of No Return in the U.S. Recruited against her will into a secret government organization, Nikita is broken and transformed into a sexy, sophisticated "lethal weapon."
Cast
Cast
Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Tchéky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Reno, Philippe Du Janerand, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathiere
Director
Director
Luc Besson
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Crime Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Thrillers, French Language, France
Rent The Good Thief on DVD The Good Thief
Synopsis
In acclaimed director Neil Jordan's remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's classic Bob le Flambeur, Nick Nolte stars as Bob Montagnet, a middle-aged gambler caught up in the seedy underworld of Nice, France. When a last-ditch effort to free himself from his self-destructive spiral of drugs and gambling falls through, Montagnet faces his toughest hand yet. Tcheky Karyo also stars in this stylish neo-noir crime thriller.
Cast
Cast
Nick Nolte, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek, Marc Lavoine, Tchéky Karyo, Gerard Darmon, Saïd Taghmaoui, Patricia Kell, Julien Maurel, Emir Kusturica
Director
Director
Neil Jordan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Gambling Dramas, Crime Dramas, Indie Dramas, Crime Thrillers, France
Rent Rififi on DVD Rififi
Synopsis
Director Jules Dassin created one of cinema's greatest heist films with this tense tale about a daring jewel robbery carried out by four veteran thieves. After the gang pulls off the job, however, the plan starts coming apart at the seams.
Cast
Cast
Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey, Pierre Grasset, Robert Hossein, Marcel Lupovici, Dominique Maurin, Magali Noel, Marie Sabouret, Claude Sylvain, Jules Dassin
Director
Director
Jules Dassin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Classic Dramas, Classic Thrillers, Foreign Classic Dramas, Heist Films, Film Noir, French Language, France
Rent The Rules of the Game on DVD The Rules of the Game
Synopsis
When affluent Marquis Robert de la Chesnaye (Marcel Dalio) hosts a party at his sprawling property, emotions run high. Guests include Robert's mistress Genevieve (Mila Parely) and pilot Andre Jurieu (Roland Toutain), who fancies Robert's wife, Christine (Nora Gregor). Meanwhile, Schumacher (Gaston Modot) is trying to keep Marceau (Julien Carette) from hitting on his wife (Paulette Dubost). All the while, the servants watch with great interest.
Cast
Cast
Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parely, Odette Talazac, Claire Gerard, Anne Mayen, Lise Elina, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette, Roland Toutain, Gaston Modot, Jean Renoir, Pierre Magnier, Eddy Debray, Pierre Nay, Richard Francoeur
Director
Director
Jean Renoir
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, France, Foreign Classics, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Blame It on Fidel on DVD Blame It on Fidel
Synopsis
Nina Kervel-Bey stars as 9-year-old Anna, a privileged young Parisian girl whose orderly, structured life is thrown into turmoil when her parents are drawn into Paris's turbulent and radical 1970s political scene. Julie Gavras (daughter of famed French filmmaker Costa-Gavras) directs this 2007 Sundance Film Festival competition entry.
Cast
Cast
Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet, Martine Chevallier, Olivier Perrier, Marie Kremer, Raphaël Personnaz, Mar Sodupe, Gabrielle Vallières
Director
Director
Julie Gavras
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, French Language, France
Rent Days of Glory on DVD Days of Glory
Synopsis
Rachid Bouchareb's powerful pedagogical film chronicles the journey of four North African soldiers who join the French army to help liberate France from Nazi occupation during World War II, re-creating a chapter largely ignored by history. The film -- which drew an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film and won a 2006 Cannes Film Festival award for its ensemble cast -- pays overdue tribute to the heroism of these forgotten troops.
Cast
Cast
Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze, Bernard Blancan, Mathieu Simonet, Assaad Bouab, Benoît Giros, Mélanie Laurent
Director
Director
Rachid Bouchareb
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Anatomy of Hell on DVD Anatomy of Hell
Synopsis
French director Catherine Breillat explores female sexuality and men's darkest fears about women's sexual power in this startlingly explicit and clinical film. The story centers on a woman (Amira Casar) who pays a gay man (Rocco Siffredi) to accompany her home and watch her most private activities for four days. He accepts her solicitation and is initially turned off, but eventually the two develop an intimate relationship.
Cast
Cast
Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Alexandre Belin, Manuel Taglang, Jacques Monge, Catherine Breillat
Director
Director
Catherine Breillat
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent 2 Days in New York on DVD 2 Days in New York
Synopsis
Marion and Mingus go from perfect domesticity to waking nightmare when her family comes from France to New York for the weekend. The visitors test the mixed couple's relationship with unsubtle racist remarks, odd sexual habits and bizarre behavior.
Cast
Cast
Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon, Kate Burton, Dylan Baker, Daniel Brühl, Talen Ruth Riley, Owen Shipman
Director
Director
Julie Delpy
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Indie Comedies, Indie Romance, France
Rent Children of Paradise on DVD Children of Paradise
Synopsis
Often considered the classic epic of French film, Children of Paradise is the tragic tale of vastly different men who all fall for the same woman (played by Arletty). This romantic saga takes place amid a theatrical community in 19th-century Paris, set against a backdrop of intrigue, duels and murder that allegorizes occupied France. Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur and María Casares co-star in this Oscar-nominated film for Best Original Screenplay.
Cast
Cast
Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir, María Casares, Gaston Modot, Fabien Loris
Director
Director
Marcel Carné
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Must-See, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Solomon Kane on DVD Solomon Kane
Synopsis
A once-murderous sea captain -- Solomon Kane -- is holed up in a monastery in retreat from the devil, whom he fears is coming for his soul. Kane soon learns, however, that the path to redemption lies in defending those who are weak.
Cast
Cast
James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alice Krige, Jason Flemyng, Mackenzie Crook, Patrick Hurd-Wood, Max von Sydow
Director
Director
Michael J. Bassett
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Adventures, Fantasy, France
Rent A Christmas Tale on DVD A Christmas Tale
Synopsis
Arnaud Desplechin directs this artfully unconventional tale (which received a nod for the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award) about members of a dysfunctional family who come together for a strained and animosity-filled Christmas reunion. The all-star ensemble cast includes Jean-Paul Roussillon, Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Amalric, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuelle Devos and Deneuve's real-life daughter, Chiara Mastroianni.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Hippolyte Girardot, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Emile Berling, Francoise Bertin, Laurent Capelluto, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos
Director
Director
Arnaud Desplechin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Winter Holidays
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