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Je ne suis pas un Salaud (I’m not a Bastard)

White working-class malaise holds Eddie’s ambition (Nicolas Duvauchelle) in a vice in this tense contemporary thriller set on a Paris council estate. Gripped by swelling low self-esteem, Eddie has tried various jobs, hates them all and finds it difficult to … Continue reading

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Elle L’Adore (She Worships Him)

An obsessive fertile imagination is vital to securing freedom for divorced Parisian beautician, Muriel (Sandrine Kiberlain) in this Claude Chabrol-style thriller. When rock star Vincent Lacroix (Laurent Lafitte) accidentally kills his girlfriend during a lover’s tiff, he approaches Muriel, his … Continue reading

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A conversation with Marie Rivière … Eric Rohmer’s intelligent adoration of women

Eric Rohmer’s Le Rayon Vert (‘The Green Ray’) and La Femme De L’Aviateur (‘The Aviator’s Wife’) are part of my summer blood. I watch them every August and in my mind they are like old friends, associated with clear night … Continue reading

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Dans La Maison (In the House)

Claude (Ernst Umhauer) is a lonely sixteen year-old boy with an intelligent, ghostly skin and a gift for storytelling. His talent catches the attention of Germain (Fabrice Luchini), his French literature teacher, when he submits a piece of creative writing, … Continue reading

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