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Classic French Cinema

Classic French Cinema

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Classic French Cinema
  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Directed by Alain Resnais • Arthouse • 1961 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Giorgio Albertazzi, Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoëff

    Winner of the Venice Golden Lion, Alan Resnais's French New-Wave classic features stunning imagery while deliberately avoiding conventional plot and ch...

  • Alphaville

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • Sci-Fi • 1965 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff

    Influential director Jean-Luc Godard’s irreverent journey to the mysterious “Alphaville” remains one of the least conventional films of all time. American s...

  • The Sorrow and the Pity

    Directed by Marcel Ophuls • Documentary • 1972 • France, Switzerland, Germany • French with English subtitles
    Featuring Pierre Mendes France, Sir Anthony Eden, Christian de la Maziere

    Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, "The Sorrow and The Pity" has been acclaimed as one of the ...

  • The Mystery of Picasso

    Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot • Documentary • 1956 • France • French with English subtitles
    Featuring Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot

    Filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot and the most influential artist of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso, use experimental and innovative techniques to c...

  • Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece

    Directed by Jean-Jacques Vierne • Adventure • 1961 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Jean Bouise, Jean-Pierre Talbot, Félix Fernández

    In Tintin’s first-ever live-action adaptation, Captain Haddock sets sail to Istanbul, accompanied by our cow-licked hero and his cohorts. There th...

  • Tintin and the Blue Oranges

    Directed by Philippe Condroyer • Adventure • 1964 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Jean Bouise, Jean-Pierre Talbot, Félix Fernández

    Welcome to the charming and colorful world of Tintin! Hergé’s classic comic book characters leap to the silver screen starring the intrepid boy-rep...

  • Please, Not Now!

    Directed by Roger Vadim • Classic • 1963 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Brigitte Bardot, Joséphine James, Michel Subor

    Brigitte Bardot stars in this madcap romantic comedy, seen through the fetishizing lens of Roger Vadim. Sophie (Bardot), a flighty young model, learns that he...

  • Eden and After

    Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet • Drama • 1970 • Tunisia, France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Pierre Zimmer, Catherine Jourdan, Lorraine Rainer

    From the darkly erotic imagination of Alain Robbe-Grillet (“Trans-Europe-Express”) comes “Eden and After”, a dreamlike fable in which a grou...

  • The Outside Man

    Directed by Jacques Deray • Crime • 1972 • US, France • English
    Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret

    In this gritty 70s action classic from Jacques Deray ("La Piscine"), Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French hitman hired to kill a Los Angeles mafia boss by his son and daugh...

  • I...for Icarus

    Directed by Henri Verneuil • Thriller • 1979 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz

    Following the assassination of the President, an investigation commission comes up with questionable conclusions about a lone gunman. The commission’s fi...

  • A Pain in the Ass

    Directed by Édouard Molinaro • Comedy • 1975 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Caroline Cellier

    A hired killer has come to Montpellier to fulfill a “contract” that a powerful crime organization has placed on a man about to testify against the mob at an...

  • Cécile is Dead!

    Directed by Maurice Tourneur • Crime • 1944 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Albert Préjean, Santa Relli, Germaine Kerjean

    With trademark hat and pipe, Albert Préjean stars as the venerable Inspector Maigret in this first-rate Georges Simenon adaptation. A young woman named Céci...

  • The Girl on a Motorcycle

    Directed by Jack Cardiff • Drama • 1968 • U.K., France • English
    Starring Marianne Faithfull, Alain Delon, Roger Mutton

    Newly married Rebecca (Marianne Faithfull) leaves her husband on her prized motorbike to visit her lover (Alain Delon) in Heidelberg. En route, she indulges in psychedelic and ...

  • Joy House

    Directed by René Clément • Crime • 1964 • France • English
    Starring Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, Lola Albright

    A scorching love triangle ignites between the iconic Jane Fonda , sultry Lola Albright and Alain Delon in René Clément’s "Joy House." Delon stars as Marc, a dashing young con man on the run...

  • L'Age D'or

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • Arthouse • 1930 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Max Ernst

    The surrealist masterpiece “L'Age D'or” showcases the incomparably obsessive cinematic imagination of Luis Buñuel at its beginning and the celebrated surrealism of Salvado...

  • La Chinoise

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • Arthouse • 1967 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Juliet Berto

    Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of students form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. After stud...

  • Le Gai Savoir

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • Arthouse • 1969 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Jean-Luc Godard

    In this classic film from Jean-Luc Godard, two militants have a discourse on language while alone in an abandoned television studio. Referring to spoke...

  • Picpus

    Directed by Richard Pottier • Mystery • 1943 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Albert Préjean, Juliette Faber, Jean Tissier

    With trademark hat and pipe, Albert Préjean stars as the venerable Inspector Maigret in this first-rate Georges Simenon adaptation from the 1940s. Whilst mo...

  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Directed by Roger Vadim • Drama • 1959 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Vadim

    A provocative adaptation of the classic novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Updated to present-day France by director Roger Vadim, the film follows Valmont (Géra...

  • Maigret Sets a Trap

    Directed by Jean Delannoy • Crime • 1958 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot, Lino Ventura

    Inspector Maigret tries to trap a killer and discovers why a happily married, wealthy, and talented man should want to bump off women at night. Jean Gabin is perfec...

  • Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

    Directed by Jean Delannoy • Crime • 1958 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Jean Gabin, Michel Auclair, Valentine Tessier

    Maigret is summoned by the Countess to the Château de Saint-Fiacre, where she shows him a letter she has received predicting the day on which she will die. Jea...

  • Princess Tam Tam

    Directed by Edmond T. Greville • Drama • 1935 • French • French with English subtitles
    Starring Josephine Baker, Albert Préjean, Jean Gallande

    "Princess Tam Tam" is a 1935 French black-and-white film starring Josephine Baker as Alwina, a Tunisian girl who is introduced to Parisian high society a...