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Old 29-11-2013, 12:35
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I love French films. Have watched few of them on Virgin M on demand.

Can you recommend some good ones?
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Old 29-11-2013, 13:16
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La Reine Margot
Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
I've Loved You So Long
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Intouchables
Aprez Vous
The Closet
The Girl On The Bridge

Those are just of the top of my head. Probably come up with some more later
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Old 29-11-2013, 13:28
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If you've got nothing against 'gangster' films, Mesrine and A Prophet are fantastic.
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Old 29-11-2013, 13:30
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Les Visiteurs (1993) is a favourite of mine. It stars Jean Reno as a medieval knight who is transported to the present day (well, 1993). It's a sort of hysterical farce, with everyone running around over-acting horribly, but I just really like it for some reason.

Delicatessen is another one I like. It's about a former circus clown who goes to work as the caretaker in a crumbling block of flats (it's set in an undefined post-apocalypse). The landlord is also the butcher, and he isn't fussy about where he gets his supply of meat from.
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Old 29-11-2013, 13:57
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La Reine Margot
Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources

I've Loved You So Long
36
Intouchables
Aprez Vous
The Closet
The Girl On The Bridge

Those are just of the top of my head. Probably come up with some more later
Two of my all time favourite films...magnifique!

Amelie is just delightful and A Very Long Engagement is another to keep an eye out for
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Old 29-11-2013, 14:06
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Cyrano de Bergerac

La Cage aux Folles
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Old 29-11-2013, 14:26
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Le huitième jour starring Daniel Auteuil will make you cry like a baby.
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Old 29-11-2013, 14:35
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Romuald et Juliette ...another one with the wonderful Daniel Auteuil
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Old 29-11-2013, 17:19
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Four classics, Pepe Le Moko, Rififi, La Bete Humaine & Wages of Fear.
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Old 29-11-2013, 17:41
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Last Year in Marienbad (1964), Diva (1981), Les Valseuses (1974) and La Haine (1995) I would suggest.
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Old 29-11-2013, 17:44
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^Edit: Ooh, Diva! That would be on my list as well. It'd be a good laugh to watch Subway, too.

I overdosed on French films, thanks to Channel 4's film seasons during the 1980s and the 1990s, so I don't watch many these days. The ones that stood out the most for me are:

Eyes Without a Face
Au Revoir les Enfants
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Au hasard Balthazar (please note that it's on my six most hated films list)
Les Diaboliques
La Belle et la Bete
Vagabond (Sandrine Bonnaire)
Les Nuits Fauves (Romane Bohringer)
L'Appartement (Romane Bohringer and Vincent Cassel)
Le Jetee
The Pickpocket
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Vincent Cassel)
The 400 Blows
La Haine (Vincent Cassel)
Purple Moon (Alain Delon)
La Reine Margo
Santa Claus is a Bastard
The Cheat

I used to watch anything starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Vincent Cassel, Romane Bohringer, Alain Delon or Phillipe Noiret.
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Old 29-11-2013, 17:46
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Selection from the past decade:
A Prophet - http://youtu.be/l69ARbQt-Ko
Rust and Bone - http://www.sonyclassics.com/rustandbone/
I've Loved You So Long - http://youtu.be/v2iSfhlNXZk
L'enfer - http://youtu.be/PTp2slGsS8E
White Material - http://youtu.be/OKzFi39XHI8
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Old 29-11-2013, 18:27
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The Night Is Young
L'intrus
Mouchette
Children of Paradise
Love on the Ground
Just Before Nightfall
Sans soleil
The Piano Teacher
The Rules of the Game
The Red Circle
Humanity
Pierrot le fou
Belle de jour
Private Fears in Public Places
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Old 29-11-2013, 18:57
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Amour (Trintignant)
Jeux Interdits (Brigitte Fossey)
Les Enfants du Paradis (Arletty)
L'Ete Meurtrier (Adjani)
L'Armée des Ombres (Signoret)
Casque d'Or (Signoret)
La Grande Vadrouille (Bourvil)
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) (Amalrich)
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Deneuve)
Mourir d'Aimer (Girardot)
Adele H. (Adjani)
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Old 29-11-2013, 21:35
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I'm posting the titles in French because that's how I remember them (shit, is that Proustian or what?).

For a romantic, tragic, funny and deeply moving-without-ever-being-sentimental French film, 37 Degres du Matin (Betty Blue) can't be bettered.

More recent releases that I've loved have been Dans la Maison and Le Premier Jour du la Reste de ta Vie.

As to future releases, keep an eye out for Jeune et Jolie, same director who did Dans la Maison.

Edit: great thread OP. French cinema doesn't enough discussion on here.
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Old 29-11-2013, 21:46
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The Lacemaker

L'Atalante

Les Ripoux is a hoot

M. Hulot's Holiday

Mon Oncle

Belleville Rendez-vous
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Old 29-11-2013, 23:58
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Betty Blue, absolute masterpiece

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090563/combined
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Old 30-11-2013, 00:02
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Utterly different angle from the posters above, but I love the live action Asterix movies
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Old 30-11-2013, 00:06
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I like Amelie and potiche....
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Old 30-11-2013, 01:00
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belle de jour
umberellas of cherbourg
jour fe fete
la nuit american
belle et la bete
belville redezvous
au bout de souffle
la grande illusion
the green ray

potiche was on film4 recently so should comeround again .....
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Old 30-11-2013, 01:04
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film4 recently had a Chabrol season but seems to have been a one off .......
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Old 30-11-2013, 10:02
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I like the films of Cedric Klapisch - quirky and funny but a little bit emotional too. Ones I've enjoyed:

Le péril jaune
When the Cat's Away/ Chacun cherche son chat
Family Resemblances/ Un air de famille
L'Auberge Espagnole
Russian Dolls/ Les poupées russes
Paris
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Old 30-11-2013, 21:29
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Cleo from 5 to 7.

She comes out of the clinic at 5, and must go back at 7 to get the results of the tests. She goes back at 7. The film is what happens in between.

Le Boucher (The Butcher).
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Old 30-11-2013, 21:34
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The well diggers daughter.
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Old 01-12-2013, 15:36
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Hiroshima Mon Amour
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