Showing posts with label New French Extremity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New French Extremity. Show all posts

Friday, June 1, 2012

American Translation (2011)

American Translation (2011)
American Translation (2011)

Genre: Drama
Director: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr
Starring: Lizzie Brocheré, Pierre Perrier
Language: French, English
Duration: 114 min.
Rating: 6.4
Summary:
From the moment they meet, brooding Chris and the beautiful Aurore fall instantly and passionately in love but it's not long before their intense connection is consumed by Chris's dark obsession.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Livid (2011)

Livid • Livide (2011)
Livid • Livide (2011)


Genre: Horror
Director: Director
Starring: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Language: French
Duration: 88 min.
Rating: 7.5  

Summary:
Young caregiver in training Lucie and two friends decide to rob the house of former ballet instructor Deborah Jessel, a comatose bed ridden old woman who is rumored to be the owner of valuable treasure.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Pack (2010)

The Pack • La meute (2010)
The Pack • La meute (2010)


Genre: Horror
Director: Franck Richard
Starring: Émilie Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay, Yolande Moreau, Philippe Nahon
Language: French
Duration: 84 min.
Rating: 6.8  

Summary:
Driving in the middle of nowhere, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker.  They stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the restroom, curiosity soon gets the better of her...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Caged (2010)

Caged • Captifs (2010)
Caged • Captifs (2010)


Genre: Horror
Director: Yann Gozlan
Starring: Zoé Félix, Eric Savin, Arié Elmaleh
Language: French
Duration: 83 min.
Rating: 6.9  

Summary:
A group of medical aid workers in former Yugoslavia begin to leave for Kosovo when they are kidnapped by a masked gang of organ traffickers.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wild Side (2004)

Wild Side (2004)
Wild Side (2004)


Genre: Drama
Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Starring: Stéphanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, Edouard Nikitine
Language: French, English, Russian
Duration: 93 min.
Rating: 7.4  

Summary:
A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns with her two male lovers in tow, to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Mother (2004)

My Mother • Ma mère (2004)
My Mother • Ma mère (2004)


Genre: Drama
Director: Christophe Honoré
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel
Language: French, English, German, Spanish
Duration: 110 min.
Rating: 6.1  

Summary:
Following the death of his father, a young man is introduced to a world of hedonism and depravity by his attractive and amoral mother.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Anatomy of Hell (2004)

Anatomy of Hell • Anatomie de l'enfer (2004)


Genre: Drama
Director: Catherine Breillat
Starring: Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi
Language: French
Duration: 73 min.
Rating: 5.0  

Summary:
A woman hires a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Secret Things (2002)

Secret Things • Choses secrètes (2002)
Secret Things • Choses secrètes (2002)


Genre: Drama
Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau
Starring: Coralie Revel, Sabrina Seyvecou, Roger Miremont, Fabrice Deville
Language: French
Duration: 115 min.
Rating: 6.7  

Summary:
A modern erotic fable about two young women, Nathalie, a stripper at a bar, and Sandrine, a bartender, who conspire to climb the social ladder of Paris using their feminine wiles, after they start living together.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Demonlover (2002)

Demonlover (2002)
Demonlover (2002)


Genre: Drama • Thriller
Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Connie Nielsen, Charles Berling, Chloë Sevigny, Gina Gershon
Language: English, French, Japanese
Duration: 129 min.
Rating: 7.3  

Summary:
After his former assistant is kidnapped, French businessman Henri-Pierre Volf assigns his new assistant Diane to make a deal with TokyoAnimé , a company at the forefront of three-dimensional adult animation.  However, Diane is actually a spy for a rival company.  The plot thickens when it comes to light that one of the concerned parties controls an Internet site which broadcasts actual torture.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Pornographer (2001)

The Pornographer • Le pornographe (2001)


Genre: Drama
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jérémie Renier, Dominique Blanc
Language: French
Duration: 108 min.
Rating: 5.8  

Summary:
Jacques made a string of successful pornographic films in the 1970's but had put that career aside for 20 years.  Now older and paunchier but also broke, he is forced to return to directing again.  However Jacques's artistry clashes with his financially-troubled producer's sensibilities.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Intimacy (2001)

Intimacy (2001)
Intimacy (2001)


Genre: Drama
Director: Patrice Chéreau
Starring: Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox
Language: English
Duration: 119 min.
Rating: 7.5  

Summary:
Jay is a cold, emotionally distant man who walked out of his family years ago.   An anonymous woman comes to his house once a week and they have sex, talking as little as possible and parting ways once they're done.  One day he follows her after their weekly encounter and finds out about her life, an act that disrupts their relationship.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fat Girl (2001)

Fat Girl •À ma soeur! (2001)
Fat Girl •À ma soeur! (2001)


Genre: Drama
Director: Catherine Breillat
Starring: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian
Language: French
Duration: 83 min.
Rating: 7.6  

Summary:
Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her older sister Elena is a teenage beauty. While on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along with Elena as she explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student, who seduces her with promises of love, and the ever-watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister’s innocence.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Humanity (1999)

Humanity • L'humanité (1999)
Humanity • L'humanité (1999)


Genre: Drama
Director: Bruno Dumont
Starring: Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier
Language: French
Duration: 148 min.
Rating: 7.4  

Summary:
When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions, because of the death of his own family in a tragic accident, investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Romance (1999)

Romance (1999)
Romance (1999)


Genre: Drama
Director: Catherine Breillat
Starring:  Caroline Ducey, Rocco Siffredi, François Berléand, Sagamore Stévenin
Language: French
Duration: 99 min.
Rating: 6.0  

Summary:
Marie is unfulfilled by her relationship with Paul, her narcissistic male model boyfriend who refuses to show her any kind of physical affection, much less make love to her. Frustrated, she decides to take matters into her own hands, and search for intimacy beyond the bounds of traditional sexual limitations, a journey that proves to be both fulfilling and empowering.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pola X (1999)

Pola X (1999)
Pola X (1999)


Genre: Drama
Director: Leos Carax
Starring: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot, Laurent Lucas
Language: French
Duration:  134 min.
Rating: 6.5  

Summary:
A successful young novelist is confronted by a woman who claims to be his lost sister and the two begin a romantic relationship as he descends into madness

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Criminal Lovers (1999)

Criminal Lovers • Les Amants criminels (1999)
Criminal Lovers • Les Amants criminels (1999)


Genre: Drama • Thriller
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Natacha Régnier, Jérémie Renier, Miki Manojlovic
Language: French
Duration: 96 min.
Rating: 7.1  

Summary:
Alice is a bored, spoiled high schooler with a gorgeous body and a sociopathic mind.  She persuades one of her suitors, the naive and trusting Luc, to murder another suitor, the handsome, rakish Said.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sitcom (1998)

Sitcom (1998)
Sitcom (1998)


Genre: Drama • Comedy
Director: François Ozon
Starring:  Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van, Lucia Sanchez
Language: French
Duration: 85 min.
Rating: 6.7  

Summary:
The lives of a seemingly normal bourgeois family are turned upside down after the arrival of an innocent looking pet rat.  Their twisted dysfunctional adventures begin with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her husband.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Assassin(s) (1997)

Assassin(s) (1997)


Genre: Drama
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Michel Serrault, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mehdi Benoufa
Language: French
Duration: 128 min.
Rating: 7.2  

Summary:
For over 40 years, Mr. Wagner has been a successful assassin, but now he is 70; his hands tremble and his eyesight and reflexes are rapidly failing. Mr. Wagner is ready to retire, but first he must find a successor.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Enter The Void (2009)


Enter The Void (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Gaspar Noé
Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy
Duration: 161 min.
Rating: 7.8/10

Summary:
Oscar and his sister Linda, are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar sells drugs for a living, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar goes to a bar to make a deal. But the cops are waiting, and in the panic that ensues he is accidentally shot. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inside (2007)

Inside / À l'intérieur (2007)

Genre: Horror
Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Starring: Alysson Paradis, Béatrice Dalle

Summary:
Four months after the tragic death of her husband in a car accident. Sarah is pregnant and home alone on Christmas Eve.  She grieves for her husband and prepares to go to the hospital the next morning for the delivery.  As night falls, a stranger knocks on Sarah's door asking to use the phone...

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Directorial team, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury's "Inside" is the pinnacle of the New French Extremity.  It starts off slow and rapidly escalates into one of the most tense, gory, disgusting, and shocking films you will ever see.  Béatrice Dalle (Trouble Every Day, Le temps du loup), steals the show here as "The Woman", an absolutely terrifying, menacing, relentless, and psychotic villain.   









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