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French Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles N-O

Titles N-0

"French terrorists kidnap the American ambassador, leaving dead and wounded in their wake. Soon they begin quarreling as to his fate, while the police purge suspects in an attempt to destroy the Nada faction. As the violence escalates on both sides, the State and the terrorists are forced to use one another's methods in an increasingly desperate and relentless conflict."


Nathalie Granger
"Two friends discuss their worries while they engage in everyday domestic duties, masking an undercurrent of lurking danger."

Nenette et Boni = Nenette and Boni
"Nineteen year-old Boniface Pavone writes in his journal of the erotic dreams he has of the wife of the neighborhood baker. His estranged little sister, Nenette, reappears with a surprising revelation that will change him forever."

News from the Planet Mars
"Philippe Mars is a reasonable man in an unreasonable world. He's trying to be a good father, a kind ex-husband, a nice colleague, and an understanding sibling, but the planets have not been exactly aligned in his favor lately."

Ni le ciel ni la terre = Neither Heaven Nor Earrth
"Afghanistan 2014. As the withdrawal of troops approaches, Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad have been assigned a surveillance mission in a remote valley of Wakhan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite Antares and his men's determination, control of the secluded valley will slowly fall out of their hands. One dark night, soldiers begin to mysteriously disappear in the valley."

Nights with Theodore = Je suis une ville endormie
"A romantic connection blossoms between two young Parisians during a succession of dreamlike nocturnal visits to a singular, beguiling park. Anna meets Theodore
at a party, and together they impulsively climb the fence and enter the nearby city park, an unusual and striking hillside public garden in northeastern Paris. The two part at dawn, but find themselves drawn back the following night, and, falling in love under the park's spell, embark on nightly explorations of its topographic mysteries."

Nobody Else But You
"Rousseau is a bestselling crime novelist from Paris, troubled by writer's block. Candice Lecoeur is a local beauty gracing the famous Belle de Jura cheese packaging who has gotten it into her head that she might well be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The two will meet in the coldest village in France, but only after Candice has been found dead."

Le nom des gens = The Name of Love
"Baya is a young, extroverted liberal who lives by the old hippie slogan 'Make love, not war'. She seduces right-wing men to convert them to her political causes - and so far she's gotten exceptional results. That is, until she meets Arthur, a middle-aged, middle-of-the road scientist, and the sparks fly."

Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser = Making Plans for Lena
"Liberated from her job and husband, Lena heads home to Brittany with her two children to escape the chaos of Paris. But no such luck. From the moment she arrives, she is confronted with unwanted advice, character analysis that borders on character assassination, and a few other unexpected surprises."

Notre univers impitoyable
"Victor and Margot are two lawyers on the fast track to success at a major law firm. They are also a loving couple. After a senior partner at the firm dies unexpectedly, it is decided that either Margot or Victor will be promoted to the important position. The other will have to settle for a supporting role."

Une nouvelle amie = The New Girlfriend
"François Ozon's psychological drama about Claire, a young woman whose closest friend since childhood, Lea, passes away leaving behind her husband, David, and a newborn baby. One day Claire drops by David's house unexpectedly, and finds him feeding his baby with a bottle while dressed in his dead wife's clothes. He explains that Lea was aware of his predilection, and his relief that he's able to share his secret with someone moves both of them to create a female persona for him named Virginia. As David begins to identify more strongly as Virginia, this leads to confusing and conflicting feelings in Claire, and causes a rift between her and her husband."

Nuit #1
"Clara and Nikolai meet at a rave. They return to his apartment and frantically make love. Instead of a one night stand, the two lovers divulge their deepest secrets to each other. Though they are tempted to conflict by all-too-common and diverse gender politics they simultaneously fear and embrace, the friction between them is trumped by a common determination to bridge the gap that they realize afflicts the women and men of their lost, but far from hopeless, generation."

Une nuit sans fin
"From Ovidie...comes a new film destined to become an erotic classic"

 Les nuits de la pleine lune = Full Moon in Paris
"A young woman in Paris moves out on her lover in order to experience freedom and finds it brings only misery."

The Nun
"In 1760s France, Suzanne is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music, enjoying a quietly privileged life. Inexplicably sent off to a convent, she resists structure at every turn until she discovers that she is an illegitimate child. Left with no other option, she pronounces her vows and suffers the consequences of her mother's sin. Still uncertain of her path and oppressed by aggressive and inappropriate Mother Superiors, Suzanne continues to resist imposed religious values."

Of Gods and Men = Des hommes et des dieux
"Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990's. When a crew of foreign workers are massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay, come what may."

One Hundred And One Nights
"[Agnes] Varda's tribute to the film industry. Simon Cinema, an aging director, hires a film student to give his memory a daily workout. The student recalls his career ; stars pop in to talk. All the while, the student is plotting to con Simon out of his money.

Orphée = Orpheus
"An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works."

Our Paradise
"Vassili, an aging pickpocket and prostitute, finds a young man unconscious man in a notorious Parisian cruising ground and takes him home to nurse his wounds. The two men discover a burning connection and become lovers and accomplices. They work together as prostitutes and take up the habit of fleecing their clients one by one. But, little by little, the net tightens around them as Vassili's violent past comes back to haunt him."

Out 1
"Four separate stories are intercut and eventually intermix involving the members of two theatrical troupes, stolen letters, blackmail, etc."