Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

French Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles H

H-K

Hail Mary
"A young teenage girl claims to be a virgin despite being pregnant and must cope with her family and her boyfriend's reactions."

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not
"Talented art student Angelique is madly in love with Loic, a married cardiologist whose wife is expecting their first child. Things take a dangerous turn as Angelique grows less discrete in her affections and her attempts to separate the couple fail."

Heal the Living
"This ensemble drama weaves together the stories of a teen who gets into a serious car accident, the teen's family and girlfriend, the staff at a hospital, and a middle-aged woman who needs a heart transplant.This ensemble drama weaves together the stories of a teen who gets into a serious car accident, the teen's family and girlfriend, the staff at a hospital, and a middle-aged woman who needs a heart transplant."

Henri Henri
"Henri attends to the upkeep of the lights and lamps in the convent where he has been living since early childhood. One day, he is forced to leave the protective walls, and is suddenly sent out into a world that is foreign to him. Lead by his naivety, he tries to bring light into the lives of people who are, like him, alone. He especially tries to revive the fire in Helene's heart, the beautiful box office clerk, who lives in an obscure world and who Henri is secretly in love with."

Les herbes folles
"A lost wallet opens the door to Georges and Marguerite's romantic adventure. After examining the ID of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the wallet he has found into the police. Nor can Marguerite retrieve her wallet without being piqued with curiosity about the person who found it. As George and Marguerite navigate the social protocols of giving and acknowledging thanks, turbulence enters their everyday lives."

L'heure d'été = Summer Hours
"The divergent paths of three adult siblings collide when their mother, heiress to an exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly."

L'heure zero = Towards Zero
"When Guillaume has the idea of inviting his ex-wife to the family reunion at the estate of his Aunt Camilla, his new wife Caroline becomes filled with rage. Guillaume hopes they will become friends but the two women hate each other. Things turn really ugly when Camilla is found dead in her bedroom, and only inspector Bataille can put together the pieces. As the inspector untangles her mysterious death, he also begins to unearth dark family secrets including a murderer in their midst."

Hidden Kisses
"Sixteen year old Nathan is the new kid in high school. One night while attending a party he falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. Sneaking away from the crowd, they find themselves out of sight, and eventually work up the courage to kiss each other, but someone takes notice. Soon a picture is published on Facebook, and a storm of bullying and rejection takes over their lives."

Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor
"Directed by a former medical doctor, the film is a darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern, Benjamin who begins his internship at the hospital ward run by his father. Confident and determined to be a success, Vincent soon realizes that the reality of practicing medicine is a lot grimmer than what he had imagined. Vincent finds himself overshadowed by a more talented intern Abdel who is disadvantaged by his status as an immigrant."

Hiroshima mon amour
"A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier."

L'histoire d'Adèle H. = The Story of Adele H
"Based on the true story of Adele Hugo's obsessive love affair which led her to run away from home to follow her womanizing lover across an ocean to Halifax, Nova Scotia."

Une histoire d'amour
"A wealthy French banker and his dominant mistress have made a routine of punishing each other to their limits through increasingly extreme and dangerous desires. But tension in the relationship grows when they negotiate a marriage contract that may be more than either of them are willing to fulfill."

Holy Motors
"Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious, shadowy character, spends a day traveling through Paris in a limousine driven by his loyal chauffeur, Celine. During his travel, he journeys from one life to the next, taking on the appearances of a wide variety of characters, including a captain of industry, an assassin, a beggar, a monster, a reptilian sex god, a melancholy father, and a dying old man."

Home
"A family's peaceful existence is threatened when a busy highway is opened only meters away from their isolated house in the middle of nowhere. Refusing to move, Marthe, Michel, and their three children find innovative ways to adapt to their new environment."

Un homme qui crie = A Screaming Man
"Adam, a former swimming champion in his sixties, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel, leaving Adam humiliated and resentful. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government and the authorities demand the people contribute to the " war effort" with money or volunteers old enough to fight. Adam is constantly harassed for his contribution, but he is penniless. In a moment of weakness, Adam makes a decision that he will forever regret."

L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie = The Big Picture
"Paul Exben is a handsome and successful Parisian lawyer with a perfect family and a glimmering future in the firm he co-owns with his mentor. But behind this perfect facade lies a restless spirit who's uncomfortable in his life and envies the freedom of his neighbor, Greg, an uncompromising photojournalist. After Greg's unexpected death throws his life into chaos, Paul embarks on a cross-continent odyssey of self-discovery and reinvention."

L'Horloger de Saint-Paul  = The Clockmaker
"A simple watchmaker's life is transformed when he learns that his son has committed a robbery and murder."

Hors de prix = Priceless
"Irene is with her elderly paramour, on the Riviera, to celebrate her birthday. When he falls asleep on her, she decides to slip down to the hotel bar. There, she mistakes barman Jean for a wealthy guest. He encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. The following year, the same thing happens. This time her lover finds out and disowns her. Knowing Jean is a barman of little means doesn't stop her from wanting to be with him. Jean soon finds himself in Irene's shoes with an older and worldly-wise Madeleine. Even though they both have paramours, the two keep in increasingly close touch."

Hors la loi = Outside the Law
"Three brothers fight for Algeria's independence from France after World War II."

8 femmes = 8 Women
"A wealthy industrialist is found murdered in his home while his family gathers for the holiday season. The house is isolated and the phone lines have been found to be cut. Eight women are his potential murderers. Each is a suspect and each has a motive. Only one is guilty."