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

Titles F-G

Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain = Amélie from Montmartre
"Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out."

La famille Bélier = The Belier Family
"In the Belier family, everyone is deaf except sixteen year-old Paula. She is an essential interpreter for her parents on a daily level, particularly where the running of the family farm is concerned. One day, urged on by her music teacher who has discovered her talent for singing, she decides to prepare for the Radio France Choir audition. A life choice that will distance her from her family and force her to grow up."

 La faute à Fidel
"When Fernando and Marie decide to dedicate themselves full time to various political causes, their nine-year-old daughter, Anna, must learn to face the world on her own

Favorites of the Moon
"The intertwining storylines of an art dealer, a thief, a police chief inspector, a gun dealer, an inventor, a beautician, several bums, and a crazy old man play out as an 18th century chinaware set and a 19th century portrait pass in and out of their hands. A surreal cinematic Rubik's cube that examines the bizarre twists of fate that draw people and possessions together and apart."

La fée  = The Fairy
"A charming adventure about a hotel clerk who falls in love with a fairy who grants him three wishes. After the first two wishes come true, she mysteriously disappears. Determined to get her back Dom searches everywhere, hoping to reunite with his one true love."

La femme d'à côté = The Woman Next Door
"A man's marriage is endangered when a woman with whom he had a passionate and painful affair several years ago moves in next door."

La femme infidèle = The Unfaithful Wife
"A man suspects his wife of infidelity. He hires a private detective to watch her, who confirms his worst fears."

La Femme Nikita
"A drug addicted street punk becomes an assassin for the government."

Femmes du 6ème étage = The Women on the 6th Floor
"Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside down when they hire Maria, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone's life."

Le feu follet
"Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends."

Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey
"An engaged female sailor embarks on a journey as a ship's mechanic, only to discover that the first great love of her life is the ship's captain."

La fille du puisatier = The Well Digger's Daughter
"A father, in pre-World War I France, is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper."

La fille du RER = The Girl on the Train
"Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day."

La fille inconnue = The Unknown Girl
"One evening after work hours, Jenny, a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It's only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten."

Film socialisme
"Jean-Luc Godard presents a magisterial essay on the decline of European civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean, Godard embarks on a filmic essay on the state of contemporary Europe, international politics, and Western history. In the tradition of his acclaimed political and essayistic films, Godard explores a wide range of contemporary cultural, political and historical themes with his distinctive and innovative cinematic style."

Le fils de l'épicier = The Grocer's Son
"It is summer, and thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed, driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers."

Flight of the Red Balloon
"A young boy who must deal with the increased fragility of his loving but preoccupied mother, finds himself in a unique extended family when a Taiwanese film student helps care for him."

For Ever Mozart
"A theater troupe from France attempts to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, where they call their friends and relations in France for help."

40 Love
"After losing his job as senior executive in a large chain store, Jerome is determined to start his own new business, despite the concerns of his wife. Their son Ugo, though only eleven, already shows great promise as a future tennis pro, and hopes to get accepted to the national training center at Roland-Garros. Father and son are very close emotionally yet unable to really understand each other."

4 Days in France
"On a seemingly ordinary night in Paris, Pierre takes one last look his lover Paul's sleeping body, then steals away into the early morning light. Where he is headed, neither of them know. Pierre's only guide is his Grindr app, which leads him on a series of encounters with an indelible cast of characters across the French countryside. Paul sets out after him, using his own phone to track Pierre's movements in a strange and wonderful game of Grindr cat-and-mouse."

Four Lovers
"Two couples decide to explore the boundaries of their relationships by swapping partners. What starts as a fun, free-spirited menage-a-4 experimentation full of sleepovers, shared vacations, and dinner parties soon turns into a hotbed of desire, anger, and confusion. As their arrangement leads them down an increasingly surprising and provocative path, the lovers begin to question their personal choices and lifestyles, leading to consequences none of them could foresee."

Free Men
"In German-occupied Paris, a young unemployed Algerian named Younes earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspect the Mosque authorities, including its rector Ben Ghabrit, of aiding Muslim resistance agents and helping North African Jews by giving them false certificates."\

French Affairs
'When Astrid, a professional therapist who is struggling to find meaningful friendships, starts having an affair with her patient Celine's husband, it creates additional strain on an already difficult relationship with her son, David, who disapproves of his mother's taste in men. Meanwhile, Celine, who is a retired prostitute content with living a domesticated life, befriends David when he tries to run away from home by booking a flight through her travel agency."

A French Village
"It chronicles the impact of World War II on a small village in central France. The series follows the lives of the villagers during the war as their lives become irrevocably changed by the German occupation and its aftermath. The Germans arrive in June 1940; the occupation will go on for five years and will reveal the strengths, weaknesses and secrets of the characters as they come under the pressures of war."

From the Land of the Moon
"In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with Andre."