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

Titles O

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."

On a failli être amies
"Marithe works in a training center and her main responsibility is to assist people seeking alternative job options. One day, Carole arrives at the center, looking for new professional opportunities. She can no longer stand the pressure of working with her talented Michelin-starred chef husband, Sam, nor does she want to live in his shadow. She's never finished her studies and thus reaches out to Marithe to turn her life around."

"Tim, a sixteen-year-old teenager, is gifted with a natural athletic ability and driven by a fierce rage to win. How far would he be willing to go to push back his limits and to not 'disappear' under the threat of intimidation?"

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."

"Ivan, a high-strung and intense young man of means, suspecting that his mother, Claudia, and Uncle Adrian are responsible for the death of his father, sets out to reveal their foul deed. Concocting a clever ruse to unmask the accused, Ivan's fever dream of revenge takes a unexpected turn."

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."

The Outsider
"Tells the true story of France's greatest financial scandal and Jerome Kerviel, the low-profile young trader who was held responsible. When all was said and done, the bank suffered a huge loss. Kerviel was fired, sued, arrested and imprisoned, making him the most famous Frenchman to ever sit in front of a Bloomberg Terminal and pay the price."