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THIS SUMMER'S FRENCH DVD RELEASES

posted 29 Aug 2013, 07:12 by Julian Whiting   [ updated 2 Sep 2013, 12:26 ]


Atomic AgeL’ÂGE ATOMIQUE/ATOMIC AGE (18) 2012 FRANCE  KLOTZ,  HÉLÉNA  £15.99
Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik), two  old friends, head into Paris for a night out to take in the excesses of the city,  which eventually  leads them to see their friendship in a different light.

In French with English Subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds








Something in the AirAPRÈS MAI,/SOMETHING IN THE AIR (15) 2012  FRANCE  ASSAYAS, OLIVIER  DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Contemplative French drama set three years after the Paris riots of 1968. With hopes of revolution still high in society, aspiring artist Gilles (Clément Métayer) is torn between his painting and his protesting.
French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds








Au Hasard Balthazar4AU HASARD BALTHAZAR  (PG) 1966 FRANCE BRESSON

DVD £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Robert Bresson’s classic allegory won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice film festival. A donkey named Balthazar passes into the care of a number of owners, each of whom displays mankind’s capacity for kindness or cruelty.

Jean-Luc Godard described the film as presenting ‘the world in an hour and a half’.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds






Chronicle of a SummerCHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ /CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER

(12) FRANCE 1961    ROUCH, JEAN/MORIN, EDGER    £19.99
This  documentary about Parisians in the summer of 1960 can lay claim to having  influential the course of cinema history. The filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin, use the camera aggressively, often provoking his subjects to anger.

By simply interviewing a group of Paris residents in the summer of 1960-beginning with the provocative and eternal question “Are you happy?” and expanding to political issues, including the ongoing Algerian War, the film makers reveal the hopes and dreams of a wide array of people.

As an epilogue, he invites all the participants in the film to a special screening, filming their reactions as they watch the often unflattering portraits of themselves.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds


In the HouseDANS LA MAISON/IN THE HOUSE (15) 2012   FRANCE  OZON, FRANÇOIS  
    DVD – £15.99 BLU-RAY – £17.99
Offbeat French drama from director François Ozon that explores the relationship between a literature student and the talented pupil whose gift for description he attempts to nurture. .

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Guardian Review – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/31/in-the-house-review






Girl from Nowhere LA FILLE DE NULLE PART/GIRL FROM NOWHERE (15) 2012     FRANCE
BRISSEAU,  JEAN-CLAUDE £15.99
Writer and director Jean-Claude Brisseau stars alongside Virginie Legeay in this French philosophical horror. Retired maths teacher and widower Michel (Brisseau) lives alone in a Parisian apartment building while writing a book on man’s illusory beliefs. When he finds a beaten young woman (Legeay) on his doorstep he vows to help her by contacting the police but before he can do so she expresses her wishes to be taken in and given the chance to rest.

As the pair then get to know each other, Michel makes the girl his editorial assistant but when it appears she has some abilities beyond the realm of human understanding he believes she may hold some connection to his dead wife.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds




Michael HMICHAEL H – PROFESSION: DIRECTOR (18) 2013    MONTMAYEUR, YVES
 £15.99
Documentary about award-winning film-maker Michael Haneke. With contributions from actors who have worked with Haneke throughout his career including Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert and Emmanuelle Riva, we are given an insight into the methods of the Austrian director best known for the dark and disturbing themes which permeate his work.

English, German & French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Guardian Review – http://www.michaelhaneke-filmportrait.com/articles/guardian.pdf

Cine- vue review – http://www.cine-vue.com/2013/03/film-review-michael-h-profession.html





MouchetteMOUCHETTE (15) 1966 FRANCE B/W BRESSON, ROBERT

DVD £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Bresson’s film about an adolescent heroine estranged from her stark rural community.

Robert Bresson’s sombre drama is an unsentimental take on a teenager’s tragic home life. 14-year-old Mouchette (Nadine Nortier) is an inarticulate peasant girl, whose mother is terminally ill, and whose father, an alcoholic, abuses her. Unloved and seeing no hope for the future, Mouchette contemplates taking her own life.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds






Hôtel NormandyHÔTEL NORMANDY (12A) 2012    NEMES,  CHARLES        £19.99
Romantic comedy starring Héléna Noguerra. In the years since her husband was killed in a motorbike accident, 40-year-old bank worker Alice (Noguerra) has steadfastly refused to move on, continually rebuffing her best friends Pénélope and Isabelle (Anne Girouard and Frédérique Bel)’s attempts for her to cast off her widow’s weeds and find a new man. But when she finally agrees to accept their offer of a weekend of pampering and culture at the exclusive Hôtel Normandy, she soon finds herself the centre of attention for love rivals, Jacques (Eric Elmosnino) and Yvan (Ary Abittan).

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds






RebellionL’ORDRE ET LA MORALE/REBELLION (15) 2011 FRANCE    KASSOVITZ,
 MATHIEU    DVD £17.99 BLU RAY – £21.99
Mathieu Kassovitz writes, directs and stars in this French hostage drama. The film traces the events surrounding the real-life abduction of 30 gendarmes by local Kanak separatist rebels in France’s South Pacific territory of New Caledonia in 1988. Sent to accelerate the release of the hostages, negotiator Capt.

Philippe Legorjus (Kassovitz) soon finds himself caught between the demands of Kanak leader Alphonse Dianou (Iabe Lapacas) and the machinations of his political masters back in France, who, with an election looming, are eager to show their decisiveness by resorting to military action.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Review – http://blogcritics.org/film-review-rebellion/

Review – http://theculturetrip.com/pacific/new-caledonia/articles/born-out-of-desperation-l-ordre-et-la-morale-rebellion-/



Le Pont Du Nord


LE PONT DU NORD (15) 1981 FRANCE   RIVETTE,  JACQUES  

    DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
The culmination of New Wave master Jacques Rivette’s legendary middle period (which ranged from L’Amour fou through Out 1, Céline and Julie Go Boating, Duelle, Noroît, and Merry-Go-Round), Le Pont du Nord envisions Paris as a sprawling game-board marked off with tucked-away conspiracies, where imagination and paranoia intermingle; where the hinted-at stakes are sanity, life, and death.
In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds






ReturnedLES REVENANTS/THE RETURNED   2004   FRANCE CAMPILLO, ROBIN £12.99
Atmospheric supernatural thriller, with echoes of ‘Twin Peaks’, in which the deceased residents of a small Alpine town return from the dead after several years. At first  their loved ones are pleased to have them back and start to adjust their lives. However the returned soon find difficulties reintegrating into society.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Daily Telegraph  review – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10148876/The-Returned-Channel-4-review.html

Official French website – http://lesrevenants.canalplus.fr/#!/






BullheadRUNDSKOP/BULLHEAD  (15) 2011 BELGIUM   ROSKAM, MICHAEL R.  
DVD – £17.99  BLU-RAY – £24.99
A hormone-addicted cattle farmer becomes drawn into the murky world of Belgium’s illegal beef trade in this award-winning noir-ish debut from director Michael R. Roskam.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds








State AffairsUNE AFFAIRE D’ETAT/STATE AFFAIRS (15)  2009 FRANCE   VALETTE, ERIC     £12.99

French political thriller. Headstrong police officer Nora Chahyd (Rachida Brakni) is convinced there is a link between two recent incidents: the killing of a female escort in Paris and an aircraft explosion in the Gulf of Guinea. Her superiors doubt her theory but Nora decides to go ahead with her investigation.

In French with English subtitles

An interview with Eric Valette about the film -

http://twitchfilm.com/2010/02/une-affaire-detat-an-interview-with-eric-valette-director.html

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

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