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Films with: Truffaut, François

400 blows
Fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen.
DVD 12064
Amour en fuite
The further amorous adventures of Antoine Doinel. This fifth time out, the women from Doinel's past resurface to challenge his emotions.
DVD 724
Argent de poche Small change /
Stories of children in a French village as they grow from children to adolescents to adulthood.
DVD 1517
À bout de souffle = Breathless /
A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend. Tells the story of Michel, a handsome young criminal, who is on the run after stealing a car and killing a policeman. He hides out in the Paris apartment of his American girlfriend and together they dodge the police, make love and steal cars to finance a trip to Italy. As the police net tightens, Michel becomes more desperate and his girlfriend commits the ultimate act of betrayal.
DVD 1883
Baiser volés Stolen kisses /
The third in the Antoine Doinel series, (first told in the film The 400 blows) and in many respects the autobiography of François Truffaut. After his dishonorable discharge from the army, Antoine embarks on a series of ill-fated jobs, finally settling on an amusing stint as a private dectective. In his ever-turbulent love life, he finds himself torn between an attractive, serious-minded young violinist and a glamorous, older married woman.
DVD 696
Breathless A bout de souffle /
A small-time hood kills a police officer and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police, leading to a deadly conclusion.
DVD 5333
Close encounters, of the third kind
Roy Neary witnesses the arrival of flying saucer from an alien world. Thus begins an incredible series of events, culminating in the ultimate encounter with other-worlders as Neary is led aboard the awesome Mothership. Disc one: Widescreen presentation ; scene selections with motion images -- Disc two: Making-of documentary ; 1977 featurette "Watching the skies" ; 11 deleted scenes ; filmographies ; Theatrical trailers.
DVD 2181
Complete Jean Vigo
'Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo's films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigo's titles' -- Container. À propos de Nice: What starts off as a conventional travelogue turnes into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Côte d'azur, and its wealthy inhabitants. Taris: A short documentary about the swimmer Jean Taris, notable for Vigo's innovative techniques Zéro de conduite: In a repressive boarding school with rigid schools of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the administration on a celebration day. L'Atalante: When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live on his ship, on board of which are, besides the two of them, only a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Père Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, Juliette slips off to explore the nightlife when they come to Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Père Jules goes and tries to find Juliette.
DVD 10242
Dernier metro The last metro /
In Nazi-occupied Paris, Jewish director Lucas Steiner is forced to hide in the basement of his theatre while his wife stars in its latest production. Romantic tensions mount as she and her leading man begin to fall in love. At the same time, a pro-Nazi theatre critic esconces himself in the theatre causing stress to the entire cast.
DVD 681
Deux Anglaises et le continent Two English girls /
Two English sisters at the turn of the century are in love with the same man for seven years. His inability to choose between them (compounded by his overpossessive mother), and the girls' own powerful passions-- both expressed and repressed-- create a painful, emotionally charged triangle.
DVD 667
Domicile conjugal Bed and board /
The fourth and penultimate film in Truffaut's semi-autobiographical series about Antoine Doinel depicts our hero in the early years of marriage. Antoine and Christine become the proud parents of a son, but Antoine soon tires of domesticity and is lured into a disastrous affair with a Japanese girl.
DVD 776
Enfant sauvage Wild child /
Dramatized account of Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard's efforts to civilize a young boy who was discovered living wild in a forest. The boy, named Victor, becomes increasingly divided between his longing for the wilderness and his new life with the doctor. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, is unsure whether he is helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot.
DVD 1535
Fahrenheit 451
Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
DVD 195
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.
DVD 84
François Truffaut's The adventures of Antoine Doinel
Truffaut's saga of Antoine Doinel in its entirety, following the character (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud) from his stormy teens through marriage, children, divorce, and adulthood.
DVD 1477
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.
DVD 1688
Homme qui aimait les femmes The man who loved women/
The story of Bertrand Morane, a bachelor who is obsessed with women. Bertrand is no Don Juan-he is an intelligent and sensitive man who adores women of all ages, shapes and sizes. In an effort to understand his obsession, Bertrand writes his memoirs and remembers all the women he has loved.
DVD 1519
Jules et Jim Jules and Jim /
Before World War I in Paris, a girl alternates between a French student, Jim, and a German student, Jules. After the war, they meet again and form a constantly shifting triangle.
DVD 736
Mariée était en noir The bride wore black /
After a bridegroom is shot on the steps of the church on his wedding day, his widow traces the group of men responsible and eliminates them one by one.
DVD 3226
Mississippi mermaid
The mail-order bride is a mystery. Her appearance doesn't match the photo she sent, her likes and dislikes aren't those described in her letters. By the time the lonely businessman husband discovers who she is, it is too late, and he will even kill to keep her.
DVD 1518
Nuit américaine Day for night /
Frictions and personality clashes beset the making of a romantic film in Nice.
DVD 5905
Paris nous appartient
The film follows a young literature student who befriends the members of a loose-knit group of twenty-somethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance. Suspicious of the death, she investigates to see if conspiracy was involved.
DVD 11679
Peau douce
A successful publisher who often travels on business has his first extramarital affair.
DVD 673
Quatre cents coups The 400 blows /
Fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen.
DVD 686
Tirez sur le pianiste Shoot the piano player /
A timid cafe pianist has given up his career as a concert pianist, a career which had destroyed his marriage. Events force his involvement with gangsters who once again cause him to be responsible for the destruction of his life.
DVD 698
Tirez sur le pianiste Shoot the piano player /
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. Lena, a waitress at the bar, is in love with him. One of Charlie's brothers, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is being chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. But Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, who was once a virtuoso who gave up playing after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal wih Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and Lena. Charlie ends up stumbling into the criminal underworld and a whirlwind love affair.
DVD 4694
Two short films by François Truffaut Les Mistons ; Antoine & Colette.
The mischief makers in Les mistons are five boys who spend a summer pursuing and harassing a young couple in love. Antoine et Colette is the second installment of the "Antoine Doinel" series, in which the young man at 18 falls in love with an older student who doesn't return his feeling.
DVD 914
Vivement dimanche Confidentially yours /
When businessman Julien Vercel is accused of murdering his wife and her lover, he hides in his office to avoid capture. It is up to his secretary Barbara, who is secretly in love with him, to prove his innocence.
DVD 762