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Bonjour, and welcome to what I hope is an eclectic mix of French content that reflects my day to day encounters with news, commentary and learning materials, mainly from a variety of francophone sources that I follow on social media.
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Laissez bronzer les cadavres
Laissez bronzer les cadavres (☞imdb)
A brutal gold heist, a ruthless gang, a mountain hideout, a strange woman artist, other assorted people and then two gendarmes arrive. A very violent film with disturbing images.

You can find my short review in the Adult section of my cinema pages.
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New Cinema section - Adult
New Cinema category - Adult
The latest film I've watched is Le déclin de l'empire américain, which didn't really fit with my existing film categories. I've therefore created a new category, Adult.

In fact I have a number of reviews of previous films on my kilburnlad site that fit this category and which I didn't transfer to this site when I first set it up.
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Frères Ennemis
Frères Ennemis (☞imdb)
A cop from the banlieue uses a childhood friend as an insider to help ensnare a drugs gang. But the plan goes terribly wrong and things become messy as retribution is sought.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
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Pause - Film
Pause (☞imdb)
Sami is a laid-back musician who teams up with Fernand, an elderly guitarist who is a bit too fond of a drink. Julia is an attractive lawyer and when her car runs out of fuel on the way to a party, Sami happens to be there. He gives her a lift and joins her at the party, after which they become an 'item'. But the course of true love never runs true!

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
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1905 (Film)
"1905" (☞imdb)
It's 1905 and France is coming to terms with a new law that has separated religion and the state (laïcité). Marie Dutilleul returns to her village to teach in the school. She believes implicitly in the new law while still keeping her faith, but those around her are far less understanding.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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Nelly (Film)
Nelly (☞imdb)
This is the story of Isabelle Fortier, a Canadian sex worker whose first novel, Putain, received critical acclaim. She worked and wrote as Nelly Arcan.

You can find my review in the Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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Belleville Story
Belleville Story (☞imdb)
Freddy is a small-time crook who becomes involved with a local Chinese gang who want him to eliminate a new man in town, the inscrutable Mr Zhu - alias Zorro!

You can find my review in the Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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Primaire
Primaire (☞imdb)
A fascinating look at the workings of an elementary school in France, where Florence, played by Sara Forestier, is a dedicated institutrice. But Florence's life is far from straightforward.

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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La Villa
La Villa (☞imdb)
Three siblings are reunited in their father's villa after he suffers a stroke. The atmosphere is tense and relationships aren't good, but as time passes some old animosities start to soften as each reflects on their younger days in the Villa.

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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