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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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Le correspondant
Le correspondant (☞imdb)
A rather silly comedy featuring two seriously uncool teenagers who hope to score by joining an exchange student programme. Malo gets a German Goth and things don't quite turn out how they planned.

You can find my review in the Comedy section of my Cinema pages.
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Un peuple et son roi
Le monde est à toi (☞imdb)
Small time drug dealer in Paris sets up one final deal to fund the purchase of an ice cream vendor's licence in Spain. But things don't quite go to plan! ...

You can find my review in the Light Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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Un peuple et son roi
Un peuple et son roi (☞imdb)
For many people I guess the story of the French Revolution is the storming of the Bastille and the guillotining of Louis XVI. But a great deal happened between these two events. This film fills in the gap.

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