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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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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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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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Belle de Jour
La femme tranquille (☞imdb)
Louise, a bar owner in wartime France, unwillingly becomes involved with the Resistance when she helps an injured British paratrooper.

You can find my review in the Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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Belle de Jour
Belle de Jour (☞imdb)
Belle de Jour is regarded as a classic of French cinema and I recently watched it on Amazon Prime. You can find my review in the Drama section of my Cinema pages.
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La fille inconnue
La fille inconnue (☞imdb)
Set in Belgium, a young doctor is traumatised after she discovers that a young woman, who knocked at the clinic door the previous evening, had been killed after not being let in.

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