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In this section are films that deal with more serious themes, such as crime, passion, troubled romance and hard-hitting human stories.

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  • Elle l'adore

    Elle l'adore

  • Les Anarchistes

    Les Anarchistes

  • Hors la loi

    Hors la loi

  • Un prophete

    Un prophete

  • Mediterranea


  • Chaos


  • Jalousie

    La jalousie

  • Suzanne


  • Au nom de ma fille (Kalinka)

    Au nom de ma fille (Kalinka)

  • Mal de pierres

    Mal de pierres

  • La Proie

    La Proie

  • 11.6


  • La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

    La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur

  • Les cowboys

    Les cowboys

  • Apr├Ęs le sud

    Après le sud

  • Chocolat


  • L'Atessa


  • La fille inconnue

    La fille inconnue

  • Belle de jour

    Belle de Jour

  • La femme tranquille

    La femme tranquille

  • Un peuple et son roi

    Un peuple et son roi

  • Belleville Story

    Belleville Story

  • Nelly


  • 1905

    1905 - The Winds of Passion


Bell de Jour
La femme tranquille
This téléfilm is set in 1943 Vichy France where not only were the Germans the enemy but there was la Milice (militia), considered by the Resistance more dangerous than the Gestapo and SS because of their local knowledge.

At Chez Louise she serves the French militia men as well as normal customers and would willingly forget all about the war. But when going to see a supplier she comes across an injured British paratrooper and feels that she must help him.

With the help of her friend Emile she hides the injured soldier in her cellar. But the next day a German officer arrives purporting to be a sommelier and installs himself in her room, causing her to move into another room with Madeline who helps at the bar.

An early attempt to get the soldier to the Resistance is thwarted and there follows a cat and mouse situation as Louise humours the German officer while treating the British soldier for his injuries. This marks Louise as a German sympathiser in the eyes of some people.

Louise ultimately makes contact with a local notary who was to be the soldier's contact in France. The notary's daughter becomes the contact and plans are made to move the soldier. But the Germans are one step ahead, the German officer clearly being somewhat more than a sommelier.

The opening scene of this film tells us that the story doesn't end well, the remainder of the film showing us why. It's a sensitive story of a woman who isn't looking for trouble but because of her humanity finds herself involved in a situation that escalates out of control.

Louise is played by Line Renaud who is now 91 and would have been 80 when the film was made.
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