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Summary: Realizing that her lover Jean is losing interest in her, a society lady Helene gets revenge by tricking him into marrying a former prostitute Agnes. After the wedding Helene tells a stunned Jean about his wife's secret past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAM

Summary: Geneviève, a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy, a gas station mechanic. But a life with him will not be in her future. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN UMB

Summary: Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HUN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Hundred 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD HUN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HUN RATED PG

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HUN

Summary: Krzysztof Kieślowski's trilogy of the human condition in contemporary French society, with each film drawing its theme from a color in the French flag: liberty (Bleu), equality (Blanc) and fraternity (Rouge).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN THR

Summary: Based on Peter Mayle's bestseller by the same name, it is the hilarious first year account of the Mayles' adjusting to both the idiosyncracies of the locals and the quaint traditions of this ancient and charming region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2001

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV YEA

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Year 2001

Summary: Monsieur Ladmiral is a widowed painter in his twilight years who welcomes his bourgeois son Gonzague and free-spirited daughter Irene and their families to his home for a lazy afternoon lunch. Over the course of the day buried resentments come to the surface. The passage of time has left no family member unscathed.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SUN

Summary: Frustrated with his daily commute and clients who don't pay their bills, accountant William Fields accepts a job in France. William and Hester dust off their phrase books, pluck up their courage and soon discover there's more than the Channel separating the English from the French.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media US 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV FRE

Summary: The house of mirth: The glittering yet treacherous world of New York High Society comes to life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart, a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband but winds up disgraced and discarded.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HOU

Summary: In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with a dashing air force pilot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WEL

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Against the backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, this is the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict unable to escape his past life. His future is threatened by his nemesis, the chilling police officer and former prison guard Javert, who is determined to bring him to justice. As revolution ignites on the streets of Paris, Jean Valjean begins an epic journey towards self-acceptance,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV MIS

Summary: The story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 1998

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MIS

Summary: Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2003

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DIN

Summary: A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN Mon

Summary: A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV COU

Summary: A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV COU

Summary: A French regiment confronts the horrors of World War I as they journey from patriotism to disillusionment about the glory of battle; ex-convict Jean Valjean tries to rebuild his life to be a respectable citizen but police inspector Javert relentlessly hounds him and won't let him escape his past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RAY

Molière

Summary: "One of the most accomplished American poets of his generation, Richard Wilbur (1921-2017) was also a prolific translator of French and Russian literature. His verse translations of Molïre's plays are especially admired by readers and are still performed today in theaters around the world. Wilbur, the critic John Simon once wrote, makes Molïre into as great an English verse playwright as he was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MOL

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: Jean Valjean is paroled after serving 19 years in prison for stealing some bread. He tries to steal silverware from a missionary, but is set straight by a bishop. Nine years later, Valjean is now a wealthy industrialist and mayor. He eventually befriends Fantine, a single mother turned prostitute and risks all when he helps her after she's nearly arrested by police officer Javert. Javert was a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number:

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Le

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MIS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MIS

Summary: After marrying 'Willy', a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD COL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD COL

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE COL

Molière

Summary: "One of the most accomplished American poets of his generation, Richard Wilbur (1921-2017) was also a prolific translator of French and Russian literature. His verse translations of Molïre's plays are especially admired by readers and are still performed today in theaters around the world. Wilbur, the critic John Simon once wrote, makes Molïre into as great an English verse playwright as he was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MOL

Summary: Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PLA

Summary: Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PLA

Summary: A musical set in Paris in which a girl trained as a high society courtesan falls in love with a rich and handsome boulevardier.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment/Warner Home Video 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Gigi 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS GIG

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