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Summary: Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda's most provocative films, Le bonheur examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: Pierre and Marcel are both celebrated concert violinists and lifelong friends, in spite of their differing temperaments. Pierre is modest, sensitive and content; Marcel is hungry, driven, and pursues a solo career that takes him to the four corners of the world. After years apart, the two friends reunite when Pierre invites Marcel to his home for dinner. It is then that Marcel first meets...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of the ladies, Marie, meets Manda, who is a carpenter by trade. Marie's man Roland is a jealous sort and does not like the idea of Marie and Manda becoming friendly, and Leca himself has his eye on Marie. What follows is a story of love, death, friendship and jealousy during the Belle Epoque.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

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

Summary: The story of a troubled relationship festering between two couples: young Alain Getty, a home automation engineer, and his wife, sweet Bénédicte ; and middle-aged André, Alain's boss, who is married to the mysterious Alice. Their encounter does not leave the young couple's harmony unscathed. The discovery of a mysterious rodent's corpse blocking the waste pipe of their kitchen sink does...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2006

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

Summary: Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY NIN

Summary: The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Chéri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2009

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

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

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Summary: Edith Piaf was raised in a brothel, wrested from the only life she knew by her father so they could join the circus, Edith spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start, and, ultimately, her international success and final illness. She was always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental. She was often on drugs or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2007

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD VIE RATED PG-13

Summary: Based on the classic 1867 novel and play by French writer Émile Zola. The story of a young woman, Thérèse, unhappily married to her first cousin, Camille. She begins a passionate affair with one of Camille's friends, Laurent. Thérèse and Laurent will go to any lengths to be together, but their actions may haunt them forever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV THE

Summary: Xavier, now thirty, reunites again with his old friends from his time in Barcelona when William marries a Russian dancer in Saint Petersburg. Although he is working as a writer, Xavier has been unable to publish his serious novel. He is ghostwriting celebrity memoirs and writing scripts for corny TV soap operas. His love life is a series of short-term encounters. When he loses his apartment,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2006

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

Summary: It's love at first sight when bridesmaid Senta falls into the life of a handsome young Phillipe at the wedding of his younger sister. As passion for one another intensifies, Phillipe slowly discovers that Senta is shrouded in mystery. When one day she asks Phillipe to perform a terrible deed as proof of his love for her, Phillipe must come to terms with who his lover might really be.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2007

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Summary: Moliere is a down-and-out actor and playwright who is up to his ears in debt. The wealthy Jourdain offers to cover that debt so that Molière's theatrical talents might help Jourdain win the heart of a certain widowed marquise. Disguised as a priest, Molière becomes a guest in Jourdain's palace on the subtext of teaching Jourdain the craft of the stage, all this to the annoyance of Jourdain's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF MOL

Summary: "Two luminaries of French cinema, Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche, unite for the first time in this piercing look at the elusive nature of true love, and the extent to which we are willing to betray ourselves in its pursuit. Binoche plays Isabelle, a successful painter in Paris whose apparent independence belies what she desires most: real romantic fulfillment. Isabelle reveals deep wells of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGH LET
2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGH LET

Summary: Camille, a concert violinist, becomes intrigued by her lover's business partner, Stephane. She interprets his distance as a sign of intellectual seduction. The love triangle that develops reveals the complexity and imperfection of the three characters.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: KOCH Lorber Films 2006

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

Summary: Arnaud, facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine, who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse. Intrigued and excited, Arnauld sings up for the boot camp himself. They soon realize that the boot camp is harder than they had imagined.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF LOV

Summary: After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, a young widow flees the war-torn city with her two children and must rely on a mysterious young stranger in order to survive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Wellspring Media 2004

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

Summary: Sandrine is a successful Parisienne who tires of her job in the rat race and decides to buy Adrien's isolated farm with the caveat that he remain onsite for a period of time. A touching story of growth and change and of the glorious ability of nature to stir the depths of one's heart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Lorber Films 2004

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

Summary: The story of Bertrand Morane, a bachelor who is obsessed with women. Bertrand is no Don Juan-he is an intelligent and sensitive man who adores women of all ages, shapes and sizes. In an effort to understand his obsession, Bertrand writes his memoirs and remembers all the women he has loved.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2001

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

Summary: Set in the 15th century, two strangers dressed as minstrels arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities, and it is revealed that they are actually emissaries of the devil himself, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love. Often interpreted as an allegory for the Nazi occupation of France, during which it was...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Summary: Jack Martin is an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera. An impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran is so convincingly that even Duran's beautiful wife is fooled by it. When Duran's business interests compel him to be in London when he should be hosting a large soiree at his home, Martin is persuaded to impersonate Duran at the party. But matters threaten...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 1999

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

Summary: A screenwriter with a three-day deadline for a script asks a secretary to help concoct ideas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2001

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY PAR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Paris 1964

Summary: "Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance). [He] discovers that his neighbors are only too ready to suspect the worst of him, and is framed for the murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Julien Duvivier's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: When a down-on-his-luck gambler tries to drown himself, he winds up rescuing a gorgeous and mysterious blonde. As they set out on a mission across Paris, he discovers that his smart, spontaneous, sexy companion may really be Heaven-sent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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