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Summary: Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. Dismayed by the repressive administration, he works to positively transform the students' lives through music.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax 2005

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

Summary: Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

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

Summary: Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

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

Summary: "Teresa, a fifty year-old woman, travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist or 'Sugar Mama'. There, she moves from one beach boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that love is strictly a business."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2013

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

Summary: Miss Canada wins the contest of the "most virgin" Miss Monde 1984 and the prize is marriage to a milk industry tycoon along with his 50 billion dollars fortune. During their honeymoon, Miss Canada does not accept the "golden" penis of her husband, and with the help of black man Jeremiah Muscle, she runs away to Paris. There she meets a Latin singer, El Macho, they have intercourse in the Eiffel...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE SWE

Summary: Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman's life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

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

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

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: The great Agnes Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

Summary: "Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser-Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed and await death"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Regarde la mer: "During a summer escape to the beautiful island of Yeu, Sasha's beginning to grow bored. She's been spending her days tending to her new baby daughter while awaiting the arrival of her husband from his office on the mainland. Her charming seaside cottage rests in perfect isolation for Tatiana, a brooding teen-aged backpacker in desperate need of a place to pitch her tent....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Video 2002

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

Summary: When her parents dedicate themselves to political causes, a young girl learns to face life's challenges on her own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Vision Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: Two French college students deal with a domineering cohort.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing 2007

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

Marker, Chris

Summary: In Paris after World War III, a few survivors research time travel hoping to send someone to the past to help their situation; the meditations of a world traveler on various world-wide locations are narrated.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Staff Picks, Call number: DVD FOREIGN JET

Summary: "Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With seven-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt--as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1999

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

Summary: The divergent paths of three adult siblings collide when their mother, heiress to an exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

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

Summary: A young boy discovers a stray balloon on the streets of Paris and the two become inseparable.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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

Falardeau, Philippe

Summary: A Belgian inventor learns he was adopted and goes to Canada to learn more about his family, encountering a man with a similar situation along the way.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2008

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

Ruiz, Raul

Summary: An art collector guides an unseen interviewer around six paintings by Frédéric Tonnerre, a fictitious 19th century painter, in an attempt to solve the mystery of a missing seventh painting, the disappearance of which has provoked a major scandal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

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

Summary: L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: An elderly Turkish Muslim grocer befriends a lonely teenage Jewish boy in a working class section of Paris.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2004

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

Summary: Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can't help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred's, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arrow Academy 2020

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

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