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Essential French Cinema

A Listmania! list by countvoncampbell (Merseyside)
 
Breathless [DVD] [1961]
1.  Breathless [DVD] [1961] DVD ~ Jean-Paul Belmondo
The list author says:
  "The importance of Godard and his first feature is immeasurable..."
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Two Or Three Things I Know About Her... [DVD]
2.  Two Or Three Things I Know About Her... [DVD] DVD ~ Marina Vlady
The list author says:
  "Breathtaking cinema..."
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Le Mepris [DVD]
3.  Le Mepris [DVD] DVD ~ Brigitte Bardot
The list author says:
  "Possibly Godard's finest achievement..."
£16.98   Used & New from: £5.38
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Weekend [1967] [DVD]
4.  Weekend [1967] [DVD] DVD ~ Mireille Darc
The list author says:
  "A remarkable piece of work that shows Godard as the true genius of French cinema..."
£6.83   Used & New from: £3.72
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Jean-Luc Godard Box Set - Alphaville/Le Petit Soldat/Une Femme Est Une Femme [DVD]
5.  Jean-Luc Godard Box Set - Alphaville/Le Petit Soldat/Une Femme Est Une Femme [DVD] DVD ~ Eddie Constantine
The list author says:
  "Three outstanding films by the greatest filmmaker of the 20th century..."
£35.35   Used & New from: £14.96
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Three Colours Trilogy [DVD]
6.  Three Colours Trilogy [DVD] DVD ~ Juliette Binoche
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  "Kieslowski's trilogy is a lasting testament to cinema as an art form..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Jean De Florette [DVD]
7.  Jean De Florette [DVD] DVD ~ Yves Montand
The list author says:
  "Depardieu is outstanding in a film of real greatness..."
£5.10   Used & New from: £1.07
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

La Haine (Special Edition) [DVD] [1995]
8.  La Haine (Special Edition) [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Vincent Cassel
The list author says:
  "Quite simply brilliant..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

Betty Blue (Unrated Directors Cut) [1986] (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [US Import]
9.  Betty Blue (Unrated Directors Cut) [1986] (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [US Import] DVD ~ Jean-Hugues Anglade
The list author says:
  "Superb performances allow us to see the brilliance of French cinema..."
£47.95   Used & New from: £13.96
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Jules Et Jim [DVD]
10.  Jules Et Jim [DVD] DVD ~ Christiane Wagner
The list author says:
  "An iconic of Truffaut brilliance. It still feels so very fresh..."
£29.99   Used & New from: £7.25
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

400 Blows - Les Quatre Cents Coup [DVD] [1960]
11.  400 Blows - Les Quatre Cents Coup [DVD] [1960] DVD ~ Jean-Pierre Léaud
The list author says:
  "Stands alongside A Bout de Souffle as one of the most important French films of the late 1950s..."
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Les Diaboliques [1954] [DVD]
12.  Les Diaboliques [1954] [DVD] DVD ~ Simone Signoret
The list author says:
  "A terrfically terrifying conclusion to a fine noirish effort..."
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La Règle du jeu [1939] [DVD]
13.  La Règle du jeu [1939] [DVD] DVD ~ Marcel Dalio
The list author says:
  "Cinema as a grammar and art form really takes off here. As important as Citizen Kane..."
£11.49   Used & New from: £7.45
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

La Belle Et La Bete [1946] [DVD]
14.  La Belle Et La Bete [1946] [DVD] DVD ~ Jean Marais
The list author says:
  "A fantastic visual feast..."
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La Jetée (1962) / Sans Soleil (1983) [DVD] [1966]
15.  La Jetée (1962) / Sans Soleil (1983) [DVD] [1966] DVD ~ Hélène Chatelain
The list author says:
  "Two remarkable films unlike any others you are ever likely to see. Timeless..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Un Coeur En Hiver [DVD] [1993]
16.  Un Coeur En Hiver [DVD] [1993] DVD ~ Daniel Auteuil
The list author says:
  "A classic French love triangle..."
£7.49   Used & New from: £6.05
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cyrano De Bergerac [DVD] [1990]
17.  Cyrano De Bergerac [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Gérard Depardieu
The list author says:
  "Easily Depardieu's finest achievement. A phenomenal performance..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Irreversible [DVD] [2003]
18.  Irreversible [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Monica Bellucci
The list author says:
  "As bold as it is great..."
£17.72   Used & New from: £5.74
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Hiroshima Mon Amour [DVD]
19.  Hiroshima Mon Amour [DVD] DVD ~ Emmanuelle Riva
The list author says:
  "Resnais's films are not seen enough. This is his outstanding best..."
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L'ennui [DVD] [2000]
20.  L'ennui [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Charles Berling
The list author says:
  "A typically French piece of simplistic yet brilliant cinema..."
£6.87   Used & New from: £4.36
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Piano Teacher [2001] [DVD]
21.  The Piano Teacher [2001] [DVD] DVD ~ Annie Girardot
The list author says:
  "A tremendous film of typically Gallic prowess..."
£6.83   Used & New from: £2.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

A Ma Soeur! [2001] [DVD]
22.  A Ma Soeur! [2001] [DVD] DVD ~ Anaïs Reboux
The list author says:
  "France's foremost female director pulls no punches..."
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Vendredi Soir [DVD] [2003]
23.  Vendredi Soir [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Valérie Lemercier
The list author says:
  "Typically French - great direction, great performances and great film..."
£15.10   Used & New from: £4.05
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

5 X 2 [DVD]
24.  5 X 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
The list author says:
  "Excellent film further exploring great French themes..."
£5.13   Used & New from: £1.49
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf [1992] [DVD]
25.  Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf [1992] [DVD] DVD ~ Juliette Binoche
The list author says:
  "Further proof that French cinema really is the best..."
£16.98   Used & New from: £6.41
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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