OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions) is what Mike Meyers was going for with the Austin Powers series, but goes deeper, and more genuinely into the intricate genre of crime and espionage that the French love so much.

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The Spanish Apartment (L'Auberge espagnole)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. And just like that, the best thing Cédric Klapisch ever created appeared on Netflix before our very eyes. After the long- awaited third part of the trilogy, Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) premiered in May of this year in the states, FrenchFlicks was itching to relive the adventurous and hopeful work that started it all… The Spanish Apartment (L'auberge espagnole). 

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Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaires)

NNOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVDThe theme of the threesome continues with Xavier Dolan's Heartbeats. This time a couple of young friends with a sturdy friendship tumble into disarray over a new and intoxicating arrival named Nicolas.

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You and the Night (Les rencontres d'après minuit)

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Put the kids to bed early this weekend because things are about to get a little risqué. You've never seen a Netflix selection quite like You and the Night (Les rencontres d'après minuit). Writer and director Yann Gonzales puts together an erotic and bewitching screenplay that centers around a curious living situation involving a couple and a sexually- charged transvestite house maid named Udo.

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Tomboy

 

NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. Every young girl has dreams of what she'll one day become. Laure (Zoé Héran) in particular, has dreams of being Mikael; in other words, a spitting, soccer playing, rough and tumble boy. Tomboy is a heroic tale about a 10 year old girl who longs to be someone else. 

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The French Minister (Quai d'Orsay)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. The whimsy and quick pace of a French romantic comedy is brought to the political sphere in Bertrand Tavernier's The French Minister, first released in 2013.

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Young & Beautiful (Jeune et jolie)

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. Mothers everywhere beware: Francois Ozon's Young and Beautiful (Jeune et Jolie) explores young Isabelle, a 17 year old with one foot still stuck in the door of childhood, who dives head first into a life of prostitution. The key idea here is that the decision is conscious and consentual.

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Renoir

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. It never hurts to kick back, transport yourself to 1915 in Côte d’Azur, and feast your eyes upon a live French painting.

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The Chorus (Les Choristes)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. The Chorus (Les Choristes) had quite the feverish success in its hey day of 2004, not unlike what the blockbuster Titanic experienced in 1997 over here in the states. France appreciated the unlikely story of adversity, salvation and innocence.  

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Capital

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD.

Gad Elmaleh tries his hand at a film dramatique as a modern day Machiavelli, in Capital (Le Capital) directed by Academy award winning writer/director Costa-Gavras.

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