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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Quai d'Orsay (The French Minister)

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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Jeune & jolie (Young & Beautiful)

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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Les Choristes (The Chorus)

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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Le Capital

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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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2 automnes, 3 hivers (2 Autumns, 3 Winters)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. Luckily for us, Netflix seems to have no problem posting early releases in their queue when it comes to French movies. With a U.S. release date of June 6, 2014, you may be pleasantly surprised to see this delightful rare treat already available in the comfort of your own home.

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Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (With a Friend Like Harry)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. FrenchFlicks struck gold with its choice this week as it curled up under a blanket one evening to watch With a Friend like Harry (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien). Dominik Moll directs an unpredictable thriller that keeps you guessing, along the beautiful and eerie backdrop of rural France. 

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Les Triplettes de Belleville

NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. The Triplets of Belleville is a unique animated production that is not only delightfully charming, but also possesses a premise that is a tad unsettling, and an animation that's a bit twisted. 

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Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. Watching Nobody Else But You, directed by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu fulfills two American passions: reliving the Marilyn Monroe legacy, and solving a murder mystery.

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