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Title The French art of seduction [(DVD) videorecording] : four enticing gems from the land of ooh la la.

Publication Info. [New York] : First Run Features, [2011?]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Foreign Films  FRENCH FRE    DUE 02-07-23
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  FRENCH FRE    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs (approximately 353 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Language French with English subtitles.
Cast La vie promise: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Maud Forget, Fabienne Babe, Andre Marcon.
La petite Lili: Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Ludivine Sagnier, Robinson Stevenin, Julie Depardieu, Yves Jacques, Michel Piccoli.
La désenchantée: Judith Godreche, Marcel Bozonnet, Thérèse Liotard, Yvan Desny, Malcolm Conrath, Thomas Salsman, Hai Truhong, Francis Mage.
Bord de mer: Bulle Ogier, Hélène Fillières, Ludamila Mikael, Jonathan Zaccaï.
Credits La vie promise: La Chauve-Souris présente en coproduction avec StudioCanal, BAC Films, France 2 cinéma, Rhône-Alpes cinéma, SFP cinéma, Des Films in association with Canal+ ; scénario, Agnes Fustier-Dahan ; produit par Eric Neve ; im film de Olivier Dahan.
La petite Lili: producer, Christine Gozlan ; directed by Claude Miller ; written by Julien Boivent, Claude Miller.
La désenchantée: Cinéa, La Sept ; Sylvie Blum et Philippe Carcassonne présentent un film de Benoit Jacquot.
Bord de mer: Sombrero présente ; avec la participation de Canal + ... [et al.] ; scénario, Julie Lopes-Curval, François Favrat ; produit par Alain Benguigui ; un fim de Julie Lopes-Curval.
Contents La vie promise = The promised life (87 min.) -- Bord de mer = Seaside (88 min.) -- La petite Lili (100 min.) -- La Désenchantée = The disenchanted (78 min.)
Summary La vie promise: A prostitute and her estranged 14-year old daughter take to the road in hopes of putting their lives back together.
La petite Lili: A young filmmaker despises and, at the same time, seeks the approval of his mother, an aging actress. His girlfriend and chief muse, Lili, wants to escape the life of a lowly country girl by becoming a star.
La désenchantée: At 17, Beth faces bleak prospects. Her boyfriend takes her for granted, disgusting her by suggesting she sleep with someone ugly to cement her love for him. Her mother, a penniless invalid, is willing to send Beth to the bed of mom's own sugar daddy, an aging physician, to keep the money coming. Beth picks up a geeky kid at a disco and goes to his fancy house; she leaves him quickly though, pawning one of his books for food for mom and younger brother. Then she starts a relationship with a middle-aged writer. He'd like to seduce her as well. Her only port is Chang, an artist friend her own age who can't take her in. She calls on the physician. What choices does she have?
Bord de mer: Takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme where the year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work. From the stories presented, aided by close, revealing observations, we see a community perched between transition and stasis.
Awards Cannes International Film Festival, Golden Camera (Julie Lopes-Curval), 2002.
Note Special features: director interview, film notes, photo gallery, biographies.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Prostitutes -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Motion picture industry -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mothers and sons -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Betrayal -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Teenage girls -- France -- Paris -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Teenage girls -- Sexual behavior -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Cities and towns -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Paris (France) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Foreign films.
Feature films France.
Motion pictures, French.
Added Author Dahan, Olivier.
Miller, Claude.
Jacquot, Benoît, 1947-
Lopes Curval, Julie.
Fustier-Dahan, Agnes.
Gozlan, Christine.
Blum, Sylvie.
Carcassonne, Philippe.
Benguigui, Alain.
Neve, Eric.
Boivent, Julien.
Favrat, François.
Huppert, Isabelle.
Greggory, Pascal, 1955-
Forget, Maud, 1982-
Babe, Fabienne, 1962-
Marcon, André.
Garcia, Nicole.
Giraudeau, Bernard.
Marielle, Jean-Pierre, 1932-
Sagnier, Ludivine, 1979-
Godrèche, Judith.
Bozonnet, Marcel.
Desny, Ivan.
Liotard, Thérèse.
Ogier, Bulle, 1939-
Fillières, Hélène, 1972-
Mikaël, Ludmila, 1947-
Zaccaï, Jonathan, 1970-
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Chaĭka.
Chauve-Souris (Firm)
Studio Canal.
France 2 cinéma (Firm)
B.A.C. Films.
Rhône-Alpes cinéma (Firm)
SFP cinéma (Firm)
Des Films.
Empire Pictures (Firm)
Cinéa (Firm)
Sept Cinéma (Firm)
Sombrero Productions.
Studio Canal+.
First-Run Features (Firm)
Added Title Disenchanted
Vie promise (Motion picture)
Petite Lili (Motion picture)
Désenchantée (Motion picture)
Bord de mer (Motion picture)
Standard No. 720229914574
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