La Filmothèque du Quartier Latin

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5th arrondissement
Venue name: La Filmothèque du Quartier Latin
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Address: 9, rue Champollion
Paris
75005
Transport: Metro: Cluny - La Sorbonne RER: Luxembourg - Sénat
  • Director: François Truffaut This film ranked #42 in Time Out's list of the 100 greatest French films. Click here to see the full list.  Those whose knowledge of French nouvelle vague linchpin François Truffaut begins with ‘The 400 Blows’ and e...
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  • Tolerably exciting, but despite some electric moments (the shockingly casual execution of Thimig, a brutal fight in an alley conducted in death like silence), a conventional World War II espionage thriller and far from Lang at his best. Cooper, mo...
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  • Remarkable contemporary film noir that cuts the dirt and corruption of Los Angeles with a strain of allusions to (and, in the case of Reynolds' cop, illusions of) European romance. A perverse network of lies, guilts and evasions encompasses even R...
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    It’s been called everything from an outright disaster to ‘the weirdest great movie ever made’. Like ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ before it, Orson Welles’s glittering 1947 thriller was subject to swingeing studio cuts (up to an hour was sliced from ...
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  • One of Hitchcock's most overtly 'serious' and portentous murder plots, about a Catholic priest who faces the death penalty because of his refusal to break the secrecy of the confessional. Its theological theme and exploration of personal guilt onc...
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  • Vintage Hitchcock, with sheer wit and verve masking an implausible plot that spins out of the murder of a spy (Fresnay) in an equally implausible Switzerland (all back-projected mountains), leaving a pair of innocent bystanders (Banks and Best) to...
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