French language movies

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District 13꞉ Ultimatum image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247640/

Bad Guys want to blow up a shithole to make money in rebuilding.

It's okay I guess, but the writing is off and it's frequently a tired revisitation of the earlier movie.

  • Trailer
  • Properly titled District 13꞉ Ultimatum
  • Original title: Banlieue 13: Ultimatum



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Ares - (2016 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4216902/

In a downtrodden future France, a washed-out fighter struggles to raise money until he is offered a combat performance drug.

Very nice all around. Highly recommended.



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Alone - (2017 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3838034/

People vanish.

There are a bunch of areas where it might have shined, but it falls flat, and hard. It has a particularly unsatisfying ending.



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La Femme Nikita - (1990 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100263/

A woman is swept into the life of an assassin.

See also:



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Le Samouraï - (1967 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

A hitman is witnessed just after a job, and becoming a suspect pushes his employers put a hit out on him.

While I can imagine this being really cool at the time, it certainly isn't any more. It has a slow moody atmosphere with a main character stiff enough to be a walking corpse. It's also just shy of being a silent film.

I only finished watching it because of the similarity Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) has with it, because I like that movie.



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lourdes-2009-movie-poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405809/

A woman in a wheelchair goes on vacation alongside various religious tourists.

I couldn't get to the half-way point without succumbing to boredom. This movie has a kind of absence of flavour that drones on like one unwavering tone. I don't know how the hell this movie got into my inbox, perhaps as a reality-questioning movie. Maybe it got into interesting things later, but I was unwilling to give it that chance.

It had no explosions or lasers.



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