French language movies

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The Last Mercenary - (2021 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12808182/

The removal of the special immunity on a young man triggers a series of events which summons his father for help.

It's a comedy in that there is a bunch of overacting. It's adequate bubblegum, and I'm glad to see Jean-Claude Van Damme again.

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  • Original title: Le dernier mercenaire



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Amélie - (2001 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211915/
https://www.miramax.com/movie/amelie/

A quirky young woman crushes on a weird artsy guy.

This is quirkier than it's characters, and is worthy of earning seventeen times its budget.

  • Original title: Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain



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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.

A classic, and really awesome, movie.

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Cyrano de Bergerac - (1990 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099334/

A Beauty and the Beast story about a warrior poet man who feels unworthy of love because of his appearance.

It's absolutely no comparison to Cyrano de Bergerac - (1950 movie), so much so that I have to flag this as disliked!



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L'Immortel - (2010 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1167638/

The past returns to haunt a retired crime boss.

Quite watchable. I think it's trivially surpassed by a lot of movies, but this has a reasonable simplicity without creating too much of a superhuman protagonist.



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AKA - (2023 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27197387/

A special forces undercover guy is sent as himself to rapid-infiltrate a group of bad guys to stop a terrorist plot, but he's s nice guy deep down (or something).

Very watchable, and very French. If you know and like your French military/police type movies, you'll like this.



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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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Le Samouraï - (1967 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
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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