Also known as: Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme…, Ms. Don Juan
Description: Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat – her father has died leaving her rich – and she tells the priest stories about men she has seduced. The seduction is easy, she tells him, it’s destruction that takes planning. We watch her with an upright elected official, a wealthy boor, and a folk singer. She describes herself as a spider. Her friend Léporella tries to be Jeanne’s conscience. What does Jeanne want?
Description: Set in 1877, A Song of Innocence opens to find Julien (Gregoire Colin) and his wife Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne) welcoming their infant daughter home. It was a difficult delivery for Charlotte, and since ambitious Julien is always away at work, the couple agree to bring in Angele-Marie (Islid Le Besco) as a wet nurse. Disappointed at having a girl, Julien plans to try for a male heir as soon as possible, despite the fact that Charlotte isn’t sure she wants to have anymore children. The mood in their household is already strained when, in Julien’s absence, Charlotte and Angele-Marie discover that they have more in common than either woman expected. Just days before going to work for Charlotte and Julien, Angele-Marie gave birth to her own child, quickly sending her baby off with another wet nurse so she could earn a decent wage as a wet nurse to the wealthy couple. But Julien makes no attempt to hide his distain for the relationship between the two women, and it isn’t long before the situation threatens to turn violent.
Description: Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his “erotic” books and its power so affects her that begins to find herself sexually attracted to her stepfather. He notices this, and eventually brings her into his dark world of sexual perversion and murder.
Description: Based on a true story. Madame Claude, a well connected Parisienne with dark past, runs a network of high-class call girls. She sends her girls to any place in the world to satisfy sexual desires of wealthy and powerful men. Claude’s manipulations also involve big business and politics. Meanwhile, photographer David Evans is trying to clear his own criminal record by providing the authorities with pictures of Claude’s girls with important clients in compromising positions. But powerful men can do anything to keep their secrets.
Description: Based on a novel by Sebastien Japrisot. During a Marseilles-to-Paris overnight train trip, a girl is found dead in a sleeping car. As Paris detective Yves Montand steps up his investigation, more and more passengers turn up murdered.
Also known as: Sheherazade, 1001 Nights, Le mille e una notte
Description: Adventures of Sheherazade through the legends of the 1001 nights. She meets all the great heroes and kings, and is helped on her journey by a Genie who’s living in 1990 London and uses his TV to reach Sheherazade.
Description: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who’s flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to warmer climes. Marie usually is either angry or detached. Then, while Isa begins to visit the child in whose flat they live, going to hospital to read to her, Marie slowly falls for a rich youth. At first Marie keeps him at bay, then she not only pursues him, she begins to dream he is her life’s love. When Isa tries to warn Marie, their friendship flounders. How will Marie handle the inevitable? And once they lose the flat, where will they go?
Description: Linda has decided to give her husband, John, a very special birthday gift: she organizes a fake audition for an erotic dance show that will never take place in order to use young dancers to fulfill her own fantasies as well as John’s
Also known as: Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei, The Last Days of Pompeii
Description: In the town of Pompeii, 79AD, a few weeks before the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, a Roman lady Hélène meets and falls in love with a young Greek man Lysias. He is betrothed to another woman who, to win him back, acquires a potion to make him love only her. The potion was prepared by the Egyptian priest, Arbax, who has a grudge against Lysias, and is not what it seems, it is intended to drive whoever takes it insane. Hélène’s new slave is also in love with Lysias. She steals the potion and gives it to Lysias, who hurries away in a mad rage. When the slave girl confronts Arbax, she is killed by the evil priest, and Lysias is charged with her murder.
Description: Hugo Santiago’s stylish detective film The Wolf of the West Coast is based on a short story by crime novelist Ross MacDonald. James Faulkner plays Lew Millar, a renowned private eye who is hired by a gangster to be his bodyguard. When Millar arrives at the criminal’s French hideaway, the gangster is already dead. Among the people Millar investigates are the gangster’s brother, the man’s sister-in-law, and their teenage daughter. A judge may also offer insight into the case, as well as Millar’s own past.
Description: A network of spies affects the lives of people in and out of the organization in this routine espionage drama. Dominique (Stephane Audran) is the neglected wife of a spy who tracks him down at a Paris antique shop. Finding him with a female spy, the enraged wife shoots both of them. Dominique hides out on a boat while the police investigate the murders, and international spies scramble to recover some missing microfilm. Helen (Lilli Palmer) is the spy boss who orders a hit man (Klaus Kinski) to go after Dominique. Michel Constantine also appears in this fragmented feature
Also known as: Prenez la queue comme tout le monde, The Girls of Don Juan
Description: Gilles, although already engaged, conducting several other love affairs front. His friends, jealous of all women fall into his arms, arrange to confuse by putting all his mistresses in the presence of each other .
Description: After his family tries to kill him and he has been pronounced dead, Michel (Klaus Kinski) returns to vex them. He presents each one with a voodoo doll, warning of their fate. Wandering over the streets of Paris, Michel is the haunted and hunted, as he himself hunts his villainous kin.
Description: Dress shop owner Uschi Karnat sets up her customers and other women she meets so that they get into situations where her lover can rape and bugger them in isolated places, he being deprived of anal sex with Uschi. She watches these events in disguise. The first victim we see is her doctor, Ursula Mann, whom she had consulted about whether she would manage anal sex. Then customer Britta Stine is assaulted on her way from buying a dress and having a lesbian session with Uschi. “Monique” seems to be a jealous lesbian lover of Uschi Karnat’s. She visits and they fight, but Chrsitophe comes in and grabs Monique and the lube is applied yet again. However, the doctor’s lover is following Uschi around and when they have ascertained what is going on they come round, acompanied by Eric Peyrolle, and give Uschi her comeuppance while the doctor watches. Finally we see Christophe have anal sex with Uschi.