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Foreign Language Films

Possibly Alice's strongest collection are the Foreign Language Films. Here you can totally immerse yourself in a veritable feast of titles from around the globe. We have divided this section into regional categories. There are many great films to be discovered within and they make for a preferred alternative to the steady input of Hollywood fodder that generally permeates our screens. Right: The wonderful "Manon Des Sources" ("Jean de Florette" Part 2)

A Chinese Torture Chamber Story (1994)

5.9/10
Director: Bosco Lam
Starring: Ewong Yueng, Lawrence Ng, Tommy Wong

"A corrupt judge protects his lecherous son from charges of murder by pinning the rap on virginal beauty Little Cabbage and a handsome scholar, with a... Read more

A Common Thread ( aka Brodeuses ) (2004)

7/10
Director: Eleonore Faucher
Starring: Lola Naymark, Ariane Ascaride, Marie Felix, Thomas Laroppe, Arthur Quehen, Jacki...

Luscious and powerful, this French drama follows Claire, a pregnant teen working in a supermarket who's moved out of home not wanting her parents to k... Read more

A Few Days in September (2006)

5.4/10
Director: Santiago Amigorena
Starring: Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Sara Forestier, Tom Riley, Nick Nolte

An international tale of intrigue with more than a hint of satire has Juliette Binoche as a French agent on the trail of a missing CIA operative with... Read more

A French Woman (1995)

Director: Regis Wargnier
Starring: Emmanuelle Beart, Daniel Auteuil

A strikingly crafted, highly stylised portrait of one woman's journey of self discovery. Emmanualle Beart and Daniel Auteuil are teamed together again... Read more

A Heart Elsewhere (2003)

Director: Pupi Avati
Starring: Neri Marcore, Vanessa Incontrada, Giancarlo Giannini

Aka "Il Cuore Altrove". Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, shy and reserved by nature, is invited to Bologna by his father Cesa... Read more

A Heart in Winter (1992)

Director: Claude Sautet
Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Beart, Andre Dussollier

AKA 'Un Coeur en Hiver'. A critically applauded and popular film set in the world of music. Winner of the Venice Silver Lion and two French Cesars, t... Read more

A Judgement In Stone (1995)

Director: Claude Chabrol
Starring: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset

'La Ceremonie'. This effective Chabrol thriller has Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Bonnaire as lower class friends in rural Brittany who resent the wea... Read more

A Man and a Woman (1966)

7.6/10
Director: Claude Lelouch
Starring: Anouk Aimee, Jean-Louis Trintignant

One of cinema's great romances, this lyrical Claude Lelouch love story between widowed script girl Anouk Aimee and auto racer/widower Jean-Louis Trint... Read more

A Man and Two Women (1990)

Director: Valerie Stroh
Starring: Valerie Stroh, Lambert Wilson, Michael Vartan

Doris Lessing published a collection of short stories exploring the everyday sexual comedy of women and men in their perpetual search for a balance of... Read more

A Pornographic Affair (1999)

Director: Frederic Fonteyne
Starring: Nathalie Baye, Sergi Lopez

Aka 'An Affair of Love'. Nathalie Baye is a Parisian woman who takes out a personal and in a magazine and has a steamy encounter with Spanish-born res... Read more