France (Jean-Jacques Beineix) Movies on DVD
French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix creates a compelling, erotic drama about an impulsive, hot-tempered young woman who moves into the home and life of a seaside resort's caretaker...and begins destroying both. Beatrice Dalle, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gerard Darmon star. Director's cut; 185 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; interview; photo gallery. In French with English subtitles.
A wildly colorful and complex French thriller from director/co-scripter Jean-Jacques Beineix whose marvelously convoluted plot involves a young Paris mail carrier obsessed with an opera star who refuses to make records, a tape spelling out police corruption, Taiwanese mobsters, New Wave assassins, and a wild chase through the Paris Metro. Frederic Andrei, Richard Bohringer, Gerard Darmon, and Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez star. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; interviews; audio commentary. In French with English subtitles.
Two young Parisian lawbreakers meet a mysterious older man (Yves Montand, in his final screen role) after hitching a ride in the back of a delivery truck traveling to southeastern France. As the three get to know one another, the truth about the old man's identity sheds light on his new friends' lives in magical and surprising ways. Director/co-writer Jean-Jacques Beineix's entrancing film co-stars Olivier Martinez, Geraldine Pailhas. Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; interview. In French with English subtitles.
Dozing off during a therapy session with a beautiful, sado-masochistic client, a French psychologist awakens to find her strangled to death on his couch. The panicked analyst hides the body and tries to find out what happened, descending ever deeper into the woman's twisted world, even as her husband and his other patients vie for his attention. Director/co-writer Jean-Jacques Beineix's tongue-in-cheek noir thriller stars Jean-Hughes Anglade and Helene de Fougerolles. 122 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; interview; photo gallery. In French with English subtitles.
A teenager leaves school and takes a job at a zoo, where he meets a young woman who shares his love for animals. The pair travel around France looking for a circus job and finally get their chance to work as trainers for the big cats, but success in the ring could jeopardize their relationship. Isabelle Pasco, Gerard Sandoz, and Gunter Meisner star in this lyrical drama by Jean-Jacques Beineix. Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; featurette. In French with English subtitles.