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  • Gemma Bovery
  • Gemma Bovery

    The ever-rumpled Fabrice Luchini stars as a middle-aged husband and father who has abandoned his academic career in Paris to take over his father's little bakery in Normandy; a disciple of Gustave Flaubert, the former professor goes into a tizzy when a young wife, newly arrived in town and coincidentally named Gemma Bovery, begins to travel the same life trajectory as the adulterous protagonist of Madame Bovary. more...
  • The Judgement
  • The Judgement

    The title refers to a steep cliff along a mountain road where, according to the protagonist of this 2014 Bulgarian drama, guilty men were pushed to their deaths by the Greeks, the Romans, and the Turks. more...
  • The Kid
  • The Kid

    The geopolitics governing the Strait of Gibraltar, which narrowly divides Spain from Morocco, provides an interesting overlay for this extended cops-and-robbers epic (2014), reminiscent of Michael Mann's Heat, about a Spanish detective (Luis Tosar) chasing a young, ambitious Moroccan drug smuggler (Jesús Castro). more...
  • L'il Quinquin
  • L'il Quinquin

    Originally broadcast as a four-part miniseries, this oddball mystery from Bruno Dumont (Twentynine Palms, Camille Claudel 1915) engages in a kind of tonal jujitsu: the story line is divided between children and adults, though by the end the grown-ups seem like the juveniles and vice versa. more...