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Before Sunset (2004)

Directed by Richard Linklater. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres, Rudolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig. 80 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Breathless (A Bout de souffle) (France, 1960)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Liliane David, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut. includes: Disc one: Archival interviews with director Jean-Luc Godard and actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, and Jean-Pierre Melville ; French theatrical trailer -- Disc two: new video interviews with Coutard, asst. director Pierre Rissient, and filmmaker D.A.

Cleo de 5 a  7 (Cleo from 5 to 7) (1961)

Directed by Agnes Varda. Cast: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothee Blank, Michel Legrand, Jose-Luis de Vilallonga. An intimate portrait of a woman who is waiting to learn if she has terminal cancer. The beautiful but spoiled Cleo searches for answers with a fortune-teller, then seeks comfort in the familiar as she shops for a hat, talks with friends, and rehearses a song. Shot almost entirely on location, this visually entrancing film captures the look, feel, and sounds of Paris as Cleo views the world with a new awareness. 90 min.

Paris (2008)

Directed by C edric Klapisch. Cast: Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, Frana§ois Cluzet, Karin Viard, M elanie Laurent, Gilles Lellouche, Zinedine Soualem, Julie Ferrier, Maurice B enichou, Olivia Bonamy, Audrey Marnay, Annelise Hesme, Sabrina Ouazani, Xavier Robic, Emmanuel Quatra, Kingsley Kum Abang. While waiting for a heart transplant that could save his life, Pierre reunites with his sister and her lively children.

Paris qui dort (The Crazy Ray) (France, 1923)

Directed by Ren e Clair. Cast: Henri Rollan, Madeline Rodrigues, Albert Prejean, Myla Seller. 62 min. Included on 999:3235 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Paris vu par Chabrol, Douchet, Godard, Pollet, Rohmer, Rouch (Six in Paris) (1965)

Cast: Barbara Wilkind, Barbet Schroeder, Micheline Dax, Jean-Michel Rouziere, Gilles Queant. Six short films present stories of different neighborhoods of Paris. "Saint-Germain-des-Pres," by Jean Douchet, is the story of the up-and-down relationship between a male model and an American coed. "Gare du Nord," by Jean Rouch, is a haunting twist-of-fate tale involving a suicidal handsome stranger. In "Rue Saint Denis," by Jean-Daniel Pollet, an experienced prostitute picks up a virginal dishwasher. In "Place de l'Etoile," by Eric Rohmer, a timid salesclerk thinks he has committed murder.

Rififi (Du rififi chez les hommes) (France, 1955)

Directed by Jules Dassin. Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Mohner, Robert Manuel, Perlo Vita (i.e. Jules Dassin), Marie Sabouret, Janine Darcy, Claude Sylvain, Marcel Lupovici, Pierre Grassel, Robert Hossein, Magali Noel, Dominique Maurin. A suspenseful story of a successful jewel robbery engineered by an aging ex-con in which the four thieves betray each other. The film ends in an orgy of torture, murder, kidnapping and retribution. One of the greatest crime capers, it set the standard for all others that followed.

Zazie dans le metro (1960)

Directed by Louis Malle. Cast: Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Annie Fratellini, Vittorio Caprioli, Hubert Deschamps. 92 min. (PAL); 999:3465 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

[Paris] Paris 1900

A chronicle of Parisian life from 1900 to 1914, using newsreels, early silent film, and other memorabilia. Sports, recreation, and the arts are emphasized. The end of those halcyon days is suggested by newsreels showing the rise of labor unions, socialism, and new technology.