Tag - France

La Belle Captive DVD cover

La Belle Captive (1983) – DVD Review

Film: DVD: Written by: Alain Robbe-Grillet and Franck Verpillat based on Robbe-Grillet’s novelDirected by: Alain Robbe-GrilletStarring: Daniel Mesguich, Cyrielle Clair, Daniel Emilfork, Gabrielle Lazure Released by: Koch Lorber...

Suite Fran̤aise РBook Review

Written by: Irène Némirovsky Translated by: Sandra Smith Published by: Vintage Books The Russian author Némirovsky was forced to flee Paris during the German occupation in 1940. She decided to write a book that would honestly depict the...

Up With People in Hollywood

Your Weekend Justice #45: The Euphemism...

And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. You can’t say we didn’t warn you. [audio:]...

Foreign DVD Megadose

Belle Epoque. While trying to escape from the Spanish Civil War, young Fernando is befriended by Amalia, a free-thinking artist. They talk of life and religion and politics. Things get complicated as they usually do by women. Specifically...

David Gervais from La Job

Crisis On Infinite Offices

So with word that The Office has been sold to Channel One in Russia so that they can make their own version, much like we’ve done here in the U.S., I looked up what versions there are out there already…and there are a few, with...

Joan the Maid (1994) – DVD Review

Film: DVD: Written by: Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent & Jacques Rivette Directed by: Jacques Rivette Starring: Sandrine Bonnaire, André Marcon, Jean-Louis Richard, Marcel Nozonnet, Patrick LeMauff Features: Filmographies for the...

Mechanical Squid Vehicle!

There’s a new exhibit in Nantes, France, called “Les Machines de l’île de Nantes,” in which giant mechanical animals are on display. You can ride them, even! Check out this mechanical squid: Direct link for the...

Opening title card from Law and Order SVU in Russia, aka Law and Order: Division of Field Investigation

Law & Order: It’s a Small World...

Okay, so as threatened, I did some YouTube mining and here’s what I was able to come up with: These are the opening credits to the Russian version of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Per the original uploader, “The...