Tag: FRANCE

July 18, 2019 / Foreign
July 16, 2019 / Foreign

Novelist Philippe is a French novelist recently relocated to Ireland, where makes friends with Jerry an American expatriate who left his home after the death of his girlfriend. Philippe and Jerry become chummy with Taubelman, who is looking after Anne, a beautiful young woman who cannot speak. Jerry becomes infatuated with Anne, while Philippe tries to win the heart of Sharon, Jerry’s sister.

July 9, 2019 / Foreign

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system – yet their escape is anything but assured.

July 3, 2019 / Foreign
June 27, 2019 / Foreign

In this fast-moving fantasy, an unsophisticated student escapes from a boarding school to become, after many trials and tribulations, the “toast of Paris.”

June 22, 2019 / Foreign

A witty journey through the history of Paris told to a group of students by Sacha Guitry, from its foundation at the time of Caesar to 1955. Among others you will meet King Charles VII making Agnès Sorel his mistress; you will witness the creation of printing spurred on by King Louis XI; share the life in the Louvres Palace at the time of King François Ier; spend the last night before St Bartholomew’s massacre; be horrified by the murder of Henri III by a fanatical monk, watch the abjuration of protestantism by King Henri IV; try to resolve the Man in the Iron Mask enigma; take part in the storming of the Bastille, be present at the execution of King Louis XVI and at the trial of Queen Marie-Antoinette; participate in the Paris Commune, take sides in the Dreyfus affair.

June 21, 2019 / Foreign
June 20, 2019 / Biography

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte’s life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.