Set within a seaside villa, a group of children spend most of their days watching violent television shows while under care of a nanny. One day they all go to the beach. The nanny dozes while they frolic. For a joke, they load the snoozing servant into a rubber raft and set her out to sea. She panics when she wakes up and ends up drowning. The kids do try to save her, but when they fail they decide to run wild instead of reporting the incident. The death means nothing to them until a threatening stranger appears and tells them he witnessed it all.
“Maine-Ocean” is the name of a train that rides from Paris to Saint-Nazaire (near the ocean). In that train, Dejanira, a Brazilian, has a brush with the two ticket inspectors. Mimi, another traveler and also a lawyer, helps her. The four of them will meet together later and live a few shifted adventures with a strange-speaking sailor (Mimi’s client).
In 1616, a Flemish town is thrown into turmoil by news that the Spanish army will arrive within an hour. The cowardly men are of no help, so the women hatch a plan to avoid violence by charming the occupiers with their feminine wiles.
The eponymous heroine, played by Danielle Darrieux, is the potential bride of playboy Marcel. He wants to marry her to land an inheritance. Marcel’s plans are blown to bits when Amelie falls in love with a dashing prince.
In 1913, a young artist, Pierre falls in love with a beautiful seamstress, Janine. Their Elysian summer is cut short when war breaks out and Pierre is sent to fight on the front. After the war, Pierre returns home to find that his wife has died whilst giving birth to their daughter, Jeannette. Disillusioned and heart-broken, Pierre withdraws on himself and it is a struggle for him to bring up his daughter, the daughter that brought death to the only woman he loved…
Hoping to make a fresh start, Léo, a jazz musician, takes up temporary residence with his friend Bony, a young writer who is struggling to get his work published. One evening, Léo strikes up an acquaintance with a woman taxi driver, Cora; in spite of her impulsive and moody temperament, he cannot help being attracted to her. When Bony meets Cora, he too finds her irresistible, but he lacks Léo’s self-confidence to make his move. Cora is not a woman that any man can possess readily. She is like a wild animal, a creature that revels in its freedom. Will either Léo or Bony be able to tame her…?
Marcel Pagnol’s adaptation of his own novel Manon des sources, the story of a shepherdess who exacts her revenge on the townsfolk she blames for killing her father, in two parts: Manon des sources and Ugolin.
Léon, a humble civil servant, has the unusual ability to walk through walls, however thick they are. One day, he falls madly in love with a charming hotel thief by the name of Suzan. In order to impress her he poses as Garou-Garou, a dangerous gangster. Mistaken for him, he is arrested and sent to jail but he, of course, leaves his cell (and comes back to it) just as he likes, infuriating the prison warden. But, despite this wonderful gift, he remains shy in the presence of Suzan.