Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d’Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she’s passing through, and pitches her tent in Sasha’s yard. The two women build an odd rapport, and tension builds as events unfold.
A married couple purchases an abandoned house in the countryside. Soon they witness strange apparitions and events. Their son and moreover their prepubescent daughter are haunted by a poltergeist.
Through a series of chance meetings, Céline, a shy librarian, and Julie, a cabaret performer and magician, strike up a friendship. Julie moves into Céline’s apartment and recounts a strange experience she had when visiting a boarded up old house. Intrigued, Céline visits the mysterious house and has exactly the same experience. Both women find themselves transported into a parallel reality, playing the part of a housemaid to a wealthy widower, Olivier, and his house guests, Sophie and Camille.
In this intense adaptation of the classic Albert Camus novel, Arthur Meursault is a bored clerical worker in 1930s Algeria who is completely isolated from his surroundings. His alienation leads to sudden, mystifying attacks of violence, and eventually culminates in his arbitrary shooting of a man on a beach. In the ensuing trial, the full extent of Meursault’s existential crisis becomes alarmingly clear to judge, jury and prosecutor.
Young Martin has been acting strange. At his school, his teacher and classmates notice that he is less talkative and more withdrawn. When those around him begin to prod, they discover that Martin’s single mother has died. Fearful that he will be sent away from home now that he has no parents, Martin looks to his friends for help. With Jerome leading the charge to save Martin from the orphanage, the first thing they decide to do is dispose of the mother’s body.
The eldest son of an aristocratic French family devises unique ways to rob church donation boxes in order to reverse his struggling clan’s failing fortunes.
A young couple passes through the village of Litan as the locals hold a Festival of the Dead. As the festival progresses, strange, and eerie events occur that reveals something sinister at work. Fearing for their lives, the couple decided to flee the village before they too become overtaken by the dark implications of the celebration and become shadows of their former selves.
The Club de Femmes (Girl’s Club) of the title refers to a Parisian boarding house, populated in its entirety by beautiful, unwed damsels. The rules of the club are quite strict, with chaperones making certain that the ladies keep a safe and respectable distance between themselves and their gentleman callers. But the mischievous Claire is determined to enjoy a rendezvous with her sweetheart Robert, and to that end she talks him into disguising himself as a woman.