The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department’s Juvenile Protection Unit – taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets and chewing over relationship issues at lunch; interrogating abusive parents, taking statements from children, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with colleagues and laughing uncontrollably at the most unthinkable moments. Knowing the worst exists and living with it.
How do these cops balance their private lives and the reality they confront every working day?
Fred, the group’s hypersensitive wild card, is going to have a hard time facing the scrutiny of Melissa, a photographer on a Ministry of the Interior assignment to document the unit. [Synopsis courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival]
Robinson, appropriately named as we will soon discover, is on vacation in Biarritz with his wife. What follows is the story behind the loss of his arm, a story that becomes increasingly bizarre and eventually apocalyptic, leading us down a narrative path of labyrinthine complexity. The resulting film is an extraordinary feat of imagination and daring, set against the backdrop of a world on the verge of destruction. Alors que s’annonce la fin du monde, Robinson Laborde se remet peu à peu de l’échec d’une aventure sentimentale pour laquelle il s’était décidé à quitter sa femme. Malgré l’imminence du désastre, et peut-être pour mieux y faire face, il s’élance dans une véritable odyssée amoureuse qui l’entraîne sur les routes de France et d’Espagne.
While waiting for a heart transplant that could save his life, Pierre (Duris) reunites with his sister (Binoche) and her lively children. This rediscovery of his family and observation of the teeming streets outside his window give Pierre hope, and a new sense of how he might spend the time still left to him. [Synopsis courtesy of IFC Films]
Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend. Though Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respect of Violette’s teenage son, Lolo, who is determined to wreak havoc on the couple’s fledging relationship and remain his mother’s favorite.
Marc, in his 40s, is a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne. Still a bachelor — and still living with his sister Marianne in a huge, isolated chalet that they inherited when they were very young — he carries on one love affair after another with his students. Winter has almost ended when one of his most brilliant students, Barbara, suddenly disappears. Two days later, Marc meets Barbara’s mother, Anna, who wants to find out more about her vanished daughter.
An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.