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Atlantic City
In this Oscar -nominated romantic thriller, Atlantic City has been revitalized with the legalization of gambling. But the new industry also brings unsettling changes for its citizens. One of these citizens is Lou (Burt Lancaster), a longtime mob flunkey and…
Au revoir les enfants
This late work from French writer-director Louis Malle tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie--until a secret is revealed.…
Lacombe, Lucien
One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German occupation, Louis Malle's brave and controversial LACOMBE, LUCIEN traces a young peasant's journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of…
My Dinner with Andre
In Louis Malle's captivating and philosophical film, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with friend and theater director Andre Gregory at an Upper West Side restaurant, and the two proceed into an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional on love,…
God's Country
In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women in a prosperous farming community. Six years later, during Ronald Reagan's second term, he returned to find drastic economic decline.…
Murmur of the Heart - Le souffle au coeur
Louis Malle's critically acclaimed film gracefully combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy's sexual maturation. Both shocking and deeply poignant, this is one of the finest coming-of-age films ever made. Nominated…
Black Moon
Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, beautiful young Lily (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where…
Calcutta
When he was cutting Phantom India , Louis Malle found that the footage shot in Calcutta was so diverse, intense, and unforgettable that it deserved its own film. The result, released theatrically, is at times shocking--a chaotic portrait of a…
…And the Pursuit of Happiness
In 1986, Louis Malle, himself a transplant to the United States, set out to investigate the ever-widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers (from teachers to astronauts to doctors) in middle- and working-class communities from…
The Fire Within
After garnering international acclaim for such seminal crowd-pleasers as The Lovers and Zazie dans le metro , Louis Malle gave his fans a shock with THE FIRE WITHIN (Le feu follet), a penetrating study of individual and social inertia. Maurice…
Humain, trop Humain
Louis Malle presents his meditative investigation of the inner workings of a French automotive plant. This, Vive le Tour , and Place de la Republique , Malle's three French-set documentaries, reveal, in an eclectic array of ways, the director's eternal…