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2 films français + 1 film canadien, cette semaine aux Red River Theatres à Concord

From: user 3.
Sent on: Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:34 AM

Films & schedule for Friday, July 25 - Thursday, July 31
Roman de Gare (R) 2008, 103 min.
MongolTrue to its title, ROMAN DE GARE (CROSSED TRACKS) finds famed French director Claude Lelouch (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME) jumping between time and loyalties in this suspenseful mystery about fate and fatal secrets. As the film opens, popular crime novelist Judith Ralitzer (Fanny Ardant) finds herself at the receiving end of a police interrogation for two murders. We then learn about the escape of an actual serial killer known as "The Magician," who may already be lurking on the roads leading out of Paris. The road is where we find Huguette (Audrey Dana), a high-strung hairdresser who is soon abandoned by her enraged fianc? at a highway service station. Huguette is rescued by the unassuming Pierre (Dominique Pinon), who may or may not actually be the ghost writer responsible for Judith Ralitzer's success. Pierre pretends to be Huguette's fianc? so that her provincial parents and alienated daughter will think that Huguette has put her life in order. But even as Pierre wins the affection of Huguette and her family, his reliance on magic tricks may hint at a much darker secret. And when Pierre is reunited with the celebrity-absorbed Ralitzer, his intention to come out from her shadow and be his own author may force the star to construct a novel demise for her servant. Taking advantage of a superb cast and gorgeous French locations, Lelouch's veteran touch deftly manages ROMAN DE GARE's multiple layers of mystery and romance. The result is a pleasingly chic thriller grounded in a very human belief in the surprising possibilities that come from love.

Language: French with English subtitles
Fri., July 25: 6:00, 8:30
Sat., July 26: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30
Sun., July 27: 1:00, 3:30, 6:00
Mon., July 28: 6:00, 8:30
Tue., July 29: 2:15, 6:00, 8:30
Wed., July 30: 6:00, 8:30
Thu., July 31: 6:00, 8:30
OSS 117 (NR/2008/99 min.)
A box-office sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. After a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates Jack's death, monitors the Suez Canal, checks up on the Brits and Soviets, burnishes France's reputation, quells a fundamentalist rebellion and brokers peace in the Middle East. A blithe and witty send-up not only of spy films of that era and the suave secret agent figure but also neo-colonialism, ethnocentrism and the very idea of Western covert action in the Middle East.

Fri., July 25: 7:45
Sat., July 26: 3:00, 7:45
Sun., July 27: 3:00
Mon., July 28: 7:45
Tue., July 29: 7:45
Wed., July 30: 7:45
Thu:, July 31: 7:45

Up the Yangtze (NR) 2008, 93 min.
Up the Yangtze
A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze - navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River." The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river's edge - a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam - contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle - provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside modern China
Fri., July 25: 5:30
Sat., July 26: 12:30, 5:30
Sun., July 27: 12:30, 5:30
Mon., July 28:
Tue., July 29:
2:00, 5:30
Wed., July 30: 5:30
Thu., July 31: 5:30

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