One of Truffaut’s lesser known films, the plot is pure pulp-naïf, chock full with clanging coincidences and the occasional implausibility too far (as if a man packing the sexual oomph of Belmondo would have to resort to a mail order bride for companionship). But it’s an exhilarating thriller, dashing from the sun-dappled colonies to snowbound rural Switzerland, veering from melodrama to horror (Louis’ discovery of his potential fate via a cartoon strip is chilling) and unremittingly adult in its treatment of human relationships.
Three high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.
Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.