LES AMANTS (The Lovers) (1958):
The bored wife of haughty provincial press magnate begins an affair with Raoul, a snobbish polo player whom she sees on increasingly frequent visits to Paris, ostensibly to stay with her socialite friend Maggy — who actually encouraged the affair — neglecting her husband and young daughter. One weekend, Henri, who probably suspects her liaison, summons Jeanne back home, where (much to her annoyance) he has invited both Raoul and Maggy. On the road from Paris, her car breaks down; she is rescued and driven home by Bernard, a young, relaxed archaeologist, whom Henri also invites to stay. Bernard initially shows indifference and even hostility toward Jeanne and her world, but keenly observes the uneasy atmosphere in the house as tensions between wife, husband, lover, and friend become palpable.
DVD-R is in French with switchable English and German subtitles. Approx. 90 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!
LES AMANTS DU TAGE (The Lovers of Lisbon) (1955):
A French taxi driver in Lisbon carries the scars of a wife's infidelity that ended in tragedy when he found her with his lover upon returning home from the War. A French woman in trouble with the law has a police inspector on her tail. They fall passionately in love, but because of his past he is not able to trust that she is not using him to escape the police. She must choose between escaping with him and remaining under a shred of doubt or turn herself in to prove that she indeed loves him.
DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 107 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!