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The Crook


In Claude Lelouch’s clever adventure, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays an escaped thief tracking down his hidden loot.


(Home Vision)

Barbet Schroeder’s debut is mostly a mess, but the Pink Floyd sound-track and Néstor Almendros photography add to this essay on European drug culture.

Viva María!


Easily the oddest work in Louis Malle’s oeuvre, with Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot as vaudevillians-cum-revolutionaries in 1907 America.

The Young Poisoner’s Handbook


A creepy little curio in which a teenage aspiring alchemist poisons his family and friends.

Zero Day

(Home Vision)

A companion piece to Elephant, here’s a stark portrayal (told as a video diary) of teenage alienation breeding a Columbine-like assault on a high school.