French movies

13 Tzameti (2005) – a game of life and death

13 Tzameti (2005) – a game of life and death

I had heard a lot about this suspense thriller 13 Tzameti for its sheer onscreen tension and emotion as a deadly gambling game for life that takes toll of one after other. Georgian filmmaker Gela Babluani teams up with his younger brother Georges Babluani, who plays the protagonist Sebastien, to deliver one of the finest French movies. […]

A Prophet (Un prophete) – a French prison thriller

This French prison melodrama is one of the best I have seen in the last few years. I have had watched the popular TV series Prison Break, but A Prophet from the director Jacques Audiard is all the more engaging and thrilling in its own way. Released in 2009, the film was even nominated to the […]

Mesrine (2008) – Killer Instinct / Public Enemy #1

Mesrine (2008) – Killer Instinct / Public Enemy #1

This French language crime drama portrays the real life tale of gangster Jacques Mesrine. Killer Instinct is the first part in a sturdy two-part series. Directed by Jean-François Richet, part of the story is based on the autobiographical book L’instinct de mort (Killer Instinct) by the gangster. The second part – Public Enemy #1 – is […]