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They say that French is the language of love, so it's not surprising that there are a lot of French romantic films. Many are in the comedy genre, although these are generally very different from the more usual Hollywood Rom-Coms. Others are much more serious, dealing with the sometimes harsh realities of life.
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  • Amour

    Amour

  • L'Hermine

    L'Hermine

  • 20 ans d'écart

    20 ans d'écart

  • L'Arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)

    L'Arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)

  • Gemma Bovery

    Gemma Bovery

  • Grand Central

    Grand Central

  • Mon Roi

    Mon Roi

  • Souvenir

    Souvenir

  • Pause

    Pause

  • La Belle Époque

    La Belle Époque

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

  • 3 Coeurs

    3 Coeurs

  • Le Mépris

    Le Mépris

  • Mademoiselle Chambon

    Mademoiselle Chambon

  • Tu mérites un amour

    Tu mérites un amour

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Tu mérites un amour
Tu mérites un amour
Director Hafsia Herzi wrote the screenplay and plays the lead role as Lila, a young woman who has been dropped by her boyfriend and is struggling to come to terms with what has happened. She is thrust back into the dating scene while all the while not really being over her ex. He has gone off to Bolivia 'to find himself', although given his character one imagines it's unlikely to change him.

The fact that this film is directed by a woman, who also wrote the screenplay, is obvious in the way that Lila's emotions are portrayed as she negotiates a number of new relationships. She wants love while the men tend to have different agenda.

She moves between normal sorts of guys to one who is totally self-absorbed by his love of filming, and can't understand why Lila eventually breaks down into a fit of giggles. At the other extreme a well-healed playboy type proposes marriage (only kidding) before having sex with her in a stairwell and then disappearing for good. And then she has an encounter with a couple of 'swingers' and despite being initially resistant ends up in bed with them. None of this is explicitly filmed.

There is, however, one young man who is clearly attracted to her for the right reasons. He is a photography student and asks if she would model for him, telling her that she looks like Frida Kahlo. The photo above is from the photo shoot. There is no romantic involvement between them but in the end it is he who is there for her when it matters.

The French in this film is very difficult!
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