L'Art de perdre

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Paris in the Present Tense

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Nos richesses

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2084: La fin du monde

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Zabor ou Les Psaumes

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The Dictator's Last Night

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Dieu n'habite pas La Havane

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Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

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The Stranger

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The Plague

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The Meursault Investigation

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A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962

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Ce que le jour doit à la nuit

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Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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