This week's independent and foreign films are tailor made for Francophiles.

In "Farewell, My Queen," based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, Diane Kruger stars as Marie Antoinette, kept company by a special lady in waiting in her final days.

In "The Intouchables," a French aristocrat becomes a paraplegic after an accident and reluctantly hires someone to help him with daily tasks. He's bored by those with fancy degrees and experience, and instead chooses a former prisoner, who finally treats him as a man and not an invalid.

Filmed right here in Florida, the documentary "The Queen of Versailles" follows billionaire couple Jackie and David Siegel who are trying to build the largest house in America. Right before it premiered at Sundance, the film subjects sued the filmmaker for defamation.

Click below for other indie films playing in South Florida's arthouse cinema this week:

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  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125666/" target="_hplink">The Queen of Versailles</a> Aug. 2 at 10 p.m., Aug. 3 at 7 and 9 p.m., Aug. 4 and 5 at 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. <a href="http://www.o-cinema.org" target="_hplink">O Cinema</a> Tickets: $7.50 to $10.50 In an odd riches to rags story, billionaires David and Jackie Siegel are living the high life in the largest home in America when the economy turns for the world. This documentary takes a look at the couple's odd circumstances as they must edit the lives they've been leading with their family and domestic staff.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466893/" target="_hplink">Margaret</a> Aug. 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. <a href="http://www.mbcinema.com" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $8 to $10 Anna Paquin plays a 17-year-old girl whose actions lead to a traffic accident that kills a pedestrian. Wracked with guilt, she attempts to make things right, but instead is buried in torment as she finds out that the world isn't as pretty as she used to think.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1736633/" target="_hplink">Oslo, August 31st</a> July 31, Aug. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. <a href="http://www.mbcinema.com" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $8 to $10 About to complete his drug rehabilitation stint, Anders leaves the countryside for a trip to the city for a job interview. However, he ends up staying and meeting up with old friends. In that time, he realizes how many opportunities he wasted in the past. Norwegian with English subtitles.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1836987/" target="_hplink">Trishna</a> July 31, Aug. 1 and 2 at 6:45 p.m. <a href="http://www.mbcinema.com" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $8 to $10 Adapted from Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" Freida Pinto stars as Trishna, the a poor woman in India who works at a resort. When the resort is taken over by a wealthy developer, his son is immediately taken by Trishna's beauty. To escape classism, the two move to Mumbai, but find that just changing locations doesn't fix everything.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327628/" target="_hplink">Whores' Glory</a> Aug. 3 7 p.m., Aug. 4 at 3:45 p.m., Aug. 4 at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. <a href="http://www.cosfordcinema.com" target="_hplink">Cosford Cinema</a> Tickets: $7 to $9 In the third and final series of global films, Michael Glawogger travels to Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico to investigate the world's oldest profession. Prostitutes talk about how they got into the business and why they have no choice but to stay. Following the Aug. 4 screening, stay to listen to a panel weigh in on the film and issues.

  • <a href="http://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/opera-ballet/2011-2012/peter-grimes_cnt_21326.html" target="_hplink">Peter Grimes</a> Aug. 5 at noon <a href="http://www.cosfordcinema.com" target="_hplink">Cosford Cinema</a> Tickets: $18 to $22 In a quiet fishing village where nothing happens, Peter Grimes is at the center of a controversy when his neighbors accuse him of killing his apprentice. Angry that they won't give him a second chance, he gets another apprentice, who is found with a mysterious bruise later.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/" target="_hplink">The Intouchables</a> July 31, Aug 1 and 2 at 6:35 and 9:15 p.m., <a href="http://www.towertheatermiami.com/" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $7 to $8 When an aristocrat, Philippe, becomes a quadriplegic after an accident, he seeks the best caretaker. Instead, he ends up hiring an ex-convict, Driss, from the streets. The two form a friendship that could not have been formed with anyone else, one of equality, laughter and respect. French with English subtitles.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753813/" target="_hplink">Farewell My Queen (<em>Les adieux à la reine</em>)</a> Aug. 3 and 4 at 4:05, 6:40 and 9 p.m., Aug. 5 at 2:20, 5 and 7:20 p.m. <a href="http://www.towertheatermiami.com/" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $7 to $8 A young woman, Sidonie Laborde, becomes Marie Antoinette lady in waiting, there for the queen's every beck and call. She develops a schoolgirl crush, while the queen appears to have a special relationship a lady within the inner circle, Gabrielle de Polignac. When the people storm the Bastille, demanding the queen's head, Laborde refuses to leave her side, not knowing what is about to happen in the next few days of the French Revolution. French with English subtitles.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1859650/" target="_hplink">To Rome With Love</a> July 30 and 31, Aug. 1 and 2 at 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. <a href="http://www.gablescinema.com" target="_hplink">Coral Gables Art Cinema</a> Tickets: $6 to $11 Woody Allen brings to the screen a cast of big-name actors to create a comedic onslaught of misadventures in Rome. With Americans visiting the city to locals navigating the age-old streets, there's a hooker, an opera director, a girl escaping a bad relationship, and an average Joe who suddenly becomes the city's biggest celebrity. English and Italian with English subtitles.

  • <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1690455/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1690455/" target="_hplink">Dark Horse</a> Aug. 10 at 8 p.m., Aug 11 at 6 p.m. and Aug 12 at 5 p.m. <a href="http://www.fliff.com/Cinema_Paradiso" target="_hplink">Cinema Paradiso</a> Tickets: $6 to $10 Abe is in his 30s, unfit, hates his job and lives with his parents. However, things seem to look up when he meets the awkward Miranda at a wedding. As he pursues her and proposes marriage, he makes changes in his life to make himself a viable husband.