French cinema in 2013 'sexier and smarter than usual'

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Among the string of box office successes this year, several used an erotic plot to shine a light on the naked truth of socio-economic tensions.  

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Movies like Blue Is the Warmest Color, Bastards, and Violette didn't just depict lots of sex—they used it to ask tough questions about class, desire, and politics, writes  The Atlantic's Jon Frosch.