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Les visiteurs

La Totale!

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Absolutely fantastic movie.. I watch it regularly and still laugh all the way through.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Romualde et Juliette. Oh and Le Placard is really rather funny
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Not a movie, but Les Revenants is pretty good. A supernatural thriller type thingy TV series.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Three colours: white is deliciously dark.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

So many- but for language learning the Jean de Florette et Manon des Sources (from the books by Marcel Pagnol) and La Gloire de mon Père, are lovely classics. Many with lots of slangs maybe not so good, like one of my favourites for portrayal of life in multicultural Cités in France (and racism) is La Haine, de Matthieu Kassowitz.

BTW it is 'les bronzés' (not 'ées) as for a group of males and females, not just females.

About wars of religions, but quite violent 'La Reine Margot. Quite violent too, one of Depardieu's earliest films 'Les Valseuses'. And based on Zola's book, re the closure of mines in the North East, and the exploitation of miners 'Germinal'.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Florette


EDIT: creepy - post time, identical as above post ...... and I forgot La Glorie de mon Pere and My Mother's Castle.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

From a long time ago
Renoir's Grand Illusion and
cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Les Visiteurs and Indochin are two of my favourite movies in any language. Very different though. First is a time traveling comedy, the second is a family (and national) drama set in Vietnam in the run up to decolonisation.

eta. Or independance as it's otherwise known......

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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Les petites fugues (swiss movie)
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Oh, forgot:

Nikita

Leon

La cage aux folles

La Grande Bouffe

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by far my favorite french movie-

37°2 le matin in english it's called betty blue. amazing

Great film, a must if you haven't seen it yet.
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Oh, forgot:

Nikita

Leon

La cage aux folles

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That doesn't seem to be out until next year.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

My first thought - Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

I like :
Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (a psychological thriller)
Dans la maison
Potiche
Sous le sable
(all three by François Ozon)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Les parapluies de Cherbourg (all dialogues are sung, with a young Catherine Duneuve)
Caché
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Thank you everyone. Some of them I have watched, but this would still make a long and exciting list! Oh, I'm also into dark, surrealism, or whatever you call it . I must admit you guys all have great taste.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

I think these ones were not yet mentioned:

Jeux d’enfants

A la folie..pas du tout
Hors de prix (what can I say, I like Audrey Tautou)

Le scaphandre et le papillon

Taxi (it is a series of 3 films if I recollect correctly)

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Les Visiteurs and Indochin are two of my favourite movies in any language. Very different though. First is a time traveling comedy, the second is a family (and national) drama set in Vietnam in the run up to decolonisation.

eta. Or independance as it's otherwise known......
Same here.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

- C'est arrivé près de chez vous

- Delicatessen

- les 400 coups

- La soupe aux choux
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Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Florette


EDIT: creepy - post time, identical as above post ...... and I forgot La Glorie de mon Pere and My Mother's Castle.
you beat me to it, brilliant movies, good call!
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

I enjoyed L'homme du train. Oddly enough it stars Johnny Hallyday but don't let that put you off.

When I was a student I really enjoyed Diva - very cool and stylish. I saw it recently and just thought it was plodding and rather dull. I suppose it's something similar to revisiting places you knew from your youth.

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Your favourite French language movie

If you're into dark surrealism, then definitely Brunel.


And I still like Diva!

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