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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Un Prophète (A prophet) (2009) is really amazing. It's as good as The Godfather. It's primarily, though not exclusively, in French ... some Corsican, Arabic, and maybe Italian too.

If it not being exclusively French doesn't bother you (for language learning purposes), I'd also recommend the film/miniseries "Carlos" (2010).
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

This one filmed in Verbier and Martingy:


L'Enfant d'en Haute


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Old 14.11.2014, 23:32
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

l'exercice de l'état (The Minister)


The opening scene, where a naked women crawls into mouth of a crocodile is a little unusual..
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Thanks BMXgrl- never seen it- Wonder if he is the one who stole my snowboard and kit
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Le train de vie

It's about a Jewish village during the 2nd WW. The villagers decide to fake their own deportation to escape the real one and set off on a train, some playing Nazi officers as "guards".
Wikipedia reference-link[n their escape route through rural Eastern Europe, the train sees tensions between its inhabitants, close encounters with real Nazis as well as Communist partisans, and fraternization with gypsies, until the community arrives just at the frontlines between German and Soviet fire.

I saw it many years ago and remember that, despite the tragic historical background, it was partly very funny.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Train de vie is definitely a very touching film.

Also "Se souvenir des belles choses"

He's recovering from amnesia, she just found out she's suffering from a rapid form of dementia. They meet at the crossroads of their lives.
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Le train de vie

It's about a Jewish village during the 2nd WW. The villagers decide to fake their own deportation to escape the real one and set off on a train, some playing Nazi officers as "guards".
Wikipedia reference-link[n their escape route through rural Eastern Europe, the train sees tensions between its inhabitants, close encounters with real Nazis as well as Communist partisans, and fraternization with gypsies, until the community arrives just at the frontlines between German and Soviet fire.

I saw it many years ago and remember that, despite the tragic historical background, it was partly very funny.
I loved it. Also, a big bonus - the music.

Another one by the same director, very touching:

Va, vis et deviens

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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Some more:

La Grande Vadrouille,

Pauline a la plage

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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Grégoire Moulin contre l'humanité
dark humor comedy
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Thank you all. Seems the list of dark humour movies keep on rolling
More recommendations are welcome.





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It's about a Jewish village during the 2nd WW. The villagers decide to fake their own deportation to escape the real one and set off on a train, some playing Nazi officers as "guards".
Wikipedia reference-link[n their escape route through rural Eastern Europe, the train sees tensions between its inhabitants, close encounters with real Nazis as well as Communist partisans, and fraternization with gypsies, until the community arrives just at the frontlines between German and Soviet fire.

I saw it many years ago and remember that, despite the tragic historical background, it was partly very funny.
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I loved it. Also, a big bonus - the music.

Another one by the same director, very touching:

Va, vis et deviens
Ohh that should be a perfect combination of what I'm looking for




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Shame I live out in the sticks- as I have space for a ciné-Club- could meet once a month here to watch a good French film and then discuss (in French).
Maybe we should organise an EF event for those who enjoy French language movies?




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La Reine Margot



(Word of Warning: violence, blood, incest, boobies, full frontal male nudity. Not for PG-13 audiences...)

Also:

Les rivières pourpres
Les anges de l'apocalypse
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For a French film, that's a minimum.
I love Ridicule, by P. Leconte.
Well, it was my intention not to spill it out in the beginning the main reasons for watching French movies
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson)...pretty much anything with Jean Reno in it.
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Ohh that should be a perfect combination of what I'm looking for
The music was composed by Goran Bregovic (well, more like he worked on some traditional themes but it has his touch, clearly) and it's mostly klezmer style of course. (I personally love klezmer music)
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Plus one vote for Pauline a la plage

Amélie

And my personal favourite Chocolat from 1988 directed by Claire Denis (not the recent more mainstream Chocolat)
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Delicatessen and Amélie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet have already been mentioned, but I think City of Lost Children (La Cité des enfants perdus) is by far my favourite of his – and it's perfect, if you’re into dark (but beautiful) and surreal! It’s probably my favourite French movie ever.

I’m also a sucker for anything with Vincent Cassel; La Haine has already been mentioned and it is a good one, but my all-time, somewhat embarrassing Cassel-favourite is Dobermann, with all its 90s style campy action and violence. I also liked the Monk (Le moine), but that's probably just because I have a strange fascination towards gloomy religious themes.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Le Vieux Fusil

Nuit D'Ivresse

L'Ours

Le Père Noel est une Ordure - it's on TV every Xmas and has the same cast as Les Bronzès.

There are some great French films out there and actors. And they do make a nice evening's watch instead of the usual American blockbuster make money fast films that seem to be the norm nowadays.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

I haven't read the entire thread so I apologize if any of these are repeats -

I recently saw Le Prénom and it was great. Funny and well-acted. It's one of those movies that takes place over the course of one evening, all in one place.

Prête-moi ta main is perhaps a touch on the cheesy side but I really like it.

Home is really odd and very good.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Diva or Subway , no easy choice
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482088/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

PRICELESS !
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

L'Homme est une femme comme les autres

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119307/

Great title (in French, not in English), fun story and nice klezmer music.
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

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Three colours: white is deliciously dark.
You do realize that you picked the one "colour" film where the primary language is not French!

I think they're good films, but I have a problem with the endings to all three of them, which I think is literally unbelievable.

P.S. I might want to point out that the last film in the trilogy---"Red"---is set in Geneva and the Suisse Romande.

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