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French Films

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Any recommendations/opinions?? I'm doing an exam on jean jeunet films (specifically amelie, delicatessen and city of lost children) any other films not necessary by jeunet anyone could recommend?
Another thing, how many people have seen Baise Moi? I found it fairly horrific.
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    I think he has just made a new one. It's about to come out at the cinema, it's not out yet. it's called "The Long Engagement" and stars the girl from Amelie. It's a war-ish film :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Moulin Rouge, the old version. My granddad was french, he and my gran used the theme tune as "their song" and my mum loved the film.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    La Nouvelle Eve is an ok French film.

    I can't remember who made it but it's only a few years old. :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    theres a really good film with gerard depardoui in it. not sure what its called but america did a remake called "my father the hero"
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Le Samourai
    The Discreet Charm of the Borguise (can never spell that)
    La Haine
    Nikita
    The Grand Illusion
    Infants of the Paradise
    Betty Blue
    Cyrano De Bergerac
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh and I'd agree on Baise Moi, got what they were doing but it just felt too long and liked the misery too much
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I liked the new one... Les Choristes... :)
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    La Haine.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Skive
    La Haine.

    Exactly, its the best movie ever made.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeh we studied La Haine at school, awesome film, I might buy the special edition box set thing.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Betty Blue,
    Leon,
    The big blue.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    leon isn't a french film just because jean reno is in it!!

    jean de florette is famous and has Gerard Depardieu in it

    taxi is supposed to be good as well (they've just made an american version)
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    originally posted by el_dude
    taxi is supposed to be good as well (they've just made an american version)

    Taxi is pretty crap TBH but the moped bit at the start is good. :yes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Skive
    Taxi is pretty crap TBH but the moped bit at the start is good. :yes:

    Its not exctly Great cinema, but its enjoyable and worth a watch if you ask me, I have it on DVD, tis worth a watch every now and then. Its a good fluff movie.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by el_dude
    leon isn't a french film just because jean reno is in it!!

    sorry
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by el_dude
    taxi is supposed to be good as well (they've just made an american version)

    i really like it, but no doubt the americans will balls it up good and proper.

    why do they feel they must remake films for an american audience? can't they read subtitles?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Taxi is really funny - they have 2 and 3 and possibly 4 out now - americans are so lame with thier not being able to read subtitiles thing - then again they had to have trainspotting subtitled so they clearly are all just a bit dense - you don't even need subtitles to watch it - i saw it in the cinema in france and had no problems understanding it.

    A very Long Engagement - was a book which I've read its very good and should make a good film as well - its about World War 1.

    Betty Blue is amasing and definatly worth a watch.

    And totally not a french film but I saw a really good German film called something like recreating Lennin - v funny.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Wyetry


    And totally not a french film but I saw a really good German film called something like recreating Lennin - v funny.

    Goodbye Lenin

    That is a good film.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have seen aformention film too, it is good.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeh i've seen Goodbye Lenin!. I'm such a language geek...lol
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I really liked Francois Ozon's Sitcom, it's a black comedy and it's quite bizarre.

    Les Enfants du Paradis is a fantastic old film.

    And don't forget Clouzot's Les Diaboliques.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by el_dude
    leon isn't a french film just because jean reno is in it!!

    It was directed by Luc Besson though.
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