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Foreign Languages and Literatures

French movies sp-13

February 06, 2013

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Movies are shown in JRHH 122.
 
 
Wednesday 02/06/13

Un long dimanche de fiançailles = A very long engagement

Tells the story of a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

 

Thursday 02/21/13

 Léon = The Professional

A professional assassin rescues a teenage girl whose parents were killed in a police raid

 

Tuesday 03/05/13

Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis = Welcome to the sticks

Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch’ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell…

 

Tuesday 03/12/13

Le petit Nicolas = The Little Nicolas

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing to changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant!. He panics and envisions the worst.

 

Thursday 04/11/13

Indigènes = Days of Glory

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

 
Tuesday 04/23/13

Tanguy

Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it’s time he moves out. He doesn’t, so they hatch a plan.

 
Thursday 05/02/13

Le roi lion = The Lion King

Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.

 

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