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Sep 12th, 2008, 10:54 AM
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Any good French movies?

We just came back from a fabulous trip to France. Thanks to many of you here, our trip ended up being tres magnifique. We will write our trip report this weekend.
But in the meantime, I was wondering if you can recommend any movies that has to do with France?
We loved it so much and want to be reminded of the beautiful scenery and atmosphere there. I know of Amelie, Forget Paris, French Kiss, The lovers of the bridge, Paris je taime, Chocolate. I will probably rent Somethings gotta give again. I fell in love with that bridge, Pont Alexandre and have to see it again!
But do you know of any other good movies?
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Sep 12th, 2008, 11:10 AM
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The Red Balloon is a classic - set in then grim eastern Paris but so evocative of Paris neighborhoods and French primary school kids.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 11:11 AM
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I'm going to mention m preferred movie ever : "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the springs" that take place in Provence in the 1920s and can't be seen separately.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 11:12 AM
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There are many:

"A Sunday in the Country"
"Mr. Bean's Holiday"
"My Mother's Castle"
"My Father's Glory"
"Chocolat"
"Two Days in Paris"
"Charade"
"Vatel"
"Paris, Je t'Aime"
"Avenue Montaigne"
and, of course, "Gigi"

And many, many others. Check the French films on offer at Netflix.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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I have watched "Au Revoir Les Enfants" several times; it is my favorite Louis Malle film.

If you search movies and cigalechanta you will doubtlessly find a treasure trove as she is a true French cinephile.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Thank you for many good suggestions!
I know what we'll be doing this weekend!
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Sep 12th, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Saw one earlier this year at our french film festival...

"Dialogue avec mon jardinier" with Daniel Auteuil. Charming, slice of life movie.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 01:09 PM
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And another I went to see on my last trip to Paris. Comedy with Charlotte Gainsbourg "Prete-moi ta main"
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Sep 12th, 2008, 02:08 PM
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Two movies that are currently in theatres are "Roman de Gare" and "Tell No One". Both in French with English subtitles.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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No one has mentioned one of the greatest...filmed in France but American made.

To Catch a Thief.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
Les Visiteurs
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Sep 12th, 2008, 03:16 PM
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French Kiss
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Sep 12th, 2008, 04:09 PM
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-Passport to Paris with the Olson Twins.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 04:56 PM
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Ratatouille of course!

En francais? Rent or buy Three Colors: Blue, White and Red, Krysztof Kieslowski's wonderful trilogy. Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy and Irene Jacob are the stars of each of these. Be sure to view them in order.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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"The Swimming Pool". It takes place in Provence and is in English. Really interesting. On a lighter note "A Good Year".

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Sep 12th, 2008, 05:35 PM
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My Father's Glory
My Mother's Castle

You really need to watch both, although they stand alone. Set in beautiful Provence.
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Sep 12th, 2008, 07:54 PM
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LA Mome,
Breathless,
400Blows,
La Balance,
Rosalie abd Cesar,
Venus Beauty Institute,
Amelie,
La Samourai
Man on a Train
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Belle de Jour,
Camille Claudel.
Au Petit Marguery,
The Dreamlife of angels,
Jules and Jim,
Nelly and Monsier Arnaud,
band of Outsiders,
Baker's Wife,
That obscure Object of Desire
Three Colors Trilogy,
A Sunday in the Country,
Purple Noon,
Rendezvous in Paris,
Pierrot Le Fou,
Cousin,Cousine,
Les Choses de La Vie,
Chloe in the Afternoon.
The man who loved women,
These are some of my favorite films, my list is much longer.
New ones:
Girl cut in two,
Conversations with my gardner,
Tell no one,
The Grocer's son.
Shoot the Pianp Player.
Last tango in Paris,

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Sep 12th, 2008, 07:57 PM
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Repulsion--Catherine Deneuve

Diabolique--Simone Signoret

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Sep 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM
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In L.A., we have seen in the past few months:

Tell No One (action drama)
Roman de Gare (mystery drama)
Grocer's Son (poignant drama)

All three, in the above order, did very well at the local box offices. We thoroughly enjoyed all three.

The chase scene ON FOOT, in Tell No One was a unique classic!

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Sep 12th, 2008, 08:25 PM
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Guilty pleasure: Friends (1971), set in the Camargue. Beautiful, beautiful setting.
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