Author Topic: French Film Recommendations  (Read 4292 times)

Woofage

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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2009, 08:51:35 pm »
It's a long time since I've seen it but I found Romuald et Juliette very entertaining.
Pen Pusher

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2009, 08:54:41 pm »

Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources

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Great double bill

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2009, 09:01:24 pm »
L'Appartement  - fantastic thriller.  Watch this first then a fluffy one.

Rob S

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2009, 09:03:34 pm »
Amelie....Obviously
A Very Long Engagement.
You may be able to spot a mile off that the newish Chanel ad with Ms Tautou on the train is also filmed by Jean Pierre Jeunet.

The Vanishing...which is French/Dutch
Nikita
 

Flying_Monkey

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2009, 02:26:54 pm »
Is anybody actually reading the previous replies before they post? This thread is rapidly turning into a rather pointless list of repeat posts...

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2009, 02:34:57 pm »
Jour de Fete.

Jacques Tati's second film.

One third gorgeous near-documentary on French village life of a seemingly long-lost age and two thirds visual comedy without equal.
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Psychler

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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2009, 04:44:41 pm »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned "Les Quatre Cents Coups"

Les quatre cents coups (1959)

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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2009, 05:42:22 pm »
Is anybody actually reading the previous replies before they post? This thread is rapidly turning into a rather pointless list of repeat posts...

Rapples

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2009, 06:06:14 pm »
Personally, I don't think the French are good at comedy.  There are exceptions, but they haven't really moved very far from farce.

What they excel at are the subtleties of human relationships, and the bravery in putting out fantastic films that are never going to have mass appeal  (ie. make much money)

Rapples

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2009, 06:07:12 pm »
Is there a French version of Groundhog Day ;)

Flying_Monkey

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2009, 06:09:52 pm »
Is anybody actually reading the previous replies before they post? This thread is rapidly turning into a rather pointless list of repeat posts...

 ;D

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #61 on: December 04, 2009, 10:13:06 pm »
I read through the lot and could find no evidence of:

Les Enfants du Paradis
Le Boucher
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Lacombe Lucien
Last Year at Marienbad
Laissez-passer (cycling in it!)

so there's a few more for you

or even the vroomtastic
etait un rendezvous


Tourist Tony

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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #62 on: December 05, 2009, 03:28:24 am »
Auteil was also very good in Un Couer En Hiver and Les Voleurs with Catherine Deneuve.  Both heavy though...
Autueil is amazing in "Manon", especially when he gets really, really obsessed with her. I shuddered....
Then he plays such a semi-comic tour de force in Bossu.
My favourite scene in Manon is the denouement where Papet talks to the blind woman. No dramatic acting, no violence, just shocking revelations in quiet conversation. Brilliant.
Rather different to the final scenes of L'Ete Meurtrier, where the plot has finally unravelled, and you just KNOW what is going to happen, but there is no way to do anything but sit in shock as it happens.

Rob S

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2009, 02:45:06 pm »
No mention of Betty Blue yet!!?? :o

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2009, 05:59:34 pm »
My favourite scene in Manon is the denouement where Papet talks to the blind woman. No dramatic acting, no violence, just shocking revelations in quiet conversation. Brilliant.
Rather different to the final scenes of L'Ete Meurtrier, where the plot has finally unravelled, and you just KNOW what is going to happen, but there is no way to do anything but sit in shock as it happens.

The final scene of Cyrano is similar, when he's sitting reading "Christian's" letter to Roxane and she realises it's too dark for him to read, and he actually knows it by heart.  I always hope she gets it together with the Comte de Guiche afterwards, who turns out to be not such a bad egg in the end.
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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #65 on: December 07, 2009, 12:07:52 am »
La Gloire de mon Pere
Le Chateau de ma Mere
L'Ete Meurtrier (Valiant has my copy at the moment)
L'Homme du Train
Diner de Cons
Le Bossu
Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
La Haine

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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #66 on: December 07, 2009, 09:25:39 am »
Le Velo de Ghislain Lambert

A comedy about drugs in 1970's provincial cycling.  I loved it, but it seems to have passed everyone else by.  The lead actor, Benoit Pooleverde (or something)  is amazing. He is also in Man bites Dog, which is a very black comedy about a serial killer.

Fi

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #67 on: December 07, 2009, 02:20:22 pm »
I loved an old black and white, think it's called, les Diaboliques.  Scene with the chap in the bath is hilariously spooky.  Then there's La Ceremonie based on a Ruth Rendell story starring Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Bonnaire - brilliant if violent ending.

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2009, 06:28:38 pm »
Alphaville (1965) directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Starring Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Caution as an agent in a dystopian future, but actually filmed on location in contemporary Paris.

A Man Escaped (1956) directed by Robert Bresson, and The Samurai (1967) directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Both are austere and minimalist films.

Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules and Jim (1962), both directed by Francois Truffaut.

Read My Lips (Sur Mes Lèvres) (2002). Dodgy ex-con hooks up with lonely office worker.

Pepe le Moko (1937) starring Jean Gabin, atmospheric thriller set in north Africa.

The Wages of Fear (1953), classic action adventure film.

Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #69 on: December 13, 2009, 07:33:46 pm »
The Mesrine double (2009); won the French oscar for best actor and director. My double CD boxset has just arrived home!  :thumbsup:
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

arabella

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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2009, 10:50:54 am »
Another vote for Le Placard and Diner de Cons
Argent de poche is a bit bleak, ditto les annees sandwich
La vie est une longue fleuve tranquille is fun, if you like that kind of thing
Cible emouvante (wild target)

I'm now trying hard to think of a single German comedy (mind you, most of the german films I've seen were part of the Suffolk College "german film directors" course, my weekly outing whilst on maternity leave and doing German GCSE.)

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Re: French Film Recommendations
« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2009, 10:58:34 am »
I'm now trying hard to think of a single German comedy (mind you, most of the german films I've seen were part of the Suffolk College "german film directors" course, my weekly outing whilst on maternity leave and doing German GCSE.)

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