I took a course dealing with the German Occupation of France at university this year, and i can tell you, every french film we have watched is extremely depressing (of course that's probably because of the era we're dealing with).
'[130pz.Kading;3516189']any recomendations that arent too depressing? war films would be great
War films that aren't depressing? hmmm kinda tough.
Nikita is a fun kind of surreal Action/Comedy flick about an assassin babe with some serious issues.
Coca-Cola;3516266good cop bad cop; it's a french canadian film but it's hilarious and has many scenes with action and watchitiwowow in them and a shit load of comic relief. Basically it's a quebec cop and a toronto cop who are full to the brim with stereotypes about eachother calling one another basically a lazy and constantly-smoking french piece of shit compared to an uppidy-uppidy bend-over-for-the-boss-and-suck-him-off fagget behind each other's back and who have to catch a killer who's killing field spans both of their provinces. In the end, just like all good'ol ami style films they catch the killer and are good buds. But just like a tim horton's donut, this film is filled with creamy goodness(I'm not talking about a porno here just making a crappy metaphor) which is why I'd recommend you watch it instead of just staring at its sugar coated exterior.(hehe not bad if I do say so myslef...which I do):naughty::smokin:
I second that. This film rocks! Its half french and half english tho, so this can be a good learning step. If you get your hands on the dvd version, you can choose in which languages you want subtitles. Of course, you need to take into consideration that Quebec french and France french are quite different, this can be a good or bad thing, depending on the point of view.
a few classics featuring Louis de Funes and Bourvil are: La grande vadrouille (my favorite funes-bourvil film, hilarios WW2 resistance film) and Le corniaud (smuggling film, also hilarious)
And there's Wasabi, a cop comedy with Jean Reno, yet again hilarious...
Madcat, yes, Jean Reno - Wassabi, such an awesome film :D Anyways, Kading, as for a classic, check out..anything from Jean Renoirs, he made a collaboration with Kurosawa on making their own version of a story "The Lower Depths" you might not be able to rent (unless you use an online renting service perhaps?) but Criteron sells most of these and has a great selection of some of the best movies around (might be a bit depressing though) :D If you're looking for modern films, things like Amelie (sp?) etc
knoffhoff;3516305"Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain", definatly not a war movie, some may say it's a movie for girls but in my opinion it's just a wonderful, fresh piece of art.
As i put it to a friend it is the best movie of all time in a gay sort of way. In all seriousness though it is an awesome film very sweet, corky and akin to a modern day fairy tale.
The Battle of Algiers is a film that is in both Arabic and French and is worth checking out.
Komrad_B;3516721I second that. This film rocks! Its half french and half english tho, so this can be a good learning step. If you get your hands on the dvd version, you can choose in which languages you want subtitles. Of course, you need to take into consideration that Quebec french and France french are quite different, this can be a good or bad thing, depending on the point of view.
Oh and I forgot to mention, you learn a bunch of french canadian swear words; I mean a lot! My mom, who's french canadian, was like "shit, now they know(referring to me and my sisters)". The film also won a few awards in 2006 that I can't recall but yeah it's a must see.:nodding:
I think any film with good French audio or subtitles should do the trick. If you have seen a film in English that you would then be seeing in French its even better incase you aren't quite sure of what they may have said in a scene in French. You may even want to consider Das Boot with French audio or more likely subtitles as they use a wide range of vocabulary in the movie (especially in the longer version).
Check out Angel-A by Luc Besson. It's really good, I watched it in Russian.
Also, you might want to see the Taxi Series (1, 2, and 3)