French Movies – Part 2

Following the first part of the post, we will see more French movies, all kind of them: comedies, drama, romantic, horror and animation.

La Vie d’ Adèle – Chapitres 1 et 2 – Blue Is the Warmest Color

The long (2h57m) and controversial film tells the story of the youth of Adèle, brilliantly played by Adèle Exarchopoulos. Adéle is a teenager who discovers her passion for a woman with blue hair Emma (Léa Seydoux), besides showing the development and growth of the relationship between the characters; the movie also shows the differences in upbringing and personality of women. The film is not just about the strong bond of love between two characters, but also about the process of maturation between the period of adolescence and adulthood.

Intouchables – The Intouchables

One of my favorite French films, full of politically incorrect jokes and cleverly use of stereotypes. The story is based on real events. Philippe (François Cluzet), a quadriplegic millionaire hires a young black man Driss (Omar Sy), who lives in the Paris suburbs to be his caregiver. Despite the differences an unlikely friendship is born, bringing relief to the difficulties of their lives.

La môme – La Vie en Rose

La Vie en Rose tells the story of singer Edidh Piaf ( Marion Cotillard , Oscar winner for best actress by the beautiful performance ) since the abandonment of the mother in childhood , the creation within a brothel, the years living with an alcoholic father and the life in Paris’ streets; until she reaches international fame, showing also the stardom life of Edith.

Don’t Worry, I’m Fine (Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas)

The film tells the story of Lili (Mélanie Laurent) who after returning from a period in Spain, discovers that her twin brother Loic left home after an argument with their father. Since then, the lack of information about her brother begins to despair Lili, who will try to discover the whereabouts of her brother.

Trailer in French, not subtitled.

La Vie D’une Autre – Another Woman’s Life

Marie (Juliette Binoche) has 40 years, but wakes up one day and has as the last memory the day of her 25th birthday. The fifteen years between those periods went out of her memory. To not be called crazy, she tries to keep up her normal life while trying to discover who she has become after many years.

Les Petits mouchoirs – Little White Lies

A tragic traffic accident occurs with Ludo (Jean Dujardin), before his vacation withlongtime friends. Despite the accident, the trip is maintained and the group of friends goes to the vacation house of the successful Max (François Cluzet) on the French coast. With the absence of Ludo, little secrets and problems are creating troubles to the characters, threatening the friendship of years.

Le Gamin au velo – The Kid with a Bike

The film “The Kid with a Bike” is a Franco-Belgian production that tells the story of Cyril (Thomas Doret ) temporarily left in an orphanage by his father, after one month he prepares to meet his father, who within this period vanished without giving any explanation. By chance, Cyril meets Samantha (Cécile de France), and ends up spending the weekends at her home. Outside the orphanage, he hopes to reconnect with his father.

La belle personne – The Beautiful Person

Junie (Léa Seydoux) moves to the house and city of her cousin Matthias (Esteban Carvajal-Alegria), after the death of her mother. In school she is introduced to her new colleagues. The beauty of the young girl immediately draws attention of her peers as also of the gallant Italian teacher Nemours (Louis Garrel).

Ernest et Celestine – Ernest & Celestine

“Ernest and Celestine” is an animated film about a little orphan mouse Celestine and the lonely bear Ernest. Leaving the orphanage in search of bear teeth, Celestine meets Ernest, she helps him to get candies and he helps her to get more teethes. However, both the mice’s society as the bears ones condemn their friendship.

Martyrs

In this horror film, we discover the story of Lucie (Mylène Jampanoï), who was kidnapped when she was 10 years old, and a year later found disoriented in an industrial area. Taken to the hospital, she becomes attached to Anna (Alaoui Morjana). Fifteen years pass and Lucie is still tormented by what happened to her, but their friendship still lasts.

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