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French cinema is great

Posted by tarquin-188748 - Created: 15 years ago
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Posted by tarquin-188748 - 15 years ago

Thanks for the Pere Noël tip. It sounds like it could be good after looking at the reviews. And with English subtitles too. Diner des Cons is great viewing.

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Posted by Crystal Balls-184435 - 15 years ago

By far the best French films I have seen are "Diner des Cons" and " Pere Noël est une ordure".

"Sous le sable" is nonsense.

 

CB

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Posted by 9000 - 15 years ago

There's a Charlotte Rampling movie called "Sous le Sable" that's got English subtitles on the DVD. Its a very slow movie but it is quite subtle in a unique French style. It's good for a rainy afternoon.

But it is true that it is not easy to find many French movies with English subtitles these days.

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Posted by tarquin-188748 - 15 years ago

A few French films have lately been successful abroad. L'Auberge Espagnole and Amelie Paulain were both in the US top 10 when released in the States. So I know that international versions are available. But what about those which don't have the international promotion? They are just as good. 'Sur mes levres' was great but I don't think that went to the States.

My point is why look for the product abroad when it should be available in the country in which it was made. A country which we all know and love.

Adding subtitles can't be too much of a task.

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Posted by mike-179830 - 15 years ago

If you want the full gamut of subtitles then it can be a good idea to import the French movies in their "international" versions. For example:

The Crimson Rivers

 

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Mike