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07-18-2008, 12:48 PM
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La guerre des tuques?

Probably the only french movie I ever saw.

Actually I did see "le diner des cons" and a couple of Elvis Gratton movies....and a whole lot of Bleue Nuit as a kid.

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07-18-2008, 12:51 PM
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from the ones listed so far I,ve seen the following and reccomend them in the following order of preference:

Les Invasions barbares (intense drama relating to someone who is terminally ill, brilliant acting)
Le diner de con (absurd comedy that will have you rollign on the ground if yyou are in the mood for it)
Les Boys (awsome film about a beer league hockey team in Quebec)
C.R.A.Z.Y. ( Great movie taking palce in Quebec During the 70's, A+ soundtrack, great story, and good acting)
La Grande Séduction ( Funny lightheart movie about a small island off the coast of Quebec, fun movie)
Taxi ( good movie, very funny, from france abotu a guy drives his taxi super fast and antagonises cops)
Bon Cop, Bad Cop ( comedy that highlights relation between French and English Canada, pretty hilarious)
Gaz bar blues ( drama of a family run gas station, melow movie, very enjoyable.)
Camping Sauvage ( i enjoyed it,it's not fro everyon though, as in most quebec film, it's a satire of Quebecs society)

of the othersn that have been mentioned ther are a few that I.m definitely going to check out. Others I can reccomend:

Une Pure Formalité ( répertoire film with Gérad Despardieu, type of film that messes with your mind)
Quebec-Montreal ( comedy about difrent people's lives during a trip from quebec to Montreal, worth checking out)
Horloge Bioligique ( same people as Quebec-Montreal about couples and commitment)
Maurice ( GREAT movie about the life of Maurice Richard leading up to the riot that is a cornerstone of Quebec's identity)

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07-18-2008, 12:54 PM
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A really good movie nobody's mentioned is Hochelaga. Sick biker movie.

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Quebec-Montreal ( comedy about difrent people's lives during a trip from quebec to Montreal, worth checking out)
Horloge Bioligique ( same people as Quebec-Montreal about couples and commitment)
I found these two really funny. I still crack up about the guy (whose girlfriend wanted to get pregnant) who got caught red handed mixing birth control pills with the OJ he prepared every morning for his girlfriend.

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This would be my top 15:

01 Les Invasions Barbares
02 Le Scafandre Et Le Papillon
03 La Haine
04 L'Âge des Ténèbres
05 Le Diner De Cons
06 Les Boys I
07 Maurice Rocket Richard
08 Slapshot (French Version)
09 Québec-Montréal
10 Horloge Biologique
11 C.R.A.Z.Y.
12 Bon Cap, Bad Cop
13 Banlieu 13
14 Les Trois P't.its Cochon
15 Elvis Gratton II: Memphis

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07-18-2008, 01:16 PM
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This would be my top 15:

01 Les Invasions Barbares
02 Le Scafandre Et Le Papillon
03 La Haine
04 L'Âge des Ténèbres
05 Le Diner De Cons
06 Les Boys I
07 Maurice Rocket Richard
08 Slapshot (French Version)
09 Québec-Montréal
10 Horloge Biologique
11 C.R.A.Z.Y.
12 Bon Cap, Bad Cop
13 Banlieu 13
14 Les Trois P't.its Cochon
15 Elvis Gratton II: Memphis
I enjoyed that movie too. I personally wouldn't rate it so high, but to each his own. Definitely worth watching if ... actually I won't say anything about the movie because I don't want to give anything away.

I goign to have to check out L'Age des Ténèbres and La haine now.

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07-18-2008, 01:22 PM
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That Papillon, Papillon song really stays in your mind though.....


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07-18-2008, 01:23 PM
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I enjoyed that movie too. I personally wouldn't rate it so high, but to each his own. Definitely worth watching if ... actually I won't say anything about the movie because I don't want to give anything away.

I goign to have to check out L'Age des Ténèbres and La haine now.
Yah those are all great movies. I wasn't expecting much from L'Age but I had nothing to do one afternoon and saw it at the threatre and thought it was amazing. If you like movies about people getting tired of their boring lives and wanting to change things this one is amazing and really well done.

As for La Haine it's been awhile but how I remember it it's an amazing movie, really illustrates life in France's ghettos and a great storyline.

Banlieu 13 is *kinda* the same thing, it takes place in a Paris Ghetton in 2010 and it's about an undercover cops that infiltrates a gang street. There's a lot of humour in it and I think it's more for the 18-25 crowd but still a very good movie nonetheless. Worth checking out for sure. Start with the other two though.

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07-18-2008, 01:35 PM
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Irréversible - Very hard, especially the beginning, one of the most violent scene I've seen in a movie.

Brice de Nice - Jean Dujardin with his now famous surfer character. Not a really good movie, but still funny.

Boudu - With Gérard Depardieu and Gérard Jugnot. Not bad but a bit long for it's own good.

Combien tu m'aimes? Also with Gérard Depardieu, the guy is really a good actor. It also feature Bernard Campan, from the humorist trio les inconnus. They have some extremely funny sketch that can be found on youtube if you're into french comedy.

http://youtube.com/results?search_qu...rch_type=&aq=f

edit : forgot to had that both Combien tu m'aimes? and Irréversible also feature Monica Bellucci


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I saw Taxi 2 not long ago and thought it was pretty funny. Nothing too fancy or serious, just your typical France action-comedy. I haven't seen the 1 or any others though.

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I saw Taxi 2 not long ago and thought it was pretty funny. Nothing too fancy or serious, just your typical France action-comedy. I haven't seen the 1 or any others though.

1>2>3 imo

Despardieu is really good.

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1>2>3 imo

Despardieu is really good.
Really? I didn't think he was in any of them...the main actor is Samy Naceri.

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Really? I didn't think he was in any of them...the main actor is Samy Naceri.
ya, those 2 lines were completely unrelated. the Despardieu comment was related to the post above the one I quote, sorry about the confusion.

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Elvis Gratton and anything by Denis Arcand.

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French people I know love C.R.A.Z.Y. It might be good to watch?

Maurice Rocket Richard movie? I say it's like 75 French/25 English?

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What to propose from a huge body of work? The majority of films , if not all, who received a Palme D'Or over the years are exceptional. There are so many high quality movies that didn't.

Some personal faves that I would recommend.

- La Reine Margot

- Le Retour de Martin Guerre

- Le Declin de L'Empire Americain/ Les Invasions Barbares

- Cyrano de Bergerac (with Depardieu)

- Abel Gance's "Napoleon"

- Belle de Jour

- Manon des Sources

- Les Jeux Interdits

- La Regle du Jeu

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La gloire de mon père and Le chateau de ma mère, if you want some feel-good light-hearted movies about nice family memories. It's the story of Marcel Pagnol's childhood revisited by himself.

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What to propose from a huge body of work? The majority of films , if not all, who received a Palme D'Or over the years are exceptional. There are so many high quality movies that didn't.

Some personal faves that I would recommend.

- La Reine Margot

- Le Retour de Martin Guerre

- Le Declin de L'Empire Americain/ Les Invasions Barbares

- Cyrano de Bergerac (with Depardieu)

- Abel Gance's "Napoleon"

- Belle de Jour

- Manon des Sources

- Les Jeux Interdits

- La Regle du Jeu
Amazing film, but not available anywhere on DVD

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ya, those 2 lines were completely unrelated. the Despardieu comment was related to the post above the one I quote, sorry about the confusion.
Ah yes, well then I agree with you

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+1 for La Guerre des Tuques... a classic!

Off the top of my head, some of the recent ones I've enjoyed are:

- L'Audition
- Aurore
- C.R.A.Z.Y.
- Familia
- Maurice Richard

TV shows / series, but available on DVD:
- Les Filles de Caleb
- Lance et Compte
- Les Invincibles

I also enjoyed the mini-serie 'Les Lavigueur...la vraie histoire', but I don't think it's out yet.. you can probably find it on the internet though

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TV shows / series, but available on DVD:
- Les Filles de Caleb
- Lance et Compte
- Les Invincibles

I also enjoyed the mini-serie 'Les Lavigueur...la vraie histoire', but I don't think it's out yet.. you can probably find it on the internet though
Definitely Les Invincibles, it's a must.

Minuit, Le soir was amazing and C.A. is great as well.

All very well done, and mostly talks about man/women relationships and everyday problems, etc.

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well thanx for all of your recommendations. Now I have to find all of these @ PHOS ( CDN). I am pretty sure they do have most if not all of them . BTw they have a very cute french girl in there.

Anyway, I know I said that I saw la fille sur le pont and Le fabuleux destin damelie poulin, but for those who did not watch them do it. I presonally prefered La fille sur le pont

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I found La Petite Vite to be very good too.


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