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07-29-2008, 07:34 PM
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La Haine (didn't see it but my French friend loved it...a French classic)

Irréversible (good but hard to watch with a 10 minutes **** scene)

Seul contre tous (pretty good, but weird from time to time)

Ça c'est passé prèt de chez vous (really funny and really good...criterion collection, a must see)

Ne le dis à personne (pretty good...maybe a little long for what it is, but still worth a look)


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07-30-2008, 01:34 AM
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Irréversible is a must see. Although it is very hard to watch, it's amazingly well done.

Québec/Montréal and Horloge Biologique(same director) are both smart and hilarious.

Les 400 Coups - A classic.

La Femme Nikita - Muuuuch better than the american remake

Mon Meilleur Ami - Very good.

Persepolis - Recent french animation film. Won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. Love it.

Those are just a few of my faves, which I can remember right now. There's a ton of great choices in this thread though.

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07-30-2008, 09:01 AM
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thanx for your recommendations. I did not know I would get this much replies

I forgot that I saw Lauberge espagnole and les poupées russes. Those were good, especially the first. The second, so so.

I did not see les invasions barbares yet. I will on a rainy day

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07-30-2008, 11:24 AM
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I would go with Les Invasions Barbares.

I liked it a lot.

Leon...someone mentionned it above... isn't it in English? (The Professional) The link provided is with all english actors besides the lead, the excellent Jean Reno.

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07-30-2008, 11:39 AM
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Ça c'est passé prèt de chez vous (really funny and really good...criterion collection, a must see)
That movie is totally awesome. Disgusting, immoral? Absolutely. But totally awesome.

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07-30-2008, 01:52 PM
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Best thing to watch in french is Slapshot 1.

All other movies are low-budget sucky movies.

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Best thing to watch in french is Slapshot 1.

All other movies are low-budget sucky movies.
... hehe..

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All other movies are low-budget sucky movies.
Not that it's true, but since when low-budget is a bad thing?

If anything, I've found that a big budget = more chances to screw it up. Doesn't mean it's always true though.

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Not that it's true, but since when low-budget is a bad thing?

If anything, I've found that a big budget = more chances to screw it up. Doesn't mean it's always true though.
You're right.

But he's definitely wrong. There are many pretty hish budget movies in the ones named.

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Are there any Quebec-made movies that are about New France and the people that inhabited it?

I am on a bit of a Quebec History kick for some reason right now.

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polytechnique is pretty damn good and theres also another movie, of the historical kind mind you, 15 fevrier 1839. I had to see it for a history class but was surprised that i came out liking the movie.

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Are there any Quebec-made movies that are about New France and the people that inhabited it?

I am on a bit of a Quebec History kick for some reason right now.
I don't remember the name of the movie, you might want to check it up on IMDB, type search for "Luc Picard", its in his movie list, I think its either named 1837 or the Patriots or something like that. But that movie is after the English won over the French. I remember a few movies about New France that I saw when I was young, but no name or recollection comes to mind.

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Tout est parfait must be the best Quebec movie of this decade.

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I don't remember the name of the movie, you might want to check it up on IMDB, type search for "Luc Picard", its in his movie list, I think its either named 1837 or the Patriots or something like that. But that movie is after the English won over the French. I remember a few movies about New France that I saw when I was young, but no name or recollection comes to mind.
i mentioned it in the post above yours, its called 15 fevrier 1839. Not bad of a movie. Oh and if no one mentioned it yet, Rocket

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04-29-2009, 12:37 AM
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Are there any Quebec-made movies that are about New France and the people that inhabited it?

I am on a bit of a Quebec History kick for some reason right now.
"Nouvelle-France" I think... didn't watch it and it didn't have much success but...

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''La Haine'', hands down best french movies about life in the Ghettos of France.

''La vérité si jmens 2'', if you understand the french slang from France ( Verlant) than you'll find this to be the funniest move ever. If you don't get Verlant, you'll probably won't get most jokes.

''Rabby Jacob'', Classic Louis de Funes movie, his best IMO. Hilarious comedy about two guys being hunted hiding out as acidic jews.

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Are there any Quebec-made movies that are about New France and the people that inhabited it?

I am on a bit of a Quebec History kick for some reason right now.
Folk stories:
Séraphin: un homme et son péché (... not my kind of movies, but it was well made)

Historic:
Nouvelle-France
15 février 1839 (written by a super nationalist, so don't expect anybody speaking english to be remotely likeable)

And of course, if you haven't seen Maurice Richard yet, you SHOULD SEE IT NAAAAAOW!!!

Back on OP because it's the kind of thread that will help this summer, those are not "masterpieces", they're not even great films but they are experiences of their own:

Irréversible
-NOT FOR THE WEAK HEARTS dont come here and whine I didn't warn you. It is an extremely unpleasant movie to watch.
Swimming Pool
The Dreamers

In fact, these 3 all contain nudity and an unhealthy dose of immorality, each in a different manner (because they're Frrrench!). The kind of movie that, once the credits shows up on the screen, makes you say :" What the **** was that?"

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04-29-2009, 09:03 AM
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Tzameti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54jn0_ugqco

Seul contre tous

second ones a little ****ed up cant show the trailer for it. if you liked messed up sociopath movies, this is the one for you.


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Anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Was just coming to post this.

Delicatessen and Amelie being the two best.

EDIT: Has anyone mentioned Dog Bites Man yet?

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Delicatessen and Amelie being the two best.

EDIT: Has anyone mentioned Dog Bites Man yet?
Yes, in french it's "C'est arrivé près de chez vous". Awesome movie.

I prefered "Un long dimanche de fiançailles" and "La cité des enfants perdus" to Delicatessen.

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Was just coming to post this.

Delicatessen and Amelie being the two best.

EDIT: Has anyone mentioned Dog Bites Man yet?
It's Man Bites Dog BTW...

And I've seen La Haine a while ago...didn't liked it all that much. The characters were lame and the story was, well...bleh or meh...haha

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It's only been named twice but I can't stress this enough. If you like bikers/gangs movies, Hochelaga is the best in business as far as french movies are concerned.

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Just watched le Diner de Cons again

Man, it's more than hilarious. Oh le con!

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