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Recommended French Films Pre-A-Level

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    I'm about to start (AQA) French at A-Level and have been instructed to watch some french films. Are there any that are particularly useful or good in terms of vocabulary expansion (Yes I do understand that virtually anything would probably be fine)? Thanks in advance

    Amelie, Populaire, anything with audrey tatou in it tbh.

    Maybe if you know the topics you'll be studying you can watch films with similar themes??

    I did my AS oral exam (OCR) on Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis, which is about a man from the south of France who is relocated to the very north due to his job. It's a comedy about the cultural differences between the two parts of France, and introduces you to the 'ch'ti' dialect, which is essentially a lisp that all the locals have in this particular area in the north. It's by no means on the specification (no-one will ask you to write an essay in ch'ti!) but it's fairly simple French and a nice way to get into French culture (if I remember correctly it's the most successful French film of all time).

    I second Populaire, it is a beautiful film! La Haine (more for cultural appreciation than for language as it is so hard to understand all the slang etc), the new Petit Prince film, Amelie, LOL etc. I used to watch disney films in french merely because it helps to be familiar with the story when watching films in a foreign language and as they are aimed at kids, the speech is often slightly slower!

    i know a french series called "extra francais". its a comedy based is beautiful Paris! google it or find it on youtube...i found it very helpful
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