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I'm looking into the choices for my French course. Basically you have to choose two texts or a text and a film to study. I know very little about any of these and was wondering if anyone has studied/knows about any of them and could tell me about the content, feel, etc. of the different options, whether or not they enjoyed them, why or why not . . . any comments would be appreciated!

Texts:
  • Molière Le Tartuffe
  • Voltaire Candide
  • Guy de Maupassant Boule de Suif et autres contes de la guerre
  • Albert Camus L’étranger
  • Françoise Sagan Bonjour tristesse
  • Claire Etcherelli Elise ou la vraie vie
  • Joseph Joffo Un sac de billes
  • Faïza Guène Kiffe kiffe demain
  • Philippe Grimbert Un secret
  • Delphine de Vigan No et moi


Films:

  • Les 400 coups François Truffaut (1959)
  • Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle (1987)
  • La Haine Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)
  • L’auberge espagnole Cédric Klapisch (2002)
  • Un long dimanche de fiançailles Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2004)
  • Entre les murs Laurent Cantet (2008)

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Hi,

I ended up choosing to do one film this year and a book next year! At the moment I'm doing "Au revoir les enfants" and its pretty easy to analyse as the main themes and ideas are explicit. It's a very enjoyable film to study if your into world war 2 and all that. But I've also heard "Les 400 coups" is a popular choice but I wouldn't say its a film to study unless you feel really passionate about the film.

Good luck choosing
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(Original post by Becca070600)
Hi,

I ended up choosing to do one film this year and a book next year! At the moment I'm doing "Au revoir les enfants" and its pretty easy to analyse as the main themes and ideas are explicit. It's a very enjoyable film to study if your into world war 2 and all that. But I've also heard "Les 400 coups" is a popular choice but I wouldn't say its a film to study unless you feel really passionate about the film.

Good luck choosing
Thank you for replying! Au revoir les enfants does sound interesting. My tutor's doing La Haine with her class and she says it's pretty violent but extraordinarily relevant to today's issues (in France).
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