Revue d’un film
Imaginez que vous êtes critique de films qui écrit un revue d’un film français. Le magazine francais pour
lequel vous écrivez est destiné aux adolescents. Imagine that you are a movie critique writing a review for a French
movie. The French magazine that you are writing for is for a teen audience.
1. Choisissez un film français (voir quelques suggestions au verso) que vous n’avez pas vu en classe.
Pick a French film (see some suggestions on the back) that you haven’t watched in class.
Recherchez les détails importants en concernant le film. Research important details about the movie.
les personnages (characters)
le réalisateur/la réalisatrice (director)
le lieu (setting)
le scénario/l’intrique (story/plot)
3. Faites un critique du film. Write a critique of the movie.
Paragraphe 1 : résumé (summary)
Résumez le film pour vos lecteurs (readers). Summarize the film for your readers.
Ce n’est pas nécessaire de nous raconter tout– il faut encourager les autres à le
voir sans leur donner le dénouement (ending). It’s not necessary to describe everything – you
should encourage others to see it without giving away the ending.
Paragraphe 2 : opinion
Donnez votre opinion du film. Give your opinion of the movie.
Est-ce une bonne histoire ? Is it a good story ?
Aimez-vous les acteurs ? Do you like the actors ?
La cinématographie vous a plu ? Do you like the cinematagraphy ?
Y a-t-il des différences de ce film et un film américain typique ? Are there any
differences between this movie and a typical American movie ?
Conseillez (advise)-nous de le voir ou non et les raisons pour le voir ou non. Give your
advice if we should see this movie and give the reasons why or why not.
Créez une page d’un magazine. Mettez une photo de ce film. Donnez les renseignements que
vous avez researchés du film. Vous pouvez nous donner un rating sur 4 (). Create a page of
a magazine. Provide an image. Provide a list with the elements you resaerched about the film. You can give a rating out
quelques mots utiles :
à mon avis
il s’agit de…
in my opinion
to take place (location)
to take place
in my opinion
to open (movie)
to shoot (a movie)
Le Chat Potté
Genre : Film d'animation / Comédie
Date de sortie : 30 novembre 2011
Réalisé par : Chris Miller
Durée : 1h31min
Pays de production :Etats-Unis
Titre original : Puss in boots
Distributeur : Paramount Pictures France
Personnages principaux :
Chat Potté (voix)
Constance Marie Imelda (voix)
Moustache Man /
Synopsis : C’était bien avant que notre
mythique Chat Potté ne croise la route de
Shrek… Le légendaire félin, et non moins
redoutable amant, s’était alors embarqué dans
un périple riche en rebondissements, avec la
ravissante et rusée Kitty Pattes de Velours et
Humpty Alexandre Dumpty, véritable
"cerveau" de l’opération. Leur objectif :
s’emparer de la fameuse Oie aux Œufs d’Or
pour sauver la ville où le Chat Potté a grandi.
Voici l’histoire véridique du Chat, du Mythe, de
la Légende et… des Bottes !
Critique de Gael Golhen de Premiere.fr
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la griffe de Guillermo Del Toro, conseiller
artistique), animation virtuose (la coursepoursuite sur les toits de la ville) et hommage
malin au western. Le probl me, c’est le script.
libi justifiant la débauche graphique, le récit
de la rédemption du chat fonctionne
merveille pendant une demi-heure. Mais,
quand le film bifurque et se met ressembler
un conte de fées sous acide des haricots
radioactifs un uf dur machiavélique un
poussin muet qui louche et pond des ufs
d’or , Le Chat... perd son équilibre, sa logique
et le spectateur. as si grave cependant car
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L’Argent de poche/Pocket Money (1976) PG
In this poignant and humorous film set in France in the summer of 1976, director François Truffaut chronicles the journey of childhood through
the eyes of children aged two weeks to 14 years in. Among the joys and pains the kids experience are a double date at the movies, brothers who
give a friend a haircut, first love, teenage rebellion and a toddler who falls from a window. One of the highlights is a soliloquy delivered by a
Jean de Florette (1986) R
Manon des sources (1986) R
Claude Berri directs this pair of award-winning French dramas. In Jean de Florette, two men (Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil) scheme to acquire
a neighboring farm by preventing a natural spring from flowing, a water source that the new owner, Jean (Gérard Depardieu), needs for his crops.
In Manon of the Spring, Jean's grown daughter (Emmanuelle Beart) goes after the two men with a fierce vengeance worthy of her proud and
Au Revoir, les enfants (1987) PG
As World War II rages on, two students at a boarding school, the French-Catholic Julien Quintin (Gaspard Manesse) and the Jewish Jean Bonnet
(Raphael Fejto), form an unlikely friendship in director Louis Malle's powerfully moving drama based on events from his own life. Although the
boys begin as adversaries, they soon find common ground, especially when it becomes clear that Jean is merely trying to survive the tyranny of the
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) PG
Cyrano de Bergerac (Gerard Depardieu) pines for his cousin Roxanne, but won't reveal his affections for fear that she'll find his ugly features offputting. So, Cyrano instructs the studly but stupid Christian how to woo her. Roxanne is entranced by Christian's beautiful poetry and letters -- all
ghosted by Cyrano. But Christian dies in battle before he can tell Roxanne the truth. Depardieu won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his
Nikita/La Femme Nikita (1990) R
Internationally acclaimed director Luc Besson delivers the action-packed story of Nikita (Anne Parillaud), a ruthless street junkie whose killer
instincts could make her the perfect weapon. Recruited against her will into a secret government organization, Nikita is broken and transformed
into a sexy, sophisticated "lethal weapon." Later remade in the United States as Point of No Return, starring Bridget Fonda.
Le Château de ma mère (1990) G
This film based on the humorous best-selling memoirs of French novelist and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol highlights the alluring, magical country life of
turn-of-the-century Provence. Young Marcel's mother longs for the tranquility of Bastide Neuve after spending a summer holiday there and
encourages her family to make the 9-mile trek on foot. They try to shorten the journey by cutting across a private estate, which lands them in a
bit of trouble.
La Gloire de mon père (1990) G (Sequel to Le Château de Ma Mère)
Based on the best-selling memoirs of French novelist and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol, this humorous and captivating recollection of a young boy's life
in turn-of-the-century southern France focuses on his memorable summer holidays. Mystified by nature, Marcel turns to his father for an
education on the ways of the wild. But his father comes up short in Marcel's eyes when Uncle Jules, an experienced woodsman, proves to be far
La Haine (1995) NR
French director Mathieu Kassovitz traces a fateful day in the lives of alienated ghetto youths Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui) and
Hubert (Hubert Koundé) -- a Jew, an Arab and an African, respectively -- who are grappling with the aftermath of unexpected tragedy. When their
friend Abdel lies comatose after a police beating, Vinz vows to dispense rough justice, sealing the destiny of all three.
10. Ponette (1996) NR
When her mother dies in a car accident, 4-year-old Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is left physically and emotionally scarred and in the care of her
grief-stricken father. Sent to live with family for a while, Ponette sullenly navigates a world made up mostly of children's faces and slowly comes to
terms with her loss. Thivisol's powerful, haunting performance earned her a Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival in 1996.
11. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain/Amélie 2001 R
Impish gamine Amélie (Audrey Tautou) lives alone and works in a café. When she finds a trove of toys hidden for 40 years behind a baseboard in
her apartment, she's inspired to repatriate the items, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts. A celebration of life, Amélie
reminds us of the small wonders that abound around us … if only we paused to look.
12. Être et avoir (2002) NR
The once-acclaimed French school system is under siege, with overcrowding making it impossible for children to receive the education they
deserve. But there's one place that's trying to buck the tide. This documentary by Nicolas Philibert visits a one-room schoolhouse in rural SaintEtienne Sur Usson, where Georges Lopez teaches his 13 students, ranging in age between 3 and 10, the old-fashioned way ... with effort, attention
13. Monsieur Ibrahim (2003) R
1960s Paris serves as the backdrop for Francois Dupeyron's heartwarming drama. Momo (Pierre Boulanger), a teenage orphan, lives in a workingclass neighborhood and has very few friends -- save for the kindly local prostitutes, who adore him. Momo soon befriends the older and wiser
shopkeeper Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), who soon becomes a father figure for Momo and takes him on a journey of self-discovery that will change both
of their lives.
14. Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003) PG-13
In this innovative animated tale, Champion is a lonely boy who's adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza. Seeing how happy Champion is on
his bicycle, she decides to train him to compete. Years later, he enters the Tour de France but is kidnapped during the race. With Champion's dog
Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to save him and meets three odd women called "The Triplets of Belleville." Can her new friends and Bruno's nose
help her find Champion?
15. Les Choristes (2004) PG-13
In this gentle French drama from first-time director Christophe Barratier, music teacher Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot) lands a job at a boys'
boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans -- and run by a martinet headmaster (Francois Berleand). Sensing potential in the
rambunctious ruffians, Mathieu forms a choir to rein in his charges through the transforming power of song … even at the probable cost of his
16. Un Long dimanche de fiançailles (2004) R
Amelie's Audrey Tautou stars as Mathilde, a young Frenchwoman who vows to find out what happened to her missing fiance (Gaspard Ulliel)
during World War I. He appears to have died after a court-martial, but she needs to know for sure. As she looks for the truth, she discovers
unexpected things about herself and the people she meets along the way. Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs this adaptation of Sebastien Japrisot's novel.
17. Caché (2005) R
Winner of the Cannes Best Director Award, Michael Haneke's psychological thriller centers on wealthy French couple Georges (Daniel Auteuil)
and Anne (Juliette Binoche), who begin receiving threatening videotapes and phone calls. Eventually, Georges realizes who the perpetrator is but
refuses to tell Anne, causing a rift. Flashbacks of George's childhood reveal the mystery, a story that illuminates France's damaged relations with
18. Joyeux Noël/Merry Christmas (2005) PG-13
Inspired by a true story, this heartwarming tale unfolds on Christmas Eve, 1914, in the midst of World War I. As the French, Scottish and German
soldiers prepare to open their presents, a momentous event occurs that changes the destinies of four people: an Anglican priest, a French
lieutenant, a world-class tenor and his soprano lover. Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon and Daniel Bruhl
19. Ne le dis à personne/Tell No One (2006) NR
Eight years ago, pediatrician Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) was the prime suspect in his wife's murder. He's put all that behind him, but now
that two dead bodies have been found near his home, he's suspected of wrongdoing once again. The case takes an unexpected turn when he
receives an anonymous e-mail showing his wife alive -- and eight years older -- instructing him to "tell no one." Kristin Scott Thomas co-stars.
20. Molière (2007) R
Released from prison, French actor-playwright Molière (Romain Duris) learns his freedom was secured by the wealthy but talentless Jourdain
(Fabrice Luchini), who wants his help in putting on a play to seduce a comely young widow. Molière agrees but must pose as a priest to hide his
benefactor's secret motives from the household females -- including Jourdain's beautiful wife. Laura Morante co-stars in this period comedy set in
21. Mon meilleur ami (2007) PG-13
So single-minded is antique dealer François Coste (Daniel Auteuil) in his pursuit of the deal that he's failed to make a single personal friend over
the years -- a point his business partner (Julie Gayet) is willing to bet on. Forced to cough up a best pal in 10 days -- or pay up -- François turns to
a gregarious taxi driver (Dany Boon) to teach him how to make friends in this buddy movie (without the buddy) from Patrice Leconte.
22. La Môme/La Vie en Rose (2007) PG-13
Marion Cotillard stars as beloved Parisian singer Edith Piaf, whose passion for her music saw her through a life filled with tragedy. From her
forlorn childhood in a brothel to her big break at Louis Leplée's (Gérard Depardieu) nightclub and her premature death at the age of 47, director
Olivier Dahan creates a loving portrait of the legendary chanteuse. Sylvie Testud and Pascal Greggory co-star in this critically acclaimed biopic.
23. Le Scaphandre et le papillon/The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) PG-13
Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby -- who suffered a stroke in 1995 that rendered him mute and
completely paralyzed -- in this adaptation of Bauby's autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye. Julian Schnabel was nominated for
the 2008 Best Director Oscar (and won the Golden Globe in the same category) for his poignant docudrama about the strength of the human
24. Persepolis (2007) PG-13
Marjane (voiced by Chiara Mastroianni) just wants to be an ordinary kid, but that isn't easy in 1978 Iran. This profound animated film follows
Marjane's childhood in a repressive society, her adolescence in France and her return to Tehran as an adult. Based on Marjane Satrapi's
autobiographical graphic novel, this Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film also features the vocal talents of Catherine Deneuve and
25. Entre les murs/The Class (2008) PG-13
In an inventive adaptation of his novel about his experiences working in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Paris, François Bégaudeau stars as a
replica of himself -- a passionate French teacher who presides over a classroom of diverse young minds. Not your standard drama or
documentary but something in between, this Oscar-nominated film used three cameras during a largely improvisational shoot and features real
students rather than actors.
Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis/Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To
please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any
cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of
town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully
cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these
ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell...(imdb.com)
27. Un prophète/A Prophet (2009) R
After refusing to snitch, 18-year-old Arab Malik (Tahar Rahim) is thrown into a French prison, where the Corsican mafia rules with a firm fist. The
obedient newcomer slowly rises through the organization's ranks but soon begins to double-cross his superiors. A follow-up to his 2005 gem The
Beat My Heart Skipped, French director Jacques Audiard's A Prophet was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
28. L’Affaire Farewell (2009) NR
In this thinking man's spy thriller, KGB agent Sergei Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica) plans to hand over hard evidence that proves the depth of his
agency's penetration of U.S. intelligence, in a one-man crusade to bring down the Soviet empire. French engineer Pierre Froment (Guillaume
Canet) is drawn into this web of espionage against his will, but proves a surprisingly resourceful operative in the process.
29. L’Arnacœur/Heartbreaker (2010) NR
Alex (Romain Duris) and his sister, Mélanie (Julie Ferrier), and her husband, Marc (François Damiens), earn money by breaking up relationships.
But when Alex falls for a client's (Jacques Frantz) daughter, Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), he has to decide if he'll bust up her wedding to Jonathon
(Andrew Lincoln), who's truly perfect for her. Pascal Chaumeil directs this romantic comedy filmed in Monaco.
30. Des Hommes et des dieux/Of Gods and Men (2010) PG-13
Awarded Grand Prix honors at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, this compelling historical drama relates the ordeal of seven French Trappist monks
in the mountains of Algeria who are taken captive by Islamic fundamentalists. Before the monks' abduction, they have ample reason to believe they
may be in danger, but their assumption that there can and must be common ground between Islam and Christianity leads them to remain at the
31. Les Petits mouchoirs /Little White Lies (2010) NR
When Max and Vero's friend, Ludo, is seriously injured in an accident, they valiantly choose to go ahead with a planned birthday celebration at the
couple's beach house -- an event that usually draws a convivial and happy crowd of friends. But this time, the altered circumstances created by the
accident act to expose subtle enmities that exist in the group as well as all the "little white lies" the friends have told each other of the years.
32. À Bout Portant/Point Blank (2010) NR
Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife
(Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body
count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety? Fred Cavayé directs, with nods to classic
33. La Rafle/The Round Up (2010) NR
This gripping drama based on a true story follows the fate of three carefree Parisian boys and their families as Nazi officials and corrupt French
collaborators arrest them -- along with thousands of other French Jews -- in 1942. Shipped to a holding facility until they can be sent to
concentration camps, the lads encounter a weary Jewish doctor (Jean Reno) and a kindly Christian nurse (Mélanie Laurent). Roselyne Bosch
34. Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart/Mozart’s Sister (2011) NR
This film dramatizes the frustrating early life of Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart, a gifted musician in her own right who finds her musical career cut
short by her father's conventional view of gender roles and her younger brother Wolfgang's talent.
Film descriptions from Netflix
Bolded Title is the title of the movie released in France.