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La Haine - immigration in france

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2000 1:18 pm
by alex
i have to write an essay on 3 french films in relation to modern french society, i am going to use la Haine, however, need help on suggestions of 2 other films which are relevant to this topic? any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

Re: La Haine - immigration in france

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2000 3:30 am
by dan-2
I suggest Monsieur Hire. But what on earth do you mean by "modern french society?"

Re: La Haine - immigration in france

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2000 12:31 pm
by acquarello
Although "Monsieur Hire" (Leconte) is a great film, I can't really say that its a slice of contemporary French society. I took the title to mean that the question was more on problems/ills associated with modern French society. My first suggestion is "Chocolat" (Denis), but that's more about the residual effects of colonialism. Here are some films that come to mind:

The Dreamlife of Angels (Zoncka) - Unemployment, working class struggle
Rosetta (Dardennes) - Belgian, but more visceral look at poverty and despair than "The Dreamlife of Angels"
L'Argent (Bresson) (or Pickpocket, which is significantly older) - Portrait of materialism and amorality
My Night at Maud's (Rohmer) - The place of religion in contemporary society
La Ceremonie - Bourgeois complacency, class structure between masters and servant

Hope these suggestions help.