Monday, December 13, 2010
Two weeks ago, my professor in my Modern France class was sick. We thought that we just had a free day, but alas, we had to make up the class that she canceled. With so little time left in the semester, she decided it would be easiest if we all just went to see a movie. So that is what we did tonight. It was more or less about the issue of immigration and its effect on the country (I think). But, being a French movie, there was a whole lot of taking off clothes. At one point, the girl is so scattered that she leaves her house completely naked and doesn't realize it until she's sitting on the train. I think the guy was a taxidermist, and the girl was an activist who would sleep with people to change their political opinions. He was trying to hide his ancestry (I think he was adopted, but his birth parents were Greek Jews who were killed at Auschwitz) and she is half Algerian, and her father's family was killed in the French-Algerian War. It was an interesting story to say the least, and I can understand why she picked it. However, if given an option, I'd probably still watch Les Choristes over any other French movie.
Posted by Abby at 1:38 PM