The Melting Tips! – Newsletter #7

Most Famous French Films

Qu’est ce qu’on a fait au bon dieu ? (2014)

From the provincial Catholic bourgeoisie, are rather « old France » parents but they always had to be open-minded. However, the pills were very difficult to swallow when their first daughter married a Muslim, their second a Jew and their third à Chinese.

Their hopes of finally seeing one of them marry in church therefore crystallize in the younger one, who has just met a good catholic.

Intouchables (2011)

Everything opposed them and it was unlikely that they would meet one day. Philippe, a rich aristocrat who became quadriplegic after an accident, will hire Driss, a young man of Senegalese origin, who has just been released from prison, as a home assistant.

Why him ? Quite simply because he does not look at Philippe with the same pity look as the other candidates. Two worlds will give birth to a friendship as crazy, funny and strong as unexpected, a unique relationship that will make sparks and make them return UNTOUCHABLE.

Le diner de cons (1998)

Pierre Brochant, a Parisian publisher, attends a weekly “idiots’ dinner”, where guests, who are prominent Parisian businessmen, must bring along an “idiot” whom the other guests can ridicule. At the end of the dinner, the evening’s champion idiot is selected. 

La Tour Montparnasse infernale (2001)

Eric and Ramzy are working as window washers at the Montparnasse Skyscraper in Paris. Thinking that he has a date set up with beautiful executive Marie-Joelle (who actually hates his guts), Ramzy stays at work late while Eric hangs around with him.

As a result, the pair witness a gang of terrorists seize the tower and take its late-night occupants (including Marie- Joelle) hostage. Knowing that only they can save the day, Eric and Ramzy swing into action.

 La vérité si je mens ! (1997) 

“Eddie” Vuibert is a young unemployed man walking the streets of Paris looking for a work. While trying to escape two tricksters after winning their game, he meets Victor Benzakhem, a Jewish boss of a textile warehouse in the Trail District. Seeing a necklace which represents a star of David on the ground, Benzakhem hires the young man by mistakenly thinking that he is Jewish while the necklace belonged to one of the two tricksters

First a simple handler, Eddie becomes a salesman and progressively go up the ladder. He gets closer to the boss’s daughter, Sandra. Pretending to be a Jew with his friends and Sandra, the young man ends up starting his own business with the help of Dov and Yvan, but Benzakhem doesn’t like the idea … 

Les visiteurs (1993)

In 1123, victim of hallucinations due to a spell cast by a witch, Count Godefroy de Montmirail kills the father of his bride, Frénégonde. In order to repair his mistake, he asks the wizard Eusebius to go back in time, a few minutes before the tragedy. But the wizard said the wrong formula. Godefroy de Montmirail and his squire Jacquouille the Rogue find themselves projected in 1992.

Astérix et Obélix mission cléopatre (2001)

Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra:  In defiance of Caesar, Cleopatra promises to build a majestic palace in three months. In charge of the miracle, the architect Numérobis thinks to appeal to the Druid Panoramix. Despite the vicious plans of the rival architect Amonbofis and Caesar himself, our friends the Gauls, Asterix and Obelix, will maybe succeed in time!

A casting with very famous french actors for a very funny movie ! 

La grande vadrouille (1966)

 When a British bomber is shot down over Paris during the Second World War, the crew members become separated as they parachute into the Nazi-occupied city. One lands on the scaffold of an amiable painter and decorator, Augustin (Bourvil). Another lands on top of a concert hall and is rescued by patriotic conductor Stanislas Lefort (Louis de Funes). The third ends up in the otter enclosure of a Parisian zoo. Meanwhile, the Germans are hot on their trail as they attempt to make their escape into the neutral zone of Southern France.

A Classic of french films, with monuments of French cinema that were Bourvil and Louis de Funès 

La guerre des boutons (1962)

Each year, the schoolchildren of Longeverneand those of Velransare at war. A pretty lively war when the big Lebrac commanded the troups of Longeverneand lAztec des Gués »the troops of Valrans, both for the first time.

After the first battle, the children of Longevernekept someone prisoner. Then Lebrachad the idea that their prisoner could get his butt kicked by his own parents.

To do so, the troops remove the buttons of his shirt, keep his belt and his suspenders. The result is brilliant, the parents are mad at him, so the enemy starts doing the same. 

The solution is therefore to fight naked but there are too many drawbacks (stings of insects, scratches…) The parents start to react in front of that damages. A reconciliation is eventually inevitable.

Our parents know it but we also saw it when we were young, this is a cross-generational film.

Camping (2006)

At the « Camping des flots bleus », there are a lot of people from all around France. As usual, at that time in summer this is the moment for reunion around the famous apérofor the regular visitors.

Except that this year the Pic family do not have their usual spot, the Gatineauare separated and Patrick Chirac, the playboyofDijonis getting dumped by his wife.

This is in this camping that Michel Saint Josse, plastic surgeon in Paris, end up despite himself. Thus Michelwill have to deal with a new species unknown so far : the camper…

This is a funny film with a lot of humor and catchphrases like « Alors, on nattend pas Patrick ? »

Thank you to have taken some of your time to read this Newsletter, if at one moment you’re wondering “which film can I watch?“, just have a look on this list !

For sure, you will spend a good time !

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