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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magnifique,
This review is from: Les Choristes (Version française) (DVD)Les choristes nous replongent dans un autre temps... Un temps pas si différent du notre finalement...
Film plein d'émotions et de belles valeurs... Parfois un peu trop... Un peu énervant même quand il surfe sur la vague: "Dans mon temps, c'était mieux..."
En tout cas, on ne peut pas ignorer le jeu magnifique des acteurs...
À voir absolument!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emue!,
This review is from: Les Choristes (Version française) (DVD)Quoi dire?! Je suis émue par les belles petites voix joyeuses de jeunes gosses troublés par la misère d'un monde qui les a négligés. Plusieurs sont des orphelins car leur parents n'avaient pas les moyens de les soutenir et donner a manger chaud matin,après midi et soir. La musique est le language des coeurs blessés ...Celui qui écrit de la musique est aussi celui qui souffre. On le remarque nortamment chez le nouveau superviseur et dans les yeux des enfants! Mais la musique s'établit comme instrument de changement dans le comportement de ces gosses! La musique leur portera espoir!!
Ce film est pour ceux qui veulent se rechauffer le coeur pour un bon petit deux heures. je vous le recommende fortement!D'ailleur ca en vaut la peine de l'acheter!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A French film about one of those school teachers who makes a difference,
At the start of this movie a man (Jacques Perrin) is awaken with news that someone has died. We learn that the man is a great conductor and when he goes home for the funeral there is another man (Didier Flamand) waiting for him. Many years ago they were students together at the Fond de l'Etang boarding school. Although this is not the best of circumstances, the other man has something to share with the conductor. The notebook of the man who was their teacher and who taught them how to sing. The opening page of the notebook is a sketch of the entrance to their school and the drawing transforms into a camera shot and we are back to the beginning of our story.
In 1949 Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot) arrives at Fond de l'Etang to be the new prefect. His introduction to the students is when Rachin (Franciois Berleand), the head of the school, is disciplining the entire school because no one will admit to being the one who injured one of the teachers with a prank. Mathieu is a tad overweight and bald, so before the students even know his name they are calling him "Chrome Dome." He knows even less about the boys, but clearly he does not like the way they are being treated and he takes a series of different approaches in dealing with them. A failed musician, Mathieu hears the boys signing a derogatory song about them and uses that as the inspiration to create a chorus. His motives are not exactly pure, because I think his primary goal at first is to hear his own music being sung. But in time they move on to something more formidable (I think it was Jean-Phlippe Rameau's "La Nuit").
Three of the students stand out. Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), is one of the leaders of the boy and the least able to admit to having an interest in singing, but he has the voice of an angel. Pepinot (Maxence Perrin) is one of the smallest boys and an orphan, who believes that his father will come for him on a Saturday. The newcomer to the school is Mondain (Gregory Gatignol), a bully who is content to be hit over and over again because that is the world in which he lives. I appreciated the fact that Mathieu does not save them all, and that his legacy is not only with hi students but with the other teachers at the school. In a story that is fairly predictable, there is a grace note at the end that comes with what should be an unexpected turn of events. Beyond that it is the earnestness of the performances that elevates "Les Choristes" above other films in this genre. Your only complaint might be that you wish there was more singing from the boys once they get their act together.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars C'est chouette!,
This review is from: Les Choristes (Version française) (DVD)This film was great. One of those wonderful school stories where one teacher makes a difference in many lives.
Language Note: This DVD has sous-titres in French and English making it perfect for French language students who prefer to read in French what they are hearing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Très bon film!,
This review is from: Les Choristes (Version française) (DVD)Je l'adore, cela faisait des années je ne l'avais pas écouté mais je l'aime toujours autant. Le garçon a une voix magnifique et le professeur fait tout pour aider les jeunes.
5.0 out of 5 stars second copy,
This review is from: Les Choristes (Version française) (DVD)I ordered this second copy so friends can borrow enjoy it also. I have watched this movie over and over. Great movie!
I was very happy with the service and delivery of my product.
Thank you very much!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, not for kids,
This review is from: Les Choristes (Version française) (DVD)I always watch everything I get before I even think og using it in a classroom. I was looking for something other than Sound of Music for my French Immersion and French Beginner classroom. This is a great film, totally enjoyed it! BUt there is some very rough language in it. NOT for kids.
5.0 out of 5 stars students loved it!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Warming,
A movie I will return to often....
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chorus,
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Les Choristes (Version française) by Christophe Barratier (DVD - 2005)
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