Category: Cinema

17 Feel-Good French Films You Should Definitely Stream On Netflix

 

1. Amélie

The Draw: A love letter to Montmartre, Paris' art/bohemian district, as told through the eyes of one of cinema's most bewitching ingénues.The Fact: Yes, the views from the top of Sacré-Coeur really are that spectacular — even without Jean-Pierre Jeunet's ambitious color correction. The Fiction: The new owners of Café des Deux Moulins have done some remodeling. So you can still dig into crème brûlée, but don't plan on buying a packet of smokes on the way out.

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The Draw: A love letter to Montmartre, Paris’ art/bohemian district, as told through the eyes of one of cinema’s most bewitching ingénues.

The Fact: Yes, the views from the top of Sacré-Coeur really are that spectacular — even without Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ambitious color correction.

The Fiction: The new owners of Café des Deux Moulins have done some remodeling. So you can still dig into crème brûlée, but don’t plan on buying a packet of smokes on the way out.

2. Heartbreaker

The Draw: Alex (Romain Duris) is a nice guy with a dirty job — breaking up unhappy relationships. His mission: Accompany Juliette (Vanessa Paradis) to Monaco and prevent her from marrying her English boyfriend. The Fact: Here's hoping Alex is paid well for his work. A noted tax haven, the cost of living in Monaco is not for the faint of heart. The Fiction: In one of the world's most beautiful principalities, who takes that long to fall in love with Romain Duris?

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The Draw: Alex (Romain Duris) is a nice guy with a dirty job — breaking up unhappy relationships. His mission: Accompany Juliette (Vanessa Paradis) to Monaco and prevent her from marrying her English boyfriend.

The Fact: Here’s hoping Alex is paid well for his work. A noted tax haven, the cost of living in Monaco is not for the faint of heart.

The Fiction: In one of the world’s most beautiful principalities, who takes that long to fall in love with Romain Duris?

3. Romantics Anonymous

The Draw: Two pathologically shy chocolate makers fall in love. Can they keep it together and launch a new product line? The Fact: France is a chocoholic mecca. (Names of note: Abanico, Valrhona, Richart.) The Fiction: Belgium would dispute the superiority of French chocolate.

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The Draw: Two pathologically shy chocolate makers fall in love. Can they keep it together and launch a new product line?

The Fact: France is a chocoholic mecca. (Names of note: Abanico, Valrhona, Richart.)

The Fiction: Belgium would dispute the superiority of French chocolate.

4. Populaire

The Draw: It's 1958. A suave older man (Romain Duris) takes a younger village girl (Déborah François) under his wing with the hopes of turning her into the world's fastest typist. It's basically My Fair Lady en français. The Fact: A fairly accurate representation of fashion and life in 1950s France. Who wouldn't want to live in a time when typing competitions were en vogue? The Fiction: None. We're choosing to live in the world, kitsch be damned. Bye-bye, 2014.

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The Draw: It’s 1958. A suave older man (Romain Duris) takes a younger village girl (Déborah François) under his wing with the hopes of turning her into the world’s fastest typist. It’s basically My Fair Lady en français.

The Fact: A fairly accurate representation of fashion and life in 1950s France. Who wouldn’t want to live in a time when typing competitions were en vogue?

The Fiction: None. We’re choosing to live in the world, kitsch be damned. Bye-bye, 2014.

5. I Do

The Draw: A fussy middle-aged bachelor gives into pressure from his overbearing mother and sisters to marry. He hires Charlotte Gainsbourg to be the ultimate fiancée from hell. You can probably guess where this one is going, but it's fun watching them get there. The Fact: In France, marriages are only legally recognized if they're performed at city hall. The Fiction: The capital of the Paris perfume industry isn't Paris, but rather Grasse, a small town northwest of Nice.

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The Draw: A fussy middle-aged bachelor gives into pressure from his overbearing mother and sisters to marry. He hires Charlotte Gainsbourg to be the ultimate fiancée from hell. You can probably guess where this one is going, but it’s fun watching them get there.

The Fact: In France, marriages are only legally recognized if they’re performed at city hall.

The Fiction: The capital of the Paris perfume industry isn’t Paris, but rather Grasse, a small town northwest of Nice.

6. Two Days in Paris

The Draw: Marion and Jack visit Paris after a disastrous trip to Italy. They may not be soulmates, but their long breakup over the course of two days features enough post-Woody Allen bon mots that you kinda wish they were. The Fact: Jim Morrison's grave in Père Lachaise really does draw that many crazy fans. The French hate it and often threaten to posthumously deport the musician. The Fiction: No cabbie in Paris is that talkative.

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The Draw: Marion and Jack visit Paris after a disastrous trip to Italy. They may not be soulmates, but their long breakup over the course of two days features enough post-Woody Allen bon mots that you kinda wish they were.

The Fact: Jim Morrison’s grave in Père Lachaise really does draw that many crazy fans. The French hate it and often threaten to posthumously deport the musician.

The Fiction: No cabbie in Paris is that talkative.

7. L’Auberge Espagnole

The Draw: A student from France travels to Spain to have the ultimate semester abroad. (And, oh yeah, learn the language too.) The Fact: Only 10% of American students study abroad. (Really, guys? Look what you're missing out on!) The Fiction: None. The film about sums up the exchange-student experience. (Sorry Mom, Dad.)

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The Draw: A student from France travels to Spain to have the ultimate semester abroad. (And, oh yeah, learn the language too.)

The Fact: Only 10% of American students study abroad. (Really, guys? Look what you’re missing out on!)

The Fiction: None. The film about sums up the exchange-student experience. (Sorry Mom, Dad.)

8. Ne Quittez Pas!

The Draw: Félix Mandel is a spacey astrophysicist prone to flights of fantasy. But even he is shocked when he gets a call (collect) from his late father with one final request. The Fact: 39% of France claims to have no belief in life after death. The Fiction: We always imagined the dearly departed were more likely to send a text message.

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The Draw: Félix Mandel is a spacey astrophysicist prone to flights of fantasy. But even he is shocked when he gets a call (collect) from his late father with one final request.

The Fact: 39% of France claims to have no belief in life after death.

The Fiction: We always imagined the dearly departed were more likely to send a text message.

9. The Fairy

The Draw: A treasure trove of sight gags, The Fairy is the story of, well, a real-life fairy that drops into a lonely hotel clerk's life, grants him three wishes, and disappears. And that's just act one. The Fact: Like near-silent comedy? This film has the DNA of Mon Oncle running in its veins. The Fiction: Don't believe anyone who says magic isn't real — the French have a strong tradition of fairy tales.

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The Draw: A treasure trove of sight gags, The Fairy is the story of, well, a real-life fairy that drops into a lonely hotel clerk’s life, grants him three wishes, and disappears. And that’s just act one.

The Fact: Like near-silent comedy? This film has the DNA of Mon Oncle running in its veins.

The Fiction: Don’t believe anyone who says magic isn’t real — the French have a strong tradition of fairy tales.

10. A Woman Is a Woman

The Draw: When a stripper's boyfriend vetoes the idea of having a child, she turns to the next best thing — her man's best friend. The Fact: Director Jean-Luc Godard had his romantic priorities in the right place, once famously remarking, "I don't think you should FEEL about a movie. You should feel about a woman. You can't kiss a movie."The Fiction: Anna Karina plays a striptease artist, but evidence suggests that she wasn't comfortable with nudity. She turned down a bit part in Breathless, another of Godard's films, because she'd have to take her clothes off.

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The Draw: When a stripper’s boyfriend vetoes the idea of having a child, she turns to the next best thing — her man’s best friend.

The Fact: Director Jean-Luc Godard had his romantic priorities in the right place, once famously remarking, “I don’t think you should FEEL about a movie. You should feel about a woman. You can’t kiss a movie.”

The Fiction: Anna Karina plays a striptease artist, but evidence suggests that she wasn’t comfortable with nudity. She turned down a bit part in Breathless, another of Godard’s films, because she’d have to take her clothes off.

11. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

The Draw: When the fate of the Middle East is at stake, who are you gonna call? France's answer to James Bond, OSS 117.The Fact: Recognize the two stars? Yup, that's The Artist's Bérénice Bejo and Jean Dujardin in their first on-screen meeting. (Here's to many more.)The Fiction: As pointed out by IMDB: The film is set in 1955, but many of the cars we see are from the 1960s. Of course, it's a farce — so take inaccuracies with a grain of salt.

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The Draw: When the fate of the Middle East is at stake, who are you gonna call? France’s answer to James Bond, OSS 117.

The Fact: Recognize the two stars? Yup, that’s The Artist‘s Bérénice Bejo and Jean Dujardin in their first on-screen meeting. (Here’s to many more.)

The Fiction: As pointed out by IMDB: The film is set in 1955, but many of the cars we see are from the 1960s. Of course, it’s a farce — so take inaccuracies with a grain of salt.

12. The Intouchables

The Draw: A young man with a criminal record strikes up an unlikely friendship with his quadriplegic employer. Dare you not to cry. The Fact: 5% of the profits from the film were donated to the Association Simon of Cyrene, an organization that creates shared living spaces for disabled adults and friends.The Fiction: It's hard to fault a film so heartwarming, and François Cluzet's performance was certainly above reproach. But we would love to see more actors with disabilities.

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The Draw: A young man with a criminal record strikes up an unlikely friendship with his quadriplegic employer. Dare you not to cry.

The Fact: 5% of the profits from the film were donated to the Association Simon of Cyrene, an organization that creates shared living spaces for disabled adults and friends.

The Fiction: It’s hard to fault a film so heartwarming, and François Cluzet’s performance was certainly above reproach. But we would love to see more actors with disabilities.

13. A Cat in Paris

The Draw: A plucky cat living a double life comes to the rescue of his little girl owner when she's kidnapped by a gangster. Toss this one on next time you're babysitting your precocious niece. The Academy Award–nominated animated film features both beautiful depictions of Paris and a truly charming story.The Fact: Last year Paris opened its first "Cat Café."The Fiction: Paris is more of a dog city.

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The Draw: A plucky cat living a double life comes to the rescue of his little girl owner when she’s kidnapped by a gangster. Toss this one on next time you’re babysitting your precocious niece. The Academy Award–nominated animated film features both beautiful depictions of Paris and a truly charming story.

The Fact: Last year Paris opened its first “Cat Café.

The Fiction: Paris is more of a dog city.

14. Kings of Pastry

The Draw: A documentary about French pastry chefs. Do we really need to spell out the appeal? The Fact: France is the birthplace of the dessert. The word "dessert" is derived from the French word "desservir," meaning "to clear the table."The Fiction: French women do get fat. The obesity rates in the country doubled between 1995 and 2004.

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The Draw: A documentary about French pastry chefs. Do we really need to spell out the appeal?

The Fact: France is the birthplace of the dessert. The word “dessert” is derived from the French word “desservir,” meaning “to clear the table.”

The Fiction: French women do get fat. The obesity rates in the country doubled between 1995 and 2004.

15. The Women on the 6th Floor

The Draw: A French boss takes an interest in his Spanish maids. Who knew the breakdown of the social class system could be so fun? The Fact: According to a 2010 census, 11% of France's population are immigrants. The Fiction: Berets, not as popular in France as you'd think.

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The Draw: A French boss takes an interest in his Spanish maids. Who knew the breakdown of the social class system could be so fun?

The Fact: According to a 2010 census, 11% of France’s population are immigrants.

The Fiction: Berets, not as popular in France as you’d think.

16. My Piece of the Pie

The Draw: A French businessman is forced to endure the fallout of his decisions when he hires a woman from a factory he closed to be his housekeeper/nanny/personal advisor. The Fact: Factories in France are closing. But every year Paris hosts a "Made in France" expo to promote industry in the country. The Fiction: We get it, it's symbolism. But one has to wonder how popular the name "France" is in France.

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The Draw: A French businessman is forced to endure the fallout of his decisions when he hires a woman from a factory he closed to be his housekeeper/nanny/personal advisor.

The Fact: Factories in France are closing. But every year Paris hosts a “Made in France” expo to promote industry in the country.

The Fiction: We get it, it’s symbolism. But one has to wonder how popular the name “France” is in France.

17. The Taste of Others

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The Draw: A love triangle? Child’s play. Try tracking six star-crossed lovers.

The Fact: Google “Why is France so romantic” and you’ll find 85 million hits. Clearly the country has a certain “je ne sais quoi” that can’t be denied.

The Fiction: English is taught in French schools beginning at about age 6.

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La Famille Bélier – Je vole (Louane)

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Paroles de Je Vole

Mes chers parents, je pars

Je vous aime mais je pars
Vous n’aurez plus d’enfant

Ce soir
Je n’m’enfuis pas je vole
Comprenez bien, je vole
Sans fumée, sans alcool
Je vole, je voleElle m’observait hier
Soucieuse troublée ma mère
Comme si elle le sentait
En fait elle se doutait, entendait
J’ai dit que j’étais bien
Tout à fait l’air serein
Elle a fait comme de rien
Et mon père démuni a souri
Ne pas se retourner
S’éloigner un peu plus
Il y a gare une autre gare
Et enfin l’AtlantiqueMes chers parents, je pars
Je vous aime mais je pars
Vous n’aurez plus d’enfant
Ce soir
Je n’m’enfuis pas je vole
Comprenez bien, je vole
Sans fumée, sans alcool
Je vole, je vole

J’me demande sur ma route
Si mes parents se doutent
Que mes larmes ont coulé
Mes promesses et l’envie d’avancer
Seulement croire en ma vie
Tout ce qui m’est promis
Pourquoi, où et comment
Dans ce train qui s’éloigne
Chaque instant

C’est bizarre cette cage
Qui me bloque la poitrine
Je n’peux plus respirer
Ça m’empêche de chanter

Mes chers parents, je pars
Je vous aime mais je pars
Vous n’aurez plus d’enfant
Ce soir
Je n’m’enfuis pas je vole
Comprenez bien, je vole
Sans fumée, sans alcool
Je vole, je vole

Europe on Screen 2017 di 6 Kota Indonesia Putar 74 Film Terbaik  

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Kisah Nyata di Balik Beauty and The Beast dan Cerita Disney Lainnya

Beauty and the Beast
Cuplikan film Beauty and the Beast yang saat ini diputar di bioskop.

Jika pada akhir pekan ini Anda akan menyaksikan film Beauty and the Beast di bioskop, Anda mungkin akan terkejut mengetahui bahwa film itu didasarkan pada kisah nyata.

Beauty and the Beast sejatinya berasal dari kisah asmara abad ke-16 di Prancis antara seorang pembantu dan seorang pria yang punya masalah dengan rambutnya.

Berikut kisah nyata di balik Beauty and the Beast dan beberapa film Disney lainnya:

Beauty and the Beast

animasi beauty and the Beast
Film versi animasi yang dirilis Disney pada 1991.

Film Beauty and the Beast versi Disney diambil dari buku dongeng berjudul La Belle et la Bete karangan Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve yang dirilis pada 1740.

Penulis asal Prancis itu terinspirasi oleh kisah nyata Petrus Gonsalvus dan tunangannya, Catherine.

Petrus mengidap hypertrichosis, yang membuat sekujur badan dan wajahnya dipenuhi rambut tebal dan gelap.

Josette Day in La Belle et la Bete film in 1946
Buku berjudul La Belle et la Bete dibuat menjadi film yang dibintangi Josette Day pada 1946.

Karena kondisinya tersebut, Petrus dibawa dari kampung halamannya di Kepulauan Canary ke Prancis untuk menjadi tontonan keluarga kerajaan.

Catherine, seorang pembantu di lingkungan kerajaan, tidak tahu tentang kondisi Petrus sampai akhirnya keduanya bertemu pada hari pernikahan. Namun, sekalipun Catherine mengetahuinya, itu tidak mengganggunya.

Pasangan Petrus dan Catherine kemudian dikaruniai empat putra dan tiga putri. Di antara anak-anak tersebut, dua putra dan ketiga putri mewarisi kondisi Petrus. Keluarga itu pun menjadi terkenal di seantero Eropa.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Quasimodo
Film animasi The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Film animasi Disney yang dirilis pada 1996 itu mengisahkan perempuan gipsi bernama Esmeralda berteman dengan Quasimodo, pria bungkuk yang membunyikan lonceng Katedral Notre Dame di Paris.

Kisah itu didasari oleh novel karangan Victor Hugo yang dipublikasikan pada 1831. Banyak yang mengira novel dan film itu murni cerita fiksi.

Quasimodo
Quasimodo, si bungkuk dari Notre Dame, yang dikisahkan dalam novel karya Victor Hugo

Akan tetapi, pada 2010, kalangan akademisi menemukan referensi yang menyebut soal keberadaan seorang pemahat bungkuk asal Inggris bernama Henry Sibson. Nah, Sibson bekerja di katedral tersebut pada abad ke-19, pada saat ketika novel Victor Hugo sedang ditulis.

Sejumlah dokumen yang menyebut keberadaan Sibson ditemukan saat penjualan aneka perabot rumah di Cornwall, Inggris. Berkas-berkas itu kini menjadi koleksi Galeri Tate di London.

Pocahontas

Pocahontas
Film animasi Pocahontas

Film Pocahontas versi Disney mengisahkan bagaimana perempuan dari suku asli Amerika Utara itu menyelamatkan penjelajah asal Inggris, John Smith, pada abad ke-17.

Dalam film tersebut diceritakan Smith berhasil selamat setelah diserang suku asli Amerika yang “buas” dan kemudian dia dan Pocahontas saling jatuh cinta.

Akan tetapi, sejarah hubungan antara suku asli Amerika dan penjajah lebih rumit dari film Disney.

Suku Powhaton, keturunan Pocahontas yang sebenarnya, mengeluh kepada Disney dan menyatakan film itu “mengaburkan sejarah di luar logika”.

Pocahontas
Gambar yang menunjukkan Pocahontas menyelamatkan nyawa John Smith. Gambar ini kini menjadi koleksi Perpustakaan Kongres AS.

Pocahontas lahir sekitar 1596 dengan nama Matoaka. Dia dijuluki Pocahontas yang artinya ‘si bandel’.

Oleh penjajah Inggris, Pocahonta dijadikan sandera ketika berusia 17 tahun dan ditawan selama lebih dari satu tahun.

Agar bisa bebas, dia sepakat menikah dengan seorang duda berusia 28 tahun bernama John Rolfe dan mengubah namanya menjadi Rebecca Rolfe.

Pocahontas
Potret Pocahontas sekitar 1617.

Pocahontas atau Rebecca hijrah ke London bersama suaminya dan berdua mereka dikaruniai seorang putra.

Pasangan itu mencoba kembali ke Virginia, namun Pocahontas meninggal dalam perjalanan di atas kapal saat berusia 21 tahun.

John Smith
Potret John Smith pada 1616

John Smith yang sebenarnya menulis tiga catatan semasa hidup bersama suku Powhaton. Namun perlu 17 tahun bagi dia untuk mengakui Pocahontas menyelamatkan nyawanya.

Mulan

Mulan
Film animasi Mulan

Pada 1998, Disney merilis film Mulan yang mengisahkan seorang perempuan menyamar sebagai laki-laki untuk menggantikan posisi ayahnya yang sakit parah di militer Cina. Versi Disney diambil dari Balada Mulan, sebuah puisi yang ditulis pada abad keempat atau kelima di Cina.

Mulan
Mulan, yang kemudian menyamar menjadi laki-laki untuk menggantikan posisi ayahnya dalam dinas militer.

Hua Mulan digambarkan sebagai seorang ksatria, yang pada usia 12 tahun mencapai keahlian di bidang kungfu dan bertarung menggunakan pedang.

Sejumlah sejarawan tidak yakin sosoknya asli. Tapi beberapa pakar mengatakan kisahnya amat mungkin didasari seorang perempuan Cina yang menginspirasi banyak orang ketika itu.

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/indonesia/majalah-39319329

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