LES CHORISTES (12) 2004 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE £19.99
French drama inspired by the 1947 film ‘La Cage aux Rossignols’. Successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange (Jacques Perrin) returns home when his mother dies. He recollects his childhood inspirations through the pages of a diary kept by his old music teacher Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot).
Back in the late ’40s, little Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette (Marie Bunel). He attends a dreary boarding school presided over by strict headmaster Rachin (François Berléand). New teacher Mathieu brightens up the place and organises a choir, leading to the discovery of Pierre’s musical talents.
In French with English subtitles
Level: AS, A2 Subjects: Drama, French, Music
Jane Critchley online language guide to Les Choristes (Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.) – https://hwb.wales.gov.uk/cms/hwbcontent/Shared%20Documents/vtc/2009-10/media-studies/irf09-71/index.html
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