Celebrating French film – LES CHORISTES – with links to study guides

To celebrate todays  EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES I will be Tweeting and bogging a list of European film with links to free resource guides

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

DVD ImageJane 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

Student Pack –


Teachers’ Pack –


Study Guide in French –

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DVD available to buy athttp://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

More comprehensive film resource page at –



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