French films dealing with race and immigration in France

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BANDE DE FILLES/GIRLHOOD (15) 2014 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE  DVD – £17.99   BLU RAY – 22.99
16-year-old Marieme suffers from abuse at home and unable to achieve the grades and only discovers a  sense of identity befriends a gang of three girls.
CODE INCONNU: RÉCIT INCOMPLET DE DIVERS VOYAGES/CODE UNKNOWN (15) 2000 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL £19.99
A Beggar catches a crumpled paper bag. The contents connects the character in the film,making a fascinating study of the  subtle connections and barriers in society.
LA COUR DE BABEL/SCHOOL OF BABEL (PG) 2014 FRANCE  BERTUCELLI, JULIE   £15.99
Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles school as the  non-French speaking immigrant children learn to  read and write French  fluently.
COUSCOUS (AKA: LA GRAINE ET LE MULET)  (15) 2007 FRANCE   KECHICHE, A.    DVD – £19.99   BLU RAY – £19.99
Warm and engrossing family drama set among the North African community in the Mediterranean port of Sète.
ENTRE LES MURS/CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE  CANTET, LAURENT   £17.99
Absorbing Palme d’Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.
LA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE  KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU       £19.99
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for  three teenagers.
LE HAVRE (PG) 2011 FRANCE KAURISMÄKI, AKI £15.99
Comedy drama depicting the friendship between an illegal child immigrant and an elderly Frenchman.
INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E    £19.99
Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the  world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, Paul employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer.

Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other
important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.
UN PROPHÈTE/A PROPHET (18 FRANCE 2009 AUDIARD,  JACQUES                   DVD –  £19.99  BLU RAY – £24.99    
BAFTA-winning drama about a 19 year old Malik El Djebena sentenced to six years in a brutal French prison. He soon realises he has to learn the ropes if he is to survive.
SAMBA (15) 2014 FRANCE NAKACHE,O/TOLEDANO, E £15.99
Comedy drama about a Senegal immigrant held in a detention centre fighting his extradition.
WELCOME (15) FRANCE   2009  LIORET, PHILIPPE £17.99
French drama chronicling the relationship between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq, who plans to  swim to Britain from Calais and a French swimming instructor.

All in In French with English subtitles

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

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