PETIT NICOLAS (PG) 2009 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £15.99
Laurent Tirard co-writes and directs this French family comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. Eight-year-old Nicolas (Maxime Godart) has a perfect set-up, with loving parents, good friendships and a happy school life. His idyllic existence soon changes, however, when he misinterprets a conversation that he overhears between his parents (Valérie Lemercier and Kad Merad), leading him to believe that his mother is pregnant.
With his imagination running wild, he soon jumps to the conclusion that his parents will be too wrapped up with their new arrival to spare any time for him, and quickly sets about planning how to keep things just the way they are.
DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds
Film Review in The Japan Times – http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2010/10/08/films/le-petit-nicolas/#.UR08_fIV-T8
Study guide to the film in French – http://www.frenchfilmfestival.org.uk/2010/documents/LepetitNicolas_learningpack.pdf