Monday, October 18, 2010

Movie Time! 'Les Choristes'

In this gentle French drama from first-time director Christophe Barratier, music teacher Clément Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot) lands a job at a boys’ boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans—and run by a martinet headmaster (François Berleand). Sensing potential in the rambunctious ruffians, Mathieu forms a choir to rein in his charges through the transforming power of song, even at the probable cost of his career.”

One of my favorite French teachers showed this movie to our class about two years ago. I instantly fell in love! I only recently remembered the title, and I put it on the Netflix list. As I watched—but more importantly, listened—to the movie, I was entranced by the haunting and angelic voices of all of these boys.

If you rent this movie and you don’t happen to speak fluent French (I certainly don’t), not to worry, there are subtitles! That way you can get the story and the chills from the music of the movie (I’m looking onto my notes where I initially wrote this post and I wrote ‘musique’ instead of ‘music’… oops J

I don’t really have much time, so I’ll leave you with this. Now, I’m off to welcome back my mumzy from New York and I’m also off to build a trebuchet because, once again, I’ve lost track of time… Until next time!


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