French for Beginners (2006)

  |  Comedy, Romance


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Échange tells the story of HENRIK, who takes part in a student exchange program with France. The only reason for this journey is to conquer the heart of his dream girl. Wild Partys, ... See full summary »


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  • François Goeske and Lennard Bertzbach in French for Beginners (2006)
  • François Goeske and Lennard Bertzbach in French for Beginners (2006)
  • François Goeske and Lennard Bertzbach in French for Beginners (2006)
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  • François Goeske and Lennard Bertzbach in French for Beginners (2006)

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3 June 2006 | itchy_de
7
| A "must see" if you are German and took French in school
The story is simple: boy loves girl and to get her attention he must make some sacrifices - in this case that means traveling with her to France without knowing the language or the country. The acting is wonderful, Paula as Valerie and Francois as Hendrik are very credible.

The film is very romantic, with many vivid dialogs playing charmingly with both French and German clichés. Sometimes the story seems a bit too exaggerated but most of the time this movie is very enjoyable and does a great job in recalling the viewer of his own experiences with the French language and the country - if he has them.

However, if you don't know anything about France and never took French in school you will probably have a hard time understanding some aspects of the movie, unfortunately, those are the important aspects. Subtract those and the movie is only half as good, a romantic teenage love story with few differences to so many others. But if you have any connection to France or its language, you should see this movie, regardless if you like France or you hate it - there is stuff for both its lovers and haters.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Romance

Details

Release Date:

8 June 2006

Language

French, German


Country of Origin

Germany, France

Filming Locations

Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,054,209

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