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Comment prononcer le mot PLUS
Comment prononcer le mot PLUS
French is without doubt quite a difficult language to master and pronunciation is especially challenging for us native English speakers. Besides the difficulty of producing the right sounds, there are such things as liaison and silent letters to consider. And, occasionally, we meet a word like PLUS, which is pronounced differently depending on the grammatical context.
Les saveurs du Palais
Les saveurs du Palais (☞imdb)
When an unknown woman is brought to the Élysée Palace to be the President's personal cook, feathers are well and truly ruffled. But he likes her, and her food. Based on a true story.

You can find my short review in the Comedy section of my cinema pages.
Les fantômes d'Israël
Les fantômes d'Ismaël (☞imdb)
Ismaël is a troubled film director whose life, briefly uplifted by a new romance, descends into chaos when his wife, who disappeared 21 years before, returns. A very complicated film!

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
La Belle Époque
La Belle Époque (☞imdb)
Victor, thrown out by his wife, relives the day in 1974 when he met the love of his life in a café in Lyon. A realistic re-enactment staged by the director friend of his son, during which Victor falls in love all over again.

You can find my short review in the Romance section of my cinema pages.
La vie en miettes
La vie en miettes (☞imdb)
After the death of his mother, Jonathan's wife is injured in a car accident. But it transpires that it's not his wife, and this 'perfect stranger' lives in a house he doesn't know, but where people appear to know him. Thus the intrigue begins.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
Les petits mouchoirs
Les petits mouchoirs (☞imdb)
A group of Parisians set off for their annual break leaving behind a friend badly injured in a road accident. The men of the group each have an issue in their lives, which play out both comedically and dramatically during the holiday.

You can find my short review in the Light Drama section of my cinema pages.
L'Été meurtrier
L'Été meurtrier (☞imdb)
A beautiful and provocative young woman arrives in a quiet French village and forms a relationship with a young mechanic. But her intentions are far from romantic as she seeks revenge for a violent attack on her mother in the past.

You can find my short review in the Drama section of my cinema pages.
With the lockdown resulting from COVI-19, I have been receiving posts from Lumni on my Facebook timeline. These are presumably aimed at children who are out of school.

There are some very interesting short discussion videos. In the one selected here a paediatrician answers questions about the functioning of the body. Really quite fascinating and a pleasant way to practise your French comprehension.
Laissez bronzer les cadavres
Laissez bronzer les cadavres (☞imdb)
A brutal gold heist, a ruthless gang, a mountain hideout, a strange woman artist, other assorted people and then two gendarmes arrive. A very violent film with disturbing images.

You can find my short review in the Adult section of my cinema pages.
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