Date(s) - 10/28/2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gérard Depardieu – Through the years
In this semester’s movie classe, we will explore 3 of Depardieu films. Having appeared in 170 films, Depardieu is one of the most iconic figures in film history.
Join us on Wednesdays, October 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College. The film is preceded by a brief presentation of key concepts and followed by group discussion of how the film relates to the theme. The film is in French with English subtitles. Presentations and discussion is in English.
Les Compères (“The ComDads”)
This hilarious film highlights Depardieu’s comic skills. The title translates literally as “The Accomplices.” It is a pun, as the word “père” means “father” in French, and moreover “compère” would mean something like “co-father” or “confather”. A teenaged boy has run away from home. His father is ineffective at finding him, so his mother contacts two former lovers from around the time her son was conceived, telling them both that the child is their son and asking them to look for him. One of them (Depardieu) is a tough journalist investigating the Mafia, while the other (Richard) is a timid former teacher who was on the verge of committing suicide when he received the telephone call. The two former boyfriends finally meet, and together work to find the elusive son.