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ERIC Number: EJ769826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" [Neither for Nor Against]: Conflict and Community in the Films of Cedric Klapisch
Fallon, Jean M.
Foreign Language Annals, v40 n2 p201-214 Sum 2007
Eschewing the making of elitist films, French writer/director Cedric Klapisch strives to appeal to a wide population with his largely humorous yet thought-provoking narratives that look compellingly at the relationship between individuals and community. Three of his films that have received U.S. releases--"Chacun cherche son chat" [When the Cat's Away], "L'Auberge espagnole" [The Spanish Apartment], and "Les Poupees russes" [The Russian Dolls]--reflect numerous unresolved issues that have threatened the harmony of French society in the last decade. His films provide a symbolic framework for exploring current social issues of gentrification and immigration, questions about national identity, and sovereignty concerns that affect union with other European nations. (Contains 18 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France