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156 minutes

DVD in French with English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

French Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the epic narrative of "Indochine" with our comprehensive French lesson plan. Directed by Régis Wargnier, this historically rich film explores themes of love, colonialism, and family dynamics, making it an excellent resource for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: Catherine Deneuve stars as Eliane Devries, the owner of a prosperous rubber plantation in French Indochina. Her steely exterior masks torrid love affairs from upper-class society. The plot thickens when Eliane's adopted Indochinese daughter, Camille, falls in love with Eliane's secret lover, Jean-Baptiste. This love triangle, set against the backdrop of colonial upheaval, threatens to destroy their family. "Indochine" is a historically accurate, emotionally wrenching epic of love and war.

Additional Details: Released in 1992, "Indochine" stars Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, and Linh-Dan Pham. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and a Golden Globe. The DVD includes French audio with English, French, and Spanish subtitles, making it ideal for language learners. The film’s exploration of colonialism and personal sacrifice provides a rich educational experience.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • April 2: Catherine Deneuve’s birthday
  • October 12: Columbus Day, exploring colonial themes
  • December 1: Anniversary of the film's release
  • May 8: Victory in Europe Day, discussing historical context

Conclusion: Using "Indochine" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing insights into themes of love, colonialism, and family dynamics. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Régis Wargnier

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh-Dan Pham

Audio: DVD in French with English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

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