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French in Action 

This educational series teaches the French language and profiles cultural attributes. No attempt is made to use English in presenting skills and concepts.




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2008   Unknown  




Series cast summary:
Pierre J. Capretz 1 episode
Valérie Allain ...  Mireille 1 episode
Charles Mayer ...  Robert 1 episode
Virginie Contesse Virginie Contesse ...  Marie-Laure 1 episode
Jean-Claude Cotillard Jean-Claude Cotillard ...  L'homme en noir et le Mime 1 episode
Julie Arnold Julie Arnold ...  Cécile 1 episode
Patrice Bachelot Patrice Bachelot ...  Jean-Luc 1 episode
Geoffroy Boutan Geoffroy Boutan ...  Vendeur 1 episode
Philippe De Brugada Philippe De Brugada ...  Chauffeur de Camion 1 episode
Muhammad Camara Muhammad Camara ...  Ousmane 1 episode
Philippe Casidanus Philippe Casidanus ...  Marionnettiste 1 episode
Antonio Cauchois Antonio Cauchois ...  Tonton Guillaume 1 episode
Colette Ripert ...  Tante Georgette 1 episode
Etienne Draber Etienne Draber ...  Vendeur 1 episode
Jean-François Delacour Jean-François Delacour ...  Le Maître d'Hôtel 1 episode
Marguerite Foulon Marguerite Foulon ...  Madame Courtois 1 episode
André Haber André Haber ...  Monsieur Courtois 1 episode
Charlotte Kady Charlotte Kady ...  Ghislaine 1 episode
Jean-François Kopf Jean-François Kopf ...  Jean-Denis 1 episode
Chrystelle Labaude Chrystelle Labaude ...  Concierge 1 episode
Franck de la Personne ...  Hubert 1 episode
Bernard Larmande Bernard Larmande ...  Serveur 1 episode
Olivier Lebeau Olivier Lebeau ...  Serveur 1 episode
Riton Liebman Riton Liebman ...  Jean-Pierre Bourdon 1 episode
Serge Medot Serge Medot ...  Georges 1 episode
Michel Modo ...  Oncle Victor 1 episode
Amélie Pick Amélie Pick ...  Annick 1 episode
Dane Porret Dane Porret ...  Garçon de café 1 episode
Rosine Proust Rosine Proust ...  Madame Belleau 1 episode
François Rostain François Rostain ...  Vendeur 1 episode
Aurélie Serve Aurélie Serve ...  Yvonne 1 episode
Pascal Talleux Pascal Talleux ...  Loueur de Voitures 1 episode
Yves Thuillier Yves Thuillier ...  Jean-Michel 1 episode
Fabienne Tricottet Fabienne Tricottet ...  Colette 1 episode
Serge Vincent Serge Vincent ...  Monsieur Belleau 1 episode
Samuel Zaccharias Samuel Zaccharias ...  Le vieux professeur 1 episode


This educational series teaches the French language and profiles cultural attributes. No attempt is made to use English in presenting skills and concepts. Written by Anonymous

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According to cast member Charles Mayer, the entire series was filmed in Paris during the summer of 1985. See more »

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Valerie Allain has done the most for Franco-American relations since Benjamin Franklin
14 July 2006 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

I'm rating this a 9/10, but that doesn't mean it's as good as Citizen Kane. It just means that it is a highly effective presentation that accomplishes exactly what it hopes to do... and then some.

I was introduced to this gem whilst flipping through PBS. "Ka-ZOWIE... who's that babe? The film budget is kinda low... it's in French... cheezy music... that means MAYBE SHE'LL GET NAKED!" Well, she doesn't get naked (although I must echo an astute observation made by a fellow reviewer: "There's a girl who really knows how to not wear a bra!"). But what's interesting is that over time, as you watch in lustful, sweaty anticipation of the famous scene where she gets water spilled on her shirt, you ACTUALLY LEARN FRENCH! La vache! C'est incroyable! Moi, un américain bête... je parle français!

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Paris, France

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