Friday, December 09, 2005

Les Choristes



I was browsing through the web, reading others' blogs when I came upon an entry praising a French movie Les Choristes (The Choral), billed it as "The Winner of Cannes Film Festival 2004" and provided torrent link to download. I was like, hmm... Cannes, which is the No. 1 film festival in the world. Maybe I should give it a try. And I did. I watched it earlier tonight. God, I was captivated. The storyline was simple though. Set in 1949, the story is about a failed musician who got a job as a warden at a boys school in France, which houses wild behaving boys and parent-less kids. The school implies a very strict discipline, and lots of punishments but they seems stopless. The new warden found out that the boys can sing pretty well and form a choir group. They seemed to like the idea, and that kinda soften them down. Conflict arouse when a new spoilt kid joined the school and cause troubles to the school which might put an end to the choir group. Will they survive? Though simple, the director handled it ingeniously, preventing the film from being a boring and predictable melodrama. As a semi musical, a number of choral songs were performed and they were fantastic, especially the movie's theme song. It managed to capture the hope and soul of the boys and the movie itself. After the movie, I browsed the Net to find more information about this movie. Then, came the twist. This movie was not the winner of Cannes. Neither a contender. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscar though. Nonetheless, if not for the "Cannes winner" promo, I wouldn't donwload this film and experience it. What a beauty. (4 out of 5 *****)

Just finished dowloading the soundtrack.

10 comments:

wénkt said...

mana u download filem ni? hehe

Adian said...

torrentmalaya la. u, is it yg upload kan n made the subtitle?

x3magic said...

wow! nice blog. particularly the layout is very appealing. i guess architecture suits you best

fara-D said...

huhu...layout yg mmg best adian....tapi napa sukar sket nak baca entry ko ah??/naik juling mata aku weh!!maybe tulisan kelabu di overlap ngan gambor tuh menyukarkan keadda kot.... isk....
;P

Adian said...

thx x3! fara, aku rase resolution ko 1280x1024 la. blog aku ni elok dibace gune 1024x768. tuka la, klu tak mmg overlap. aku dh try wat resolution-free, tapi xjadi plak. nnti aku berusaha lagi! hehe.

ChikaDior said...

uhuhu...aku rasa cam knal lak org yg 1st komen tu.Cam penah join conference sesama ngan dia... agaknya la kot....

Adian said...

wah, sunguh luas rangkaian mu di alam maya ni nurul! hehe.

wénkt said...

chikadior kenal saya? ah tidak! hehe

ChikaDior said...

hek eleh...btol pon kenal. Syazwan! Colmarinne (canni ke eja?) laa... kan salu join conference gila zam ngan nash tuh.

Adian said...

ha, abis la. blog aku dh jadi jejak kasih. muahahah.

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