Video: Talking French movies with the guys who subtitle them

We meet Matt and Manon from Lost in Frenchlation, a company that puts English subtitles on French movies in Paris.

They join us on the terrace of Les Deux Moulins (the cafe from Amelie) and share what they consider to be the five best movies set in Paris.

They also took on the quick fire round on camera!

Listen to the chat in by clicking play below.

And as promised, here’s a link to the video from the quickfire round.

Here are the trailers from the five movies they mentioned:

One: Chacun cherche son chat (When The Cat’s Away)

“It’s a portrait gallery of Parisians,” says Manon.

Two: Mesrine

“A film about a notorious gangster in Paris, similar to Chopper in Australia,” says Matt.

Three. Tchao Pantin

“It’s a dark movie, but a good representation of the violence in France in the eighties. But watch out for the wonderful friendship story,” says Manon.

Four: Polisse

“A movie about child protection police, like a much cooler NCIS, in a documentary style,” says Matt.

Five: Moulin Rouge

“It’s a cliché but I had to choose it. It’s not just a blockbuster, it also is an ode to artists, writers, poets, and it reminds me of how artists used to live in Montmartre,” says Manon.

“This is what cinema is about, it should be a show.”

Find out more about Lost in Frenchlation here (and check out their Facebook  page here).

Further listening: 

If you liked this episode, you might just like to hear more from people entertaining Parisians. Check our entertainment section, and start with our chat with Paul Taylor from WTF France. 

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