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French Ciné Club



Gérard Oury's La Grande Vadrouille


26 Apr 2018

6:15 p.m.
4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus



The Department of History invites you to a series of movie screenings related to the course HIST2108 Empire and the Making of Modern France, taught by Dr. François Drémeaux.


The series will end with a famous comedy about the Second World War. Set in German-occupied France in 1941, La Grande Vadrouille (The Great Stroll) tells the story of two French citizens, a naïve house painter and a grumpy Opera conductor, who find themselves in the middle of a manhunt against British aviators whose plane has been shot down over Paris.


Released in 1966, it topped the box office and remained the most successful film ever in France for more than 30 years. More than a movie about the war, it is a monument of French pop culture, served by a great comic duo: Louis de Funès and Bourvil.


Screening in French with English subtitles.

All are welcome. No registration is required.