A-Z French film titles

monsieur batignole, a level french

not yet available;  films for sale below

french a level, cinema, essay, summary

Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

  • to download (online version)
  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
  • to receive as a VLE version (moodle, firefox etc) with access to the online version also

This popular hit by Gérard Jugnot of Les choristes fame was critically acclaimed for its portrayal of casual and more organised collaboration with the enemy during the German occupation.

Monsieur Batignole is a butcher who lives below the flat belonging to a Jewish family.  His future son in law, a writer, is anti-semitic and pro-German whilst Batignole is initially opportunistic.  After the Jewish family is arrested, however, his heart strings are pulled by becoming involved with the son of the family who has escaped. 

Batignole from then on is transformed and intent on doing the right thing.  Students will find this film very engaging, although it is just a variation on all the other films of this genre in many ways.


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  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives


  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech


  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.


No version with English subtitles seems to be available currently

French version, no subtitles

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