As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department Fall Film Festival, the French area of MLLI will screen Chaos (France, 2001). It’s described as an electrifying film: part thriller, part comedy, and a sharp critique of the French contemporary society. On their way to a party, Paul and Hélène, a conventional French bourgeois couple, watch as Malika, a young prostitute, is brutally attacked in the street and beaten on the hood of their car. The next day, Hélène searches for the young woman and, overcome by remorse, decides to nurse her back to health. But the thugs who attacked Malika come back, and Hélène finds herself in a situation that will change her life forever. The film will be shown in French, with English subtitles. The film is a required screening for The Intercultural Metropolis: Gender, Sexuality, Race and Citizenship in Today’s Paris (MLL/GWST 255) and French Film Classics (MLL 215). For more information, click here.
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