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"En francais, s'il te plait": the linguistic battlegrounds of Entre les murs

King, Gemma


Representations of language as a tool for exerting social power are steadily increasing in the French cinema of the twenty-first century. In linguistically diverse films like Laurent Cantet’s Entre les murs (2008), language is used by institutions to establish hierarchies, and by individuals to undermine them. In such films, both French and other languages can constitute a narrative device in themselves, and a weapon for challenging authority and manipulating others. Such a cinema raises...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary French Civilization
DOI: 10.3828/cfc.2017.3


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