Year 11 and 12 Beginners and Year 12 Continuers French students enjoyed the gripping French film ‘Un Sac de Billes’ (‘A Bag of Marbles’) at the Cremorne
Orpheum Cinema. Based on the famous and acclaimed memoirs of Joseph Joffo, 'Un Sac de Billes' brings a new version of his incredible story to the screen
as it follows the experiences of two young Jewish boys fleeing for their lives in World War II France.
When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father (played here by beloved French actor Patrick Bruel), gave him and his brother Maurice 20,000 francs and
set them on a dangerous mission to escape from Nazi-occupied Paris in 1941. Making their way to the de-militiarised zone in the South, the boys are
unavoidably caught in the whirlwind of war. Armed only with their wits, best judgement, and the occasional kind soul, they swerve and dart through
obstacles set by the Nazis to avoid succumbing to the dreadful fate of so many others like them.
The students benefitted from the colloquial French language used, necessary to develop listening and speaking skills, and they also gained an insight into
French history and customs.
After the film, we were treated to a delicious, authentic 3-course French meal at ‘The Little Snail’ in Pyrmont. A great experience with a keen and highly-motivated
group of French students!
We would like to thank Madame Higgs who assisted in driving the students and attending the excursion. Merci beaucoup!
Please enjoy the trailer of this amazing French film!