Teachers, this movie is an oldie but a goodie!
Kids will absolutely love the physical humor and slapstick elements to it!
There is a reason Gérard Dépardieu and Pierre Richard so many Françis Veber films together: the two are pure comedy gold. At just over an hour and a half, this film does not overstay its welcome either. Kids will laugh nonstop for the first to the last minute. You may want to forward the scene at the Sunny Club, but it never does go too far in case you miss it...
This film unit includes an to generate interest in the film before viewing, written in simple French to help kids follow the plot and keep track of the characters (Accountability, anyone... :), in English and French, and where I wrote an introduction for them, with three topic sentences and paragraphs that follow with blanks for students to fill in the supporting evidence (see my preview, please! This is a state of Florida writing intervention strategy and is designed specifically for aspiring (developing) writers.
You. Will. Love. This. Movie. And. Packet