Le Nom Des Gens(2010)

le nom des gens

Le Nom Des Gens, translated as The names of love  is a 2010 french language film directed by Michel Leclerc and stars Sara Forestier  and Jacques Gamblin in the lead.This is a very enjoyable romantic comedy which is well directed and beautifully acted.The film is semi-biographical  and mostly focuses on the lives of two people.The film also sheds light in to the society and politics  of  a  culturally diverse France.The film criticizes the conservative muslims and give us an insight to the  difficulties faced by the immigrants.

Baya Benmahmoud(Sara Forestier)  is this eccentric,attractive and a  free-spirited young woman ,who is also a left-wing activist.Sex is her tool.Yes you heard it right.She seduces and sleeps with the  the right-wing activists and conservative muslims, to convince them to join her assimilationist cause.And yes it works, because she is attractive, smart and hardly resistible and is willing to sleep with anyone without an  ounce of hesitance.But there is a change of course after she meets  Arthur Martin(Jacques Gamblin).

Arthur Martin is the antonym of Baya  Benmahmoud.He is quiet and gentle.He is an ornithologist.And ornithology seems to be the most suitable job for his subdued character.An ornithologist is by the way someone who  studies every aspect of a bird.Weird right?.His life is dedicated to birds literary, until he meets Baya and gradually falls in love with her.

Sara Forestier has given out a bravo  performance.A role that could have gone wrong , even in the light of a little carelessness, was totally safe in her hands.Jacques Gamblin  is a seasoned actor for sure.A very mature and subtle act, where he underplays his emotions, which is a very difficult task to pull of.Hats off to him.

This is one hell of a love story.Two people, extremely diverse in character and view point, fall in love with each other,despite their differences.What do you call it? love?or one of its kind?I think “The names of love” is the most apt title for this classic romantic comedy.I haven’t  watched many french films.But watching this one, makes me want to watch more.

My Rating: 8.5/10

26 thoughts on “Le Nom Des Gens(2010)

  1. I seldom watch foreign films nowadays. But if this is a love story I think this is a good one. I hope this will be available in our country.

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  2. I don’t usually watch foreign films but this one soubds interesting. I will have to see if they have it on NetFlix.

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  3. Even i don’t watch but i guess i can read this review which will give me idea 🙂

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  4. If it’s a comedy love story – I’m in! I used to be a true horror buff till I became a mom. In the past 13 years, comedy is all I have an interest in anymore. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. my pleasure..i hope you’ll like it.. 🙂


  5. I have to say that I’ve never watched any foreign films. But maybe I should? 🙂 Thanks for sharing your review. It sounds like an interesting movie.

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  6. Thanks for the cliff notes on this.. i am not much of a foreign film goer.. but this does seem like a good one.


  7. parentinginnky2013 August 14, 2014 — 11:53 pm

    I am not a fan of love stories (I know- I’m crazy). If I were this sure sounds like an awesome one!

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  8. I love romantic comedies. I definitely want to see this with my husband now. Great review.

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  9. I love foreign films! Netfilx has a decent rotating selection. I wonder if they have, or will have, this one.

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  10. Wow, the translation of the title is terrible. Le Nom des Gens translates as The Name of People. I often see equally terrible translations going from English to French when movies are brought to the French market. Granted, it has no bearing on what the movie is, but it annoys me to no end, lol.

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  11. The plot looks really interesting especially that the two main characters have lot of diversity. Let me check if I can find a copy of the movie.

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  12. It has been a long time since I watched any foreign films but your review is leaving me curious. I love a good love film no matter what language it is in

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  13. I love your review on the movie. It sounds like a great movie that I will have to watch. Thanks for sharing.


  14. I’ve not seen many foreign language films, but this one sounds like one I may have to check out. It’s always fun finding interesting new moview.


  15. Definitely a new movie to me. I may have to watch after this review


  16. Wow something new and unique for me


  17. I tend to love foreign films. I will have to watch this!


  18. I love watching foreign films with my husband. We’ll have to find this movie for our next date night!


  19. I love foreign films. haha. I think there are so many amazing ones. I am always on netflix looking for good ones, I think I am gonna have to check this one out! Thank you for sharing!


  20. I haven’t watched foreign movies in a long time, but this one sounds interesting. Thanks!


  21. I love to watch foreign language films. This cute romantic French film is on my list now. Thanks for the great review


  22. ok..thnx for this great review
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