magic realism in france

Rachelle 2022-10-25 13:44:40

France is also a country of immigrants. Unlike Germany, which is dominated by the Germans next door, the "French nation" in France is a bit like our Chinese "Han", more of a cultural identity than a bloodline "race". Now the French official has canceled the option of ethnicity in all identity documents (all are French mdr).

My wife is French, and her family is as good as the big mixed-race family in the film: her mother is French, her father is Tunisian, and her two sisters-in-law are Danish and Russian (and my Chinese son-in-law. .. ). At her brother's wedding, I counted 11 nationalities from friends and relatives who were there. Such situations are not uncommon in France, and as said in the film, most French people are proud of it. I have lived in France for two years and have never encountered unkindness from racists compared to Germany and the US. And unlike Americans who protect minorities through political correctness, the mainstream attitude of the French is to ignore the concept of "minorities": just as proud run (movements that support different sexual orientations such as homosexuality) does not work in France. Popular, because everyone thinks LGBT is neither inferior nor superior, what is there to proud. It can also be regarded as a side-effect of the fact that French society has done a good job in treating people equally.

But now France is really not very attractive to foreign immigrants. I am currently working in the Shanghai branch of a Fortune 500 company with many French-Chinese colleagues. They come to work in China not because of their homeland (many people can't speak Chinese well), but simply because they get promoted and raised their salary faster here, and they can earn more money than in France. Even small and middle-class immigrants like them don't want to stay in France, and the rich immigrate to France has never been heard of.

When the Arabs, Jews and blacks in the film are about to leave France, their father-in-law and mother-in-law can still convince them to change their minds with "life in your country is not as good as in France". But in the face of a Chinese son-in-law who can have a higher income in China, the mother-in-law can only magically use the P-picture software to turn him into a political prisoner, so that he cannot return to China. . . (No wonder his father-in-law said that this trick is too vicious, hahaha) This also shows that for capable Chinese people, France is no longer attractive in terms of material. In the film, the father-in-law, as a symbol of the older generation of elites in French society, almost spent his retirement pension in order to keep his foreign son-in-law. Isn't it just like the French government that is currently lending money to the common people to provide welfare. The film pointed out a lot of French problems that directly hit the soul, such as strikes in various industries (no international competitiveness), factory closures (industrial decline), poor public security in Paris and other social chronic diseases, no matter how patriotic French people are also proud of this. If I can't get up, I can only make fun of "I feel like I really went to France after seeing this." The Chinese played by the French-Vietnamese Chinese is actually quite real, and the Chinese who have not been robbed are embarrassed to say that they are Parisians.

The French provinces (outside Paris) are quite similar to Northeast China today. Young people have gone to work in Paris or abroad, and local manufacturing has closed down. Only the wealthy old people are left in the service industry, creating an idyllic scene (I have worked in a luxury car brand dedicated to showing off wealth, and the average age of its Chinese car owners is nearly 20 years younger than French car owners. . Most of the people who drive sports cars on the French streets are white-haired grandpas). The ending of the big guy returning to live in a small French town is too magical. As with most hilarious plots in movies, it's pretty hilarious when it comes to satire. Perhaps the essence of French humour is that he is seriously ranting, but because his tongue is so venomous that people think you are joking

View more about Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 reviews