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A treat (or not…) for you French speakers… June 3, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.

Wow, this is too good to wait for Friday to post. Thanks to my fellow translators on Twitter for tweeting about it this morning. The French language version of the trailer for Coco Avant Chanel (the upcoming biopic of legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel) starring Audrey Tatou was released today, but the subtitled American version doesn’t come out for a few weeks. Videogum asked a “high school freshman with one and a half semesters of introductory French” (and absolutely no ear for the English language) to translate it for them and posted the results. I can’t figure out how to embed the video in WordPress, so you need to click on the link. Believe me – it’s worth it. I don’t understand French at all but even I enjoyed reading the subtitles. And now I’m looking forward to the movie coming out. It looks good – and hopefully the subtitles will be much better than these. Enjoy!



1. Susanne Aldridge III - June 3, 2009

From the English, I would have more guessed it was translated by a French high school student with 1 and a half semester of English. Or the English student was lazy and just ran it through a Babelfish. Very strange…

2. gsiroland - June 12, 2009

The video itself has the path http://cdn.stereogum.com/videos/coco_avant_chanel_trailer.flv

Alternatively, some other blogs have embedded it as http://videogum.com/v/v_bMnH53kcRin

You should be able to add either one into your WordPress blog as a Flash animation once you click on the “kitchen’s sink” button in the editor.

jillsommer - June 12, 2009

Or I could just be lazy and leave it as it is… Busy with a big project right now 🙂 Thanks for the effort, Roland. You always go above and beyond for everyone, and we really appreciate it.

3. Emily W. - June 12, 2009

Hilarious! Where do you (formal) find this stuff? =)

jillsommer - June 12, 2009

I learned about this particular gem from someone I follow on Twitter. Most of the time I just troll YouTube. I have talked to Keiran about tapping into his collection but haven’t needed it yet.

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