Interactive Cultural Analysis Through Art
The main character of the foreign film “Amelie” is a complex and multi-dimensional character who possesses several identities. Firstly, Amelie identifies herself as a dreamer who romanticizes her life and imagines living in a world full of magic and wonder. Secondly, she is kind-hearted and very empathetic towards the people around her. Thirdly, Amelie is an introvert who is quite content with spending time alone, indulging in her hobbies and interests. Fourthly, she is curious and always on the lookout for new experiences and adventures. Lastly, Amelie is a rebel who doesn’t conform to societal norms and expectations.
One of the minor characters in the movie is Nino Quincampoix, who is also a complex character with multiple identities. Firstly, Nino identifies himself as a collector passionate about collecting discarded photos from photobooths. Secondly, he is nostalgic, always looking to connect with the past. Thirdly, Nino is a romantic searching for love and connection. Fourthly, he is a creative person with a unique way of viewing the world. Lastly, Nino is persistent and refuses to give up on his dreams. One of the cross-cultural differences between the characters in the movie and those from the U.S. is how they express emotions.
The characters in the film are more reserved and tend to keep their emotions to themselves, while Americans are more likely to express their emotions freely. Additionally, the characters in the movie are more focused on community and family, while Americans tend to be more individualistic.
Culture and Language
The movie is set in France, and the language spoken is French. There are several differences in traditions, verbal and non-verbal communication. For example, the French are more formal and reserved in their communication, while Americans are more informal and direct. The French also have different customs and traditions regarding food, fashion, and social behavior.
In the movie, the characters use emotional expressiveness in conflict. They are also more likely to collaborate than to compete. For example, Amelie collaborates with her…