Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hubert est un NAZI!

Franck de la Personne as Hubert
on "French in Action"
It seems to me like the series "French in Action" is well-known, but it really isn't. Not even my French teacher heard of it. But I am perhaps a member of the FIA cult now. I'm interested in what has happened to the people who participated in FIA, especially the actors.

Malheureusement, Hubert, one of the characters in the FIA story was played by Franck de LaPersonne, whom Wikipedia indicates is not only a supporter of the National Front but is running for office in the National Front.


This article quotes de LaPersonne:

Franck de LaPersonne had scoffed at Emmanuel Macron, calling him "dashing foal of the party from abroad", and had greeted Victor Hugo, who "did not learn Arabic at school", eliciting "we are at home We "in the room, tells Agence France Presse.

I don't exactly understand what that means. Google translate can only do so much I guess.

Fun fact: when French in Action was recorded,  Emmanuelle Macron was ten years old.


  1. Anonymous4:42 PM

    I'm Macron's age and my university used French in Action in the mid 90s. It was painfully dated even then. We always thought Hubert was creepy!

  2. Well the Hubert character was definitely weird as written. Apparently he liked to act like an aristocrat but the show makes clear several times it's just an act. But if it's an act, well he does it all the time. That's just extremely eccentric. Are we to suppose this is a common French type? A guy who constantly pretends to be something else and everybody is in on the facade? I don't get it.