Bright Lights, Big City

Exactly 100 years ago the French chemist Georges Claude took a colorless, single atom gas and put it under pressure in a column of glass, thus perfecting red neon lighting. By experimenting ... an entire palette of color was created and within 30 years artists were manipulating the material to create monumental works of art.
 Paris, France

A Guy's Guide to Culture: A Quadriplegic Takes On The Artist

Like The Artist, Intouchables is very American for a French flick. It has dialogue, for example. Plus, the dialogue isn’t some obscure, existential discourse symbolizing the relation of the royalty to the clergy in post-inquisition rural France—it’s about stuff normal people care about.