I also find that French 2 can be a bit stressful for me and my students, since I have students who come to me from the high school and middle schools. The beginning of the year can be a little rough and the upperclassmen have to put on a happy face for a time, but as we finish first semester, everyone knows what I expect from them. I make sure to tell students that we are watching this film because I trust them and they mature enough to handle it. As we get closer to the end of the year, sometimes I think I have this film to thank for my maturing students. :)
This film is a student favorite and really sticks with them. I hope you enjoy the unit I've created!