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The Class (2008)

The Class

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 19, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

128 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Laurent Cantet

Producer

Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta

Screenwriter

Francois Begaudeau

Starring

  • Francois Begaudeau
  • Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi
  • Nassim Amrabt
  • Laura Baquela
  • Juliette Demaille

Story


Francois and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeapordize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. Francois insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods...

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Esmeralda Ouertani stars as Sandra and Rachel Regulier stars as Khoumba in Sony Pictures Classics' The Class (2008). Photo credit by Pierre Milon.
Esmeralda Ouertani stars as Sandra and Rachel Regulier stars as Khoumba in Sony Pictures Classics' The Class (2008). Photo credit by Pierre Milon.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..artistically intriguing and sociological significant..”
by Emanuel Levy [EmanuelLevy.Com]
“..artful, intelligent..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
“..the chattiest movie of the year..”
by Ella Taylor [Village Voice]