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Zero for Conduct (1933)

Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 21 June 1947 (USA)
In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

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Complete credited cast:
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Surveillant Huguet
Robert le Flon ...
Surveillant Pète-Sec
Du Verron ...
Surveillant-Général Bec-de-Gaz (as du Verron)
Delphin ...
Principal du Collège
Léon Larive ...
Professeur (as Larive)
Madame Émile ...
Mère Haricot (as Mme. Emile)
Louis de Gonzague ...
Préfet (as Louis de Gonzague-Frick)
Raphaël Diligent ...
Pompier (as Rafa Diligent)
Louis Lefebvre ...
Caussat
Gilbert Pruchon ...
Colin
Constantin Goldstein-Kehler ...
Bruel (as Coco Golstein)
Gérard de Bédarieux ...
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After the holidays, Caussat and Bruel are going back to the boarding school, where their life is sad, dull, as all prisoner's ones. But there is plot setting up for a revolt... Written by Yepok

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Zero de Conduite  »

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Trivia

77 years after Jean Vigo's death, his daughter and film critic Luce Vigo accepted the 2011 Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award -- named after persecuted Soviet filmmakers Sergei Parajanov and Mikhail Vartanov -- posthumously honoring Vigo for the masterpiece Zero for Conduct (1933); Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight presented the award and Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese sent a letter for the occasion with words on Vigo, Paradjanov and Vartanov, all of whom had struggled against censorship. See more »

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When the students tie the teacher to the bed, the position of his hands and the bed covers changes between shots as the bed is raised. See more »

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Referenced in Hugo (2011) See more »

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Zero for Conduct, Ten for Greatness!
13 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film on a double bill tonight with Jean Vigo's L'Atalante. I love French movies but until now I had seen nothing from this long ago.

It seems to be one hilarious set piece after another, I say hilarious and I really mean that. The children are wonderful but the teachers are all there to be made fun of in any manner of ways. I must say the Head master is brilliant.

Whilst this is only about 40 minutes or so long, it is a fine introduction to the Jean Vigo's full length feature film, L'Atalante.

If you love cinema, you will love Zero for Conduct.


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