MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,022 this week

The Pupil (1996)
"L'élève" (original title)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 136 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 821 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1033 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 809 titles
created 07 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 369 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 352 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Pupil" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Pupil (1996)

The Pupil (1996) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Pupil.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Read My Lips (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet
Sheitan (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of youngsters go out to a disco late one night and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of Satanic worship.

Director: Kim Chapiron
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthelemy, Roxane Mesquida
The Reckoning II (2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Paul Bettany, Marian Aguilera
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans
Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Vincent Cassel
Adrift (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.

Director: Heitor Dhalia
Stars: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle
The Apartment (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything,... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Mimouni
Stars: Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric
Partisan (2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alexander who, raised to see the world through Gregori's eyes, is starting to think for himself.

Director: Ariel Kleiman
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Nigel Barber, Jeremy Chabriel
Derailed I (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

Director: Mikael Håfström
Stars: Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Anthony Souter
Stars: Vincent Cassel
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four young men try to gate crash a birthday party.

Directors: Jean-Claude Flamand, Delphine Quentin
Stars: Bouba Bathily, Vincent Cassel, Léa Drucker
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Julien
Caspar Salmon ...
Morgan
Caroline Cellier ...
Emma
...
Armand
Sabine Destailleur ...
Louise
Sandrine Le Berre ...
Paula
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angelo Aybar ...
Sénateur
Jean-Marc Bailleux ...
Joueur de whist
Luciana Blancher-Castellucci ...
Liliana
Brian Bob ...
Lord Doerington
Luciana Castellucci
Magdalena Cielecka ...
Jeune fille polonaise
Line Clair ...
Emilie
Pierre Dalban Moreynas ...
Homme
Maggy Dussauchoy ...
Comtesse Jesenska
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 September 1996 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Pupil  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Actually a Henry James short story..
30 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

..which features ,like "the turn of the screw" -which Jack Clayton adapted for the screen under the title "the innocents" (1961)-, a private tutor and a child .But unlike Clayton's unforgettable movie,there is nothing supernatural here.

The film begins quite well,in a castle where ruined aristocrats eat macaroni in porcelaine .The young actor shines as the whizz kid who knows Latin grammar by heart and never had one friend before his teacher came.Particularly successful is the night scene which displays the child's strange culinary preparations.

But when the family has to leave the desirable castle,it's downhill and even the ending -which is not even faithful to James- does not redeem "l'élève".The film becomes a hodgepodge (hotchpotch) which fails totally to convince:from the ball with the old contessa to the French cancan in a brothel,what nonsense.

Fair-haired (dyed) Vincent Cassel is rather ugly,and is outshadowed by his young co-star.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
poem in the film dbelli
Discuss The Pupil (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?