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Class Trip (1998)
"La classe de neige" (original title)

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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clément van den Bergh ...
Nicolas
Lokman Nalcakan ...
Hodkann
François Roy ...
The Father
Yves Verhoeven ...
Patrick
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Miss Grimm
Tina Sportolaro ...
The Mother
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The Visitor
Chantal Banlier ...
Marie Ange
...
Ribotton
Julien Le Mouel ...
Lucas
Tom Jacon ...
Nicolas' little brother
Loïc Pichon ...
Policeman #1
Thierry Redler ...
Policeman #2
Jean-Claude Frissung ...
Doctor
Alain Payen ...
Policeman at accident
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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.

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When Nicolas and his family are watching the television report of the bus crash, the announcer states that fifteen children are already dead. The camera shows well over fifteen body bags. See more »

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Thrilling moments that kept me glued to the screen.
24 June 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

There are both problem children and problem parents. In this TV movie Nicolas has an over-protective father who will not allow his son to ride on the school bus on their holiday excursion to the mountains. He explains that there are criminals around who kidnap children from side-walks, playgrounds etc. Nicolas being a sensitive child elaborates on his father's fears and has regular bouts of day-dreaming as well as horrific nightmares. This makes interesting entertainment. I like the intercutting of dreams and reality. The horror mounts from scene to scene in a confusing mixture. Nicolas confides to his friend Hodkann that organised criminals pounce on children and cut out their kidneys and livers in mobile hospitals. Sad-faced Nicolas is convincing as the imaginative child. He tells Hodkann that he is an informer and that he helps his father in seeking out these traffickers in human organs. Nicolas also reads horror stories at bed-time. "The Monkey's Paw" scene is a brilliant piece of technical manipulation. Nicolas asks his tutor if it is possible to make things happen just by thinking hard enough about them. This theme is pursued in many scenes where Nicolas manipulates scenes on the television screen e.g. he imagines his father in an automobile accident. I have the feeling that Nicolas is a really mixed up kid and his psychological problems result in worrying bed-wettings. This is alluded to constantly. Clement van der Bergh with his sad and unsmiling face is admirable as young Nicolas, and in contrast we have his happy-go-lucky friend Hodkann in constant awe of Nicolas's imaginative stories. The film centres about their friendship and their adventures. Their warm relationship is convincing. An early scene (actually a nightmare) shows an assassination of virtually everyone by terrorists who attack the mountain lodge. Yes, it's an exciting film that keeps you awake to the end.


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