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La classe de neige
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Release Date:
23 September 1998 (France) See more »
A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over. | Full synopsis »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Clément van den Bergh ... Nicolas
Lokman Nalcakan ... Hodkann
François Roy ... The Father
Yves Verhoeven ... Patrick

Emmanuelle Bercot ... Miss Grimm
Tina Sportolaro ... The Mother

Yves Jacques ... The Visitor
Chantal Banlier ... Marie Ange
Benoît Herlin ... 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
Guy Jacques ... Man in blue jeans
Valérie Bettencourt ... Gas station attendant
Anthéa Sogno ... Clothes shop attendant
Cécile Siméone ... The beautiful stranger
Antoine Moussault ... Café Owner
Sabrina Sérusier ... Café owner
Marie-Sophie Baud ... Child
Pascaline Bron ... Child
Sylvain Bouvet ... Child
Romuald Coppel ... Child
Estelle Deffert ... Child
Maxime Deront ... Child
Raphaël Dubois ... Child
Julie Feuillette ... Child
Sébastien Gobinot ... Child
Constance Jacquin ... Child
Clément Lamotte ... Child
David Lanvers ... Child
Christelle Lizzi ... Child
Dimitri Lizzi ... Child
Daniel Martin ... Child
Hodan Moussa Galeb ... Child
Elise Muffat ... Child
Marion Mugnier ... Child
Guillaume Nanjoud ... Child
Pierre Olivier ... Child
Geoffrey Pais ... Child
Mélanie Pelleix ... Child
Anaïs Perfetti ... Child
Jeoffrey Pernollet ... Child
Jean-Marie Premat ... Child
François Xavier Seeuws ... Child
Sandrine Vernay ... Child
Morgane Lermuzeaux
Sophie Nerot
Melanie Vacossin

Directed by
Claude Miller 
Writing credits
Claude Miller (scenario and dialogue) and
Emmanuel Carrère (scenario and dialogue)

Emmanuel Carrère (novel)

Produced by
Francis Boespflug .... associate producer
Annie Miller .... executive producer
Annie Miller .... producer
Original Music by
Henri Texier 
Cinematography by
Guillaume Schiffman 
Film Editing by
Anne Lafarge 
Casting by
Arnaud Esterez 
Marie-Christine Lafosse 
Production Design by
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko 
Costume Design by
Catherine Bouchard 
Jacqueline Bouchard 
Makeup Department
Lucía Bretones-Méndez .... key makeup artist
Stéphanie Lemaire .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean-François Abbate .... assistant unit manager
Samuel Amar .... unit manager
Thierry Chuinard .... assistant unit manager
Sylvestre Guarino .... production manager
Antoine Moussault .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norbert Damman .... second assistant director (as Norbert Dammann)
Christophe Marillier .... first assistant director
Art Department
Edouard Beux .... carpenter
Henri Castillo .... carpenter
Yves Chaudesaigues .... carpenter
François Decaux .... assistant art director
Paul Decaux .... head carpenter
Christian Delhôme .... painter
Pierre Galliard .... property master
Stéphanie Martineau .... painter
Philippe Moutard .... painter
Claude Perry .... head painter
Bernadette Saint Loubert .... set dresser
Manuel Swieton .... carpenter
Bruno Viguet-Carrin .... painter
Sound Department
Nicolas Favre .... assistant sound
Raphaël Girardot .... assistant sound editor
Philippe Heissler .... sound effects
Clémence Lafarge .... sound editor
Paul Lainé .... sound mixer
Gérard Lamps .... re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronisation
Françoise Maulny .... post-synchronization engineer (as Françoise Maulny-Levy)
Mario Melchiorri .... assistant foley artist (as Mario Melchiori)
Hubert Persat .... sound effects
Isabelle Tat .... assistant post-synchronization
Stéphane Thiébaut .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Jean-Christophe Magnaud .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Arnaud Fouquet .... visual effects
Christian Guillon .... visual effects producer
Benoît Morvan .... motion control
Yves Pupulin .... motion control
François Vagnon .... visual effects supervisor
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Roland Neunreuther .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Camus .... key grip
Patrick Christin .... additional grip: second unit
Mario d'Orio .... grip
Guillaume Genini .... second assistant camera
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
André Kalmes .... grip
Jean-Pierre Méchin .... second assistant camera: second unit
Christophe Offenstein .... gaffer
Mathias Othnin-Girard .... electrician
Luis Peralta .... electrician
Franck Séchan .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michel Tessier .... electrician
Eric Vallee .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Kristel Alberts .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Roselyne Bellec .... additional assistant editor
Pierre Berlot .... color timer
Eric Dardill .... assistant editor
Sophie Delecourt .... assistant editor
Julie Dupré .... assistant editor
Sophie Henocq .... assistant editor
Benjamin Lamy .... additional assistant editor
Music Department
Philippe Heissler .... composer: additional music
Hubert Persat .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Claire Barrau .... production assistant
Patrice Birzin .... groupman
Sylvie Koechlin .... script supervisor
Jean-Claude Lecoq .... armorer
Patrick Lemaire .... groupman
Maratier .... armorer
Yann Nerot .... administrator
Nicole Roland .... production secretary
Isabelle Sauvanon .... press attache
Henry Villain .... car preparer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La classe de neige" - France (original title)
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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Purified (2003)See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Well made film., 24 August 2010
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is a quite fascinating French movie, that I wouldn't call great but is a throughout good watch nevertheless.

Thing that really uplifts this movie is its directing. It makes this a great and beautiful looking one. It has a great directing style, that provides the movie with a great overall atmosphere. The movie at times picks a surreal approach and the story is being told and developed slowly.

And while the movie is intriguing to watch throughout, I still wished it had a somewhat better story to work with, or that it got told just a little bit better all. Because the movie picks a more stylish approach, this really starts to go at the expense of the story. Not everything gets developed properly and some things just don't get resolved at all. In the end this is a movie that will leave you with more questions than answers. This doesn't really ruin the movie or anything and it's still a good and intriguing watch but I feel that with some more story and some better development this could had been a so much better and more memorable, unique little film. To me, the movie now is just too empty, to leave a big impression, let alone a very lasting one.

It's also quite hard to say what audience this movie is really for. It's one that tells the story from the perspective of a young boy but I really wouldn't call this a children's movie. It's also not really a coming of age flick and its more being a drama-thriller, told from the mind and viewpoint of a child, which still leaves the question to what audience this movie is aimed to. A simple answer would just be movie-lovers, fore this is also really a movie that isn't just for everybody's taste. Some people might find the lack of pace and occurrences too much of a miss, while others will surely be able to appreciate the style and approach this movie is taking.

The movie doesn't feature the best acting I have ever seen in a French movie and I actually thought at first that this was one of those movies that used non-professional actors, to make the movie and story work out more as a realistic one. But as it turns out all of the persons involved are actually actors, with more working experience in the business. A bit disappointing but those who don't speak or understand the language will hardly have any problems with it.

Nevertheless I still really foremost liked this movie, due to its fine directing approach, which kept this movie a good and intriguing watch throughout.


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