MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 89 this week

The School of Flesh (1998)
"L'école de la chair" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  26 February 1999 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,060 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 17 user | 27 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

Fashion executive Dominique's obsession for Quentin, a young bisexual hustler, fills her desire for physical love but leaves her taxed emotionally. Twists and turns in the relationship, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 
a list of 6288 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 12 Aug 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The School of Flesh (1998)

The School of Flesh (1998) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The School of Flesh.
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The slightly kleptomanic 29-year-old Mathilde is experiencing strange swoonings since a few days. There she encounters a mysterious doctor who treats her with hypnosis therapy. As she gets ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Vincent Lindon, François Berléand
A Big Girl Like You (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Voluptuous and bored, rebellious sixteen-year-old Sabine is interested in sex and clubbing, and not much else. But when she leaves home to move to Paris, she finds herself plunged into a ... See full summary »

Directors: Christophe Blanc, Mercedes Cecchetto
Stars: Mercedes Cecchetto, Laura Locatelli, Sarah Zidhane
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A random montage of disturbing images tell a story about one summer in the lives of two teenagers who somehow find love within each other, Orso and Marie. After they realize this, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Frédéric Malgras, Nicolas Welbers
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Bernard Giraudeau, Hippolyte Girardot
Clémence (2005)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young mother caught up in an uncontrolable spiral of passion after meeting a stranger abandons everything and leaves Paris. (French with English subtitles)

Director: Franck Buchter
Stars: Benjamin Bellecour, Caroline Bourg, Franck Buchter
Villa Amalia (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Villa Amalia is the story of Ann, a musician, whose life is turned upside down by a kiss. When she sees Thomas kissing another woman, Ann makes a clean break, leaving him and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Xavier Beauvois
OrAngeLove (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

(Russian with English subtitles) A stunningly beautiful story of two young lovers drawn by chance into a passionate and destructive romance.

Director: Alan Badoev
Stars: Aleksey Chadov, Olga Makeeva, Aleksey Vertinskiy
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Eric Assous
Stars: Charlotte de Turckheim, Patrick Chesnais, Elisa Tovati
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A girl from bourgeoisie discovers the pleasures of banditism, following her lover in his lifestyle.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Isild Le Besco, Ouassini Embarek, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

No wonder Bisexual Attorney Alain is confused. He's bedding his female boss, his guilty of murder client, the client's hairdresser girlfriend and a precocious boy who knows what he wants ... See full summary »

Director: Ilan Duran Cohen
Stars: Pascal Greggory, Nathalie Richard, Julie Gayet
Evelyn I (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A harrowing tale of human trafficking, a young woman from rural Peru is lured to Spain with the promise of work, and then forced into the dark world of prostitution with no hope of escape.

Director: Isabel de Ocampo
Stars: Cindy Díaz, Sara Bibang, Adolfo Fernández
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Seventeen-year-old Beth is just finishing school, and lives in Paris with her bedridden mother and younger brother. She is annoyed because her boyfriend suggested she try sleeping with ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Judith Godrèche, Marcel Bozonnet, Ivan Desny
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dominique
Vincent Martinez ...
Quentin
...
Chris
...
Madame Thorpe
...
Soukaz
Danièle Dubroux ...
L'amie de Dominique
Bernard Le Coq ...
Cordier
...
Marine
Jean-Louis Richard ...
M. Thorpe
Jean-Claude Dauphin ...
Louis-Guy
Michelle Goddet ...
La mère de Quentin
Laurent Jumeaucourt ...
Le jeune plombier
Pierre Laroche ...
Robert
Richard Schroeder ...
Le photographe
Jan-Michell ...
Marcus
Edit

Storyline

Fashion executive Dominique's obsession for Quentin, a young bisexual hustler, fills her desire for physical love but leaves her taxed emotionally. Twists and turns in the relationship, along with the man's violent and abusive nature, force Dominique to reconcile the conflicts created by her passion. In this quest, Dominique is aided [and sometimes hindered] by friends, clients, and Quentin's former and current acquaintances. Written by kevin kraynak <kevin@kraynakk.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The School of Flesh  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$43,021 (USA) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

$401,786 (USA) (13 August 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Dominique: For the room.
Quentin: That's too much...
Dominique: The rest is for you.
Quentin: I don't want it.
Dominique: Why not?
Quentin: It was good for me too.
Dominique: No, take it.
Quentin: You don't get it...
Dominique: Let's say I'm buying your phone number...
Quentin: Deal.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Nikutai no gakko (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Te Fuiste De Mi Vera
Performed by Perla de Cadiz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Huppert is mesmerizing, but film drags
23 April 1999 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I went to this film based solely on the reputation of Isabelle Huppert. I had heard she was one of the greatest actresses in Europe.

Well I have to agree, she is fantastically attractive and talented, and you could watch her for hours, but unfortunately that's what this film seemed like. I don't often fall asleep in the movies but I almost did on this one...

I guess my main problem with the film was that there was never any motivation that I could see for why such an ostensibly attractive and successful woman would do some of the things she did: take in this raggamuffin with the dubious past, and then proceed to take all of his bad treatment, infidelity, and neglect, while feeding and clothing him and giving him a place to live. I guess we are to assume he was just that good in bed, but I think the film would have benefited from a little more "flesh"ing out of the reasons behind the actions. Some will probably say I missed the "nuances" but I just kept asking *why* is she doing this, from their first date when she hung around while he played video games, through to the end. To me it just perpetuated the myth that women are suckers for a pretty face.

But all that said, it was still a pleasure to watch Huppert and I will look for her in other films at my video store.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
is this on DVD anywhere junoCR
Discuss The School of Flesh (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?