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12 March 1999 (France) See more »
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Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production... See more » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Philippe Torreton ... Daniel Lefebvre
Maria Pitarresi ... Valeria
Nadia Kaci ... Samia Damouni
Véronique Ataly ... Mrs. Lienard
Nathalie Bécue ... Cathy

Emmanuelle Bercot ... Mrs. Tievaux
Françoise Bette ... Mrs. Delacourt

Christine Citti ... Mrs. Baudoin
Christina Crevillén ... Sophie
Sylviane Goudal ... Gloria
Didier Bezace ... Inspector
Betty Teboulle ... Mrs. Henry
Gérard Giroudon ... Mayor
Marief Guittier ... Daniel's mother
Daniel Delabesse ... Marc
Jean-Claude Frissung ... Director's colleague
Thierry Gibault ... Police inspector
Philippe Meyer ... Council member
Gerald Cesbron ... Mr. Henry
Michelle Goddet ... Beaten child's mother
Stefan Elbaum ... Beaten child's uncle
Nathalie Desprez ... Mrs. Bry

Françoise Miquelis ... Mrs. Duhem
Frédéric Richard ... Mr. Bacheux
Johanne Cornil-Leconte ... Mrs. Bacheux
Sylvie Delbauffe ... Woman with baby
Lambert Marchal ... Rémi
Kelly Mercier ... Laetitia
Mathieu Lenne ... Jimmy
Rémi Henneuse ... Kevin
Corinne Aghte ... Mrs. Paquotte
Dominique Bouchard ... Doctor
Benoît Constant ... Daniel's father
Patrick Courteix ... Mrs. Henry's neighbor
Véronique Dargent ... Mrs. Loiseau
Valérie Dermagne ... Nurse
Lilyane Discret ... Young mother
Leila Duhem ... Mrs. Polliaert
Yamina Duvivier ... Mrs. Chimot
Séverine Fernand ... Angeline's mother
Catherine Gorosz ... Mrs. Daumise
Christophe Guichet ... Daniel's brother
Nadia Ikisse ... Mrs. Mimouni
Marie-Madeleine Langlois ... Neighbour's wife
Nelly Larachiche ... Mrs. Legrand
France Leroy ... Café owner
Claude Liénard ... Mrs. Henry's doctor
Marcelle Loutre ... Guegdan's mother
Jacky Meunier ... Valeria's father
Cécile Montagnon ... Mrs. Lamart
Michèle Niewrzeda ... Mrs. Bornat
Vincenza Orologio ... Valeria's mother
Marie-Françoise Prette ... Mrs. Marchal
Linda Prudhomme ... Mrs. Dupuis
Monique Quivy ... Dining hall lady
Claude Ronnaux ... Colleague
Françoise Sage ... Mrs. Mériaux
Pascale Verdière ... Nanny
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Directed by
Bertrand Tavernier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dominique Sampiero  writer
Bertrand Tavernier  writer
Tiffany Tavernier  writer

Produced by
Frédéric Bourboulon .... producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Sclavis 
 
Cinematography by
Alain Choquart 
 
Film Editing by
Sophie Brunet 
 
Art Direction by
Thierry François 
 
Costume Design by
Marpessa Djian 
 
Makeup Department
Beya Gasmi .... key hair stylist
Agnès Tassel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Louis Bergamini .... assistant unit manager
Benoît Charrie .... unit manager
Sébastien Coulet .... assistant unit manager
François Hamel .... production manager
Olivier Lagny .... assistant unit manager
Henry Le Turc .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Abela .... first assistant director
Sylvie Confolent .... assistant director
Fanny Etienne .... assistant director
Tiffany Tavernier .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Denis Bourgier .... property buyer
François Decaux .... first assistant decorator
Paul Decaux .... property master
Sylvie Grand d'Esnon .... head painter
Gabriel Passajou .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Jean-Michel Chauvet .... sound assistant
Michel Desrois .... sound
Judith Guittier .... assistant foley artist
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Didier Lizé .... sound engineer
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Elisabeth Paquotte .... sound editor
Alain Primot .... assistant sound editor
Christian Riffard .... post-production audio
Eric Tisserand .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Éric Alirol .... electrician
Christophe Asselin .... second assistant camera
Albert Bonomi .... key grip
Marc Casi .... grip
Philippe Deneau .... gaffer
Arnaud Desbuquois .... grip
Christian Inizan .... gaffer
Alain Martigny .... electrician
Philippe Renaud .... first assistant camera (as Philippe Renaut)
Xavier Tauveron .... assistant camera: second unit
Jürgen Vollmer .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valérie Le Hello .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Florence Dard .... post-production coordinator
Olivier Fontenay .... color timer
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Guillaume Lebel .... trainee assistant editor
Sophie Mandonnet .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jean-François Canape .... musician: Trumpet and bugle
Bruno Chevillon .... musician: contrabasse
Christophe Marguet .... musician: drums
Jean Pepeck .... orchestra leader
François Raulin .... musician: piano
Yves Robert .... musician: trombone
Louis Sclavis .... musician: Clarinets and Saxophones
 
Other crew
Sylvie Chevereau-Marchais .... production administrator
Lucilio Da Costa Pais .... groupman
Phil Hall .... film publicist
Agnès Le Pont .... general administrator
Florence Loubeau .... production secretary
Zoe Zurstrassen .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Ça commence aujourd'hui" - France (original title)
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117 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The real Kindergarten cop, 7 November 2003
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"It All Starts Today" is an open ended slice-of-life tale which takes us into the world of a good-hearted, dedicated, and hard working French Kindergarten teacher who has a lot more on his plate than finger painting. Protag Daniel (Torrenton) not only teaches but runs interference for abused kids, wrestles with the local mayor for funding, contends with vandals, and juggles a host of economic, social, and school political issues all the while maintaining a relationship with his girl friend and her son. Though there isn't much of an arc to the story, this well crafted film does create a likeable character who shows us that the opportunity for heroism exists everywhere in life...even kindergarten. (B)

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