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Release Date:
28 August 2002 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
User Reviews:
A hymn to teaching and Georges Lopez in particular. See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Georges Lopez ... L'institueur
Alizé ... Les enfants de la classe
Axel Thouvenin ... Les enfants de la classe (as Axel)
Guillaume ... Les enfants de la classe
Jessie ... Les enfants de la classe
Johan ... Les enfants de la classe - Jojo
Johann ... Les enfants de la classe
Jonathan ... Les enfants de la classe
Julien ... Les enfants de la classe
Laura ... Les enfants de la classe
Létitia ... Les enfants de la classe
Marie-Elizabeth ... Les enfants de la classe
Nathalie ... Les enfants de la classe
Olivier ... Les enfants de la classe
Franck ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Kevin ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Jérome ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Magali ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Léa ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Océane ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Thomas ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Valentin ... Les frères et soeurs, les nouveaux...
Dolly Chanimbaud ... Les familles (as Chanimbaud)
Jeannot Chanimbaud ... Les familles (as Chanimbaud)
Famille Dujardin ... Les familles
Famille Garrido ... Les familles
Famille Jeune ... Les familles
Famille Lacombe ... Les familles
Famille Olléon ... Les familles
Famille Ponte ... Les familles
Famille Rochès ... Les familles
Famille Thouvenin ... Les familles

Directed by
Nicolas Philibert 
 
Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Serge Lalou .... associate producer
Gilles Sandoz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Hersant 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Didier 
Katell Djian 
Hugues Gemignani 
Nicolas Philibert 
 
Film Editing by
Nicolas Philibert 
 
Production Management
Isabelle Pailley Sandoz .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Julien Cloquet .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Guy .... still photographer
Nicolas Philibert .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Thaddée Bertrand .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alice Ader .... piano
Nicolas Balderoux .... clarinet
Benoît Gilg .... music recordist
Isablle Veyrrier .... cello
 
Other crew
Tatiana Bouchain .... assistant to producer
 
Thanks
Jean Anouilh .... thanks
Jean-Pierre Beauviala .... thanks
Sebastien Beffa .... thanks
Alain Bergala .... thanks
Nathalie Bloch-Lainé .... thanks
Richard Boidin .... thanks
Sylvie Bourgeois .... thanks
Olivier Brunet .... thanks
Rosette Chaland-Rocher .... thanks
Julie Challet .... thanks
Dolly Chanimbaud .... thanks
Jeannot Chanimbaud .... thanks
Ginette Chaucheprat .... thanks
Frédéric Cheret .... thanks
Stéphane Cordier .... thanks
Serge Coudeyras .... thanks
Philippe Delamotte .... thanks
Tatiana Djorjevic .... thanks
Thierry Gazaud .... thanks
Georges Goldenstern .... thanks
Monique Guerrier .... thanks
Laurent Hassid .... thanks
Anne Huet .... thanks
Philippe Léotoing .... thanks
Jacky Monteil .... thanks
Jean-Yves Perron .... thanks
Renaud Personnaz .... thanks
Gérard Poux .... thanks
Helga Rancoeur .... thanks
Jean Rigoulet .... thanks
Stéphane Souillat .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Être et avoir" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min | France:105 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Norway:A | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | Taiwan:GP | UK:U | UK:PG (DVD rating)

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Trivia:
Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#05)See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Another Gay Movie (2006)See more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A hymn to teaching and Georges Lopez in particular., 29 August 2004
Author: Tim Johnson from Fremantle, Australia

Teaching is a gift, a talent and it can not be taught-sure, people can be taught at universities about the particulars of teaching but the guts of teaching is something that imbues an adult with the warmth of dealing with young people. Georges Lopez has that talent, that gift and this beautiful film allows adults to see what happens in something we all participate in but rarely have a chance to observe after we are adults.

I found the film to be mesmerizing with it's reflections on the beauty and innocence of childhood as well as the little insights into French rural life all held together with the "glue" provided by the teaching of Lopez with his powerful personality. The beauty of this personality and his extraordinary attitude towards the children in his care are the parts of this wonderfully warm documentary that linger with me after viewing the film.

A person feels so humbled after watching a master at work and we must question our society's values when a man of this talent can beaver away unknown in deep pockets in urban and rural settings under valued by our society while others with far less to contribute are valued to a degree beyond worth.

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