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28 August 2002 (France) See more »
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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 »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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A French documentary to treasure 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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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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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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Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#05)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A French documentary to treasure, 28 September 2003
Author: jandesimpson from United Kingdom

It's all been done before and looks so easy. Just get a group of cute little kids and a sympathetic adult prompter. Turn a hidden camera on them. Result - a sure-fire winner. And yet one is left with a nagging question - can it have been that easy when the result is something as impressive and beautifully formed as Nicolas Philibert's moving study of a village school in the Auvergne from winter through to summer? It opens with a stunning shot of cattle stoically moving about in a snow storm and continues with the progress of a school minibus as it collects young children from farms and hamlets to take them along snowy tracks to the warm security of a stone schoolhouse and their kindly and sympathetic village schoolmaster. He works alone, dividing his attention between children from four to eleven years of age and somehow succeeds miraculously in catering for their wide variety of needs. Shortly after their arrival I found a few doubts beginning to creep in on a first showing. Some of the interaction between master and pupils seemed to go on for an inordinate amount of time. When cinema adopts the role of recording the minutiae of the everyday without the discipline of the cutting scissors, as happens here when the very young children in turn write the word "Maman" and there is an inquest on each, does it not become a little like watching paint dry? And yet - if ever a film deserves patience in overcoming its initial longeurs, this is it. What these opening sequences achieve is to help us know these children as individuals and to become better acquainted with the schoolmaster as he gradually emerges as an almost saintly figure in the way he handles the problems of his charges, the two boys who fight, the girl about to go to secondary school who cannot relate to others, the boy who suddenly breaks down when he speaks of his father's illness and the tiny newcomer who cries for his mother. Such very special moments transcend what could have been an otherwise rather mundane experience; these and the sheer beauty with which the director and his cameraman record the passing of the seasons. The film concludes with the children saying goodbye to their teacher as they leave for their summer holiday. At this point I felt enriched by this brief insight into their lives. My tears were of gratitude for an experience that had touched me in so special a way.

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