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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 »
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(17 articles)
User Reviews:
Wash your hands, Jojo 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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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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36 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Wash your hands, Jojo, 12 February 2004
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Wonderful, award-winning documentary about George Lopez and his one room school house in rural France. So many thoughts rush through the viewer's head as we watch this incredibly patient man battle through the daily challenges of teaching kids ages 4 to 12. Young Jojo will win your heart as the eager to play boy who would undoubtedly be subjected to doses of Ridlin in the U.S. Jojo's charm and openness are in stark contrast to the older children who seem to keep their emotions pent up to play along with the expectations of maturity. Personalities are obvious by age 4 or 5 and we have no trouble looking forward to see the type of teens and adults they will become. This environment offers so many advantages to the "pack 30 in a classroom and demand robotic behavior" that has become the norm in our education system. Teachers have become disciplinarians by force rather than life educators like Mr. Lopez. Yes, I laughed many times during this one, but only as my heart was breaking while dreaming of what could be for kids. The scenes with the families are torturous to watch and should provide insight into how many parents undermine even the best teachers. Should be required viewing for all parents and teachers. We should all ask ourselves, "what is the point of taking the eagerness and desire learn away from kids?"

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