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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:
One of the most touching films I've ever seen. See more (71 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
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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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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the most touching films I've ever seen., 15 August 2003
Author: bmyatt_uk from Medway, England

I didnt want to go and see this film. seriously. I got dragged along to see it in London as part of my media studies course, and me and my friends were determiend to get out of seeing it, any way we possibly could, and go shopping instead.

needless to say, we didnt manage it, and I'm actually pretty glad.

this was one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. coming from a family where both my parents are teaching in the same age-range as mr Lopez, this film had a certain mirror-image quality for me, which made it hit even closer to home. Being British, some of tend to look a the French as an Alien species (sorry!) and seeing a French teacher in some of the same situations as my parents of faced was amazingly poignant.

the amount of time and Effort that Lopez put into his teaching was beautiful to behold. his compassion and cool manner makes me think that just about every school in the world can benefit from a teacher like him.

In criticism, however, I do beleive that the editing was used to make it appear that Lopez remained PERMANENTLY calm. I've been with teachers in a classroom situation, and even with a class that small, its impossiblwe to keep your cool all the time. I would have appreciated some scenes of Lopez having to deal with any anger he might have occasionally faced. it might have added even more humanity to his persoanlity, and although I empathises with him, the only pure emotion we see from him is at the end, when the tears in his eyes as his class leaves are painfully apparent.

9/10.

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