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The Class -- The Class (2008 Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film) follows the year in the life of a French schoolteacher working at a high school in a tough neighborhood of Paris. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom. As amusing and inspiring as the teenage students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. Insisting ...
The Class -- Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

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Director:
Writers:
Laurent Cantet (scenario) and
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Release Date:
13 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 23 nominations See more »
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(211 articles)
User Reviews:
A Look Into One School Year That Brings me Back See more (85 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

François Bégaudeau ... François Marin
Agame Malembo-Emene ... Agame
Angélica Sancio ... Angélica
Arthur Fogel ... Arthur
Boubacar Toure ... Boubacar
Burak Özyilmaz ... Burak
Carl Nanor ... Carl
Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi ... Cherif
Dalla Doucoure ... Dalla
Damien Gomes ... Damien
Esmeralda Ouertani ... Esmeralda
Eva Paradiso ... Eva
Henriette Kasaruhanda ... Henriette
Juliette Demaille ... Juliette
Justine Wu ... Justine
Rachel Regulier ... Khoumba
Laura Baquela ... Laura
Louise Grinberg ... Louise
Lucie Landrevie ... Lucie
Nassim Amrabt ... Nassim
Qifei Huang ... Qifei
Rabah Nait Oufella ... Rabah
Samantha Soupirot ... Samantha
Franck Keïta ... Souleymane
Wei Huang ... Wei
Anne Wallimann-Charpentier ... Les Profs - Anne
Cécile Lagarde ... Les Profs - Cécile
Frédéric Faujas ... Les Profs - Fred
Vincent Robert ... Les Profs - Hervé
Olivier Dupeyron ... Les Profs - Olivier
Patrick Dueruil ... Les Profs - Patrick
Dorothée Guilbot ... Les Profs - Rachel
Anne Langlois ... Les Profs - Sophie
Vincent Gaire ... Les Profs - Vincent
Yvette Mournetas ... Les Profs - Yvette
Julie Athenol ... La CPE
Jean-Michel Simonet ... Le principal
Olivier Pasquier ... L'intendant
Stéphane Longour ... Les surveillants
Abdoul Drahamane Sissoko ... Les surveillants
Aline Zimierski ... La cantiniére
Silma Aktar ... Les femmes de ménage
Marie-Annette Sorrente ... Les femmes de ménage
Gilles Gourmelen
Frédérique Alles
Isabelle Lamrani
Marianne Auzary
Stéphane Leyvigne
Gaelle Bantegnie
Isabelle Mesplede
Valérie Benguigui
Gokmen Nalcakan
Jean-François Chauvet
Farida Ouchani
Christiane Dancie
Mario Fanfani
Fatoumata Kanteé ... La mère de Souleymane
Cheick Baba Doumbia ... Le frère de Souleymane
Lingfen Huang ... La mère de Wei
Wenlong Huang ... Le père de Wei
Khalid Amrabt ... Le père de Nassim
Adeline Fogel ... La mère d'Arthur
Sezer Özyilmaz ... La mère de Burak

Directed by
Laurent Cantet 
 
Writing credits
Laurent Cantet (scenario) and
Robin Campillo (scenario) and
François Bégaudeau (scenario)

François Bégaudeau (inspired by the book)

Produced by
Simon Arnal .... producer
Caroline Benjo .... producer
Barbara Letellier .... producer
Carole Scotta .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Milon 
 
Film Editing by
Robin Campillo 
Stephanie Leger 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Joinet  (as Bebeth Joinet)
Marie Le Garrec 
 
Production Management
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Michel Dubois .... production manager
Marc Dumontet .... assistant production manager
Jean-Marie Laurens .... assistant unit manager
Myriam Raynaud .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mathieu Danielo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sabine Barthélémy .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Antoine Baudouin .... assistant sound editor
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound re-recording mixer
Olivier Mauvezin .... sound
Antoine Mercier .... sound
Agnes Ravez .... sound editor
Paulin Sagna .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel Boulitreau .... electrician
Vincent Buron .... camera operator
Arthur Chassaing .... camera operator
Julie Conte .... camera operator
Jean-Marc Dupuy .... key grip
Aurélien Gerbault .... electrician
Cyril Herry .... electrician
Romain Kelfa .... camera operator
Georgi Lazarevski .... camera operator
Catherine Pujol .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Vicky Brougiannaki .... extras casting assistant
Christine Campion .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Sophie Denize .... digital intermediate producer
Florian Du Pasquier .... conforming editor
Etienne Grandou .... digital intermediate manager
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen .... digital film supervisor
Jacky Lefresne .... colorist
 
Other crew
Vincent Caire .... acting coach: to children
Aurelio Cardenas .... assistant director
Isabelle Coursin .... location manager
Mathieu Danielo .... assistant to director
Nathalie Depose .... location manager
Michel Dubois .... assistant to director
Annie Girault .... production administrator
Stéphane Longour .... acting coach: to children
Olivier Pasquier .... financial director
Myriam Raynaud .... production assistant
Sambou Sissoko .... assistant to director
Brigitte Tijou .... assistant to director
Brigitte Tijou .... script supervisor
Stéphanie Tournerie .... production administrator
 
Thanks
Gilles Marchand .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Entre les murs" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language
Runtime:
128 min
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Trivia:
France's official submission for the 2008 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.See more »
Quotes:
François Marin:Khoumba, if we start choosing names to suit all your origins, it'll never end.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Hellraiser (1987)See more »

FAQ

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Look Into One School Year That Brings me Back, 15 December 2009
Author: OkayDoood from Rowland Heights, California

I will start with saying that the subtitles made it difficult to understand the specifics of their dialogue. But notwithstanding, Entre Les Murs really feels like I've spent a year in the school with these students. We see the power structure between teachers, admin, and students. We see the problems and challenges that the system has. We also, more importantly, see the interpersonal relationships between the teachers and the students.

This movie doesn't sentimentalize or sugar-coat the learning experience. Lean On Me, this is not. This vision is as stark and cold as the fluorescent light bulbs above the class. The warmth, however brief, is provided by the students and their teachers.

I enjoyed the realistic acting. I never for once thought that I was anywhere else except for a real classroom. I enjoyed the characters, though I wish that I would be able to get in their heads more and see their motivation.

What I liked the most is that we saw an unbiased, holistic viewpoint of the school year. Some students learned a lot, some learned nothing, and life moves on like a soccer match in the school halls.

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