Entre les murs
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Class can be found here.

The Class is based on the 2006 novel Entre les Murs (Between the Walls) by French writer François Bégaudeau. Bgaudeau, along with screenwriters Robin Campillo and Larent Cantet, adapted the novel for the screen. The French title comes from a line in the song Senegal Fast Food by Amadou and Miriam. The line goes: "Entre les murs se faufiler dans l'ascenseur...ascenseur pour le ghetto" [Between the walls (they're) slipping into the elevator...elevator to the ghetto].

More or less, since the novel is a semi-autobiographical account of Bgaudeau's experiences as a literature teacher in an inner city middle school in Paris, and Franois Bgaudeau stars as himself.

The original word in French was petasse, which was translated into the American English slang word skank. Both petasse and skank can best be translated to mean "slut".


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