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La journée de la jupe (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 July 2009 (Belgium)
Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years
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Bechet
Nathalie Besançon ...
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Marc Citti ...
Frédéric Bergerac
Yann Ebonge ...
Mouss
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Karim Zakraoui ...
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Sarah Douali ...
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Hassan Mezhoud ...
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Mélèze Bouzid ...
Khadija
Salim Boughidene ...
Jérôme
Fily Doumbia ...
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An average school teacher is about to fall into a big depression due to threats and humiliation she gets from schoolers. Nobody of her coworkers is interested in this situation, and they are not going to help. Once, after a horrible fight with one of the students, she gets a real gun. Now everyone is under her control, though the situation is still completely uncontrollable...

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Interesting subject, but too much clichés and issues
30 March 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A high school teacher loses it and ends up holding hostages half her class, turning the situation into a reflexive introspection on the various crisis of modern youths.

Isabelle Adjani, very pretty in her white skirt and blazer, and rolled-up sleeve holding "caids" at gunpoint, is unpredictable and convincing - the rest of the cast, amateur or not, is very weak.

The subject (education and equality) is strong, very relevant and more to-the-point than the very flat and bland take of the last Palmes d'Or "Entre les Murs".

La Journée de la Jupe takes it to another level, more brutal, more real and less entertaining. Less humor and more critical analysis.

The two weakness of the movie are the very feeble and bad acting on almost all the characters. And the overuse of Issues. During the hour and half, the movie feels obliged to tackle every single issues possible: from gang rape to condoms, from Islam to immigration, from respect to racism ... Too much. I was almost waiting to hear about Finance or the Ozone layer ....

Interesting subject but awkward construction.


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