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21 May 2009 (Lebanon) See more »
Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years | Add synopsis »
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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David Thomson on Isabelle Adjani
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 19 May 2011, 4:06 PM, PDT)

Cesar 2010
 (From Alt Film Guide. 27 February 2010, 6:22 PM, PST)

Nominees for the 2010 Globes de cristal
 (From The Cultural Post. 29 December 2009, 5:16 PM, PST)

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  (in credits order)

Isabelle Adjani ... Sonia Bergerac
Denis Podalydès ... Labouret
Yann Collette ... Bechet

Karim Zakraoui ... Farid
Nathalie Besançon ... La ministre
Marc Citti ... Frédéric Bergerac
Yann Ebonge ... Mouss
Kévin Azaïs ... Sébastien
Khalid Berkouz ... Mehmet
Sarah Douali ... Farida
Hassan Mezhoud ... Akim
Sonia Amori ... Nawel
Mélèze Bouzid ... Khadija
Salim Boughidene ... Jérôme
Fily Doumbia ... Adiy
Olivier Brocheriou ... Julien
Jackie Berroyer ... Le principal
Anne Girouard ... Cécile
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ... François
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benhaïssa Ahouari ... Le père de Sonia
Koceila Aït-Ghezali ... Le copain de Mehmet
Dimoinique Caché ... Homme du RAID
Xiaoxing Cheng ... Father asian
Sarah-Laure Estragnat ... La journaliste
Hadjra Fares ... La mère de Farid
Gilles Flamand ... Le perchman
Laurent Hennequin ... Homme du RAID
Mariam Kaba ... La mère de Mouss
Malika Kadri ... La mère de Sonia
Cyrille Kervestin ... Le caméraman

Jean-Raoul Lacote ... Policeman
Feliciano Lopez ... Homme du RAID
Jean Charles Manuel ... Homme du RAID
Bendit Rat ... Homme du RAID

Régis Romele ... Lieutenant du raid
Véronique Ruggia ... La mère de Sébastien
Emmanuel Vieilly ... Le policier 1
Omar Yami ... Le frère de Sonia
Zirek ... Le père de Mehmet (as Ahmet Zirek)

Directed by
Jean-Paul Lilienfeld 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Paul Lilienfeld  dialogue
Jean-Paul Lilienfeld  writer

Produced by
Ariel Askénazi .... producer
Bénédicte Lesage .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Pascal Rabaud 
Film Editing by
Aurique Delannoy 
Casting by
Cendrine Lapuyade 
Production Design by
Olivier Jacquet 
Costume Design by
Agnès Beziers 
Production Management
Pierre Dufour .... production manager
Sandra Mondange .... post-production manager
Pascal Pons .... unit manager
Martine Vergnes .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
François Bigrat .... second assistant director
Leslie Tabuteau .... first assistant director
Vincent Templement .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Jonathan Acbard .... boom operator
Emmanuel Croset .... sound re-recording mixer
Antonin Dalmasso .... sound editor (as Antoine Dalmasso)
Hélène Ducret .... sound editor
Philippe Richard .... sound
Hubert Teissedre .... foley recording engineer
Hubert Teissedre .... post sync recording engineer
Visual Effects by
Victor Barrere .... visual effects artist
Stephanie Boutinaud .... visual effects
Sophie Lascombes .... stunt double
Daniel Vérité .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Grégory Bar .... electrician
Maxime Cointe .... camera operator
Arnaud Delannoy .... first assistant camera
Cyril Girard .... electrician
Adrien Manant .... assistant camera
Guillaume Quoilin .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Langen .... wardrobe
Julien Reignoux .... costumer
Other crew
François Guerrar .... press relations
Carole Kornmann .... script supervisor
Elodie Tournierou .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Skirt Day" - Europe (English title) (festival title)
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Germany:87 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade)


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A dark claustrophobic little thriller, 10 September 2013
Author: ntsci from canada

I suspect every teacher has wondered if she/he be able to get the kids attention by pointing a gun at them. Having spent some time teaching I can really emphasize with Sonia Bergerac in this film. I loved the part where she starts to actually teach the lesson on Moliere and uses the gun to force an unruly student to cooperate. Of course real education can't function like that, but its probably a fantasy of many teachers.

The film contains quite a bit of irony, and random chaos. I don't wish to give away too much of the story, other than to say taking the students hostage was accidental, and once she had started she was completely unable to figure out how to get out of the situation. The film has a very claustrophobic feel to it. They are trapped in a small little drama while outside larger dramas unfold including political issues, debates about how the crisis should be handed by the police, dispute between cultures, and sexual exploitation of some students. But Sonia and her class are locked within a small sound proof room.

Isabelle Adjani once again demonstrates that she is a extraordinary actress who is entirely convincing in her role. Vulnerable at times, and scary in the next moment.

The film has comic moments such as her demand for a national skirt day, but is largely dramatic and tragic in its tone. The film explores the clash of cultures, prejudice, and the real meaning of sexual liberation.

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