5.8/10
818
4 user 3 critic

Le maître d'école (1981)

After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.

Director:

Claude Berri
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Tchao pantin (1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Coluche, Richard Anconina, Agnès Soral
Banzaï (1983)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Michel Bernardin works at Planet Assistance, who helps Frenchmen who are in trouble in foreign countries.

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Coluche, Valérie Mairesse, Didier Kaminka
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The clumsy son of a deceased police hero joins the police and his task is to protect a reporter from the most famous gangster of Paris.

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Coluche, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Lavanant
Uranus (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc
Je vous aime (1980)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times.

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gérard Depardieu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Baptiste 'Bebel' Lavalle and his classmates in Versailles' private high-school Louis XIV enjoy their carefree life enough to deliberately fail the exams, a national record of zero ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Michel Galabru, Maria Pacôme, Daniel Auteuil
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Guy is fired from is job, and asks to stay with his friend and his girlfriend in their apartment. The longer he stays, the more disaster he creates.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Michel Blanc, Bernard Giraudeau, Thérèse Liotard
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail. When his partner retires, he must team up ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Thierry Lhermitte, Régine
Comedy | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Stars: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud
French Twist (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.

Director: Josiane Balasko
Stars: Victoria Abril, Josiane Balasko, Alain Chabat
Podium (2004)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married, with a son. He used to have another profession: look-a-like of French star Claude François. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming... See full summary »

Director: Yann Moix
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Paul Rouve, Julie Depardieu
La totale! (1991)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent. All goes well until François ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Miou-Miou, Eddy Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Coluche ... Gérard Barbier
Josiane Balasko ... Mlle Lajoie
Jacques Debary ... Le directeur
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Charlotte
Roland Giraud ... Mr Meignant
André Chaumeau André Chaumeau ... Le conseiller pédagogique
Jean Champion Jean Champion ... L'inspecteur
Georges Staquet Georges Staquet ... Le père de Gérard (as Georges Stacquet)
Claude Bertrand Claude Bertrand ... Le père de Charlotte
Anne-Marie Jabraud Anne-Marie Jabraud ... La mère de Charlotte
Yvette Petit Yvette Petit ... Germaine
Christian Bouillette Christian Bouillette ... Le patron du magasin de vêtements
Patrice Dozier Patrice Dozier ... Le client du magasin de vêtements
Madame Chapuy Madame Chapuy ... La mère de Gérard
Guy Gueri Guy Gueri ... Le routier
Edit

Storyline

After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 October 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Učitelj See more »

Filming Locations:

Plaisir, Yvelines, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Renn Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Bis (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Sampa
Written by Richard Gotainer
Performed by Richard Gotainer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable but nothing more
18 March 2006 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

Why did I decided to pick this one up at my local library? There's so many good movie out there, why settle for a mediocre one? I don't no how to answer that question. In the case of "Le Maître d'école", maybe it's because my wife is a teacher herself.

This is not a movie that you'll fondly remember in a few years times. In fact, you'll probably have forgotten most of it. But still, it's OK to watch, it's enjoyable. Coluche is good as the teacher. The kids are not too over the top. It's an honest comedy, with a certain commentary on the teaching job. But while some scenes are too long or superficial, others are not enough developed.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on March 17th, 2006.

73/100 (**½)


1 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed