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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.

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Claude Berri
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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
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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.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 October 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Učitelj See more »

Filming Locations:

Plaisir, Yvelines, France

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Renn Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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References The Adventurer (1917) See more »

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Le Maître d'école
Written by Alain Souchon
Performed by Alain Souchon
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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)


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