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Le plus beau métier du monde (1996)

Gerard Depardieu is a new teacher in a lower class school. He has a hard time with a special eighth grade class, and in his building.

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Gérard Lauzier

Writer:

Gérard Lauzier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Laurent Monier
Michèle Laroque ... Hélène Monier
Souad Amidou Souad Amidou ... Radia Ben Saïd
Ticky Holgado ... Baudouin
Guy Marchand ... Gauthier
Philippe Khorsand ... Le gardien de l'immeuble
Daniel Prévost ... Albert Constantini, le voisin
Roschdy Zem ... Ahmed Raouch
Mouss Diouf Mouss Diouf ... Momo
Faisal Attia Faisal Attia ... Nacir
Prisca Songo Prisca Songo ... Malou Keita
Ouassini Embarek Ouassini Embarek ... Mouloud
Laurent Jaubert Laurent Jaubert ... Aziz Raouch
Françoise Christophe ... Mme Davant, la mère d'Hélène
Vincent Solignac Vincent Solignac ... Rivet
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Gerard Depardieu is a new teacher in a lower class school. He has a hard time with a special eighth grade class, and in his building.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A világ legszebb mestersége See more »

Filming Locations:

Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,862, 30 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,862, 30 March 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Screenplay inspired by the TV report "Une vie de prof" by Maria Roche, Hervé Chabalier and Stéphane Meunier. See more »

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Features Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

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Three Little Birdies Down Beats
By Ed Simons (as Edmund Simons) and Tom Rowlands (as Thomas Rowlands)
Performed by The Chemical Brothers (as Chemical Brothers)
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A fun and exciting movie with dark and silly humor
27 May 2000 | by revival05See all my reviews

Gérard Depardieu stars in this french mixture of comedy and satire.

A mid-age high class teacher's life breaks down on his birthday, when the family finds out about a secret affair, and to be closer to his children he moves to Paris. He moves in to a trash-neighbourhood at the over-wild and rough high school he starts to work in.

This wasn't that funny, just a little twisted. That's the way it is with dark comedies.

An enjoyable film and I give it 7/10


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