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Class Trip (1998)

La classe de neige (original title)
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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.


Claude Miller


Claude Miller (scenario and dialogue), Emmanuel Carrère (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clément van den Bergh Clément van den Bergh ... Nicolas
Lokman Nalcakan Lokman Nalcakan ... Hodkann
François Roy François Roy ... The Father
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Patrick
Emmanuelle Bercot ... Miss Grimm
Tina Sportolaro Tina Sportolaro ... The Mother
Yves Jacques ... The Visitor
Chantal Banlier Chantal Banlier ... Marie Ange
Benoît Herlin ... Ribotton
Julien Le Mouel Julien Le Mouel ... Lucas
Tom Jacon Tom Jacon ... Nicolas' little brother
Loïc Pichon Loïc Pichon ... Policeman #1
Thierry Redler Thierry Redler ... Policeman #2
Jean-Claude Frissung Jean-Claude Frissung ... Doctor
Alain Payen Alain Payen ... Policeman at accident


A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.

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Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


When Nicolas is locked outside the lodge during the heavy snowstorm, he walks around to the back of the building. As he approaches the double glass doors to see if they'll open- at 51 minutes 45 seconds- an avalanche occurs, and is visible through the left door glass panel. See more »


When Nicolas and his family are watching the television report of the bus crash, the announcer states that fifteen children are already dead. The camera shows well over fifteen body bags. See more »


Referenced in The Purified (2003) See more »


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A Little Psychological Mystery Seen And Felt By A Child
25 March 2013 | by museumofdaveSee all my reviews

Much of the advance publicity for this quiet little slice of a child's life seem as if it's going to be sadism in the school and kids doing cloak and dagger work; neither is really true of this film, although there is a major discovery to be made as the main character (subtly etched by a preteen with an appealing sensitivity) negotiates his way among the strangers he is suddenly stuck with when his parents pop him down in a children's winter camp.

The lad has visions, but not without reason, and once seen, all the disparate pieces fit very nicely indeed; there is a fascinating music score that ranges from Rock to Rossini, and if I haven't said a good deal about what happens, it's because what happens to the boy is a mystery: the wish bracelet he wears tells the story. This is not a fast-paced thriller, but a contemplative voyage into a child's mind, crossed with elements of a classic mystery.

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Release Date:

23 September 1998 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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