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Just before taking an irrevocable and tragic step, Caroline talks to Claire, her lycée friend. Later, Claire gathers five other school friends, and tells them Caroline's secret. The six ... See full summary »

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Francis Girod
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Credited cast:
Bruno Wolkowitch ... Rémi Terrien
Jean-Michel Dupuis Jean-Michel Dupuis ... Mayard
Adrienne Pauly Adrienne Pauly ... Sarah
Eléonore Bernheim Eléonore Bernheim ... Caroline (as Eléonore Gosset)
Anna Mouglalis ... Claire
Loïc Corbery Loïc Corbery ... François
Mathieu Crépeau Mathieu Crépeau ... Thomas
Alexandre Chacon ... Nicolas
David Geselson ... Jérôme
Régis Santon Régis Santon ... Delanoé
Jean-Pierre Miquel Jean-Pierre Miquel ... Le Proviseur
Marie-France Santon Marie-France Santon ... Béatrice d'Albray
Bruno Raffaelli Bruno Raffaelli ... Massini
Cécilia Hornus Cécilia Hornus ... Mademoiselle Brice
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Just before taking an irrevocable and tragic step, Caroline talks to Claire, her lycée friend. Later, Claire gathers five other school friends, and tells them Caroline's secret. The six agree to wage a guerrilla war against their philosophy teacher, the sarcastic and belittling M. Terrien, the cause of Caroline's despair. After seeking advice from Mayard, the school's guidance counselor and a leftist with a police record, the six look for evidence that could get Terrien fired. They strike gold, and then raise the stakes. Sarah, one of the six, hatches a deadly plan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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I enjoyed this movie, as grim as it was.
13 November 2000 | by gwallaceSee all my reviews

WARNING - I WILL BE REVEALING SOME PLOT DETAILS!!!

Terminale is a murder mystery, wrapped around anti-semitism and the mistaken belief the Holocaust never happened. Toss in the hormones of students in their final year of school (the terminale year - thank you AB for pointing this out) and you have a seductive movie of cleverness and intrigue. I enjoyed the movie, even though the subject matter tended to be grim at times. The script, performances, and direction were all very good, and I found myself drawn into the movie, which was a refreshing change from the standard Hollywood fare, which tends to hit the viewer over the head with every point, rather than letting the viewer discover the movie in a more subtle fashion. As with many movies from France, the ending does not resolve every issue presented in the movie, but leaves the audience guessing as to what really happened, and this may unsettle some viewers.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 May 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Avgångsklassen See more »

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