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The Class ()

Entre les murs (original title)
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Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

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François Marin
Agame Malembo-Emene ...
Agame
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Angélica
Arthur Fogel ...
Arthur
Boubacar Toure ...
Boubacar
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Burak
Carl Nanor ...
Carl
Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi ...
Cherif
Dalla Doucoure ...
Dalla
Damien Gomes ...
Damien
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Esmeralda
Eva Paradiso ...
Eva
Henriette Kasaruhanda ...
Henriette
Juliette Demaille ...
Juliette
Justine Wu ...
Justine
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Khoumba
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Laura
Louise Grinberg ...
Louise
Lucie Landrevie ...
Lucie
Nassim Amrabt ...
Nassim
Qifei Huang ...
Qifei
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Rabah
Samantha Soupirot ...
Samantha
Franck Keïta ...
Souleymane
Wei Huang ...
Wei
Anne Wallimann-Charpentier ...
Les Profs - Anne
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Les Profs - Cécile
Frédéric Faujas ...
Les Profs - Fred
Vincent Robert ...
Les Profs - Hervé
Olivier Dupeyron ...
Les Profs - Olivier
Patrick Dueruil ...
Les Profs - Patrick
Dorothée Guilbot ...
Les Profs - Rachel
Anne Langlois ...
Les Profs - Sophie
Vincent Gaire ...
Les Profs - Vincent
Yvette Mournetas ...
Les Profs - Yvette
Julie Athenol ...
La CPE
Jean-Michel Simonet ...
Le principal
Olivier Pasquier ...
L'intendant
Stéphane Longour ...
Les surveillants
Abdoul Drahamane Sissoko ...
Les surveillants
Aline Zimierski ...
La cantiniére
Silma Aktar ...
Les femmes de ménage
Marie-Annette Sorrente ...
Les femmes de ménage
Gilles Gourmelen
Frédérique Alles
Isabelle Lamrani
Marianne Auzary
Stéphane Leyvigne
Gaelle Bantegnie
Isabelle Mesplede
Valérie Benguigui
Gokmen Nalcakan
Jean-François Chauvet
Farida Ouchani
Christiane Dancie
Mario Fanfani
Fatoumata Kanteé ...
La mère de Souleymane
Cheick Baba Doumbia ...
Le frère de Souleymane
Lingfen Huang ...
La mère de Wei
Wenlong Huang ...
Le père de Wei
Khalid Amrabt ...
Le père de Nassim
Adeline Fogel ...
La mère d'Arthur
Sezer Özyilmaz ...
La mère de Burak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Céline Spang ...
Déléguée de parents d'élèves

Directed by

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Laurent Cantet

Written by

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Laurent Cantet ... (scenario) and
Robin Campillo ... (scenario) and
François Bégaudeau ... (scenario)
 
François Bégaudeau ... (inspired by the book)

Produced by

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Simon Arnal ... producer
Caroline Benjo ... producer
Barbara Letellier ... producer
Carole Scotta ... producer

Cinematography by

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Pierre Milon

Film Editing by

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Robin Campillo
Stephanie Leger

Editorial Department

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Sophie Denize ... digital intermediate producer
Florian Du Pasquier ... conforming editor
Etienne Grandou ... digital intermediate manager
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen ... digital film supervisor
Jacky Lefresne ... colorist

Costume Design by

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Elisabeth Joinet ... (as Bebeth Joinet)
Marie Le Garrec

Production Management

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Christina Crassaris ... post-production supervisor
Michel Dubois ... production manager
Marc Dumontet ... assistant production manager
Jean-Marie Laurens ... assistant unit manager
Myriam Raynaud ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mathieu Danielo ... assistant director

Art Department

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Sabine Barthélémy ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Faraz Mesgari Abbasi ... sound designer / sound mixer / sound recordist
Antoine Baudouin ... assistant sound editor
Edouard d'Heucqueville ... sound mix technician
Jean-Pierre Laforce ... re-recording mixer
Olivier Mauvezin ... sound
Antoine Mercier ... sound
Sajjad Motamedzadeh ... boom operator
Philippe Penot ... foley artist
Agnes Ravez ... sound editor
Paulin Sagna ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Samuel Boulitreau ... electrician
Vincent Buron ... camera operator
Arthur Chassaing ... camera operator
Julie Conte ... camera operator
Jean-Marc Dupuy ... key grip
Aurélien Gerbault ... electrician
Cyril Herry ... electrician
Romain Kelfa ... camera operator
Georgi Lazarevski ... camera operator
Catherine Pujol ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Vicky Brougiannaki ... extras casting assistant
Christine Campion ... extras casting

Location Management

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Isabelle Coursin ... location manager
Nathalie Depose ... location manager

Other crew

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Vincent Caire ... acting coach: to children
Aurelio Cardenas ... assistant director
Mathieu Danielo ... assistant to director
Michel Dubois ... assistant to director
Annie Girault ... production administrator
Stéphane Longour ... acting coach: to children
Olivier Pasquier ... financial director
Myriam Raynaud ... production assistant
Sambou Sissoko ... assistant to director
Brigitte Tijou ... assistant to director / script supervisor
Stéphanie Tournerie ... production administrator

Thanks

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Gilles Marchand ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Teacher François Marin and his colleagues are preparing for another school year teaching at a racially mixed inner city high school in Paris. The teachers talk to each other about their prospective students, both the good and the bad. The teachers collectively want to inspire their students, but each teacher is an individual who will do things in his or her own way to achieve the results they desire. They also have differing viewpoints on the students themselves, and how best to praise and discipline them. The administration of the school tries to be as fair as possible, which includes having student representatives sit on the student evaluation committee. Marin's class this year of fourteen and fifteen year olds is no different than previous years, although the names and faces have changed. Marin tries to get through to his students, sometimes with success and sometimes resulting in utter failure. Even Marin has his breaking point, which may result in him doing things he would probably admit to himself are wrong. But after all is said and done, there is next year and another group of students. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Between the Walls (France)
  • The Class (United States)
  • The Class (World-wide, English title)
  • The Class (United Kingdom)
  • Die Klasse (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 128 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend France $3,230,850, 28 Oct 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia First French film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival since 1987. According to jury president Sean Penn, the choice was unanimous. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Summer Special 2008/09 (2008). See more »
Quotes François Marin: I didn't asked you what you liked in the class, I want to know what did you learned from it.
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