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La journée de la jupe (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 July 2009 (Belgium)
Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Sonia Bergerac
Denis Podalydès ... Labouret
Yann Collette Yann Collette ... Bechet
Nathalie Besançon Nathalie Besançon ... La ministre
Marc Citti Marc Citti ... Frédéric Bergerac
Yann Ebonge Yann Ebonge ... Mouss
Kévin Azaïs ... Sébastien
Karim Zakraoui Karim Zakraoui ... Farid
Khalid Berkouz Khalid Berkouz ... Mehmet
Sarah Douali Sarah Douali ... Farida
Hassan Mezhoud Hassan Mezhoud ... Akim
Sonia Amori Sonia Amori ... Nawel
Mélèze Bouzid Mélèze Bouzid ... Khadija
Salim Boughidene Salim Boughidene ... Jérôme
Fily Doumbia Fily Doumbia ... Adiy
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An average school teacher is about to fall into a big depression due to threats and humiliation she gets from schoolers. Nobody of her coworkers is interested in this situation, and they are not going to help. Once, after a horrible fight with one of the students, she gets a real gun. Now everyone is under her control, though the situation is still completely uncontrollable...

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Official Sites:

Rezo Films

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 July 2009 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

A szoknya napja See more »

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Budget:

€1,600,000 (estimated)
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Mascaret Films,Arte France See more »
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Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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A great "social thriller"!
16 March 2010 | by ck_104See all my reviews

This is a very touching story, very well done on all levels. A high school theater teacher, suffers from the impolite attitude of her students, and their continuous disrespect. She finds herself with a gun she found with one of her students, and ends up with half of her class as hostages. Here starts the complexed relation between people there. A very important thing that you should know, is the estate of Arab people living in France, their social phobia, and their lack of integration, that led to very big issues lately. That's what this movie talks about. With a great scenario, full of surprises and unexpected events, Lilienfeld makes an emotional social thriller, discussing rights of women, immigrants, Muslims, teachers, respect, pedagogy... Adjani is great in this part, i see she deserves her Cesar, as for the entire cast, especially the teenagers, very convincing. Some "committed thriller movie" is not something we see everyday, so do not miss this good one!


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