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Standing Tall (2015)

La tête haute (original title)
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A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

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Emmanuelle Bercot
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... La juge des enfants Florence Blaque
Rod Paradot ... Malony Ferrandot
Benoît Magimel ... Yann
Sara Forestier ... Séverine Ferrandot
Diane Rouxel ... Tess
Elisabeth Mazev Elisabeth Mazev ... Claudine
Anne Suarez ... La directrice du CEF
Christophe Meynet Christophe Meynet ... Maître Robin
Martin Loizillon Martin Loizillon ... Le procureur
Lucie Parchemal Lucie Parchemal ... La greffière
Catherine Salée ... Gladys Vatier
Enzo Trouillet Enzo Trouillet ... Malony à 6 ans
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... Ludo
Michel Masiero Michel Masiero ... Le grand-père
Marie Piémontèse Marie Piémontèse ... La principale du collège
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Storyline

Malony has been in conflict with the school and with the law since he was six. But Florence Blaque, a juvenile judge, and Yann, a special educator, are convinced that they can save him from the spiral of revolt and violence in which he seems to be caught for the rest of his days. Will they attain their end in spite of everything, in spite of Malony himself who is his own worst enemy? Written by Guy Bellinger

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We take the hand we are given

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 May 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Standing Tall See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,488, 3 April 2016

Gross USA:

$26,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,323,120
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emmanuelle Bercot drew her inspiration from the experience of her uncle who used to be in charge of a youth rehabilitation center for young people in conflict with the law in Brittany. See more »

Connections

References Shrek (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, Dieter Reith
(p) & © Sonoton Music Limited
With kind perimssion of Parigo
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400 BLOWS FOR A NEW GENERATION...!
5 July 2018 | by masonfiskSee all my reviews

One hates that universal truths are that, universal as seen in Standing Tall, a French tale of anguish & possible redemption of a youth in revolt. Seemingly Dardennesque (Jean & Luc, filmmakers who chronicle the working class of Belgium), we enter the dismaying world of a particular Parisian malcontent who begs for a hug or smack sometimes in the expanse of the same instance. With a supporting turn as a sympathetic judge from France's national treasure Catherine Deneuve, the plight of this teen plays across her weathered features as we wonder if he'll ever get his act together.


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