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Les grands esprits (2017)

François Foucault, veteran professor of French literature at the prestigious Henri IV institute, ends up accepting a position at a public school in the outskirts of Paris in a troubled area... See full summary »

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Olivier Ayache-Vidal, Ludovic du Clary (original idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Podalydès ... François Foucault
Abdoulaye Diallo Abdoulaye Diallo ... Seydou
Pauline Huruguen Pauline Huruguen ... Chloé
Alexis Moncorgé Alexis Moncorgé ... Gaspard
Tabono Tandia Tabono Tandia ... Maya
Emmanuel Barrouyer Emmanuel Barrouyer ... Le principal
Léa Drucker ... Caroline
Zineb Triki ... Agathe
François Petit-Perrin François Petit-Perrin ... Rémi
Marie Rémond Marie Rémond ... Camille
Charles Templon Charles Templon ... Sébastien
Jeanne Rosa Jeanne Rosa ... La CPE
Mona Magdy Fahim Mona Magdy Fahim ... Rim
Cheick Sylla Cheick Sylla ... Marvin
Laurent Claret Laurent Claret ... Le père de François
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François Foucault, veteran professor of French literature at the prestigious Henri IV institute, ends up accepting a position at a public school in the outskirts of Paris in a troubled area. A bit pedantic and prejudiced, François must adapt to a new social reality in which culture and the desire for knowledge are not the priority of his students. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Latin

Release Date:

13 September 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El buen maestro See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Those Were the Days
(End Credits Theme)
Lyrics by Eugene Raskin (uncredited) and music by Boris Fomin (uncredited)
Performed by Mary Hopkin
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6 June 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

As teacher, I saw this real good film as a too deja vu. the differences , the adaptation, the challenges, the sentimental problems, the discover of students step by step, the vulnerability of the position of front to the class, the social problems and the options. for the others could be a nice film. and that is not a wrong impression. the humor, the spices of French cinema are good points. and, sure, the performances. but for me, it remains a smart, maybe too unrealistic in few scenes, portrait of the life of a teacher.


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