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School Life (2019)

La vie scolaire (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 28 August 2019 (France)
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The daily life of a school located in Saint Denis.


Mehdi Idir (screenplay), Grand Corps Malade (screenplay)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Zita Hanrot ... Samia Zibra
Liam Pierron Liam Pierron ... Yanis Bensaadi
Soufiane Guerrab ... Messaoud
Moussa Mansaly Moussa Mansaly ... Moussa
Alban Ivanov Alban Ivanov ... Dylan
Antoine Reinartz ... Thierry Bouchard
Ibrahim 'Facher' Dramé Ibrahim 'Facher' Dramé ... Lamine
Moryfère Camara Moryfère Camara ... Issa
Gaspard Gevin-Hié Gaspard Gevin-Hié ... Kevin
Mahamadou Sangaré Mahamadou Sangaré ... Fodé
Redouane Bougheraba Redouane Bougheraba ... Redouane
Hocine Mokando Hocine Mokando ... Farid
Aboudou Sacko Aboudou Sacko ... Mamadi
Blandine Lenoir ... Anne, la principale
Dylan Sanches Tavares Dylan Sanches Tavares ... Brahim


The daily life of a school located in Saint Denis.

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Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


The PE teacher, Redouane, is seen wearing different football shirts, pke of them is from mexican team Tigres, where french player, André-Pierre Gignac, plays. He was on national team that lost the UEFA Euro Championship to Portugal in 2016. See more »

Crazy Credits

The cast and crew members all show up in separate "class pictures" in the end credits. The post-production team is seen holding a sign that reads "On verra en post-prod", which translates to "We'll fix it in post". See more »


References Malcolm in the Middle (2000) See more »


Written by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert) and Andy Armer
Produced by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert)
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A sometimes difficult to watch but very powerful look at high school in a poor Parisian suburb
27 December 2020 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

I found this movie gripping from beginning to end. It creates a series of clearly developed and delineated characters who all attend or teach in a high school in one of the poor suburbs of Paris. The teachers, most of them, try to help the kids connect with their schooling in some way, though that isn't always easy. Some of the students are bright and could succeed, but have a lot of extra-curricular hurdles that keep getting in their way. Others just aren't meant for school.

These various threads are woven together by first-rate actors and directing, such that they never leave you looking at your watch. These become real people for you, and you want them - most of them, at any rate - to be able to succeed.

No one here is perfect. (You probably aren't either, if you really take a good look at yourself.) Still, most not just want something more out of life, but are willing to do something to earn it. You want them to succeed.

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