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The Resource Entre les murs : The class, Sony Pictures Classics ; Haut et Court présente en coproduction avec France 2 cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, Cinécinéma, France 2 ; en association avec Cofinova 4, Soficinema 3 ; avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie de l'Ascé et de la Région Ile-de-France ; un film de Laurent Cantet ; scénario, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau ; produit par Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Barbara Letellier, (videorecording)

Entre les murs : The class, Sony Pictures Classics ; Haut et Court présente en coproduction avec France 2 cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, Cinécinéma, France 2 ; en association avec Cofinova 4, Soficinema 3 ; avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie de l'Ascé et de la Région Ile-de-France ; un film de Laurent Cantet ; scénario, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau ; produit par Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Barbara Letellier, (videorecording)

Label
Entre les murs : The class
Title
Entre les murs
Title remainder
The class
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; Haut et Court présente en coproduction avec France 2 cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, Cinécinéma, France 2 ; en association avec Cofinova 4, Soficinema 3 ; avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie de l'Ascé et de la Région Ile-de-France ; un film de Laurent Cantet ; scénario, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau ; produit par Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Barbara Letellier
Title variation
Class
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
Summary
  • François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods
  • Based on Bégaudeau's semi-autographical book Entre Les Murs (Between the Walls) "The Class" dramatizes a year in the life of a middle school in an immigrant heavy, multiracial neighborhood in Paris. The students are also nonprofessionals, and classroom sessions were improvised from workshops around specific themes. The documentary-approach to the filming puts the lie to the one-teacher-can-make-a-difference myth propagated by so many other films about school. The shifting classroom dynamics emphasize how traditions, economics, and language hold these students back, not only in education, but also with forging any kind of unified French identity. Additionally, the film suggests it is not just racists or reactionaries that are worrisome; it is when genuine idealists are finally worn down, when the gulf between meaning well and doing well becomes unbridgable. Until the system can be changed, both battles and victories will be moment to moment
Awards note
Winner, 2008 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or--Laurent Cantet; Winner 2009 César for Meilleur scénario adaptation (Best Writing-Adaptation)--François Bégaudeau, Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Entre les murs (Motion picture)
Credits note
Image [camera], Pierre Milon, Catherine Pujol, Georgi Lazarevski, Julie Conte, Vincent Buron, Arthur Chassaing, Romaine Kelfa ; montage [editing], Robin Campillo, Stéphanie Léger ; costumes, Marie Le Garrec, Babeth Joinet, Camille Guillé, Juliette Milon, Manuela Taco ; décoration [production design], Sabine Barthélémy, Hélène Bellanger, Maryline Le Bihan, Laurent Dameme, Frédéric Mas
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13 for language
Language note
In French, dubbed English or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English or Spanish
LC call number
PQ2702.E34
LC item number
E58 2009
PerformerNote
François Bégaudeau; students, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel, Boubacar Toure, Burak Özyilmaz, Carl Nanor, Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi, Dalla Doucoure, Damien Gomes, Esmeralda Ouertani, Eva Paradiso, Henriette Kasaruhanda, Juliette Demaille, Justine Wu, Rachel Regulier, Laura Baquela, Louise Grinberg, Lucie Landrevie, Nassim Amrabt, Qifei Huang, Rabah Nait Oufella, Samantha Soupirot, Franck Keïta, Wei Huang; les profs [teachers], Anne Wallimann-Charpentier, Cécile Lagarde, Frédéric Faujas, Vincent Robert, Olivier Dupeyron, Patrick Dueruil, Dorothée Guilbot, Anne Langlois, Vincent Gaire, Yvette Mournetas; other staff members, Julie Athenol, Jean-Michel Simonet, Olivier Pasquier, Stéphane Longour, Abdoul Drahamane Sissoko, Aline Zimierski, Silma Aktar, Marie-Annette Sorrente
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  • 1971-
  • 1971-
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  • Cantet, Laurent
  • Campillo, Robin
  • Bégaudeau, François
  • Scotta, Carole
  • Benjo, Caroline
  • Arnal-Szlovak, Simon
  • Letellier, Barbara
  • Amrabt, Nassim
  • Demaille, Juliette
  • Baquela, Laura
  • Rachedi, Cherif Bounaïdja
  • Doucoure, Dalla
  • Bégaudeau, François
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Haut et Court (Firm)
  • France 2 cinéma (Firm)
  • Studio Canal+
  • Cinécinéma (Firm)
  • Cofinova 4 (Firm)
  • Soficinéma 3 (Firm)
  • Centre national de la cinématographie (France)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
130
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  • Teachers
  • Teenagers
  • Middle school education
  • Middle school students
  • Paris (France)
  • Escuelas secundarias
  • Maestros
  • Películas cinematográficas populares
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Entre les murs : The class, Sony Pictures Classics ; Haut et Court présente en coproduction avec France 2 cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, Cinécinéma, France 2 ; en association avec Cofinova 4, Soficinema 3 ; avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie de l'Ascé et de la Région Ile-de-France ; un film de Laurent Cantet ; scénario, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau ; produit par Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Barbara Letellier, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100072355
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Librement inspire de l'ouvrage "Entre les murs" de Francois Begaudeau Verticales, Editions Gallimard 2006 [based on the book "Entre les murs" by François Bégaudeau, published by Portraits, Editions Gallimard 2006]
  • Originally produced as a French documentary in 2008
  • Special features: Audio and video scene commentaries with director Laurent Cantet and writer/actor François Béjaudeau (23 min.); Making of "The Class" [featurette] (42 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Previews (9 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Making-of featurette -- Commentary on select scenes -- Language: French LCR (discrete surround ; English LCR (discrete surround ; Spanish dolby surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish
Control code
ocn369176550
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781435946255
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396287532
  • 043396321786
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 28753
  • 32178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1145682
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Entre les murs : The class, Sony Pictures Classics ; Haut et Court présente en coproduction avec France 2 cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+, Cinécinéma, France 2 ; en association avec Cofinova 4, Soficinema 3 ; avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie de l'Ascé et de la Région Ile-de-France ; un film de Laurent Cantet ; scénario, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau ; produit par Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Barbara Letellier, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/movies/m100072355
Publication
Note
  • Librement inspire de l'ouvrage "Entre les murs" de Francois Begaudeau Verticales, Editions Gallimard 2006 [based on the book "Entre les murs" by François Bégaudeau, published by Portraits, Editions Gallimard 2006]
  • Originally produced as a French documentary in 2008
  • Special features: Audio and video scene commentaries with director Laurent Cantet and writer/actor François Béjaudeau (23 min.); Making of "The Class" [featurette] (42 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Previews (9 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Making-of featurette -- Commentary on select scenes -- Language: French LCR (discrete surround ; English LCR (discrete surround ; Spanish dolby surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish
Control code
ocn369176550
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9781435946255
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396287532
  • 043396321786
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 28753
  • 32178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1145682
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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