The Class

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  128 min.
Release Date: January 16, 2009
DVD: August 11, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 134 votes and 6 reviews
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Synopsis

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 jeapordize 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...

Director: François Bégaudeau
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier
Screenplay: François Bégaudeau, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/theclass/

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  • 1 star "would not even give it one star but that was as low as the rating went.its boring stupid and shows ho the french are a bunch of sad people who laugh at just about anything.terrible movie 2hrs of my life wasted."