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I found the film more effective, in that the teenage pupils who improvised their role for weeks to get into their parts are very convincing, while the inspired director Laurent Cantet manages to select characters and scenes from the book to create a much stronger narrative than the original. So it’s a constant struggle, for everyone involved — or rather it is fairly laid-back educational warfare, an us vs. Films – TOP The narrator is not a born pedagogue — but then he would presumably argue that the group of kids he’s charged with minding is hardly fit to be taught anything anyway.

Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau

The staff room is deliciously spot on and the French classes are hilarious, but I would have found it difficult to read this largely autobiographical story if I still lived and taught in France, because of the issues it poses about entrr conflict and integration, that extend far beyond the scope of the educative challenges of the classroom.

It apparently is a global problem.

There’s little in it that would tell you it was made in the 21st century. His novels became so successful that he gave up the day job and took up the lucrative writing assignments film criticism for Cahiers du Cinema and Playboy, a football column for Le Monde, TV reviewing for Canal Plus.

But that is the truth of the classroom, or at least part of it. There are tense moments, hilarious repartees, behind the scene meetings of teachers evaluating students, parent teacher meetings and even stocktaking of a “year gone by” in the school.


I picked it up originally because it is about a language arts teacher and takes place in France, both being characteristics I was drawn entee.

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But in its screenplay-like presentation The Class is two-dimensional and flat. They also have differing viewpoints on the students themselves, and how best to praise and discipline them.

The teachers talk to each other about their prospective students, both the good and the bad. Those who dare, are at risk of a formal complaint. Certainly because of the context: Archived from the original on 15 July No characters stood out, and the What a disappointing book. And, murrs is a lot easier when you can lecture, order dictation, and go off on infinite tangents without so much of a whiff of administration interference.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. The narrator doesn’t try to connect much, or develop any real storylines — appropriately enough: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

I also appreciated this evolution you can acknowledge only at the end: The dynamics of a multicultural class and its teacher will enlighten. But there are delightful moments. An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends. But then there’s his side of the story: And students in real life really can be jerks.

He also was a regular contributor for several French magazines, including Inculte, Transfuge and So Foot. Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: Is the movie based on a true story?

Esmeralda, the other student delegate. Jan 01, Antenna rated it really liked it.

I always wonder what gets “lost in the translation. User Polls Film – a School Subject? Mostly immigrant children, they have their share of behavior problems — and those that don’t, like the well-behaved Chinese kids, don’t have adequate command of the language to accomplish much.


Burak, top boy of the class. Liking very much Laurent Cantet as a director I guess how I would appreciate more the movie based on this book than the book itself. The stars of Aquaman formed a special bond off-screen that let them push tranois limits of their rivalry once they were in costume.

I know that the French Education Entee is facing franpis troubles, but when one does not want to be a teacher, one should not become one. Also, the teachers themselves seemed to be spoiled, egotistical, narcissistic versions of their own students.

Ebbene, credo di essermelo meritato. Five friends are gathered to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile in Madrid. He published his first novel, Jouer juste in But while it follows a teacher and his class for the duration of a school year, there really isn’t a story, and it was pessimistic through to the end.

Entre les murs

My whole life I will remember Aissatou. Rare opportunities at actually imparting knowledge generally go something like this when, after class is over, he’s in a rush to get some coffee: Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. That’s only the bgaudesu surprise the film pulls on the viewer. Africans and Asians are now citizens of France but do they get understood by the majority? There were people who detested it, others who loved it.

We could never say “You’re an idiot” to a pupil, or talk so ‘freely’ with them-for example. The translation is very idiosyncratic and really communicates the rhythms of the original French. That would have been disreputable. But it was done as well as possible and it didn’t really interfere with the. They are mere names — and voices.