The class

The class

DVD - 2009 | French
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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.
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781435946255
1435946251
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD FOREIGN CLAS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: The class
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JackamoJames
Jul 14, 2015

Incredibly boring made even more so due to the high marks and expectations. I have been to high school and don't need to relive a so called week in the life of a teacher.
To sir with love has nothing to worry about and this is just all hype and no hip.

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0cho
Sep 04, 2014

No idea why this movie got such high marks. More of a documentary on a teacher in an inner Parisian school. Rather pointless.

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klemens82
Jun 04, 2013

Very intense and realistic film about a very engaged young teacher in a French school. Enjoyed it! If you speak a little French it might be even better since a lot of the French spoken in the film is easy to understand.

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Herve Monier
Oct 20, 2012

excellent movie, very well done!

ptabar Feb 01, 2012

I didn't care for this film much. The idea is great, but I've seen this topic covered in much deeper ways (see "Freedom Writers" and "To Sir, With Love.")

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kirubelgw
Nov 30, 2011

Excellent classroom drama based on the autobiography of François Bégaudeau, who plays himself in the lead role as a school teacher in Paris. The film examines the relationship between the teacher and students who come from different cultural backrounds, posing many challenges for Francois. His intentions are good yet he can't reach some of his difficult students. Their interactions are engaging and sometimes amusing.

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Bienvenu
Aug 08, 2011

This is the worst movie I've ever seen.

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Livresjrg
Jul 30, 2011

Almost a docu-drama. It could have been shorter, and unfortunately might discourage anyone who was thinking of becoming a teacher.

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dprodrig
Mar 30, 2011

J'ai complètement adoré ce filme. J'ai trouve qu'il était bien réaliser et, dans mon opinion, les personnages peuvent être mise dans n'importe quel école sans perdre le rythme de l'histoire.

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NanaPat
Feb 28, 2011

This film nearly drove me nuts. It's based on the autobiography of French teacher Francois Begaudeau who also plays Mr. Marin in the movie. The modern day , melting pot of French society , portrayed in this classroom seriously made my blood boil. After years in the educational system, I found the lack of discipline , respect and incredibly weak understanding of the English language absolutely frightening. The struggles in this film are deepened by the lack of responsibility teachers are forced to accept in such a culturally diverse situation. The film was long ( 2 hrs 10 mins) and the English voice overs weren't the best ; however , the film drew me in and even with the frustration of facing a new reality within the educational system ,I enjoyed the film.

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Mar 30, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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NanaPat
Feb 28, 2011

Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone called the film :
"Fierce,Funny and Moving. Truly Unmissable"

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