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The Class

The Class

A Feature film by Laurent Cantet

Produced by Haut et Court

Release in France : 24/09/2008

    Synopsis

    François is a young French literature teacher of a class of teenagers in a rough school. He doesn't hesitate from engaging in stimuating verbal battles with Esmeralda, Souleymane, Khoumba, and the others, as though language itself were truly at stake. But learning to understand democracy can sometimes entail real risks.

    Videos (2)

    29/10/2014

    The Class

    Trailer (english subtitles)

    29/10/2014

    The Class

    Trailer : "French Cinoche - Le Cinéma français est en voyage d'affaires" (Canal+ - 2009)

    Shot between October 2008 and March 2009, this documentary gives us the lowdown on the current state of affairs for French films around the world. The film follows the travels of a host of French actors and directors participating in around a dozen promotional initiatives organized by Unifrance, including French film festivals, international film festivals, previews and premiere screenings, press junkets, and so forth.

    Among artists featured are Laurent Cantet, who was in New York to present his film Entre les murs (The Class), Agnès Varda taking part in interviews in Paris, Juliette Binoche as president of the Tokyo French Film Festival, Cédric Klapisch introducing his film Paris in Moscow, Josiane Balasko promoting her film Cliente (Client aka A French Gigolo) in Rome, Dany Boon promoting Le Code a changé (Change of Plans) in Brussels, and Gérard Jugnot presenting Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) in Australia.

    These artists offer us their off-the-cuff comments and impressions during breaks between interviews, photo sessions, press conferences, at gala dinners, premiere screenings, meetings with audiences, and other promotional events.

    This 60-minute documentary, which was made possible thanks to the participation of the CNC and Canal+, takes us backstage at these cultural and promotional initiatives around the world and gives us an insight into one of the aspects of Unifrance’s day-to-day work in support of French cinema.

    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Haut et Court

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Memento Films International

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Haut et Court

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    International releases (50)

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Simon Arnal-Szlovak

    Author of original work :

    François Bégaudeau

    Directors of Photography :

    Pierre Millon, Catherine Pujol, Georgi Lazarevski

    Camera operator :

    Catherine Pujol

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Continuity supervisor :

    Brigitte Tijou

    Costume designer :

    Marie Le Garrec

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    24/09/2008

    Runtime :

    2 h 8 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    116.612

    Visa issue date :

    24/07/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (14)

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    News (32)

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    Festival Selections (32)

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival - 2012

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2012)

    Selection

    International Competition Eurasia

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2012

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2012)

    Selection

    Film Cult(ure) - L.G.B.T.

    Academy Awards - 2009

    Academy Awards (United States, 2009)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2008

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2008)

    Selection

    Education Matters Section

    BFI London Film Festival - 2008

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2008)

    Selection

    Films selected

    BIFF - 2008

    BIFF (South Korea, 2008)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2008

    Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2008)

    Selection

    Section principale

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2008

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2008)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards (3)

    Delegations (8)

    Presskit (2)

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