December 19, 2008 (LA/NY)
Rated PG-13 for language
A remarkable new film about what happens over the course of a year between a single collège (junior high or middle school) class in the multi-ethnic 20th arrondissment of Paris and their French teacher.
Director Laurent Cantet shot multiple improvised takes of real students and a real teacher using three cameras to make "The Class."...
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In The Class (Entre les murs
), François Bégaudeau stars as himself in the semi-autobiographical drama about a year in the life of a teacher in an inner city Parisian school. Directed by Laurent Cantet, the movie went on to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes and receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Picture. It is indeed one of the best movies of 2008. Full movie review »