The Class

Movie information

Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for language.
Released on:
December 19, 2008 (one week run in NY, LA)
January 30, 2009 (NY, LA)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
December 12, 2008
December 25, 2008

Production Companies:
Haut et Court
Sony Classics

This film is Also Known As:
"Entre les murs"

Francois Begaudeau

Director: Laurent Cantet

Screenwriter: Laurent Cantet, Francois Begaudeau, Robin Campillo

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Francois 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.
Francois 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...
Rated PG-13 for language.
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