The Class movie

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No music at all in the 2008 French classic “The Class” (Entre les murs). The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2008, is based upon a true-story-book by François Bégaudeau and portraits a middle school class. The teacher of French Literature is the writer Bégaudeau, acting as himself under the name of François Marin. Many of the students are also the movie actors. And what actors! You will not forget easily Esmeralda, Souleymane or Boubacar, and their troubles.

An inspiring movie, with no concession to stereotypes, The Class is a movie on schools, teaching & learning and the punishment-based schooling system. It tells some stories, and it tells them in a poignant way. A must see, especially for all who call themselves teachers.

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