Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from Entre les murs (original title). Entre les murs (Collection Folio (Gallimard)) (French Edition) [Francois Begaudeau] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The book that. Entre les murs: Scenario de Francois Begaudeau, Laurent Cantet et Robin Campillo [Laurent Cantet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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After they have all left the room, a quiet girl called Henriette comes back and despondently claims that she really has not learned anything at all. Mad props to the translator, Linda Asher, by the way. She probably did learn something, but she wanted to hurt me, for whatever reasons. Even though Philibert is of the left, he made a film that’s nostalgic in depicting la France profonde. Edit Did You Know?

Use the HTML below. In one sense, this works perfectly: No characters stood out, and there was no excitement.

Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau

Ce roman est absolument formidable. There’s a fair amount of disciplining going on — of a peculiar French type; here it involves the teacher walking various students to the principal’s office and, yes, leaving the class behind unattended — suggesting discipline can’t be that big of a problem and students forced to write notes of apology to the teachers yes, stunningly much here revolves around matters of personal pride.

The Class ends on the last day of the school year. Why, given you have no professional acting experience, did Cantet cast you as the lead?

The film was warmly reviewed by the critic Philip French who noted: I always wonder what gets “lost in the translation.


entrd Start your free trial. The Class – Canada. And, teaching is a lot easier when you can lecture, order dictation, and go off on infinite tangents without so much of a whiff of administration interference. The author himself admits with what appears to be glee to the muts that he often has no idea what he’s talking about and makes up answers to students questions as he goes along, hoping not to get caught out.

That’s what worried me, too. Second, “The Class” progresses to reveal manipulative student behavior towards their teachers that British cinema revealed decades earlier to us. A rare ray of hope comes when a student asks the teacher about Plato’s The Republic frsnois, and he’s actually able to enthuse: Louise, top girl of the class and a student delegate.

Therefore, “The Class” was a refreshing look at a real teacher. What I didn’t want to do was to write a memoir.

Also, the teachers themselves seemed to be spoiled, egotistical, narcissistic versions of their own students. Retrieved 19 June I know that the French Education Nationale is facing many troubles, but when one does not want to be a teacher, one should not become one.

His novels became so successful that he gave up the day job and took up the lucrative writing assignments film criticism for Cahiers du Cinema and Playboy, a football column for Le Monde, TV reviewing for Canal Plus. The film was the featured opening night selection at the 46th New York Film Festival in This is one of those rare cases where the movie is so much better, but the movie is oh, so good.

Entre les murs (novel)

Therefore, it is not surprising that the intimate knowledge of the teaching and the film-making processes get married seamlessly within the film and this contributed franoiz to the film being honored as the first French film to win the Golden Palm at Cannes in 21 years!

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You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. To a casual film goer, the movie would resemble a live recording of a high-school class of boys and girls with a teacher probing the minds of his students, made up of different backgrounds, races, religions and representing various continents.

I also appreciated this evolution you can acknowledge only at the end: May 04, Lorenzo Berardi rated it it enyre ok Shelves: The film is demanding of the viewer. The Class – UK.

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What did the teacher mean when he used the word “skank”? The only major problem with this book is in the translation. No characters stood out, and the What a disappointing book. This, too, is for effect — since part of the point is how poorly these kids express themselves.

There is a perception that education in many developed nations is superior to that of the United States. The film is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. The film’s content can disappoint some viewers looking for conventional action, sex or heavy intrigue. I only finished reading it because I was sure something had to happen before ending, but the closer I got the more I saw that wasn’t going to be true. Those who dare, are at risk of a formal complaint.

L’ennesimo caso eclatante di titolo che tradisce lo spirito autentico della versione francese: