Overall Rank: 1995
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 45
Theatrical Release Date: 12/19/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/11/2009
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Laurent Cantet
Actors: François Bégaudeau, Laura Baquela, Dalla Doucoure, Damien Gomes, Nassim Amrabt, Arthur Fogel
Plot: François Bégaudeau, teacher and novelist, plays a version of himself in this drama about a year in a racially-mixed classroom in a rough Parisian neighborhood. Both students and teacher will be tested as class, race, ethics all come into play.
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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/18/2011
I was gonna turn this movie off cauz I started getting bored but I kept watching & Im glad I did.It turned out to be a pretty good flick
gideon43 - wrote on 06/03/2010
A remarkable film charting life in an inner city multicultural high school in Paris. Exploring the honest (if sometimes misguided) attempts of a teacher to help his pupils even when faced with apathy and racial divide, The Class is a refreshing, exhilarating and totally compelling movie. Taking into consideration that the ensemble cast are all non-actors and a lot of the dialogue was improvised only makes it even more of a sensational effort by director Laurent Cantet. A film without stereotypes and clichés, the 2008 Palme d'Or winner is a uniquely thought provoking tale which raises many important questions without offering up easy answers.
Allison - wrote on 02/12/2009
It completely exceeded all my expectations and should win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. It is a departure for Laurent Cantet, whose movies are typically more adult. I wasn't sure I would be all that interested in the film. However, the characters were fleshed-out and relevant to the changing racial tone in Paris, now that the city is becoming more diversified.
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TommyL31 - wrote on 04/17/2009
I'm not sure if I'm rating this too highly or too lowly. I always have a hard time rating movies about teachers and schools because I have a special place in my heart for them.
I think this movie would be extremely interesting to any teacher. It doesn't follow the hollywood script (ala Dangerous Minds) where a teacher changes everyone's life. I appreciated this movie because it just follows one teacher (Mr. Morin) who there isn't really anything too special about. He has run ins with students, gets push back, has successes and failures. It's just real and I really appreciate that. I wish the movie would have focused on Mr. Morin more. From a personal point I think it would have been good to see him mood outside of work fluctuate with what is going on in the class room.
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