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The Chorus

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Set shortly after World War II in France, a new teacher arrives at an instituition for naughty boys. The boys have failed to respond to the harsh discipline imposed on them. The new teacher tries a new approach, using compassion and teaching the boys to sing. This works wonders and soon their new interest in their choir has transformed the boys. In French with English subtitles.


97 minutes, Parental Guidance (Language, Violence)
Drama, Musical, On the Art Circuit.

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Credits
Cast
Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Kad Merad, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Maxence Perrin
Director
Christophe Barratier
ScreenplayChristophe Barratier, Philippe Lopes-Curval, from the story and screenplay by Georges Chaperot, René Wheeler, Noël-Noël
MusicChristophe Barratier, Bruno Coulais, Jean-Philippe Rameau
CinematographyJean-Jacques Bouhon, Dominique Gentil, Carlo Varini
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2004
Produced byA consortium of French companies

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageMild, contextual, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceSome low key
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsBoys at a school for rehabilitation are treated harshly, with little effect. A new teacher shows compassion and understanding and this approach is more effective as far as discipline is concerned. Uplifting.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

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Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof15
Cape TimesKevin Thomas15
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal10
The StarDiane de Beer10
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
International Media
BBC (UK)Matthew Leyland 10
Box Office (USA)Shlomo Schwartzberg5
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert13
eye Weekly (Canada)Joel McConvey13
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli15
Internet (IMDB)4030 Netizens15
Average .. 62%12


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