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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.
Where's it showing?
Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Kad Merad, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Marie Bunel, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Maxence Perrin
|Screenplay||Christophe Barratier, Philippe Lopes-Curval, from the story and screenplay by Georges Chaperot, René Wheeler, Noël-Noël|
|Music||Christophe Barratier, Bruno Coulais, Jean-Philippe Rameau|
|Cinematography||Jean-Jacques Bouhon, Dominique Gentil, Carlo Varini|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||A consortium of French companies|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Mild, contextual, infrequent|
|Violence||Some low key|
|Comments||Boys 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.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof||15|
|Cape TimesKevin Thomas||15|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||10|
|The StarDiane de Beer||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BBC (UK)Matthew Leyland ||10|
|Box Office (USA)Shlomo Schwartzberg||5|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||13|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Joel McConvey||13|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 62%||12|
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