The Chorus


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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Film and Publications Board (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.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
15
Cape Times
Kevin Thomas
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
The Star
Diane de Beer
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Matthew Leyland
10
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
eye Weekly
Joel McConvey
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
4030 Netizens
15

Average .. 62%

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