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The Class-Movie Review 03/26/2010

Posted by Films to consider in Autobiographical, Based on true story, Drama, French language film, Movies.

The Class (French) 2008
Entre les murs (Between the Walls)

Among other awards and nominations:
Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Best Foreign Film, Independent Spirit Awards
Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards

Based on the best-selling autobiography by François Bégaudeau, who stars as middle-school French teacher Monsieur Marin. His students are a mix of cultural backgrounds from a tough neighborhood of Paris. A gritty look at day-to-day life in the classroom.

Among other things, the film shows that English teachers in America are not the only teachers who face an uphill battle trying to teach grammar and writing.

128 min. Rated PG-13.



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