Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from Entre les murs (original title). Entre les murs (Collection Folio (Gallimard)) (French Edition) [Francois Begaudeau] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The book that. Entre les murs: Scenario de Francois Begaudeau, Laurent Cantet et Robin Campillo [Laurent Cantet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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Archived from the original on 17 November There’s little idealism here, and very little ambition, with most more worried about their pride than anything else. But it’s obvious that there is more to this dreadful state of affairs — and more to these characters. Hadn’t he cherry-picked their lives for his greater glory?
The Class is made up of brief dialogue-heavy scenes. If you went to into the film theater without knowing much about the film you are likely to think you are watching a documentary. I have not yet seen the movie based on this book, although the book is very interesting. Directly under the full sun, her ears cocked, she concentrated on all the terms of the debate.
Entre les murs
It apparently is a global problem. With every page I turned I liked him less. Boubacar, who accuses Marin of being gay. Lists with This Book. Caroline Benjo Carole Scotta. Sure, this is a franios about the frustrations of being a teacher — and in a way it’s comforting to find a book that is truer to life than the usual movie-of-the-week representation of that profession.
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The narrator is not a born pedagogue — but then he would presumably argue that the group of kids he’s charged with minding is hardly fit to be taught anything anyway. Are we providing the turf for democracy or for dictatorships to emerge in society from the lowly classroom? One, the film clearly indicates the classroom has evolved from the classroom of “To Sir, with Love,” or “Dead Poet’s Society.
It’s very spare, almost stream-of-consciousness without actually exposing anyone’s emotions, with the classic French willful ignorance of racial distinctions no students’ backgrounds are explicitly stated, but there are a number of references to the bled and a lot of excitement around a Mali-Morocco soccer game. Was this review helpful to you?
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They are expected to be perfect, to save the world! Prix France Culture A loner, he walks the narrow line between maintaining discipline and gaining co-operation. And, teaching is a lot easier when you can lecture, order dictation, and go off on infinite tangents without so much of a whiff of administration interference. The film appeared on many critics’ top ten lists of the best films of Share this Rating Title: There seems to be no real point, no plotline, just an account of a particular mur in the lives o Since I’m unlikely to see the movie, I thought it would be interesting to read.
Return to Ithaca Being a teacher in a Secondary School, I can relate with many experiences and situations described in this book. And that is what The Class does.
Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau
Cantet appears to ask the viewer if the teacher is the Platonic philosopher king. He thought the film was nostalgic. An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Why, given you have no professional acting experience, did Cantet cast you as the lead? Cantet’s film introduces parallels of bright adolescent kids being educated in the classroom as Aristotle would have been in Plato’s class.
He also believed democracy would just lead to mob rule, which is basically an oligarchy. Sep 25, Anita Cocina rated it liked it. They better call it a screenplay rather than a novel. That is the beguiling aspect of Cantet’s film.
Today, teaching in progressive schools is more democratic, where the teacher allows student participation, where the student is encouraged to talk and become an integral part of the education process, contributing knowingly or unknowingly and “democratically” to the education of other students in the class just as much as the teacher.
User Polls Film – a School Subject? And students in real life really can be jerks. Mostly immigrant children, they have their share of behavior problems — and those that don’t, like the well-behaved Chinese kids, don’t have adequate command of the language to accomplish much. Views Read Edit View history. But while it follows a teacher and his class for the duration of a school year, there really isn’t a story, and it was pessimistic through to the end.
The Class seems to be a rather honest account of what occurs in a classroom and in schools in general.