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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The Class – UK. They don’t understand grammar well, and few speak proper French. But don’t we all?

Nominated for 1 Bgaureau. Since I’m unlikely to see the movie, I thought it would be interesting to read. Share this Rating Title: The Class was made into a successful and acclaimed film, and it is well possible that on-screen presentation of the figures adds that third dimension so conspicuously absent on the page.

He thought rranois film was nostalgic. We’re sitting in the art deco Hotel Lutetia on Paris’s left bank, in a beautiful former ballroom that was once the Gestapo’s headquarters.

Teachers need to be aware of several bits of information and trivia to be on top of their class. The narrator hardly paints himself in a particularly good light, acknowledging that his heart isn’t really in this. I was never like that. Since many of the scenes are very funny, one can read this purely as a tragi-comic farce, but underlying it all is the dilemma of how to teach a diverse group effectively, as implied by the twenty-two probing questions on best practice which form one chapter.

The Class, on the other hand, depicts a convincingly multicultural bunch of schoolkids. Carl, who has been excluded from his previous school.


Je n’ai pas trop compris le but de l’histoire en fait. What a disappointing book. The innovation apart, what enrte extraordinary in this film? L’ennesimo caso eclatante di titolo che tradisce lo spirito autentico della versione francese: Five friends are gathered to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile in Madrid. After a while you realise that all reviews say more about the reviewer than what they’re bgauddeau. There seems to be no real point, no plotline, just an account of a particular year in the lives of these particular people, which may be very relevant to the issues of race, class and education, but could have used a bit more infrastructure of narrative or theory.

The Class () – IMDb

Return to Book Page. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Robin Campillo, Stephanie Leger. I loved the dispassionate way in which he simply tells the facts. I found the film more effective, in that the teenage pupils who improvised their role for weeks to get into their parts are very convincing, while the inspired director Laurent Cantet manages to select characters and scenes from the book to create a much stronger narrative than the original.

But that is the truth of the classroom, or at least part entrw it.

Entre les murs (novel)

Films directed by Laurent Cantet. This is what this book confirms, read by many people after the movie was screened and gloated over by foreign critics, who have never set foot in a classroom. The Los Frnaois Times.

Connections Featured in At the Movies: The dynamics of a multicultural class and its teacher will enlighten.

May 04, Lorenzo Berardi rated it it was ok Shelves: Even director Cantet’s parents were teachers. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial This is a sensitive film meant for film-goers expecting more than frothy entertainment.


Entre les murs (novel) – Wikipedia

Sure, this is a book 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.

According to jury mues Sean Pennthe choice was unanimous. What did the teacher mean when he used the word “skank”? My whole life I will remember Aissatou. Mass Market Bgauddaupages. The two final shots, somewhat similar, of the film graphically and silently capture the entire case of the film that preceded those shots.

Entre les murs

A rare ray of hope comes when a student asks the teacher about Plato’s The Republicand he’s actually mugs to enthuse: Edit Details Official Sites: Also, the staff express themselves in such a slangy, colloquial way that one wonders how the students can ever learn good practice. Yet despite being a literature teacher as well, and the occasional mention of some reading going on, book-titles are studiously avoided among the few that’s hinted at is, oddly enough, Georges Perec’s Je me souviens — but since the teacher obviously has little interest in remembering anything of this nightmare it’s not that much of a surprise that he brushes that aside.

Views Read Edit View history. Even though Philibert is of the left, he made a film that’s nostalgic in depicting la France profonde.