Review: The Class

By John Nathan, February 26, 2009


Laurent Cantet’s award-winning portrait of a year in an inner-city Paris school is a magnificent adaptation of his semi-autobiographical novel, Entre Le Murs.

Non-professionals play the pupils and teachers, while schoolmaster François Bégaudeau plays himself, in what is a consistently thought-provoking and fascinating docu-drama, right up there with that other French school masterpiece, 2002’s Etre et Avoir.

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