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It does murss to have some working knowledge of French, if just to understand why teachers are upset I read this after seeing the movie. Trivia About Entre les murs.

The dynamics of a multicultural class and its teacher will enlighten. That would have been disreputable. That was truly remarkable.

The Class ( film) – Wikipedia

Cantet allows the viewer to study the process of educating a fresh class of bubbly and street-smart adolescent kids in a Paris suburban school. In this tragi-comedy, the teachers resemble the pupils too closely: Mass Market Paperbackpages. Caroline Benjo Carole Scotta. They are expected to be perfect, to save the world! Gli altri prof a lamentarsi e lui zitto. I always wonder what gets “lost in the translation. Retrieved from ” https: But it was done as well as possible and it didn’t really interfere with the.

I only finished reading it because I was sure something had to happen before ending, but the closer I got the more I saw that wasn’t going to be true. The New York Times. What is supposed to be ironic frznois cool about this exploration into an urban Entrre school?

The Class was made into a successful and acclaimed film, and it is well possible that bgauseau presentation of the figures adds that third dimension so conspicuously absent on the page. Where again teachers are just human beings as others, just doing a job and not communicating with their colleagues.


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.

Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau

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.

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Success comes when he asks the pupils to write a self-portrait. Even director Cantet’s parents were teachers.

Entre les murs

I was able to be freer with the material I took from my real-life experiences in the classroom. There have been a spate of books, movies, and books made into movies that dissect the teacher-student relationship – “Freedom Writers Diary,” “Stand and Deliver,” etc.

The Class is a babbling novel of unembellished dialogue. In some places, administrators can and will expel students at the drop of a hat for being a general nuisance and using the informal “you” when speaking to a teacher. The staff room is deliciously spot on and the French classes are hilarious, but I would have found it difficult to read this largely autobiographical story if I still lived and taught in France, because of the issues it poses about racial conflict and integration, that extend far beyond the scope of the educative challenges of the classroom.

Entre les murs (novel)

He also believed democracy would just lead to mob rule, which is basically an oligarchy. It’s a dot over a comma.


Certe volte molte volte di questo libro parlano le tv, i giornali, certe volte un po’ di meno qualcuno ne trae un film. Also, the staff express themselves in such a slangy, colloquial way that one wonders how the students can ever learn good practice.

The film’s content can disappoint some viewers looking for conventional action, sex or heavy intrigue. Published March 1st by Gallimard Folio first published January 12th Cantet’s approach to cinema is far removed from the typical Hollywood film. But don’t we all?

I cannot blame the frahois for having presented himself as a slightly angry teacher, who becomes more and more disillusioned as the year progresses, who insults his pupils, tries to shake them a little bi I know that the French Education Nationale is facing ente troubles, but when one does not want to be a teacher, one should not become one.

Being a teacher in a Baudeau School, I can relate lex many experiences and situations described in this book. What did the bgaudeaj mean when he used the word “skank”?

The film is refreshing, too, in that the teacher isn’t overlord but hobbled prey, brought down or at least humbled by the wit and cunning of his perhaps rather fancifully articulate students. He blows off students with serious questions about the material and difficult life situations, parents who are trying to have a real and honest conversation with him, and staff who are as negatively like-minded as he is.