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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Entre les murs (novel)

Was this review helpful to you? World cinema Biography books Oscars Laurent Cantet interviews. Esmeralda, the other student delegate. There’s a fair amount of disciplining going on — of a peculiar French type; here it involves the teacher walking various students to the principal’s office and, yes, leaving the class behind unattended — suggesting discipline can’t be that big of a problem and students forced to write notes of apology to the teachers yes, stunningly much here revolves around matters of personal pride.

We got her to do it again and again afnd on each take it got sadder and sadder.

The film presents a growing challenge for educators of today. Devo vedere il film, assolutamente.

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May 24, Anne-Charlotte rated it really liked it. Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Significantly, those novels have so far always involved real-life characters metamorphosed into fiction. A student Suleyman says in the film: Bgaudeaau film introduces parallels of bright adolescent kids being educated in the classroom as Aristotle would have been in Plato’s class.

Is the movie based on a true story? This said, I’ve found the book a bit boring rather than ‘vivid’ as it was described in the back cover: Jan 01, Antenna rated it really liked it. Since I’m unlikely to see the movie, I thought it franlis be interesting to read.

Orthofer8 April Kids can say things that cut to the core. Plato wanted a philosopher king to provide for the common good. So it’s a constant struggle, for everyone involved — or rather it is fairly laid-back educational warfare, an us vs. May 04, Lorenzo Berardi rated it it was ok Shelves: Entre les murs ,es, lit.


Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau

Best Foreign Language Film. The film is apparently a semi-autobiographical story of the novelist and lead actor Begaudeau.

It’s a shocking moment: Some things were difficult to understand, partly due to the translation, and partly due to not having firsthand knowledge of the culture. Though the book made me sad, I did find truth and a certain comfort in it. The film is demanding of the viewer. 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.

An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends. The money is terrible and the children – well, children can be so ungrateful.

But there was no sense of mission. Several students get expelled, though not so much for specific infractions but rather their general attitude and lack of respect and for occasionally acting out — though it all seems extraordinarily tame by American public school standards. Edit Details Official Sites: Je n’ai pas trop compris le but de l’histoire en fait. What a disappointing book. This is a sensitive film meant for film-goers expecting more than frothy entertainment.

But it’s an important question. Being a teacher in a Secondary School, I can relate with many experiences and situations described in this book. After a disciplinary hearing at which Souleymane is supported by his mother, for whom he has to translate, he is expelled and faces possible deportation to his native country, Mali.

Want to Read saving…. And some teachers parents, butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers are better than others. Qui assistiamo a lezioni di grammatica, su lezioni di grammatica che non portano praticamente da nessuna parte. His novels became so successful that he gave up the day job and took up the lucrative writing assignments film criticism for Cahiers du Cinema and Playboy, a football column for Le Monde, TV reviewing for Canal Plus.


Everyone on the shoot was miserable by the final take. His latest, End of History, was inspired by the press conference given by French journalist Florence Aubenas after being freed as a hostage in Iraq. Fourth, the film is about current issues of integration of different cultures that perhaps confront Europe, Canada, and Australia more than it does in the USA.

bgwudeau In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In one, a student teasingly asks the teacher if he’s gay. At times, he loses all dignity in a slanging match verging on violence with the insolent Dico who get under his skin, for whom he regularly abandons his class to drag the youth before the Principal – a well-intentioned but ineffectual man who reminds me of President Hollande.

The author himself admits with what appears to be glee to the reader that he often has no idea what he’s talking about and makes up answers to students questions as he goes along, hoping not to get caught out. I had a taste for discussion and I liked the idea of discussing literary texts with children.

The style is different, but the reader gets use to it very quickly.

Entre les murs

Films about immigrants or emigrants that i’ve seen. With every page I turned I liked him less.

I gusti sono gusti, eh, ma ricordavo male. I do think this is a case in which the film came out better then, or at least as well as, the book.

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