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24 September 2008

The class

  • A film by

    Laurent Cantet


    François Bégaudeau

  • Technical information

    2008 – France – 2h10 – Scope – SRD – Visa 116 612

    Awards / Festivals

    OSCARS 2009 – International Feature Film Nominee

    CESAR 2009 : 5 nominations for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Adaptation and Best Sound.

    PALME D’OR – Festival de Cannes 2008


François teaches French to students in their third year in a tough school. He doesn’t hesitate to clash with Esmeralda, Souleymane, Khoumba and the others in stimulating verbal jousts, as if the French language itself were a genuine challenge.

But the discovery of democracy can occasionally entail true risks.

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Laurent Cantet, François Bégaudeau, Robin Campillo.

A free adaptation from “Entre les murs” by François Bégaudeau (Editions Gallimard, Verticales 2006).


Pierre Milon.

Movie editor

Robin Campillo.

Sound engineers

Olivier Mauvezin, Agnès Ravez, Jean-Pierre Laforce.

Costume designer

Marie Le Garrec.

production manager/1st assistant director

Michel Dubois.

Produced by

Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Simon Arnal.

postproduction manager

Christina Crassaris.

A coproduction

Haut et Court, France 2 Cinéma.

With the participation of

Canal +, France 2 and CinéCinéma.

In association with

Soficas Cofinova 4, Soficinéma 3.

With the participation of

Centre National de la Cinématographie and support from Fonds Images de de la diversité.

With the support of

la Région Ile-de-France. With the participation of the Acsé – Fonds Images de la Diversité.

Developed with the support ofu

Programme Media de l’Union Européenne, du CNC, de la Procirep et de Cofinova.

International sales

Memento Films International.


Haut et Court.


Ce film is supported by theAFCAE.