By Marie-Castille MENTION SCHAAR


Drama - Completed 2014

A teacher manages to get her toughest class involved in a collective project that could give a whole new meaning to the lives of her students

& Awards

Festival International du Film Francophone Namur 2014
UK Jewish Film Festival 2014
Viennale 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marie-Castille MENTION SCHAAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Marie-Castille MENTION SCHAAR, Ahmed DRAMÉ
    • Producer(s)
    • Marie-Castille MENTION-SCHAAR
    • Synopsis
    • Anne Gueguen is more than just a high school history teacher: she actually cares about the troubled, inner-city students she's supposed to educate. And this year, as always, Anne's got a tough class. Frustrated by their materialism and lack of ambition, Anne challenges them, despite their unlikelihood of winning, to take part in a national High school Competition around what it meant to be a teen in a Nazi concentration camp...
      Determined to push her students as far as they'll go, Anne puts her own life on hold and uses all her creativity and willpower to grab their attention and get them motivated. As the deadline creeps closer, the kids start to open up to each other and believe in themselves. And while it may not resolve the challenges of their daily lives now, the collective project's outcome could be the one thing that changes the rest of their lives and helps them find their way.