Carole SCOTTA (Haut & Court), Caroline BENJO (Haut & Court), Simon ARNAL (Haut & Court), Barbara LETELLIER (Haut et Court)
François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeapordize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods...
Partners & financing
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 (CNC) and the support of Fonds Images de la Diversité.
With the support of the Région Ile de France.
With the participation of Acsé – Fonds Images de la Diversité.
Developed with support of the program Media de l’Union Européenne, the CNC, and Procirep and Cofinova.