Official US Trailer for Palme d'Or Winner The Class
Sony Pictures Classics has finally unveiled a US version of the trailer for this year's Palme d'Or winner, The Class aka Entre les Murs. The more I see of this, the more fascinated I am by it. I'm not sure if it's because I'm wrapped up in politics right now with the election, but it looks like this could be not only entertaining but very insightful. The film is an evocation of contemporary society as seen through a year's worth of events in a Paris junior high school. The first trailer we ran didn't have subtitles (although a friend of mine translated it for me) but this time it does - so I highly suggest everyone give it a second shot.
Watch the US trailer for The Class:
For more info, head to the official website for the film: sonyclassics.com/theclass
The Class is directed by famed French filmmaker Laurent Cantet, of films like Human Resources, Time Out, and Heading South previously. The script is based off of François Bégaudeau's book of the same name; Bégaudeau assisted in adapting the screenplay in addition to Robin Campillo and Cantet. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film for distribution after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The Class will arrive in limited theaters in the US starting on Christmas Day, December 25th.
FYI... The player above crashes my browser on two different machines in both IE and Firefox.
Peloquin on Oct 30, 2008
I have firefox as well and it works all right. Although I did just update it to the new version... Good trailer!
Conrad on Oct 30, 2008
it works on safari, but I still have no idea what this movie is about
scm1000 on Oct 30, 2008
hey cool. dangerousmindsfindingforresterfreedomwrighterseveryotherpoorstudentsbecomegoodstudentsmovie. in french. huzzah.
Fuelbot on Oct 30, 2008
This is the most powerful and truthful depiction of what goes on in the classroom since Truffaut’s Small Change. Bazin would be proud. You’ll be surprised by how engrossing it becomes – there is this overall intimacy and candor with the non-actors plus a handheld framing that makes the film feel so authentic. It’s a powerful portrait and dare I say...it almost felt facile.
Eric on Oct 30, 2008
It reminds me of "To Sir, With Love" but in reverse.
Ivy on Nov 1, 2008
Can't see this trailer...too bad, because, having seen the film, I really wonder how they did the subtitles. The thing is, this is an interesting film, but it's almost all about dialogue, and I wonder how non Native speakers can get it all - when it's fast and overlapping, the differences between the teacher's standard French and his students' more colourful language, the difference between saying 'tu' and saying 'vous' which is central to one part of the film...it must have been quite challenging to translate all that.
Aelfwine on Nov 1, 2008
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