What is disconcerting, however, is how well these boys sing. The saw nominated for Best Performance in an International Feature Film — Leading Young Performer, as well as The Chorus itself for Best International Feature Film. This approach does not seem to be working as the boys as a collective are an unruly bunch. The Countess, a sponsor of the school, finds out about the choir: they perform before her and others, and Morhange enchants the audience with his solo. When a set by Le Querrec injures the school's elderly caretaker Maxence, Mathieu keeps the culprit's identity from the headmaster, while encouraging him to nurse the caretaker during his recovery. In the 1940s, the troublemaking boy has a hard time at his dull boarding school with its strict headmaster. When Jean-Baptiste sings, it just takes you by your guts.
No, it is just that since I know the story and so does everybody else in the theater, it should have added something new and unexpected, and by that I do not mean hiring Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc. We flash back to 1949 and the Fond de l'Etang boarding school; the name means not its official title, I believe something like the bottom of the pond. Clément Mathieu, a middle-aged man who is grasping at finding his place in life after a series of failed endeavors. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Pathé Cinéma, France 2 Cinema Keywords: , , , , , ,. In 2004, Bruno Coulais won the for ; Gérad Jugnot was also nominated for , and The Chorus for. The film later received the in 2005, as well as London's Favourite French Film award in 2007. The viewers later learn that his parents were killed in the Second World War during the Nazi occupation of France, but Pépinot does not know about this.
Holland's Opus 1995 and Dead Poet's Society 1989 , albeit with younger students, but two things set it apart from those films. After Mondain is released from lock-up, he runs away. Palmarès au fil des ans in French. When the boys called upon by the school prefect to sing any songs they might know, a few contain toilet-based or sexual lyrics. With the reluctant approval of Rachin, Mathieu begins a grander experiment of trying to transform the overall atmosphere within the school, core within the experiment being to start a choir among his students.
Mathieu, Pépinot relates, continued to give music lessons quietly for the rest of his life. Furthermore, as someone who is extremely fond of treble music, the film has yet another layer of attractiveness to me. As it happens, I have had several such teachers, none more lovably eccentric than Mrs. As Mathieu leaves, the boys—forbidden to say goodbye—lock themselves in their classroom, sing and throw messages out of the window on paper planes. Of all the children, only the Parisians Théodule Carré Cassaigne and Thomas Blumenthal had some small acting experience. Clément -- who has troubles of his own -- tries to change the reactionary policies of the school, choosing instead to encourage his students. Also new to the school this term is Clement Mathieu , a pudgy and somewhat unfocused middle-aged man who is hired as a teacher's assistant.
Slowly, Mathieu's approach of trying to match the discipline to the crime does have a positive. I join your recommendation and urge anyone who is yet to see this masterpiece to do it as soon as possible. After stealing a watch, he is locked up for two weeks. He even puts some of the worst troublemakers into a solitary confinement cell. As he boards it, he looks back and finds Pépinot running after him, insisting that he come too. Parents need to know that this movie depicts young boys acting out at a boarding school. Initially, Mathieu refuses because it is not allowed, and leaves Pépinot behind.
During this process, Mathieu focuses on two different students for two different reasons. This approach does not seem to be working as the boys as a collective are an unruly bunch. On 11 July 2005, Pathé released a version with English subtitles in the United Kingdom. Check up Les Choristes with Jean-Paul Bonnaire in main role and other wonderful actors like: Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Christophe Barratier, Gérard Jugnot, Cyril Bernicot and you would not ever regret about this right choice. The students and faculty are constantly at odds with one another, until a music teacher, Clément Mathieu Gérard Jugnot , arrives and starts a choir.
Fond de l'Etang is a boarding school for troubled boys located in the French countryside. The film was also nominated for at the. With those unique elements, the actual story trajectories are pretty predictable, and there's no tension or action of any sort. Archived from on 4 March 2008. So what were you going to do with this money? The plot involves the widely successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange , who returns to France when his mother dies.
Wouldn't it work better for the movie if they were simply a Really Good Choir? The students and faculty are constantly at odds with one another, until a music teacher, Clément Mathieu Gérard Jugnot , arrives and starts a choir. This is a very watchable film, thanks in no small part to the gorgeous music. All characters were well developed and one remembers them for a long time after the final credits have rolled who can forget Pepinot? I would have been better pleased if he had merely been a Really Good Conductor. The story is fantastic, the music is magic, Jugnot is expectedly grandiose. The choir provides a wonderful score to the film, moving it along at a nice pace and always keeping the viewer entertained and captivated. The Great Teacher Who Forever Changes Lives is not as rare as these movies would suggest.