zaterdag 17 januari 2009

Entre les murs

An impressive French film about one year in a classroom filled with puberty of different cultures in a Parisian suburb. The students are all non professional actors who, brilliantly directed by Laurent Cantet, show 100% believable characters. There's a lot in this film that triggers discusion. The vulnerability of the teacher is shocking. And how on earth can you create an atmosphere where you can do what you want to do; teaching your subject. It is a constant struggle and a daily fight. It makes you wonder why someone wants to become a teacher at all. It cannot be the high salary or the early retirement.

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