The scene is a school in a tough 'hood in Paris. The characters are predominantly students and their teachers. The students are real and not actors. What it results is in a very real look at the delicate student - teacher relationship in current times. It also bring to the fore front, the struggle schools are having dealing with multi-racial build up of their classes. François Bégaudeau brings his book to life in this quasi documentary with touching authenticity where he plays himself.
Rating: * * +