School of Life

School of Life

116 mins | Drama, Comedy, Family | Feb. 22, 2017

Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the city child, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and disturbing world, that of a soverign and wild region. The huge forest, misty ponds, heaths, and fields all belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, an elderly taciturn man who lives alone in his manor.

School of Life

116 mins | Drama, Comedy, Family | Feb. 22, 2017

School of Life
Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the city child, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and disturbing world, that of a soverign and wild region. The huge forest, misty ponds, heaths, and fields all belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, an elderly taciturn man who lives alone in his manor.
IMDb rating 6.9
Producers France 2 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Radar Films
Original title L'école buissonnière
Directors Nicolas Vanier
Writers Jérôme Tonnerre, Nicolas Vanier

Cast

François Cluzet

as Totoche

Jean Scandel

as Paul Caradec

Eric Elmosnino

as Borel

François Berléand

as Count Louis Fernand de La Fresnaye

Valérie Karsenti

as Célestine

Thomas Durand

as Bertrand

Ilona Cabrera

as Bella

Frédéric Saurel

as Dédé

Urbain Cancelier

as Lucien

Thierry Robard

as Armand

Carolina Jurczak

as Florence

Affif Ben Badra

as Le chef des gitans

Claudine Baschet

as La mémé gitane

Christine Joly

as Madeleine

Laurent Gerra

as Le gendarme