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To Be and to Have (2002)  link to To Be and to Have on IMDb  

Number: 589

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IMDb Rating:
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7.9/10 (6660 votes)

Country: French, 104 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Family, Documentary

Director(s): Nicolas Philibert

Cast: Georges Lopez (as L'institueur), Alizé (as Les enfants de la classe), Axel Thouvenin (as Les enfants de la classe), Guillaume (as Les enfants de la classe), Jessie (as Les enfants de la classe)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: How do we learn to live with others and their wishes? Director Nicolas Philibert poses this question in a village schoolhouse in Auvergne, where Georges Lopez teaches 13 children, ages ranging from about four to 12. Against a landscape of mountains and farmland, from driving snow to rain to sun, the children gather in Lopez's warm and colorful classroom, to read, write dictation, cook, and sort things out. At home, the older ones do homework with parents after their chores. At year's end, they look ahead to the next, visiting the middle school and meeting the little ones coming in the fall. As they learn sums and adjectives, with Lopez's help, they also learn to live side by side.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Apr 26, 2017