To Be and to Have

To Be And To Have

2002 ‧ Family/Documentary ‧ 1h 45m

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  • Initial release
    France
  • Director
    Nicolas Philibert
  • Screenplay
    Nicolas Philibert
  • Box office
    16. 1 million USD
  • Cast
    Georges Lopez
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    Axel Thouvenin
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    Guillaume
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    Julien
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    Nathalie
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    Liked
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  • About

    In rural France, schoolteacher Georges Lopez educates 12 children, whose ages range from 4 to 11 years old. Over the course of a year, the soon-to-retire Lopez instructs them all in one small classroom with the traditional tools of French teaching: rote repetition and the dictation of literary passages for copying. As the seasons pass, Lopez must keep his students disciplined while preparing the older children for the exams that will determine their educational future.

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