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To Be and to Have

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Alizé , Axel , Guillaume , Johann , JoJo , Julien , Létitia , Georges Lopez

Director: Nicolas Philibert

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: New Yorker Films

To Be and to Have (2002)

Release Date: January 10th, 2003|1 hr. 45 min.

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