• Ça Commence Aujourd'Hui (2000)

Ça Commence Aujourd'Hui

Release Date: September 8th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

When a kindergarten teacher (Philippe Torreton) living in a rural town in France finds that the coal mines -- the main source of income -- have been closed down, his community changes, becoming increasingly poverty-stricken and decrepit. One day a woman abandons her children, and he decides to take the kids into his home. From there he begins to take a stand against the deterioration of his village.

Cast: Philippe Torreton, Maria Pitarresi, Nadia Kaci, Véronique Ataly, Nathalie Becue, Emmanuelle Bercot, Francoise Bette, Christine Citti

Director: Bertrand Tavernier

Genres: Drama

Production Co: TF1 Films Productions, Little Bear [fr], Les Films Alain Sarde, Le Studio Canal +

Distributors: Independent Artists

Keywords: Son, Quest, Touching, School, France, Rescue, Small town, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A tender and passionate protest, not without laughter, by Bertrand Tavernier -- a director who is not only gifted but honorable. show more

  • 88
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    It's an amazing slice-of-life story that will make you want to rush home and hug the kids.

  • 88
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    An intensely involving, Ibsen-esque human drama populated by complex, sympathetic heroes.

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