Rent School of Life (2017)

3.7 of 5 from 87 ratings
1h 51min
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Synopsis:
Trapped behind the high walls of an austere orphanage in suburban Paris, Paul (Jean Scandel) has only ever known one home. His chance to discover the great wide world comes when a bohemian couple, Celestine (Valérie Karsenti) and Borel (Eric Elmosnino), take him back to their countryside home on a vast estate in Sologne, where Borel is the gamekeeper. Paul starts to explore his new home among the huge forests, misty ponds and liclds, which all belong to the taciturn estate owner, Count de la Fresnaye, who Paul soon discovers has a fractious relationship with Borel due to the Count's toleration of poachers on his estate.
Borel relentlessly hunts down these welcome trespassers, particularly Totoche (François Cluzet), the most wily and elusive among them, who has befriended Paul unbeknownst to his adoptive parents. In the heart of Sologne, Paul will learn about die forest, its mysteries and the complexities of life alongside Totoche, but a heavier secret weighs down the estate as Paul's arrival seems to be no accident...
Actors:
, Jean Scandel, , , , , Ilona Cabrera, , , , , , , , Christine Joly,
Directors:
Producers:
Clément Miserez, Matthieu Warter
Writers:
Jérôme Tonnerre, Nicolas Vanier
Aka:
L'école buissonnière
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Countries:
France, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/12/2017
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (5) of School of Life

Wonderful! - School of Life review by JP

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28/12/2017

Ah, the cinematography, the acting, the story....what a charming film. It's for all ages and, although it's predictable, it hardly mattered. Don't miss this one that tugs at the heart.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

A great Stag do ! - School of Life review by JD

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11/01/2018

A charming French movie set in the 1920’s.

Beautifully filmed on a country estate and with a talented cast, from young and old.

Why is it that the French always produce movies that tell a story, without resorting to vast special effects, bad language, or violence ?

If you enjoy good movies, watch this one.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

The School of Life - School of Life review by IS

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28/03/2018

Charming and nostalgic feel good film, set in a time before modernity had really changed French rural life too much. It's message perhaps that we should tune and live with the natural world.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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