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School of Life

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Original title
L'école buissonnière aka
AKA
  • School of Life
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jérôme Tonnerre, Nicolas Vanier
Cinematography
Eric Guichard
Cast
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Producer
Radar Films / France 2 Cinema / Studiocanal
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Friendship. 1920s. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
Paris 1927. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the city child, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and disturbing world, that of a soverign and wild region. The huge forest, misty ponds, heaths, and fields all belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, an elderly taciturn man who lives alone in his manor. The Count tolerates poachers on his estate, but Borel relentlessly hunts them down, most especially, Totoche, the most wily and elusive among them. In the heart of a fairytale Sologne, alongside Totoche, Paul will learn about life, and also about the forest and its secrets.
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