AT A TOUGH INNER-CITY SCHOOL IN PARIS, A TEACHER CHALLENGES HIS STUDENTS OVER ISSUES BOTH ACADEMIC & PERSONAL, WITH EACH SIDE GETTING AN EDUCATION THEY WILL NEVER FORGET.
Nassim Amrabt,Laura Baquela,François Begaudeau,Franck Keita,Esmerelda Ouertani
Francois and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behaviour can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job.
Francois insists on an atmosphere of repsect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.