The Universe and Me

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Les Choristes

Movie: Les Choristes or The Chorus in English. Following the likes of “Music of the Heart” or “Mr Holland’s Opus” but in French. Failed musician Mathieu takes a job teaching at a strictly administered boys boarding school in 1949. Through compassion, humour and music, he gains the trust of his students and positively affects (most of) their lives. For not being actors, the boys did a reasonable job. Little Pepinot is one of the most adorable children I’ve ever seen. The paper glider scene could have been schmaltzy, but I thought it was sweet. And I liked the scene where Mathieu tells off the iron fisted headmaster. And the ending being on a Saturday.


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