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Chorists (2004)

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Original title: Les Choristes

Release Date
• USA: Jan 14, 2005
• UK: 11 Mar 2005
DVD Release Date
• R1: May 3, 2005

Budget EUR 5,500,000
BoxOffice: $3.4M

Official Website:
Chorists Website

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some language/sexual references and violence.

Running Time
1 hour, 35 minutes

Country France, Switzerland, Germany

Studio France 2 Cinema, Galatee Films, Novo Arturo Films, Pathe Renn Prod., Vega Film

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Other Titles
• Chorists
• Les Choristes (2004)
• The Choir
• The Choir Boys
• The Chorus

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Genre: Romance, Drama, School / Campus, Love, Thieves

Plot: A memorable entry in the genre of inspirational pedagogical films, THE CHORUS is an uplifting tale of a masterful teacher who put his heart into his work and changed the lives of his students forever. With a soundtrack of boys' singing, the lovely music of this film is the glue that will stick to viewers long after watching it. Set in 1940s rural France, at a school for poor boys who are delinquent or orphaned, the story feels timeless in the way that it captures a crucial moment in the lives of the boys involved. Ranging from early elementary school level to junior high, the boys struggle for independence and self-expression. They defy authority, especially when it comes from their brutally unfair and abusive headmaster, Rachin (Francois Berleand). And in general, because they feel neglected by their families, or don't have any family at all, there is something disjointed and sullen about the boys. Only after their teacher, Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), shows them that he will guide them, befriend them, and teach them by peaking their curiosity, not by insisting or punishing, do they begin to change. The choir he forms, and the songs he teaches the boys, become a source of pride for them, allowing them to rise above the confines of their meager and stifling school, and dream

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 Directed by
Christophe Barratier
The Travelling Birds, Microcosmos, Caravan
 Written by
Kad Merad
Dalton, Les, Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose?, The Pharmacist
Jean-Paul Bonnaire
Nénette et Boni, J'ai pas sommeil, De l'amour
Marie Bunel
Ma vie en rose, Arsène Lupin, Story of Women
Maxence Perrin
For intérieur
 Music By
Christophe Barratier
The Travelling Birds, Microcosmos, Caravan
Bruno Coulais
The Crimson Rivers, Vidocq, The Travelling Birds

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