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SCHOOL OF BABEL

by Julie Bertuccelli

synopsis

They are Irish, Senegalese, Brazilian, Moroccan, Chinese… They are between 11 and 15 years old and have just arrived in France. For a year they will be all together in the same adaptation class of a Parisian secondary school. 24 students, 24 nationalities… In this multicultural arena, we see the innocence, the enthusiasm and inner turmoil of these teenagers who, caught in the midst of starting out on a new life, question our preconceived ideas and give us hope for a better future...

international title: School of Babel
original title: La cour de Babel
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Julie Bertuccelli
film run: 90'
release date: FR 12/03/2014, BE 12/03/2014, SE 22/08/2014
cinematography by: Julie Bertuccelli
film editing: Josiane Zardoya
music: Olivier Daviaud
production: Les Films du Poisson, ARTE France
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Curzon Artificial Eye, Golem Distribución, Les Films de L'Elysée, Cineworx Gmbh, MegaCom Film, Verve Pictures, Folkets Bio
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