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by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld


Sonia Bergerac is a teacher at a school for ‘difficult’ children. The considerable problems she encounters in adapting to her new workplace are compounded by her husband’s decision to leave her and before long she is teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown. One day, Sonia comes across a gun in one of her pupil’s school bags. Surprised, she grabs it, and, amidst the confusion accidentally fires a shot. The bullet injures her pupil’s leg. In spite of Sonia’s protestations, the commotion soon turns into a veritable hostage drama with all the usual trappings: immediate intervention on the part of the police and politicians, panicking parents, statements from the school’s head and teaching staff, and the arrival of the media in full force. All of which prompts a few people to drop their masks …

original title: La journée de la jupe
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Rezo Films International
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
film run: 87'
release date: FR 25/03/2009, BE 15/07/2009
screenplay: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
cast: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Collette, Nathalie Besançon, Karim Zakraoui, Marc Citti
cinematography by: Pascal Rabaud
film editing: Aurique Delannoy
art director: Olivier Jacquet
costumes designer: Chattoone, Agnès Beziers, Julien Reignoux
producer: Bénédicte Lesage, Ariel Askenazi
production: Mascaret Films, ARTE France, Fontana, R.T.B.F. (Radio Télévision Belge)
backing: Région Ile-de-France, CNC, CARRIMAGES 4, Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR), 13ème RUE
distributor: Rezo Films, Les films de l'Elysée (BE)

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