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Bad Spelling (2004)

Les fautes d'orthographe (original title)
Being a student in a school where the headmaster is your father and the head supervisor your mother is no bed of roses. That's what Daniel Massu tells himself every day of his life. The ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Jouillerot Damien Jouillerot ... Daniel Massu - le fils du directeur et de la directrice des études
Carole Bouquet ... Geneviève Massu - la directrice des études
Olivier Gourmet ... Pierre Massu - le directeur du collège
Raphaël Goldman Raphaël Goldman ... Richard Zygelman - l'ami de Daniel
Franc Bruneau Franc Bruneau ... Jean-Claude Griset - l'élève anarchiste
Anthony Decadi Anthony Decadi ... René Boury - le traître
Khalid Maadour Khalid Maadour ... Marcel Marazelle
Arnaud Giovaninetti Arnaud Giovaninetti ... Gianni Salvadori, le surveillant d'internat
Deborah Grall ... Mercedes Suza-Lobo - la belle élève
Noémie Develay Noémie Develay ... Isabelle Cizar - l'élève indisciplinée
Stéphane Höhn Stéphane Höhn ... M. Monteil
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... M. Lévi, le prof de français
Bernard Charnacé Bernard Charnacé ... M. Brian - le prof d'anglais
Sylvie Huguel Sylvie Huguel ... Mme Beyer - la prof d'histoire
Victor Carril Victor Carril ... Le premier jumeau Deloge
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Being a student in a school where the headmaster is your father and the head supervisor your mother is no bed of roses. That's what Daniel Massu tells himself every day of his life. The others believe he is his father's pet whereas the latter wants his son to sleep in the dormitory with the others, which he hates! And although Daniel claims he has swept the sexy Mercédès off her feet he is no ladies' man! To say nothing of his bad spelling, which regularly earns him appallingly low grades. But Damien, who has drive, does not let all those problems get him down. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Spelling See more »

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$2,065,598
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Interview of Georges Brassens in the radio talk show "Radioscopie" (1971). Courtesy of Jacques Chancel See more »

Soundtracks

Le drapeau noir flotte sur la marmite
Written by Georges Brassens
from the films of the same name by Michel Audiard
(1971)
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Good actors for an interesting movie about the "good old time" school
30 November 2004 | by jfseignolSee all my reviews

"Les fautes d'orthographes" tells two stories, which is the main drawback of this interesting movie: at the end, we have a feeling of unachievement, because two (intricate) plots are started, and none are really finished.

Despised this problem, I strongly recommend this movie, for both plots. The first one is the portray of a young teenager put in a difficult position (his father is the severe head of the boarding school where he is pupil) at a difficult time (being 14-year-old, his body is still the one of a child). The conflict with the father, the discovery of sexuality, the embarrassing presence of the mother... contribute to a strong tension, stressed by the natural sadism of teenagers in a boarding school.

The second plot is about the discovery of radical political action of the group of pupils to react against the severe head of the school. These young people read anarchist authors and try to apply their theory of revolution ("hop hop hop rebellion!") to the pre-68 school administration. The movie turns to a discovery of the right to rebel against authority.

Let's finish this comment by mentioning the very good level of each actor, both adults and teenagers.


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