The ChorusDirector: Christophe Barratier,
French producer and musician Christophe Barratier makes his directorial debut with the drama Les Choristes, inspired by the 1947 film La Cage aux Rossignols. Wildly successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange (Jacques Perrin) returns home when his mother dies. He recollects his childhood inspirations through the pages of a diary kept by his old music teacher Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot). Back in the late '40s, little Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette (Marie Bunel). He attends a dreary boarding school presided over by strict headmaster Rachin (François Berléand). New teacher Mathieu brightens up the place and organizes a choir, leading to the discovery of Pierre's musical talents. Featuring performances by Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc Choir. Les Choristes was shown at the Berlin Film Festival in 2004.
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- Lions Gate
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Cast & Crew
|Gérard Jugnot||Clement Mathieu|
|Jacques Perrin||Pierre Morhange, As Adult|
|Jean-Baptiste Maunier||Pierre Morhange, as Child|
|Marie Bunel||Vilette Morhange|
|Philippe du Janerand||Lanlois|
|Maxence Perrin||Pepinot, as Child|
|Didier Flamand||Pepinot, as Adult|
|Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc Choir||Actor|
|Marc Baraduc||Asst. Director|
|Nicolas Cantin||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Francois Chuvaud||Production Designer|
|Bruno Coulais||Score Composer|
|Bernard Ducroc||Art Director|
|Jean-Pierre Gaillot||Art Director|
|Francoise Guegan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gérard Jugnot||Associate Producer|
|Romain Legrand||Associate Producer|
|Nicolas Naegelen||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Daniel Sobrino||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ruth Waldburger||Associate Producer|
1. Fond De L'Etang [7:35]
2. First Day [12:09]
3. An Experiment [6:41]
4. Violette [5:41]
5. A Choir? [6:15]
6. Mondain [9:09]
7. The Glorious Path [6:15]
8. Changes [5:21]
9. Underground [5:48]
10. Thanks to You [10:15]
11. The Countess [7:48]
12. Up in Smoke [4:37]
13. Adieu [4:52]
14. End Credits [4:13]
Captions and Subtitles
English for the Hearing Impaired
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The characters, plot, and especially the music, are hauntingly beautiful. We were touring in France the summer of 2004; the music was heard everywhere we went; had to find a Fnac to buy the soundtrack ASAP. Finally saw the movie with English subtitles at the US opening in LA later that year. I rarely buy a movie DVD, but this is so very memorable and inspiring that I had to have a copy. What we can do when we look for the good in individuals and seek to encourage to bring out their best. What great harm when we sink to stereotype and let our frustrations rule. Watch and let your spirit soar!
excelent movie showing us that when you love what you do ( to teach kids and to write music in this story) you can do miracles ( transform orfans kids without hope in an admirable team of singers).I have enjoyed this movie very much,I recommend it.
great movie! the actors were superb! its a movie that shows emotion, hardship, and learning. Jean-Baptiste Maunier has a beautiful voice and is very hot! wonderful...must see!
this movie is sure to warm your heart from top to bottom from beginning to end. complete with a wonderful story-line, absolutely incredible choir music, and angellic solos that will take your breath away.
This movie was amazing. i fell in love with peirre morhange's (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) when i first saw the movie. The music the boys choir makes is gorgeous. i recommend this move!
I simply loved it!
Although the plot was somewhat predictable (teacher comes to school of troubled boys and completely changes their lives), the story as a whole was one of hope for society in general It demonstrates how music can make a difference in the world. The characters bring the difference between innocence and guilt into perspective as well as provide for us (the viewing audience) with countless laughs and tears as we explore the lives of these unforgettable children.