Grande École (2004)

Grande École





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Sex, class, and race collide at a French private school in Robert Salis' Grande École. The privileged upper-class Paul (Gregori Baquet) is a student at the school who, although already involved with a girlfriend, becomes attracted to both a new roommate and a lower-class Arab school employee. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 2004



as Louis-Arnault

as Chouquet
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Critic Reviews for Grande École

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Even though it's worth seeing, it could have used stronger actors to make it really work.

Full Review… | April 5, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

At least it doesn't lack passion. It's just disappointing whenever the characters feel the need to put their clothes back on.

Full Review… | November 3, 2004

Sacrifices its sexual politics and polemics for its social ones...and they are much less intriguing.

Full Review… | March 16, 2004

Full Review… | April 23, 2005
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Grande École

Heart-breaking, moving, intense, insanely sexy, wow. Felt like a movie made for me. I identified with Paul a lot, and it's impossible not to fall hard for the earnest Mécir.

Christine S

This was a decent film. I enjoy the inhibitions of the french with nudity and sex. At times I felt the characters were a little inconsistent, but there was plenty of visual stimulation to make up for that. If you are not comfortable with male gay sexual scenes then this is not the movie for you. However, I think it captures the complexity of the heart and coming to terms with sexual orientation quite well. Not to mention a pretty steamy locker room shower scene that I fully appreciated.

In one of France's elite private schools, a group of attractive 20-something students find themselves enmeshed in emotional and sexual power games. These games become a lot more heated and complicated when Paul finds himself attracted to both a lower-class Arab worker and Louis-Arnault, his roomate even though he already has a girlfriend.

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