Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today) (1999)

Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today) (1999)




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Set in a forlorn mining town in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once-prosperous village. Daniel teaches at a nursery school in a town demoralized by unemployment and is determined against all odds to bring life to the community.
Art House & International , Drama
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Philippe Torreton
as Daniel Lefebvre
Nadia Kaci
as Samia Damouni
Véronique Ataly
as Mrs. Lienard
Emmanuelle Bercot
as Mrs. Tievaux
Françoise Bette
as Mrs. Delacourt
Christine Citti
as Mrs. Baudoin
Didier Bezace
as Inspector
Betty Teboulle
as Mrs. Henry
Marief Guittier
as Daniel's mother
Jean-Claude Frissung
as Director's colleague
Thierry Gibault
as Police inspector
Philippe Meyer
as Council member
Gerald Cesbron
as Mr. Henry
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Critic Reviews for Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

A profound study of an all-too-common human condition.

Full Review… | January 14, 2010

Seems cheaply shot and perhaps that is why it just does not ring true.

Full Review… | March 1, 2004
Apollo Guide

It's a difficult trick to pull off this kind of story with the light touch Truffaut gave to Small Change. But Tavernier is a professional, and his doses of gravity and humanity give him a passing grade.

Full Review… | March 17, 2003
Combustible Celluloid

An impeccably tight movie about a French kindergarten teacher, where every scene serves the story

Full Review… | December 12, 2002
Movie Habit

I sat through the whole two hours, so you don't have to.

November 29, 2002

works principally through the force of its undeniable realism

Full Review… | February 27, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today)

It had sort of a slow start, but definetely got better as it went on. This movie brought up several bitter issues in France's education system and any education system for that matter. You feel gripped by different opposing forces, just as the teacher is.

Kim Bangert
Kim Bangert

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