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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.

Cast

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.

January 14, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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

March 1, 2004 | Rating: 67/100 | Full Review…

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.

March 17, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

December 12, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

November 29, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

works principally through the force of its undeniable realism

February 27, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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