L'Ecole buissonnière

by Jean-Paul Le Chanois 1h29min France 1948
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L'Ecole buissonnière
by Jean-Paul Le Chanois

Soon after the Great War, the Provence village of Salezes gets a new boys' teacher: Mr. Pascal, a war hero with a diploma from a teachers' college. He rejects old methods: boys' sitting still with arms folded memorizing facts. He uses modern methods: he becomes their guide. The boys build a water-powered electric generator, interview their parents about shoe-making and cooking, draw, write poetry, and, after Pascal brings a box of type, put their own magazine together, printed on the backs of old ballots. Their new interest in critical thinking stirs opposition from the mayor and others. The teacher offers a deal: if even one student fails the national exam, he'll resign. All eyes are on Albert, an older youth who has failed three times.

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  • Bernard Blier : Pascale Laurent
  • Juliette Faber : Lise Arnaud
  • Édouard Delmont : M. Arnaud
  • And with: Jean Aquistapace, Henri Arius, Marcel Maupi, Edmond Ardisson


  • Director Jean-Paul Le Chanois
  • Scenario Jean-Paul Le Chanois
  • Dialogs Jean-Paul Le Chanois
  • Photo director Marc Fossard, Maurice Pecqueux, André Dumaître
  • Set Design Claude Bouxin
  • Sound Constantin Evangelou
  • Editing Emma Le Chanois
  • Original music Joseph Kosma
  • Production Compagny C.G.C.F. - Coopérative Générale du Cinéma Français
  • Distributor INA

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1948
  • Release date for France08/02/1949
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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