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Teacher Roberta Guaspari comes to a tough high-school in New York that is desperately short of money. She tries to convince the principal that what the school needs is a classical orchestra. Against the odds, she succeeds, and soon has the kids learning the violin. This inspiring drama is based on a true story, a fact you need to keep in mind during the bits where some unlikely things happen. And don't let the title fool you, this is uplifting rather than sickly and sentimental.
The arrival of an unorthodox, inspiring teacher to a conservative '50s boarding school has a huge, controversial impact in this famed, touching drama.
11–16 years 123 mins
Director Laurent Cantet's riveting, Palme d'Or winning drama chronicles a year in the life of a rough school in a working class suburb of Paris.
14+ years 124 mins
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