School’s Out

Kids are the worst. French kids are even worse. Environmentalist, precocious, arrogant French kids are worse still.

Laurent Lafitte plays an insufferably stupid supply teacher, drafted in to cover for the previous guy who’s autodefenestration has left the elite class without a teacher.

Turns out the elite class are a bunch of creepy, weird, unpleasant nerds who think they’re on top of the school. From there things ramp up in familiar fashion – cue midnight telephone calls, weird rituals, secrecy and outright defiance.

I’m still sort of processing what the film really want to say but there’s no denying it was an enthralling, unsettling journey from start to finish. Its definitely got some real problems – some of the characters’ actions were just not really credible – but it’s a joy to watch.

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