Class Trip


Time Out says

Sensitively and elegantly made - albeit in a determinedly old-fashioned way - Claude Miller's film is based on a novel by Emmanuel Carrère about the experiences of a shy sheltered boy allowed to go on a school trip to the Alps. A teacher's concern over the lad's behaviour, not to mention his repeated nightmares, convinces him that there's something terribly amiss in his charge's life. You got it: this is another case of sexual abuse (the big issue for serious-minded film-makers in '98, it seems), and while it's hard to fault either the superb performances or Miller's treatment of a tricky subject, the film doesn't ever really work in dramatic terms. It all seems just a bit too obvious.

By: GA


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

Claude Miller
Claude Miller, Emmanuel Carrère
Clément Van Den Bergh
Lokman Nalcakan
François Roy
Yves Verhoeven
Emmanuelle Bercot
Tina Sportolaro
Yves Jacques
Chantal Banlier
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