Les Chorists (The Chorus)

$3m

DBO

$80m

FBO
PG 2004 97 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clement Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he's able to spark his students' interest in music and bring them a newfound joy. It also puts him at odds with the school's overbearing headmaster however, locking Mathieu in a battle between politics and the determination to change his pupils' lives.

Credits

Awards

2005 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Foreign Language Film

2005 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Film - Foreign Language
  • Best Music - Original Song Score

Featured Clips

The Chorus - A Change of Tune

The Chorus - A Change of Tune

Music seems to have softened the spirits of everyone at Fond de l'Etang, even Rachin. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), Chabert (Kad Merad), Rachin (Francois Berleand)

The Chorus - Action Reaction

The Chorus - Action Reaction

An impromtu assembly, serves as Mathieu's harsh introduction to Fond de l'Etang's student/teacher power struggle. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Chabert (Kad Merad), Rachin (Francois Berleand), La Père Maxence (Jean-Paul Bonnaire) La Pere Maxence (Jean-Paul Bonnaire), , Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier)

The Chorus - Never Say Never

The Chorus - Never Say Never

When Mathieu finds the boys snooping through his belongings, he also finds an inspiring reason to do the one thing he swore he'd never do again. In this scene: Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Chabert (Kad Merad), La Pere Maxence (Jean-Paul Bonnaire), Rachin (Francois Berleand)

The Chorus - Assistant Choir Masters & Mothers

The Chorus - Assistant Choir Masters & Mothers

Mathieu learns the truth about Pepinot's and Morhange's parents. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), Chabert (Kad Merad)

The Chorus - "Limited"

The Chorus - "Limited"

A new and troubled student joins the boys at Fond de l'Etang. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Rachin (Francois Berleand), Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), Chabert (Kad Merad)

The Chorus - The Diary

The Chorus - The Diary

Two students from the Fond de l'Etang boarding school reunite after 50 years and begin reading the diary of their former teacher, Clement Mathieu. The diary begins on his first day at the school. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), La Pere Maxence (Jean-Paul Bonnaire), Francois Berleand (Rachin), Kad Merad (Chabert)

The Chorus - Discipline Problems

The Chorus - Discipline Problems

Mathieu has only just arrived at the school, and he's already realized that, when it comes to punishment, Fond de l'Etong is tough, maybe too tough. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Rachin (Francois Berleand), Chabert (Kad Merad), La Pere Maxence (Jean-Paul Bonnaire), Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier)

The Chorus - Under Control

The Chorus - Under Control

Just as Mathieu begins making progress with his students, one of the mischief makers strikes again. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), La Pere Maxence (Jean-Paul Bonnaire), Rachin (Francois Berleand)

The Chorus - An Outstanding Gift

The Chorus - An Outstanding Gift

Night at Fond de l'Etang reveals the boys' hidden talents and indiscretions. In this scene: Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), Chabert (Kad Merad), Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot)

Now Playing: The Chorus - A Change of Tune
Starring: Gerard Jugnot, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad, Francois Berleand

Music seems to have softened the spirits of everyone at Fond de l'Etang, even Rachin. In this scene: Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), Pierre Morhange (Jean-Baptiste Maunier), Chabert (Kad Merad), Rachin (Francois Berleand)