School's Out

Directed by Sébastien Marnier
2018
France
103 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Teacher Pierre Hoffman arrives at prestigious St Joseph’s after his predecessor leaps out of the window during class. The substitute soon suspects something is very wrong with his gifted pupils.

An atmosphere of simmering unease hovers from the moment we enter the corridors of St Joseph's and meet the Year 9 class for intellectually advanced children. Led by alpha brats Apolline and Dimitri, these teenagers are arrogant, secretive and dismissive in ways that initially fascinate and then deeply disturb substitute teacher Hoffman (Laurent Lafitte, excellent). And it's not just the school's elite students that seem strange. The second feature by Sebastién Marnier (Faultless, 2016) is a compelling, richly metaphorical generation-gap thriller laced with gallows humour and set to a spine-tingling score by French electro pop outfit Zombie Zombie.

An unnerving parable of a world that will not acknowledge or understand the warning signs constantly before its very eyes.
Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
Borrows stylistic devices from horror to create an atmosphere of suffocating paranoia.
Wendy Ide, Screen International

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Wed 5 June
6:30pm
Dendy Newtown
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Tue 11 June
9pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
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Program Strand
Features, French Films
Original Title
L'heure de la sortie
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
France
Language
In French with English subtitles
Director
Sébastien Marnier
Producer
Caroline Bonmarchand
Cast
Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Gringe
Screenwriter
Sébastien Marnier, Elise Griffon
Cinematographer
Romain Carcanade
Editor
Isabelle Manquillet
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Environmental, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Horror, Politics & Economics, Cinephile, Off-Beat
Company Credits
World Sales: Celluloid Dreams
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