Once in a Lifetime

2013 – 100 minutes.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY.  Anne Gueguen is more than just a high school history teacher: she actually cares about the troubled, inner-city students she's supposed to educate.  And this year, it's tougher than usual.  Frustrated by their materialism and lack of ambition, Anne challenges them, despite their unlikelihood of winning, to take part in a national High school Competition around "Children and teenagers in Nazi concentration camps".  Determined to push her students as far as they'll go, Anne puts her own life on hold and uses all her creativity and willpower to grab their attention and get them movivated.  As teh deadline creeps closer, the kids start to open up to each other and believe in themselves.  And while it may not resolve the challenges of their daily lives now, the collective project's outcome could be the one thing that changes the rest of their lives and helps them find their way.  (Marche du Film).

Credits

Themes
Democracy and justice, War and armed conflict
Suitable for
havo/vwo bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 1 & 2
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
vmbo b/k/t - vanaf leerjaar 4
Director
Marie Castille Menton-Schaar
Country
France
Type
Fiction
Duration
100 minutes
Year
2013