Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today)
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Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today)
Daniel is a teacher at a nursery school in Northern France. He is committed to his job in what is an increasingly poor area. One day, the mother of two children keels over drunk in the schoolyard, and then runs away. When social services fail to respond, Daniel decided to break the rules and take the kids home with him. He begins to criticise the system more, and fights to help the local community to help itself.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A profound study of an all-too-common human condition."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"An impeccably tight movie about a French kindergarten teacher, where every scene serves the story"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"A model of politically engaged cinema, offering a clear-eyed view of a social problem without pretending to have any easy solutions."
‑ Gary Mairs, culturevulture.net
"Seems cheaply shot and perhaps that is why it just does not ring true."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"I sat through the whole two hours, so you don't have to."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"an engaging and soulful masterpiece about a kindergarten teacher in a small French mining town."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's a difficult trick to pull off this kind of story with the light touch Truffaut gave to Small Change. But Tavernier is a professional, and his doses of gravity and humanity give him a passing grade."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"works principally through the force of its undeniable realism"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Will prove too depressing and long-winded for a significant number of U.S. audiences to embrace."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
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