Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today)
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Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today)
Set in a forlorn mining town in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once-prosperous village. Daniel teaches at a nursery school in a town demoralized by unemployment and is determined against all odds to bring life to the community.
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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