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Skirt Day

Original title: Journee de la Jupe, La
France, 2009

Director: Lilienfeld, Jean-Paul
Production company: Mascaret Films
Co-producers: Arte France, RTBF

Sonia Bergerac is a teacher at a school for ‘difficult’ children. The considerable problems she encounters in adapting to her new workplace are compounded by her husband’s decision to leave her and before long she is on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Sonia wears a shirt to work, although the school’s headmaster has prohibited his female staff members from doing so. Wearing a skirt certainly does not give others the right to treat her badly. She just wants to teach. One day, Sonia comes across a gun in one of her pupil’s school bags. Surprised, she grabs it, and amidst the confusion accidentally fires a shot. The bullet injures a pupil’s leg. The situation soon turns into a hostage drama.

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Main actress: Isabelle Adjani

Kiev 2009, Lisboa 2009, Rio de Janeiro 2010, Istanbul 2010, Shanghai 2010, Cesar Award 2010, Cyprus 2011

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