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Ça commence aujourd'hui

12 Mar 1999

1 hr 57 min


Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role in Capitaine Conan, plays Daniel, the head teacher of a nursery school in a town demoralized by unemployment. Daniel is determined against all odds to bring life to the community. When a parent who has come to pick up her children collapses at the school grounds due to alcohol abuse, and social services turns a deaf ear to all pleas for help, Daniel decides to take the law into his own hands. Despite resistance from the townspeople, in the long run his efforts are not fruitless.


Status: Released
Also known as: It All Starts Today
Country: France
Language: French
Awards: 11 wins & 8 nominations.


Frédéric Bourboulon (Producer)
Alain Sarde (Producer)


Maria Pitarresi (as Valeria)
Philippe Torreton (as Daniel Lefebvre)
Nadia Kaci (as Samia Damouni)
Véronique Ataly (as Madame Lienard)
Nathalie Bécue (as Cathy)
Emmanuelle Bercot (as Madame Tievot)
Françoise Bette (as Madame Delacourt)
Christine Citti (as Madame Beaudoin)
Christina Crevillén (as Sophie)
Sylviane Goudal (as Gloria)
Didier Bezace (as l'inspecteur)
Kelly Mercier (as Laetitia)
Betty Teboulle (as Madame Henry)
Gérard Giroudon (as le maire)
Marief Guittier (as la mère de Daniel)
Daniel Delabesse (as Marc)
Jean-Claude Frissung (as le collègue du directeur)
Thierry Gibault (as l'inspecteur de police)
Philippe Meyer (as le conseiller municipal)
Gerald Cesbron (as Monsieur Henry)
Michelle Goddet (as la mère de l'enfant battu)
Stefan Elbaum (as l'oncle de l'enfant battu)
Nathalie Desprez (as Madame Bry)
Françoise Miquelis (as Madame Duhem)
Frédéric Richard (as Monsieur Bacheux)
Johanne Cornil-Leconte (as Madame Bacheux)
Lambert Marchal (as Rémi)
Sylvie Delbauffe (as une femme avec un bébé)
Mathieu Lenne (as Jimmy)



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