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120 Ratings

It All Starts Today

Ça commence aujourd'hui

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
France, 1999


Daniel is the devoted schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were closed, leading to rampant unemployment and increasing poverty.

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It All Starts Today Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

1999 | 2 honorable mentions including: Competition

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1999 | 2 wins including: Audience Award

César Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best Actor

European Film Awards

1999 | Nominee: European Actor

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