The Chorus

2004 France

Screening: 12th June 2023, 97 minutes

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At a school for troubled orphans of World War II, unruly behaviour is met with harsh discipline. When failed musician Clément arrives to teach, he tries to find a new way to reach the boys, so starts a choir with surprising results. A touching story with a beautiful soundtrack.

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What a lovely film. My grandson watched it in his French class at school years ago and said I would enjoy it.
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So much humanity in the face of cruelty/inhumanity. Music and a big heart won big time.
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It was touching though the supervisor wasn't recognised and that's very sad. I think everyone liked the movie.
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Short film was very imaginative. Long film: Nice to see a film with such a happy ending and with mostly lovely characters.
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Touching. Improbable but uplifting & justice was seen to be done. Music magnificent.
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Poignant and charming. Enjoyable, compelling story that was beautiful and fearful at the same time.
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Such an uplifting film and such amazing music. I really enjoyed the film.
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A very touching film. A real tear jerker. Great acting.
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Wonderful film. Well acted. Lovely music.
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Absolutely marvellous - an enchanting essentially French delight. Unique.
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Really enjoyed my first visit to Fleet Film society. Made to feel really welcome by all the organisers & bar staff. Only downside was the awful jazz music before the screening!
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As a teacher myself, the highs of being in classroom were writ large for all to see: The lows, I'll not dwell on. Inspiration abounds in the most unexpected places in education! Long may it continue.
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Poignant, funny, charming, musical and entertaining. Better than average film.
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The story was very beautiful and the music was great.
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What a wonderfully moving film. So excellent. Very beautiful story.
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Excellent acting by xxx choir boys. Very gritty in parts, more could have been made on the boy with 'real problems'. At least he burnt the place down in revenge!
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Good film. Excellent acting & shows the power of consistent 'love' to win through the hardness of individuals! Talents hidden are released when they are appreciated. Good choice for a summer evening!
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The choir is a lovely, deep, touching movie when violence is overcome by art and beauty. It leaves thinking of the many who are deprived of love but find inner strength in art.
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So enjoyable and heartfelt. The joy of music and its effect on troubled youngsters - giving them a shared purpose and taste of self-worth and success. Thank you!
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An extremely moving film - from every angle. Main characters beautifully played. What chance do some children have in life without love & understanding - which they lacked until the supervisor arrived & changed their lives.
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Delightful film.
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Delightful.
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Tres bien!
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Just beautiful.
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Another teary one. Loved it.
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Delightful film. Very sympathetically portrayed.
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What a beautiful story and xx. Loved it.
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Lovely film. Great ending.
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Enjoyed both films. A really good evening for feel good factors.
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Exceptional film of 1950 schools in area of France. Very good acting.
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Great. The best yet. I didn't drop off once. Enjoyable.
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Excellent main film. Lovely music. Wonderful character development.
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Loved it.
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C'etait magnifique! Cela m'a fait rire et crier. Encore.
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Excellent film!
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Magnifique!
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Charmant.
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Extremely touching.
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Great film!
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Exquisite! Thank you.
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Loved it.
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Lovely music.
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Excellent - wonderful to have a happy ending.
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V. good.
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One of the feel good films. Nice music!
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So enjoyable!
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Loved it! A real feel good film.
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Sweet.
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Wonderful film. Heart-felt. Moving.
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Magnifique!
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Lovely, heart-warming film. Very touching.
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Absolutely wonderful! Thank you.
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And such lovely music.
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A lovely film. A tribute to the power of music and kindness.
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Lovely film - shows it takes just one good man to change the world.
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A beautiful and joyous film. A real tonic for modern times.
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Nice feel-good film.
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Short: Weird - I felt I'd missed the point. Main: Loved the singing. Touching but unlikely.
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What a treat! a beautiful story poignantly told with a haunting and complementary musical backdrop. This film really touched my heart and was a powerful reminder of the potential in all young people when they receive nurturing, care and attention. A real joy to watch thank you.
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Uplifting.
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Uplifting, charming performances. Lovely film.
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Best film so far! Enjoyable.
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Very entertaining. Loved it.
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Beautifully sad & happy.
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The power of music!
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Loved the dog. Beautiful main film.
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Tad predictable but lovely to watch & listen to.
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In reality the Principal would have got away with his wicked ways! Otherwise entertaining.
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Wonderful music! Just showing kindness is stronger than the stick.
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A heartwarming story. A teacher can make a difference to a generation.
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Loved the short film. Enjoyed the main with a redemptive theme underlying the story.
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