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The Workshop

A writing workshop explores their hometown's industrial past, but one boy's provocative opposition stands out.


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In this film, director Laurent Cantet (of 'Entre os Muros da Escola') seeks to get inside the minds of today's youth in France. With the use of non-actors - and the life experiences they bring to the scene - the feature film addresses issues such as prejudice, immigration, political extremism and a lack of direction in life among teenagers and young adults. A highly topical work, to make us think and reflect on the world and ourselves.



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Plot summary

Under the guidance of well-known novelist, the participants of a writing workshop are asked to write a noir fiction connected with the industrial past of their hometown. Session after session, one of them, a boy named Antoine, stands out. Provocative and aggressive, he gets noticed by his systematic opposition to all.

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