It All Starts Today


1h 57m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Daniel is a teacher at a nursery school in Northern France. He is committed to his job in what is an increasingly poor area. One day, the mother of two children keels over drunk in the schoolyard, and then runs away. When social services fail to respond, Daniel decides to break the rules and take th

Film Details

Also Known As
Ca commence aujourd'hui, Hoy empieza todo
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Crrav; French Ministry of Culture and Communication; IFA Cinema; Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; Little Bear; Sofica A Plus; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
Independent Artists Filmed Entertainment; Arsenal Filmverleih; Bac Films Distribution; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Valenciennes, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Daniel is a teacher at a nursery school in Northern France. He is committed to his job in what is an increasingly poor area. One day, the mother of two children keels over drunk in the schoolyard, and then runs away. When social services fail to respond, Daniel decides to break the rules and take the kids home with him. He begins to criticise the system more, and fights to help the local community help itself.

Cast

Philippe Torreton

Daniel Lefebvre

Maria Pitarresi

Valeria

Nadia Kaci

Samia Damouni

Veronique Ataly

Madame Lienard

Nathalie Becue

Cathy

Emmanuelle Bercot

Madame Tievaux

Francoise Bette

Madame Delacourt

Christine Citti

Madame Baudoin

Christina Crevillen

Sophie

Sylviane Goudal

Gloria

Didier Bezace

The Inspector

Betty Teboulle

Madame Henry

Gerard Giroudon

The Mayor

Marief Guittier

Daniel'S Mother

Daniel Delabesse

Marc

Jean-claude Frissung

Director'S Collegue

Thierry Gibault

Police Detective

Philippe Meyer

Municipal Official

Gerald Cesbron

Monsieur Henry

Michèle Goddet

Mother Of Abused Child

Stefan Elbaum

Abused Child'S Uncle

Nathalie Desprez

Madame Bry

Francois Miquelis

Madame Duhem

Frederic Richard

Monsieur Bacheux

Johanne Cornil-leconte

Madame Bacheux

Sylvie Delbauffe

Woman With Baby

Lambert Marchal

Remi

Kelly Merceir

Laetitia

Mathieu Lenne

Jimmy

Remi Henneuse

Kevin

Corinne Agthe

Madame Paquotte

Dominique Bouchard

Doctor For 4-Year-Old Check-Up

Benoit Constant

Daniel'S Father

Patrick Courteix

Madame Henry'S Neighbor

Veronique Dargent

Madame Loiseau

Valerie Dermagne

The Nurse

Lilyane Discret

Young Mother

Leila Duhem

Madame Polliaert

Yamina Duvivier

Madame Chimot

Severine Fernand

Angeline'S Mother

Catherine Gorosz

Madame Daumise

Christophe Guichet

Daniel'S Brother

Nadia Ikisse

Madame Mimouni

Marie-madeleine Langlois

Neighbor Lady

Nelly Larachiche

Madame Legrand

France Leroy

Cafe Owner

Claude Lienard

Madame Henry'S Doctor

Marcelle Loutre

Guegdan'S Mother

Jacky Meunier

Valeria'S Father

Cecile Montagnon

Madame Lamart

Michele Niewrzeda

Madame Bornat

Vincenza Orologio

Valeria'S Mother

Marie-francoise Prette

Madame Marchal

Linda Prudhomme

Madame Dupuis

Monique Quivy

Lunch-Room Lady

Claude Ronnaux

Colleague

Francoise Sage

Madame Meriaux

Pascale Verdiere

Wet Nurse

Louis Sclavis

Performer

Francois Raulin

Performer

Bruno Chevillion

Performer

Robert Yves

Performer

Jean-francois Canape

Performer

Jean-louis Matiniere

Performer

Vincent Courtois

Performer

Christophe Marguet

Performer

L'harmonie Municipale D'anzin

Performer

Jean Pepeck

Performer

Crew

Pierre Abela

1st Assistant Director

Frédéric Bourboulon

Producer

Denis Bourgier

Location Manager

Sophie Brunet

Editor

Benoit Charrie

Unit Production Manager

Sylvie Chevereau-marchais

Production Supervisor

Alain Choquart

Director Of Photography

Sylvie Confoent

Assistant Director

Florence Dard

Post-Production Supervisor

Michel Desrois

Sound

Marpessa Djian

Costume Designer

Fanny Etienne

Assistant Director

Thierry Francois

Production Designer

Beya Gasmi

Hairdresser

François Hamel

Production Manager

Walter Jacobs

Song ("It Ain'T Right")

Michel Karpowicz

Sculptures

Gerard Lamps

Sound

Valerie Le Hello

Wardrobe

Agnes Le Pont

Other

Agnes Le Pont

Production Coordinator

Henry Le Turc

Unit Manager

Laurent Levy

Sound Effects

Didier Lize

Sound Engineer

Sophie Mandonnet

Editor

Eddy Mitchell

Song

Eddy Mitchell

Song Performer ("Un Portrait De Norman Rockwell")

Jose Moreno

Set Decorator

Pierre Papadiamandis

Song ("Un Portrait De Norman Rockwell")

Elisabeth Paquette

Supervising Sound Editor

Elisabeth Paquotte

Sound Editor

Lucky Peterson

Song ("It Ain'T Right")

Francois Raulin

Music Arranger

Christin Riffard

Protools Sound Editor

Dominique Sampiero

Screenwriter

Alain Sarde

Producer

Louis Sclavis

Music

Louis Sclavis

Music Arranger Performer-Clarinets/Saxophones

Agnes Tassel

Makeup

Bertrand Tavernier

Screenwriter

Tiffany Tavernier

Screenwriter

Tiffany Tavernier

1st Assistant Director

Eric Tisserand

Associate Sound Mixer

Jurgen Vollmer

Stills

Zoe Zurstrassen

Script Supervisor

Zoe Zurstrassen

Continuity

Film Details

Also Known As
Ca commence aujourd'hui, Hoy empieza todo
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Crrav; French Ministry of Culture and Communication; IFA Cinema; Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; Little Bear; Sofica A Plus; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
Independent Artists Filmed Entertainment; Arsenal Filmverleih; Bac Films Distribution; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Valenciennes, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of a Special Mention at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival.

Winner of the 1999 Lumiere Award for Best Actor (Philippe Torreton).

Winner of the Audience Award at the 1999 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall September 8, 2000

Released in United States September 29, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 26, 2003

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Open Zone) September 16-25, 1999.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.

Released in United States Fall September 8, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 26, 2003

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.)

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Open Zone) September 16-25, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)

Released in United States September 29, 2000 (Los Angeles)