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Rookies / Distrib Films US ; une coproduction, Falabracks et Tohubohu ; sur une idée original de Elsa de Peutrec ; un film de Thierry Demaizière et Alban Teurlai ; écrit par Elsa de Peutrec, Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai.

Demaizière, Thierry, (film director.). Teurlai, Alban, (film director.). Peutrec, Elsa de, (screenwriter.). Falabracks (Firm), (production company.). Tohubohu (Firm), (production company.). Distrib Films (Firm), (publisher.).

In the heart of Paris, a prestigious high school takes a daring bet: the integration of a group of talented hip-hop dancers from working-class neighborhoods and diverse backgrounds. The documentary follows the new students over the course of one academic year, alternating between the pressures of the classroom and the kinetic energy of the dance floor. Students speak frankly about the challenges they face. Many come from broken families and have faced poverty, abuse, and personal loss. Through dance, they hope to break the cycle of deprivation. Building on their earlier dance films, Demaiziře and Teurlai's immersive cinematography interweaves explosive movement and freestyle sessions with moments of quiet reflection. The subjects may come from different worlds, but their raw talent and passion are unmistakably the same.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Distrib Films, [2024]
  • Distributor: Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films Home Video

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2022.
Wide screen.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography and editing, Alban Teurlai ; music, Avia.
Participant or Performer Note:
Charlotte Saudrais ; Erwan Schamaneche ; Michelle Kibebe ; Nathanaël Marante ; Ketsia Chayni Obame ; Maxime Auber ; Mélissa Joseph ; Aniss Orblin ; David Bérillon ; Pascale Guy ; Christophe Barrand ; Théophile Bensusan (as Théophile 'Joker' Bensusan) ; Laura Defretin.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen.
Language Note:
French dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: High school students > France > Paris.
Hip-hop dance > France > Paris.
Poor children > Education > France.
Élèves du secondaire > France > Paris.
Hip-hop (Danse) > France > Paris.
Enfants pauvres > Éducation > France.
High school students.
France > Paris.
Hip-hop dance.
Genre: "Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
documentary film.
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Films autres que de fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at RACC.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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RACC Global (Text) 33624024876029 New DVD Available -

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