Broadcast this evening on M6, the adaptation of the (mis) adventures of Petit Nicolas signed Laurent Tirard and released in 2010 includes a nice little nod to the film “Les Choristes” … Did you notice it?
While waiting for the next release of the Trésor du petit Nicolas, in theaters on October 20, the M6 channel (which is co-producing the new film) is very opportunely broadcasting this October 16 the live adaptation released in 2010 and signed by Laurent Tirard, co-written moreover by Alain Chabat. A rather nice adaptation, moreover, and ultimately quite faithful to the spirit and the brilliant characters created by Sempé and Goscinny.
You might not have noticed it, but there’s a tasty little nod to the movie. the chorists. It is in a sequence of the – turbulent – life of the class of little Nicolas, that the poor teacher (Sandrine Kiberlain) tries to channel.
Around 34”40, the students therefore practice in a choir, singing ultra false.
“Sorry … For those, I can’t do anything!” cowardly disappointed the leader of the choir, who is none other than Gérard Jugnot. A nod to the role he played in front of Christophe Barratier’s camera in Les Choristes, released in 2004 and a huge success in theaters.
The actor played there for the record an unemployed music teacher accepting a post of supervisor in a rehabilitation boarding school for minors, and determined to introduce these difficult children to music and singing. For once, his choristers sang much better than the friends of little Nicolas!