France 2 offers this Monday evening “The noise of the trousseaux”, a prison fiction adapted from the eponymous novel by Philippe Claudel, which follows a young professor starting his first day of classes at the Nancy remand center.
What is it about ?
A young French teacher begins his first day of classes at the Nancy remand center when he meets a young woman with whom he falls madly in love. It is with the birth of this love that the young man discovers the prison universe.
Monday November 8 at 9:05 p.m. on France 2.
Who is it with?
Adapted from the eponymous novel by Philippe Claudel, The noise of the trousseaux was written and directed by its author, who signs here his fifth achievement. To play Alexis Pasquier, the young French teacher, France 2 called on Cyril Descours, a young actor that we previously saw in Un Village français and Laëtitia.
For the occasion, he faces Deborah François (The first day of the rest of your life) who plays his new girlfriend. As for the inmates, to whom the professor teaches, viewers will be able to find Philippe Duquesne (Les Deschiens), Diane Rouxel (La Tête haute), Michael Perez (Hippocrate) or even Fayssal Benbahmed (Marie-Francine).
Finally, David Mora, who we are used to seeing in the comedy register since he plays Fabien in Scènes de Ménages, plays here one of the prison supervisors.
Well worth a look ?
The world of education has definitely been on the rise lately. Between The Substitute, Sam, The fault of Rousseau or even The School of Life, we could have told ourselves that there was nothing left to explore in this area which seems to fascinate viewers. And yet, France 2 has not said its last word since it offers us The noise of the trousseaux, a fiction that takes us this time into the prison world.
For the occasion, Philippe Claudel got down to directing and writing the adaptation of his own novel, published in 2002, in which he recounts the twelve years he spent as a teacher in a jail.
It is surely its proximity to history that makes The Sound of Trousseaux so touching and imbued with realism. No judgment is passed on the detainees, only the benevolence of the main character prevails. Just like Alexis Pasquier, we are attached to these characters who have nevertheless, for some, committed the irreparable.
Cyril Descours is perfect in the role of this newcomer, full of good will who will nevertheless come up against the reality of the prison world. Even if he treats his students whether they are adults or adolescents without any judgment on their past or their actions, he will quickly realize that, even with all the goodwill in the world, he will not succeed. to save them.
The supporting roles are not left out either, particularly Raphaël Thiéry (Germinal, Family Business) who is perfect in the role of a sensitive and stupid prisoner, condemned for having killed his mother.
For 90 minutes, Philippe Claudel offers us a subtle and modest foray behind the scenes of a world that is foreign to us.