Les Choristes

He wanted you to have it.
I'd prefer to give it to you
under happier circumstances but...

1949, Jan. 15th.
After a few years of failure,
I was certain the worst was yet to come.
It was a boarding school for difficult children.
At least that's what the ad said.
"Pond Bottom"
The school seemed to be named just for me.
Good morning.
You are alone?
What are you doing here?
I'm waiting for Saturday.
Because my father will come and fetch me.
But today is not Saturday.
I'm Clement Mathieu, the new prefect.
Is this your first prefect position?
I once taught in a private school.
-What did you teach?

-You will get on well with Mr. Rachin
The Headmaster. He used to play the trumpet.
These are his daughters, he lives here.
-Have you met him before?
-Not yet, I got the job through Mme Boissement.

That was Uncle Maxence
He proceeded to explain that he was in charge of...
security, first aid,
store room, and window repair.

What is he doing?
Student punished by Mr Rachin.
15 days of community service... Maid work
What are the kids like?
Didn't they tell you?
This is the infirmary.
Later I will show you my little vegetable patch.

With pleasure.
-What have they done this time?
-Let's me help you...