L'heure de la sortie

School's Out

A high school teacher throws himself from the classroom window before the terrified eyes of his students. Despite the tragedy, six of them remain oddly cool and unemotional. Pierre, the new substitute teacher, notices the hostile behaviour of this close-knit clique. Smart and precocious, the six teenagers seem to be preparing a mysterious plan after school. Pierre becomes obsessed with them and is quickly sucked into their sinister game. His life soon turns into a nightmare. (Venice Film Festival) "Do we always have to wait for a catastrophe to occur before our collective conscience can begin taking shape?“ (Sébastien Marnier)

Director's Biography
Sébastien Marnier
Sébastien Marnier was born in Lilas, France, in 1979. He works as a novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker in Paris, directed several short films. His debut feature, "Faultless", starred Marina Foïs and Benjamin Biolay. "School's Out“, the adaption of a novel by Christophe Dufossé, is his second feature film. 

Film Selection: L'Heure de la sortie (School's Out, 2018) - Irréprochable (Faultless, 2016) - Le Beau Jacques (2003, short, with Élise Griffon) - Le Grand Avoir (2002, short, with Élise Griffon)
European Panorama Fiction 2019
Sébastien Marnier
France 2018
103 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sébastien Marnier, Elise Griffon
Cinematography Romain Carcanade
Editing Isabelle Manquillet
Sound/Sounddesign Benjamin Laurent, Emmanuel Croset
Music Zombie Zombie
With Laurent Lafitte, Luàna Bajrami, Victor Bonnel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Pascal Greggory, Gringe, Grégory Montel, Véronique Ruggia-Saura, Thomas Scimeca, Adèle Castillon, Matteo Perez, Thomas Guy, Léopold Buchsbaum
Producer(s) PRODUCER Caroline Bonmarchand
Avenue B Productions, 2L Production
World Sales
Celluloid Dreams
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice Film Festival 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere