Les Choristes ‘The Chorus’ (2004) PG 12 9*

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Successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange returns home when his mother dies. He also recollects his childhood inspirations through the pages of a diary kept by his old music teacher Clément Mathieu. Back in the late ’40s, little Pierre is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette. He attends a dreary boarding school presided over by strict headmaster Rachin. Then new teacher Mathieu brightens up the place and organises a choir, leading to the discovery of Pierre’s musical talents.

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This film has the most beautiful soundtrack that goes along with a heart wrenching story line. Seeing how young children were mistreated in those times but that kindness and music provide inspiration.