The immaculate Paulette Van Der Beck (Juliette Binoche) and her husband have been running a school of Housekeeping and Good Manners in Alsace for many years. Their mission is to train teenage girls to become perfect housewives. After the death of her husband, Paulette discovers
that the school is on the verge of bankruptcy and she takes on executive responsibilities.
Reunited with her first love, André (Édouard Baer), and with the help of her eccentric stepsister Gilberte (Yolande Moreau) and strict nun Marie-Thérèse (Noémie Lvovsky), Paulette joins forces with the pupils to overcome their suppressed status and become liberated women.
A Q&A with director Martin Provost will be made available on November 27.
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