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Fearsome selection, rich and rigorous teaching, strict codes… Top universities are known for their intransigence. Their aim: to train tomorrow’s elite. Students must excel in their field: good isn’t good enough, they must be the best. But how can they keep pace in this race for success?


From India’s private boarding school Mayo College to Montreal’s National Circus School, via Paris’ top military engineering university and wine school, this film pushes open the doors of some of the world’s most prestigious establishments. Over the course of a year, we follow the daily lives of a handful of students driven by high hopes. Will they be able to resist the pressure and successfully carry out these top-class training programs?  

Direction: Elodie Tinel & Aline Hoorpah

Production: AUXYMA for TF1

Languages: French

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