School's Out : When secondary school teacher Eric Capadis is found dead, having apparently committed suicide, his friend and colleague Pierre Hoffman takes over class 9F and finds himself responsible for a group of subdued, well-behaved and yet strangely menacing pupils. At first Hoffman takes it easy with the precocious class, refusing to embrace the hostility towards the children felt by his colleagues. Over the weeks that follow, however, he receives a series of bizarre signals and warnings that cause him to question the motivations of his pupils and the circumstances of Capadis's suicide. Refusing to believe that the situation can be any more sinister than his suspicious imagination, Hoffman applauds and supports class 9F's decision to organize a school trip to the Normandy coast. Only once the trip has begun, however, does Hoffman begin to understand the extent of their bizarre solidarity and their ultimate goal . . .