The Teacher (2017)
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The Teacher (2017)

Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
August 30, 2017
Studio
Film Movement
Official Site
http://www.filmmovement.com/libraries/index.asp?MerchandiseID=543
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
August 30, 2017
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
103 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Film Movement
Official Site
http://www.filmmovement.com/libraries/index.asp?MerchandiseID=543
Director
Jan Hrebejk
Producer
Tibor Buza, Zuzana Mistrikova, Katerina Ondrejkova, Lubica Orechovska
Screenwriter
Petr Jarchovsky
Starring
  • Zuzana Maurery
  • Csongor Kassai
  • Zuzana Konecna
  • Tamara Fischer
  • Martin Havelka
  • √Čva Bandor
  • Oliver Oswald
  • Peter Bebjak
  • Richard Labuda
  • Ina Gogalova

In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services.

After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out.

In a classroom behind the Iron Curtain, the future of all the families are at stake, as the film examines how each family must wrestle with standing up for what they believe in or silently keep the status quo.