Czech That Film: THE TEACHER

April 01 only

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The convincement of the teacher’s corrupted behaviour and one of the students suicide attempt that could be related to that matter, makes the school Principal call the student’s parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school. The teacher’s high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened, but at this point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in at any risk, or will they just remain silent and let things be?

Directed by Jan Hřebejk. Written by Petr Jarchovský. Slovakia / Czech Republic. 2016. 99 min. Czech w/ English subtitles.


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