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The Teachers’ Lounge

Das Lehrerzimmer

Ilker Çatak | 2023 | 98 MINS
Germany | Subtitles
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An incredibly well-reviewed film where a teacher’s student is suspected of theft, so they decide to get to the bottom of the matter. Caught between her ideals and the school system, the consequences of her actions threaten to break her.

★★★★ The Observer

In Detail

Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) starts her first job at a high school where she stands out among the new staff because of her idealism. When a series of thefts occur and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own.

Between outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, she is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break.

A smart and provocative modern parable with the heart of a thriller, ‘The Teachers' Lounge’ brilliantly uses its setting as the backdrop for a look at how quickly even tight-knit communities can be destabilized.

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