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Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)

A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

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Douglas Wilmer ...
Headmaster
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Cary Farthingale (as Anthony Haygarth)
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Silvia Ebony
Hamilton Dyce ...
Barbara Lott ...
Donald Gee ...
Stretton
David Jackson ...
Clackworth
Hubert Rees ...
Blisterine
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Tom Morris ...
Richard Gill ...
Borby
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Bungabine
Nicholas Hoye ...
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A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

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November 1971 (Austria)  »

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Compañeros del crimen  »

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Trivia

Very similar in plot and storyline to Sidney Lumet's " Child's Play" which was released the following year. See more »

Quotes

[John Ebony's first day teaching. The students are taking turns reading from a history book]
Wittering: [faintly] hypotenuse... hypotenuse... hypotenuse
John Ebony: Who's that muttering?
Wittering: Me, sir.
Lipstrob: He can't help it, sir.
Cuthbun: He says 'hypotenuse' all the time, sir.
Ankerton: He likes the word.
Aggeridge: Mr. Pelham said he was 'hypotenus-ed' by it, sir!
[general laughter]
John Ebony: Stop it! Very well, you've had ample warning. This form will kept in on Saturday afternoon from 2:30.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, when the names of actors playing the schoolboys appear they are listed in alphabetical order according to the character's surname. This is so as to resemble the class's register. The character of 'Zigo' appears at the very end but as he never appears in the film, instead of an actor being credited, it merely says "Zigo....Absent". See more »

Connections

Referenced in F (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel Voices Ever Singing
(uncredited)
Music by Edwin Monk
Words by Francis Pott
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Psychological pressure 70's style
24 September 2001 | by (Finland, JKL) – See all my reviews

Ok, it's not a big picture, but for me it was a once in a five years kind of thing. Air loaded with anxiety without the the ease of deeply understanding the motives or reasons of the characters. These psychological thrillers of 70's and early 80's are all about the feel

  • the poetical anxiety of not being safe or being able to find reasons for
evil behavior. For me this genre is pure gold and nowadays rarely approached. Unman... is a nice find for a friend of this shivering era.


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