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The Ideal (2011)

| Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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It's a high school summer job for Julia and Alexander - the chance to earn money and work with eccentric, charismatic social studies teacher, Mr. Zenidro. But something else awaits them in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Octavio Zenidro
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Julia
Ivan Perez ...
Alexander Dessler
John Dean ...
Herr Stohlenwerk
Thomas Scott Roberts ...
Mr. Wellington
Robert Sherbine ...
Mr. Beamy
Todd Murphy ...
Mr. Clarkson
Kanika Jones ...
Student
Jack Florczak ...
Student
Steve Louis ...
Principal Canner
Robert Kopil ...
Alexander's father
Teresa Lasser ...
Mr. Zenidro's girlfriend
Rich W. Rodda ...
Teacher in the hallway
Venessa Faraclas ...
Teacher in the hallway
Frank Osmers ...
Julia's father
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It's a high school summer job for Julia and Alexander - the chance to earn money and work with eccentric, charismatic social studies teacher, Mr. Zenidro. But something else awaits them in the empty, yet mysterious school building. As the past and present begin to blur together so do sanity and madness, and Mr. Zenidro draws them into a lesson on history one can't find in books. Written by Amadeo

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Sometimes you're not alone in an empty building.


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The screenplay was written by 16 year-old, Rivka Rappoport who was at that time junior at the high school the film was shot. See more »

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An excellent character study for teenage hearts
1 August 2012 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the screening of this movie. This movie is a definite character study in its extreme. All movies throw us in hypothetical situations and we imagine a solution with the characters in the movie. In the most suspenseful way this movie throws us into a situation of all teenagers' nightmare; How to deal with a broken heart. I hope I am teaching more than math in my class. I hope students are learning how to persevere and deal with difficult situation whether solving math or broken hearts. This is a movie that all schools around the world should have a screening with its students and have a discussion. Because I sincerely hope my students learn to deal with the situations depicted in the movie. The movie also shows what happens when you do not learn to deal with the situations. Go see it you must!


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