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The Lesson (2014)

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Unrated | | Drama | 31 March 2016 (Greece)
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In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?
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Ivan Barnev
Ivan Savov
Stefan Denolyubov
Ivanka Bratoeva
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In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?

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Excellent, subtle, truthful
3 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is extraordinarily good film-making aimed at an intelligent audience. The plot revolves around an ordinary woman who undergoes a banal yet tremendous crisis alone, left to her own devices, without a helping hand. In a sense it is the story of most women, mothers, unrecognized heroes who make the magic illusion of a normal life happen for their children in a dog eat dog world. The main actress is splendid as she portrays a rather restrained, generic middle school teacher who has certain fixed ideas about what is correct and honorable. Sudden danger to the core of her family puts her through a series of trials which force her, and us, to examine easy assumptions about honor and behavior.


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