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A Teacher (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.

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Hannah Fidell

Writer:

Hannah Fidell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Burdge ... Diana Watts
Will Brittain ... Eric Tull
Jennifer Prediger ... Sophia
Julie Dell Phillips ... Jessica
Jonny Mars ... Hunter Watts
Chris Doubek ... Eric's Father
Matthew Genitempo Matthew Genitempo ... Dan
Cody Haltom Cody Haltom ... Rich
Robby King Robby King ... Matt
Hannah Dannelly Hannah Dannelly ... Eric's Date to the Dance
Mark Farely Mark Farely ... Sophia's Father
Michael J. Wilson Michael J. Wilson ... Sophia's Brother
Don Hampton Don Hampton ... James (as Donald Hampton)
Tony Layson Tony Layson ... Westerbrook Faculty
Elana Farley Elana Farley ... Westerbrook Faculty
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Diana Watts is an English teacher at Westerbrook High School in Austin, Texas. A longtime and continuing undisclosed issue between her and her mother may be only one factor in Diana looking for love in the wrong place. That place is at school, as she has just embarked on a secret affair with one of her students, Eric Tull. This relationship is the most fulfilling she's had in quite some time. A few incidents and the first real close call in being caught leads to Diana calling off the affair several months in, as she finally comes to the understanding that being caught would certainly mean the end of her teaching career and her good reputation. This close time away from Eric also gives Diana the opportunity to look at their relationship through a slightly different perspective, with the old adage of absence making the heart grow fonder kicking in. As such, Diana gets torn between doing what she knows is the right thing by staying away from Eric, or listening to her troubled heart, her ... Written by Huggo

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English

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6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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En lærer See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA

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2.35 : 1
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This was the first time Lindsay Burdge worked with director Hannah Fidell. Fidell thought that Burdge played very well, and so she asked her if she would like to act in Fidells other movie 6 Years (2015). See more »

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Teacher's Pet
19 March 2013 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

Director Hannah Fidell got the idea of the movie Teacher while she worked at a restaurant waitress and was attracted to a young patron. She wondered how this would happen to a teacher. We often hear of older men and younger women, but how about the older woman, younger man? In A Teacher, Diana is a teacher at a suburban Texas high school. She has a strain relationship with her family and has few intimate friends. She crosses the lines and begins a sexual affair with a student Eric. In it, she is taken away to reignite the excitement of youthful lust and adapts to the world of quickies, sexting, and fantasy of her young suitor. Besides the ethical dilemma, she is carried away to continue this fantasy to a point of no return. This movie does a good job to show the humanity of Diana who simply craves emotional intimacy that she blocks from the thick wall around her. I saw this film as part of the Atlanta Film Festival.


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