Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that...
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Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that things are not quite so black and white comes too late... (based on true events)Written by
I have to admit that some of the characters annoyed me but later you can see how the director needed them to go in that direction to bring out the final point. This is an art film in the best tradition, enough information disclosed to follow the plot and enough information not given to allow the viewer to project him/herself into the plot.
I left the movie theater with a mixture of contradictory feelings and feeling that many of us actually end up in other matters that are important to us behaving like the best friend while everybody around has an opinion and a motive.
The high school in the movie offers a miniature version not only of Slovenian society but of many other societies where our unwillingness to come to terms with our prejudices, our inability to connect with others and our past end up paralyzing us while we think we are moving somewhere.
"Learning means not knowing, wanting means not being able to"
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