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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

Haganenet (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 September 2014 (France)
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A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.

Director:

Nadav Lapid

Writer:

Nadav Lapid
7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sarit Larry ... Nira / Kindergarten teacher
Avi Shnaidman Avi Shnaidman ... Yoav / Kid Poet
Lior Raz ... Nira's husband
Hamuchtar Hamuchtar ... Oded / Poetry teacher
Ester Rada ... Miri / Yoav's nanny
Guy Oren Guy Oren ... Asi / Kindergarten student
Yehezkel Lazarov ... Amnon / Yoav's father
Dan Toren ... Aharon / Yoav's uncle
Avishag Kahalani Avishag Kahalani ... Einav / Nira's assistant
Yiftach Kaminer ... Spanish poetry enthusiast
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nova Doval Nova Doval ... lihi the soldier
Yotam Koren Yotam Koren ... Poetry class attendee (as Yotam Korem)
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Storyline

In a world that does not appreciate artists, where sensitive souls don't stand a chance, a poetry-loving kindergarten teacher discovers a child poet and decides to take it upon herself to nurture him. To save his greatness from the world, to salvage him from the banal, the mediocre and the crude - to save him from life itself. It is the story of a female Don Quixote, who strives to save the world through the poetry of a child, and of a pensive child who has no desire to be saved.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Connections

Remade as The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) See more »

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Let's Get Lost
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser
Performed by Chet Baker
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Notable and different, if not enjoyable
27 December 2017 | by cliftonofunSee all my reviews

An odd exploration of art and artist, The Kindergarten Teacher's most notable contribution may be its camerawork...which is almost a character in and of itself. The plot lags, the characters perplex, but the questions persist. It is not a flawless film, but it sure is interesting. And hard not to watch.


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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

10 September 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$36,190

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,065
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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