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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.

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Nadav Lapid

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Nadav Lapid
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sarit Larry ... Nira / Kindergarten teacher
Avi Shnaidman Avi Shnaidman ... Yoav / Kid Poet
Lior Raz ... Nira's husband
Gilles Ben-David Gilles Ben-David ... Poetry Teacher (as Gilad ben David)
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
Hamuchtar Hamuchtar ... Oded
Yiftach Kaminer Yiftach Kaminer ... Spanish poetry enthusiast
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The teacher Nira (Sarit Larry) is a woman with a warm professional manner and pleasant, ordinary middle-class life. She has a son in the army, a daughter in high school and a devoted husband (Lior Raz) with a decent government job. As a hobby - or perhaps as a vehicle for unexpressed ambitions and frustrated desires - she attends a poetry workshop with other amateur versifiers. Then one day she witnesses a startling act of creation. One of her pupils, a cherubic, sleepy-eyed boy named Yoav (Avi Shnaidman), is being picked up at the end of the school day. "I have a poem," he announces and recites a brief, elliptical love lyric, pacing back and forth as his nanny writes his words in a notebook. Nira is startled and intrigued, and the evolution of her interest in Yoav drives the film's suspenseful, unnerving, bizarre and strangely believable plot. At first, like any conscientious teacher, she is solicitous and encouraging. It's always good to recognize and celebrate what is special in a ... Written by lament

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Country:

Israel | France

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

10 September 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

L'institutrice See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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