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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margita Gosheva ... Nadezhda
Ivan Barnev ... Mladen
Ivan Savov
Stefan Denolyubov ... Money Lender
Andrea Todorova Andrea Todorova
Poli Angelova Poli Angelova ... The Secretary (as Poly Angelova)
Milena Ilieva
Boris Doychinov Boris Doychinov
Nikolay Todorov Nikolay Todorov ... Kutsev
Vanina Geleva
Hristina Cvetanova Hristina Cvetanova
Peshka Maneva Peshka Maneva
Ivanka Bratoeva Ivanka Bratoeva
Greta Velikova
Ana Bratoeva Ana 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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Bulgaria | Greece

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31 March 2016 (Greece) See more »

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The Lesson See more »

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A teacher's journey
25 May 2016 | by penelopeessenceSee all my reviews

From main characters to small cameos, the acting in The Lesson is excellent, with an understated but seriously dangerous loan shark, a layabout husband who is nevertheless wonderful with the family's small child, and even nuanced bank clerks. However, I can only rate it 4 because this feels like a 30 minute short story that has been slowly and excruciatingly dragged out way beyond its natural length. I wasn't aware before watching that it is based on a true story but weirdly, some of the real moments of action are not even shown and it is the build up and constant journeying around the area - by coach, car, and on foot) that appear endless. Having watched the trailer, don't be misled into thinking that the action is typical. The trailer is, of course genuine, but it feels as though another trailer would have completed the story.


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