A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.
When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. ... See full summary »
Franziska is kind of a romantic woman with two children and a husband who is working around the globe as a movie director. When she wants to buy a flat some day she gets in contact with ... See full summary »
Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and his wife Elisabeth (Caroline Peters) organize a dinner in their house in Bonn. Invited are family friend René (Justus von Dohnányi), Thomas (Florian ... See full summary »
Florian David Fitz,
Christoph Maria Herbst
If a couple of parents gang up together to get rid of a teacher who "obviously" is bad for their kids ... does the teacher in question even have a fighting chance? This movie will answer that ... at least for this particular case. But it's not only parents versus teacher, it's also parents against each other.
It also depicts a couple of issues parents and teachers have to deal with in our society at this point. Maybe it'd be a touch better if it focused on that. And "Carnage" (also a theatre play like this one) is far better, though it concentrates only on parents, but some issues are the same here. The acting is nice and the story moves along nicely, especially if you consider the "restrictions" it has to deal with
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