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The Teacher (2016)

Ucitelka (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 2016 (Slovakia)
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Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted ... See full summary »

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Jan Hrebejk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zuzana Mauréry ... Mária Drazdechová
Zuzana Konecná Zuzana Konecná ... Iveta Kucerová
Csongor Kassai ... Marek Kucera
Tamara Fischer Tamara Fischer ... Danka Kucerová
Martin Havelka ... Jaroslav Binder
Éva Bandor Éva Bandor ... Hana Binderová
Oliver Oswald Oliver Oswald ... Filip Binder
Peter Bebjak ... Václav Littmann
Richard Labuda ... Karol Littmann
Inka Gogálová Inka Gogálová ... Head Teacher (as Ina Gogálová)
Monika Certezni Monika Certezni ... Assistant Head Teacher
Peter Bartak Peter Bartak
Jozef Domonkos Jozef Domonkos
Judita Hansman Judita Hansman ... Mrs. Bártová
Ladislav Hrusovský Ladislav Hrusovský ... Mr. Malinovský
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Storyline

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted behavior and one of the students' suicide attempt that could be related to that matter, makes the school Principal call the students' parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school. The teacher's high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened, but at this point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in at any risk, or will they just remain silent and let things be? Written by LevelK.dk

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Language:

Slovak

Release Date:

21 July 2016 (Slovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

La maestra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,091, 4 September 2017

Gross USA:

$64,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,350,426
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Barbora Bobulova was considered for the part of Mária Drazdechová, eventually played by Zuzana Mauréry. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Prostor X: Jan Hrebejk (2019) See more »

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Bored
23 November 2017 | by michrichoSee all my reviews

After a confusing and frustrating beginning, the story got a little clarity and momentum, but disappointingly, became quite predictable.

I feel that this would have been a better story with a good dose of comedy added. Some good performances and production was well done, but felt it lacked in entertainment value.


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