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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

R | | Drama | 12 October 2018 (USA)
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A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

Director:

Sara Colangelo

Writers:

Sara Colangelo, Nadav Lapid (based on the screenplay by)
3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Lisa Spinelli
Gael García Bernal ... Simon
Ato Blankson-Wood ... Justin
Libya Pugh ... Marianne
Michael Chernus ... Grant Spinelli
Carter Kojima Carter Kojima ... Derek Bishop
Jillian Panlilio Jillian Panlilio ... Jillian
Parker Sevak ... Jimmy Roy
Anna Baryshnikov ... Meghan
Noah Rhodes Noah Rhodes ... Steven
Rosa Salazar ... Becca
Daisy Tahan ... Lainie
Haley Murphy ... Brittany
Sam Jules ... Josh Spinelli
Carson Grant ... Michael
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A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

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...a fine line between nurturing and obsession.

Genres:

Drama

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Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Remake of The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Roy: Anna is beautiful. Beautiful enough for me. The sun hits her yellow house. It's almost like a sign from God
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Remake of The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) See more »

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The Swan
Taken from "The Carnival of the Animals"
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
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She is looking for a way to escape from everyday
23 March 2019 | by musssa-80427See all my reviews

This is a new American dramatic film of 2008 directed by Sarah Kolandzhelo. Maggie Gyllenhaul starred in the film as a teacher. Jimmy's role played Parker Sevak. The film won an award for best direction at the Independent Film Festival in 2018. This film is about teacher 40 yers old. Liza has a family, but she does not get on well with her children and her husband is boring. She is looking for a way to escape from everyday life. After work Liza visit haiku courses and there she is trying create poetry, but her poetry is banal. Once, when she was at work, she heard her student whisper verse, it impressed her, because the boy to compose it himself and the verse was wonderful. She decides to discover talent, because boy's parents are indifferent to his abilities. I recommend this film. You will get a lot of emotions. This film is intense and holding attention. Your attitude to the characters and the situation will change during the film.


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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$681,765
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2.35 : 1
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