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The Teacher

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A Communist Black Comedy Inspired by a True Story

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Director: Jan Hrebejk
Country: Slovakia
Year: 2016
Runtime: 98 mins
Genre: Comedy Drama

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Jan Hrebejk (Divided We Fall), THE TEACHER is a wildly entertaining black comedy inspired by the true story of a Communist-era school teacher who manipulated her pupils and their families for unprecedented personal gain. The early 1980s, Czechoslovakia. At the start of a new term at a suburban high school, a seemingly empathetic and kind new teacher, the middle-aged Maria Drazdchová greets her class. She asks them to introduce themselves and share what their parents do for a living, explaining that it’s important to know how their parents might collectively help the group. Soon after, she gradually begins to pressure both students and parents by seeking... More »

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