The Teacher

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Bratislava, a suburban school, 1983. Since the arrival of Maria Drazdechova (Zuzana Mauréry), the school’s newest teacher, life has turned upside down for students and parents. When a student’s suicide attempt is tied to Miss Drazdechova’s unconventional methods, the principal is forced to call the students’ parents for an urgent meeting to decide how to proceed: move Miss Drazdechova out of the school or let it go in deference to her high connections within the Communist Party? Will the families dare to stand up for what they believe, or will they just remain silent for fear of possible repercussions?

In Slovak, with English subtitles.

  • Genre

    Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language, Politics, Feature Film

  • Runtime

    103 min.

  • Section

    Fiction Feature

  • Release Year


  • Director

    Jan Hřebejk

  • Producer

    Zuzana Mistríkova, Ľubica Orechovská

  • Cast

    Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai

  • Country

    Slovakia, Czech Republic