THE TEACHER

Drama from 80´s in Czechoslovakia. An ordinary school with an ordinary teacher... or not.

Starring: Zuzana Maurery

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 convincement of the teacher’s corrupted behaviour 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 his 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?

FESTIVALS & FILM AWARDS

  41th HKIFF (Hong Kong, 2017)
- SIGNIS Award Jury COMMENDATION
- Section Auteurs (Official selection)

ABOUT MOVIE

Production date: 2016
Genre: Drama / Feature film
Length: 100 min.

Release: 2016
World premiere: July 4th, 2016 (51st KVIFF)
Distribution premiere: July 21st, 2016

Country: Slovakia / Czech Republic
Production: PubRes (SK)
Co-producers: OFFSIDE MEN (CZ), RTVS - Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK), ČT - Česká televize (CZ)

Supported by: Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Cinematography Fund

Original title: Učiteľka
Original language: Slovak
English subtitles/dubbing: yes/no
Format: 2D DCP

Sales: LevelK

AUTHORS, CAST & CREW

Director: Jan Hřebejk
Script: Petr Jarchovský
Producers: Zuzana Mistríková (PubRes), Ľubica Orechovská (PubRes), Tibor Búza (RTVS), Ondřej Zima (OFFSIDE MEN), Jan Prušinovský (OFFSIDE MEN), Kateřina Ondřejková (ČT)
Dir. of photography: Martin Žiaran
Editor: Vladimír Barák
Set designer: Juraj Fábry
Music: Michal Novinski
Sound: Jiří Klenka
Costumes designer: Katarína Štrbová Bieliková
Make-up: Anita Hroššová
Translation: Jana Petrikovičová
Cast: Zuzana Mauréry, Peter Bebjak, Zuzana Konečná, Csongor Kassai, Attila Mokos, Éva Bandor, Martin Havelka, Ondřej Malý, Ela Lehotská, Judita Hansman, Ladislav Hrušovský, Dušan Kaprálik, Richard Labuda, Tamara Fischer, Oliver Oswald and others

  From shooting: Zuzana Maurery (Miss Drazdechová, the teacher) with Peter Bebjak (Mr. Littman).

 

From shooting: Zuzana Maurery (Miss Drazdechová, the teacher) with Peter Bebjak (Mr. Littman).