The Teachers' Lounge

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Film Info
Accessibility:HI
VI-N
CCAP
Captions:SUB
Program:Oscar Watch
New Releases
Release Year:2023
Runtime:98 min
Country/Region:Germany
Language:German
Rating:PG-13
Print Source:Sony Picture Classics
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbUaACY8wRQ
Tags:Drama
Education
Oscar Nominee
Cast/Crew
Director:Ilker Çatak
Cinematographer:Judith Kaufmann
Screenwriter:I?lker Çatak
Johannes Duncker
Editor:Gesa Jäger
Composer:Marvin Miller
Principal Cast:Leonie Benesch
Michael Klammer
Rafael Stachowiak
Eva Löbau

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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film (Germany).

About the Film

Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) is a dedicated, idealistic young teacher in her first job at a German middle school. Her relaxed rapport with her seventh-grade students is put under stress when a series of thefts occur at the school, and a staff investigation leads to accusations and mistrust among outraged parents, opinionated colleagues, and angry students. Caught in the middle of these complex dynamics, Carla tries to mediate—but the more she tries to do everything right, the more desperate her position becomes.

With The Teachers’ Lounge, award-winning director Ilker Çatak (I Was, I Am, I Will Be) creates a riveting work about school as a microcosm of society. Starring as a dedicated young teacher, Leonie Benesch (The White Ribbon, Babylon Berlin, Around The World In 80 Days) drives an intense atmosphere through her captivating portrayal of an idealist caught between clashing sides. The Teachers’ Lounge is a study in power dynamics, with themes of truth, justice, racism, respect, and children’s rights that demonstrate how individuals are worn down between entrenched positions.

Other strong roles are played by Eva Löbau, Michael Klammer, and, making his film debut in the lead child role, Leo Stettnisch. Cinematographer Judith Kaufmann (Corsage) was responsible for the visual design’s ominous mood.


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