THE LESSON

UROK

By Kristina GROZEVA, Petar VALCHANOV

GRAAL SA - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2014
World Premiere
san sebastian 2014
Kuxta - New Directors Award
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BULGARIA, GREECE
    • Languages
    • BULGARIAN
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kristina GROZEVA, Petar VALCHANOV
    • Writer(s)
    • Petar VALCHANOV, Kristina GROZEVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Kristina GROZEVA (ABRAXAS FILM LTD), Kostantina STAVRIANOU (GRAAL), Petar VALCHANOV (ABRAXAS FILM LTD), Eirini VOUGIOUKALOU (GRAAL), Magdelena ILIEVA (Little Wings)
    • Synopsis
    • Nadezhda warns her students that the school thief is in her sights. She declares that once she catches him his classmates will get their breakfast money back, and she’ll teach him a “good lesson”. On her return home, Nadezhda is surprised by another problem - an officer of the court threatens her with foreclosure. Her husband has missed several loan repayments for the cargo truck he bought intending to repair it and sell it. Now the entire loan has to be paid immediately so Nadezdha borrows money from a loan shark expecting to return it on the sale of the truck. But time flies and the truck is beyond repair. There’s no way to pay back the loan shark, and he starts pressuring Nadezhda. She scrambles for money, but to no avail. The truck, the house, her mother’s golden tooth crowns – nothing is enough. The loan shark threatens to hurt her child if she doesn’t find the cash. Terrified and desperate, Nadezhda robs a bank. She pays back the loan shark. And she finds out who the school robber is. But now has no idea what kind of lesson to teach him.
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