THE TEACHER

UČITEĽKA

PUBRES - as PROD

True Story - Completed 2016

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

Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary 2016
Official Selection, The Best Actress Award
GIJON IFF 2016
Official Selection, GIL PARRONDO" Award for the Best Art Direction, The Best Score Award
HKIFF 2017
Official Selection, SIGNIS Award Jury COMMENDATION
CEFFTm 2017
Official Selection, The Best Script Award,The Best Performance Award (Actress)
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • True Story, Drama
    • Countries
    • SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • SLOVAKIAN, CZECH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Petr JARCHOVSKÝ
    • Producer(s)
    • Zuzana MISTRÍKOVÁ (PUBRES)
    • Synopsis
    • A seemingly passionate and kind teacher uses her pupils to manipulate their parents for her
      own personal benefit, whether for material gain or even the promise of a romantic affair.
      Concerned about the school performance of their beloved children, most parents succumb to
      the pressure and provide the teacher with various services and gifts. Three families,
      however, decide to take a stand and try to remedy the situation together with the school head
      teacher at a clandestine parent meeting. Inspired by true events, this suspenseful and highly
      topical film about the strength of human character, although set in the early 1980s, tells a
      universal story that could happen anytime and anywhere… at least as long as corruption,
      pettiness, and selfishness still rule the world.
      The established partnership of screenwriter Petr Jarchovský and director Jan Hřebejk has
      joined forces for the first time with up-and-coming production company Offside Men (Ondřej
      Zima and Jan Prušinovský), producers of the TV show Čtvrtá hvězda and the movie Kobry a
      užovky / The Snake Brothers. Though the film was originally conceived as a purely Czech
      project, it was eventually created as part of a Slovak-Czech coproduction with PubRes
      (Zuzana Mistríková and Ľubica Orechovská) as its main producer. This allowed the creators
      to cast many lesser known but excellent actors (Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai, Peter
      Bebjak, Martin Havelka, Ondřej Malý, and others) and to shoot the film in the Slovak capital
      Bratislava.
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