THE TEACHER REVIEWED
“The Teacher” finds a new teacher making her students and parents follow her specific set of rules. Your kids pass if you do favors for her. Those who rebuke her will find themselves in a bad way. When a certain set of parents don’t play along, their gymnast kid nearly kills herself. What follows is a legal battle, as this whacked system gets investigated. All the while, this Eastern European Dolores Umbridge watches the others like a hawk.
Pairing this with the bonus short film was a fun jaunt into recent Eastern European fare. I love how dark they play, especially dealing with kids. Couple in the Communist political ties of the early 1980s and you’ve got one insane movie. If you’re curious, check it out.
- Short film
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 1/9/18
The Plot Thus Far
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 teacher’s corrupted behavior 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 this 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?