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One xenophobic remark too many: Professor Richard Pohl (Christoph Maria Herbst) is in danger of being kicked out of his university after insulting law student Naima Hamid (Nilam Farooq) in front of a packed lecture hall. When the video goes viral, University President Alexander Lambrecht (Ernst Stötzner) gives his old companion one last chance: His chances of redemption before the disciplinary committee will be much better, if he succeeds in preparing freshman Naima for a nationwide debate competition. Pohl and Naima are equally appalled, but over time this unlikely pairing collect their first successes - until Naima realizes that the multi-cultural fairy tale apparently only serves one purpose: to save the university's reputation.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2021
Director Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay Doron Wisotzky, Victor Saint Macary, Yaël Langmann, Noé Debré, Yvan Attal
Cinematography Holly Fink
Cast Christoph Maria Herbst, Nilam Farooq, Ernst Stötzner, Hassan Akkouch
Producers Christoph Müller, Tom Spieß
Co-Producer Stefan Gärtner
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Runtime 108 min
Format cs
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 5.1
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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