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Somebody built a goddamn school gym directly over the stolen cash his table-dancing girlfriend Charlie buried for him. And now, ex-con Zeki Müller has no choice but to pass himself off as a substitute teacher at the Goethe Comprehensive School, thus providing the educational system with one more problem, i.e. the craziest teacher of all time. At night, Zeki digs secretly for his loot: during the day, he uses drastic yet effective methods to bring the unruly kids of class 10B back on track. Although his prim and proper fellow teacher Lisi Schnabelstedt condemns the unorthodox pedagogical approach taken by her new "colleague", she nevertheless finds herself falling in love with Zeki and even helps him dig up something more valuable than cash, namely the remains of his own moral integrity.

Bora Dagtekin , born in Hanover in 1978, studied Screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, graduating in 2006 with an action version of Friedrich Schiller’s THE ROBBERS. In 2006 his first comedy also hit the big screen, WHERE IS FRED!? with Til Schweiger and Jürgen Vogel in the lead roles. In the same year, ARD first began broadcasting the prize-winning multicultural series TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS, which ran for three seasons (2006-2008) and was awarded two Nymphs at the television festival in Monaco, received the BANFF Award in Canada, the Grimme Prize, and the German Television Prize. In 2007, he wrote the pilots for DOCTOR’S DIARY, a series for RTL which also ran for three seasons and received numerous awards. His debut feature TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS – THE MOVIE was the most successful German feature in 2012. He continued his collaboration with producer Lena Schoemann and actor Elyas M'Barek for the enormously successful three FACK JU GOEHTE films.
Genre Comedy, Family Entertainment, Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Bora Dagtekin
Screenplay Bora Dagtekin
Cinematography Christof Wahl
Cast Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Alwara Höfels, Jana Pallaske, Uschi Glas, Lena Klenke, Max von der Groeben, Jella Haase, Aram Arami, Gizem Emre, Farid Bang, Laura Osswald
Producers Lena Schoemann, Christian Becker
Co-Producer Martin Moszkowicz
Production Company Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion
Length 118 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Miami 2014, Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie 2014, Puchon Fantastic 2014, Zlín 2015
Awards Bavarian Film Award 2013 (Audience Award), Best Director (Bora Dagtekin)/Best Leading Actor (Elyas M'Barek)/Jury Special Prize (Cinematographer Christof Wahl) Monte Carlo 2014
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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