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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.
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
Runtime 118 min
Format DCP, color, cs
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 / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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