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© 2022 BantryBay Productions GmbH/ Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion GmbH/ Degeto Film GmbH - Wolfgang Ennenbach

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2021

On a Friday afternoon, there is a sudden, unexpected knock at the door of a high school teacher’s room. Surely no pupil would dare to do that? Indeed not a student, but an ambitious father is waiting at the door, fighting for his son's A-level admission. But this father is willing to go to extremes – and six teachers must learn this the hard way: The well-liked sports teacher and cynic Peter Mertens, the much-hated precocious witch Heidi Lohmann, the conservative teacher Klaus Engelhardt, the jovial pupil lawyer Holger Arndt, the lonely nerd Bernd Vogel and the young trainee teacher Sarah Schuster. Initially, these six feel superior to the desperate father, only to find the situation getting more and more out of control. After various unexpected twists and painful revelations, everyone involved is confronted with their own abysses ...
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2022
Director Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay Jan Weiler
Cinematography Jo Heim
Cast Florian David Fitz, Anke Engelke, Justus von Dohnányi, Thorsten Merten, Nilam Farooq, Thomas Loibl, Torben Kessler
Producer Eva Holtmann
Co-Producers Christoph Pellander, Sebastian Lückel
Production Company Bantry Bay Productions, in co-production with ARD Degeto, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
Runtime 101 min
Sound Technology 5.1
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Sony Pictures Entertainment

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