The Teacher
Filmfest 2011

On the first day of school after summer vacation, a former student enters the school building and starts shooting. Katja, a popular teacher, is seriously injured and taken to the hospital where she goes into a coma. Days later as the shocked students and teachers return to school, the question remains: How do we go on? Drea takes over her friend Katja’s traumatized class, despite having already prepared her letter of resignation. After years of teaching, she’s completely fed up with her profession. Putting her own needs aside, she works with Katja’s distraught students to create a school garden. Working with the plants and the earth brings the burned-out teacher and the disheartened students together.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Anna Loos, Meret Becker, Axel Prahl, Ramona Kunze-Libnow, Christina Große


Director: Tim Trageser