Mr Bachmann and His Class

Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse

Germany 2021
In German, with English subtitles
215 min
Suitable for audiences aged 7 and above
Director: Maria Speth
Screenplay: Maria Speth, Reinhold Vorschneider
Production: Maria Speth / Madonnen Film GmbH
Print Source: Films Boutique

Teacher Bachmann and his class 6b. A group consisting of 12- to 14-year-olds. The introductory year to a comprehensive school. Vastly different levels of aptitude within a single class, to be selected into different scholastic paths at the end of the year. They are a colorful mix of pupils from 9 countries. An aggregation of very different cultures as one result of globalizing world. The school makes clear what society expects of the children: achievement.

Mr. Bachmann has been working as a teacher in this social minefield for seventeen years. His type of teaching gives highly unusual answers to these questions. He is an ex-revolutionary, a drop-out, a folk singer, a sculptor. His highest goal is to transmit to every single child that it is valuable, that it is somebody rather than nothing. Everybody has abilities.

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