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Wild Bunch - A COUNTRY TEACHER

Bohdan Sláma

A COUNTRY TEACHER

COUNTRY TEACHER

Status: Completed

Director(s): Bohdan Sláma

Short synopsis : A young teacher takes a job at a rural school, and befriends a woman and her 17-year old son. His jealous ex-boyfriend visits and realizes that the teacher harbors a secret passion for the boy. A powerfully acted drama of desire, forgiveness and the need to belong, from the acclaimed director of ''Something Like Happiness''.

Long synopsis : A young teacher with an impressive resume takes a job teaching natural sciences at a village grammar school. He makes acquaintance with a woman and her 17-year old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman but that doesn't stop them from forming a friendship. One day, the teacher's ex-boyfriend comes to visit. The ex-boyfriend quickly realizes that nobody in the village knows that the teacher is gay. He also realizes that the teacher harbors a secret affection for the 17-year old boy. His jealous actions set in motion a series of events that tests the inner strength and compassion of the teacher, the woman and her son. A beautifully shot, powerfully acted, profoundly moving story of desire, responsibility, forgiveness and the need to belong, from the internationally-acclaimed director of ''Something Like Happiness'' and ''Wild Bees''.

Cast

  • Pavel Liska, Zuzana Bydzovská, Ladislav Sedivý, Marek Daniel, Tereza Vorísková, Cyril Drozda

Crew

  • Producer(s): Karl Baumgartner, Thanassis Karathanos, Petr Oukropec, Pavel Strnad
  • Director(s): Bohdan Sláma
  • Screenplay: Bohdan Sláma
  • DP: Divis Marek
  • Editing: Jan Danhel
  • Original Music: Vladimír Godár
  • Set Design: Martin Micka, Václav Novák, Petr Pistek
  • Original Title: COUNTRY TEACHER
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: NEGATIV S.R.O, WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS, PALLAS FILM
  • Production date: 2008
  • Language: Czech
  • Duration: 113 min
  • Image Ratio: 0.00
  • Sound Info: Dolby5.1
  • Venice Film Festival 2008
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2008
  • Reykjavík International Film Festival 2008
  • Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2008
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2008
  • Stockholm Film Festival 2008
    Award(s) : Best Actress & Best Cinematography
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2008
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008
  • Haifa International Film Festival 2009
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival 2009
  • CINEMANIA French Film Festival 2009
  • Transilvania International Film Festival 2009

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