PÖFF : BNFF

Mr. Bachmann and His Class

Local title
Härra Bachmann ja tema klass
Title in Russian
Господин Бахманн и его класс
Original title
Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse
Director
Maria Speth
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Programme
Doc@PÖFF, Goethe-Institut Presents: New German Cinema
Genre
drama
Subject
Society, children, educational system, migration

Fresh from winning the award as best documentary at the German Academy Awards, this is the portrait of a most unorthodox teacher who everybody, really, everybody who have loved to be his own. People from many nations live in the little German town of Stadtallendorf, the kids in Dieter Bachmann’s class alone come from 12 countries, and many of them still don’t even speak German. No wonder, their hopes don’t fly high in the first place.

On the brink of retirement, Bachmann is eager to inspire each and every one of these citizens-in-the-making with a sense of curiosity for a wide range of crafts, subjects, cultures and opinions. Seeing this documentary, one not realises how important education is, but how quietly spetacular it can be.

Director
Maria Speth
Screenwriter
Maria Speth, Reinhold Vorschneider
Cast
Dieter Bachmann, Aynur Bal, Önder Cavdar
Producer
Maria Speth
DoP
Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor
Maria Speth
Production
Madonnen Film
World sales
Films Boutique
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Other festivals
Jerusalem, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Berlin, Hong Kong
Director
Maria Speth

Maria Speth (snd 1967)

In den Tag hinein (2001), Madonnen (2007), 9 Leben (2011), Töchter (Daughters, 2014), Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse (Mr. Bachmann and His Class, 2021)

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Screenings

Hall Electric Cinema
Screening092201 / Härra Bachmann ja tema klass
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening121601 / Härra Bachmann ja tema klass
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening151501 / Härra Bachmann ja tema klass
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningHärra Bachmann ja tema klass
SubtitlesEstonian
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