Mr. Bachmann and His Class
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.
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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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