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The Teachers' Lounge

“A nail-biting thriller in which director İlker Çatak and sensational star Leonie Benesch turn a tale of petty theft at a German middle school into a battle between freedom of expression and institutional control all too easily recognizable as our own.” – ABC News

“Gripping. A tense social parable…terrific.” – Variety 

“One of the most thrilling films of the year.” –

99% on Rotten Tomatoes


Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. Carla tries to mediate between outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, but is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break.