The Teachers' Lounge

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Carla Nowak, a dedicated teacher, finds herself at the center of the story when one of her students is suspected of theft. Fueled by a commitment to justice, Carla embarks on a journey to uncover the truth, setting the stage for a riveting exploration of power dynamics within a middle school.

The film skillfully introduces the tension early on and progressively heightens it, leaving viewers uncertain about the extent to which the consequences of Carla's actions will unfold. The Teachers' Lounge is a tightly woven drama that borders on a political thriller, delving into the intricate dynamics between teachers and students within the confines of a single, contained environment. It offers a solid and fascinating drama, keeping you on the edge of your seat as you navigate the complexities of the characters' choices and the unpredictable outcomes that ensue.

Iker Çatak's film carries numerous hopes, expectations, and baggage – just a normal school. It offers a compelling and deeply unsettling experience. This thought-provoking exploration of defiance and solidarity within the educational system is a suspenseful and engaging cinematic experience that will leave you guessing until the very end.


İlker Çatak (b. 1984) is a German director whose first feature film Once Upon a Time... Indianerland released for German cinemas in 2017, and his second feature film I Was, I Am, I Will Be received the Lola in Bronze at the German Film Awards in 2020.


2020 Stambul Garden
2019 I Was, I Am, I Will Be
2017 Once Upon a Time... Indianderland
2014 Fidelity (short)

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Monday 15. january

Kl 21:30
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