An idealistic teacher is shocked to discover her pupils are already cynical and opportunistic. Her colleague soon grows resentful when she uses new and challenging techniques to help her students overcome obstacles.
Director: Herrmann Zschoche.
Writers: Manfred Fritzsche (dramatisation), Manfred Kieseler (dramatisation), Ulrich Plenzdorf (scenario), Herrmann Zschoche (writer).
Stars: Jutta Hoffmann, Inge Keller, Gisela Morgen, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Jürgen Hentsch, Klaus-Peter Plessow, Herwart Grosse, Rolf Hoppe, Harald Moszdorf, Peter Sturm, Else Sanden, Dieter Wien, Heidemarie Schneider, Jörg Knochée, Regine Albrecht, Michael Höhne.
Highly recommend this film – excellent writing and a thank you to those who held onto this film – it was only released in 1990 as considered too controversial in the East Germany of 1965 .
I just watched this tonight, and I have to agree with Katie. This is a really remarkable film. One non-filmic bit of information: the lead actress Jutta Hoffmann was at the time the wife of the director Herrmann Zschoche, and he really captures something special in her, much in the way that Antonioni captured something special in Monica Vitti. Do yourself a favor and watch this one.