This is not just another one of those classroom-teacher-changing-student dramas that we’re used to from Hollywood. This one involves the similar student, parent, faculty, system involvement, but without all the faff. It holds true ground as an European movie. The direction is impeccable. The details are maintained throughout, keeping the emotions and reactions as real as possible for a movie. There are times when the frustrations between a teacher and the students will make you want to take a break away from it for a while, but that’s exactly what the movie aims to get at, and it does that to perfection.
You either like these kind of movies or you don’t. If you’re one of those who thinks they might like it, you have my recommendation.