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The Lesson (2014)

Urok (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 31 March 2016 (Greece)
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In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margita Gosheva ... Nadezhda
Ivan Barnev ... Mladen
Ivan Savov
Stefan Denolyubov ... Money Lender
Andrea Todorova Andrea Todorova
Poli Angelova Poli Angelova ... The Secretary (as Poly Angelova)
Milena Ilieva
Boris Doychinov Boris Doychinov
Nikolay Todorov Nikolay Todorov ... Kutsev
Vanina Geleva
Hristina Cvetanova Hristina Cvetanova
Peshka Maneva Peshka Maneva
Ivanka Bratoeva Ivanka Bratoeva
Greta Velikova
Ana Bratoeva Ana Bratoeva
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In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?

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Bulgaria | Greece

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Bulgarian | English

Release Date:

31 March 2016 (Greece) See more »

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Gross USA:

$9,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,142
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1.85 : 1
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nice moral dilemma
5 November 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Nadezhda is an elementary school teacher in a Bulgarian town. Somebody in the class has stolen money from another of her students. She tries to teach them a lesson and let the money be returned in secret. Her unemployed drunken husband wasted their mortgage payments. The bank raised their interest rate and threatens to take their home. Her father has a much younger woman after her mother's death. She is forced to borrow from a loan shark. The loan is coming due and she has no money to repay it. She is offered an unsavory solution. As she tries to out the thief in her class, she is coming to terms with her own immoral decision.

It's a nice moral dilemma. The filmmaking is a bit weak. There are scenes missing that could elevate the drama. The obvious missing piece is the child thief. This movie is screaming for two side-by-side storytelling. The kid stealing the money could be a great second plot. Missing that, the movie still has a great idea. The ending has some poignancy but it doesn't push the tension to its limits. There are missing scenes that could really raise the intensity.


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