THE TEACHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jan Hrebejk Stars: Zuzana Maurery, Marek Kucera, Tamara Fischer, Ina Gogalova, Oliver Oswald, Martin Havelka, Peter Bebjak. Bad Teacher, Czech style? The setting for this grim drama is a suburban school in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, which is a surrogate for the systemic corruption of the country. The director is prolific veteran Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk, whose 2001 Holocaust-themed drama Divided We Fall was nominated for an Oscar. He has a humanist touch as he balances droll comedy with trenchant social Continue reading