Movie 'Teacher's Lounge', the ordeal of a new teacher solving a series of school theft cases
Movie 'Teacher's Lounge', the ordeal of a new teacher solving a series of school theft cases
The movie 'Teacher's Lounge' (directed by Ilkur Chatak) will be released in Korea in December.

'Teacher's Lounge' is a school thriller film depicting the ordeals a new teacher experiences as she becomes involved with students, parents, and fellow teachers while attempting to solve a series of thefts on campus.

It was premiered at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, officially invited to the Centerpiece section of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival, and was also invited to the World Cinema section of the 28th Busan International Film Festival. It was also selected as Germany's entry for the International Feature Film Award at the 96th American Academy Awards, where the final candidates will be announced on December 21.

Actress Leonie Benesch, who plays the role of Carla, an ideal teacher, is a new European star who made her name known through 'The White Ribbon', which won the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Director Ilker Çatak and writer Johannes Duncker arouse sympathy from the audience by introducing characters that are likely to be around them in a story based on their surroundings and real-life experiences. Limited space is used as a dramatic device, creating tension by using atonal music on a standard 4:3 ratio screen.

In the teaser poster, the initial good intentions lead to a completely different development, and the teacher is shown in a corner and shouts, "Please hug me." Students, parents, and teachers each bear arms for their own reasons in the battlefield called school. This is the story of a new teacher who ponders the role of an educator and the responsibilities of a mature adult in the worst war where there are no evildoers, but everyone gets hurt.

Reporter Ha-neul Lee, Ten Asia translated by google