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ZWISCHEN DEN STÜHLEN / To Be a Teacher

ZWISCHEN DEN STÜHLEN / To Be a Teacher

To Be a Teacher is the emotional story of three young teachers and their first years in school, a period called Referendariat in Germany. Here, they come to realize that their studies did not prepare them at all for what it means to work in one of the most responsible and important jobs of society. A rare insight into fabricating one of the most essential resources of modern times: education.

JAKOB SCHMIDT was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1989. After school, he worked in freelance journalism and did several internships in a number of production companies. Schmidt has been studying at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf since 2009. To Be a Teacher premiered at DOK Leipzig, where it received multiple awards. // Films (selection): Lieber wär’ ich Mörder (I’d Rather Be a Murderer, 2012, short doc), 517 Füwatown (2012, short doc), Nimmersatt (Restless, 2013, short), Gewitterzellen (Storm Cells, 2015, short), Zwischen den Stühlen (To Be a Teacher, 2016, doc)

Arbeitswelten / Working Worlds 2017

JAKOB SCHMIDT

Germany 2016
DCP / color
101 minutes
dOFmeU / OV with english subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
David Schittek, Evgeny Revvo, Jakob Schmidt
Editing
Julia Wiedwald
Sound
Angelo Fonfara, Malte Eiben, Tim Altrichter
Music
Andreas Bick
Cast
Anna Kuhnhenn, Ralf Credner, Katja Wolf
Producers
Marie-Luise Scharf (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, DE), ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel (DE)

Website

Production

Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam, Germany
distribution@filmuniversitaet.de
www.filmuniversitaet.de
World Sales

Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam, Germany
distribution@filmuniversitaet.de
www.filmuniversitaet.de

Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
Weltkino Filmverleih
Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 6
04107 Leipzig, Germany
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www.weltkino.de 

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
International Premiere