Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen

The Forrest for the Trees

Bursting with idealism, Melanie Pröschle, a young teacher from the countryside, starts her first job at a high school in the city. Desperate to fulfill her hopes, Melanie intends to do everything right. Politely she introduces herself to her neighbours with a homemade schnapps. At her first day of school she gives a very ambitious speech for her colleagues. She wants to be a "fresh breeze" to the school. But her old, established colleagues are just annoyed by Melanies new teaching methods. Her weaknesses are quickly uncovered.

European Panorama 2005
Maren Ade
Germany 2003
color
81 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Maren Ade
Cinematography Nikolai von Graevenitz
Editing Heike Parplies
Music Ina Siefert, Nellis Du Biel
With Eva Löbau, Daniela Holtz, Jan Neumann, Ilona Christina Schulz, Robert Schupp, Heinz Röser-Dümming, Marina Eckrich
Production
Komplizen Film Schellingstr. 134 80797 München Deutschland T +49 89 44 11 89 99 komplizenfilm@web.de
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