Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. She stands out among the new staff because of her idealism. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. Carla tries to mediate between outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, but is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ilker Çatak

Written by: Ilker Çatak, Johannes Duncker

Main Producer: Ingo Fliess

Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann

Editing: Gesa Jäger

Production Design: Zazie Knepper

Costume Design: Christian Röhrs

Make-Up & Hair: Barbara Kreuzer, Karsten Drews

Original Score: Marvin Miller

Sound: Thorsten Többen

Casting: Simone Bär, Alexandra Montag, Patrick Dreikauss (New Talent)

Cast: Leonie Benesch (Carla Nowak), Leonard Stettnisch (Oscar Zickur), Eva Löbau (Friederike Kuhn), Michael Klammer (Thomas Liebenwerda)

Nominations and Awards

  • LUX Audience Award 2024
  • European Actress 2023
  • European Screenwriter 2023
  • European University Film Award 2023
  • Feature Film Selection 2023