The Teachers’ Lounge (2023)

The Story

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.


The Deets

Rating: n/a
Concerns: n/a
Runtime: 1h 34m
Genre: Drama
Original Language: German
German Title: Das Lehrerzimmer
Release Date (US Theaters): November 2, 2023 Limited

Main Cast

Leonie Benesch as Carla Nowak
Michael Klammer as Thomas Liebenwerda
Rafael Stachowiak as Milosz Dudek
Anne-Kathrin Gummich as Dr. Bettina Böhm
Eva Löbau as Friederike Kuhn

Production & Crew

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Production Co: 
Director(s): Ilker Çatak
Producer(s): Ingo Fliess
Writer(s): Ilker Çatak, Johannes Duncker
Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann
Music: Marvin Miller
Editor: Gesa Jäger
Makeup Lead: 

The Trailer