Mr Bachmann and His Class

Maria SPETH Germany 217 Min NC16 Singapore Premiere

A sensitive and compelling portrait of immigrant youths adapting to life in a town with a troubled history, aided by their thoughtful and inspired teacher.

Mr Bachmann teaches a class of immigrant children in a German factory town. Besides struggling with learning a new language, the teens also bear the burden of their parents’ precarity of employment, fears of deportation, traumas barely uttered—all amidst the town’s own troubled history as a site of forced labour during the Nazi regime. But a new world is being born in Mr Bachmann’s classroom. With his kindness, curiosity and musical fervour, the children find the courage to rebuild their lives and dream beyond the opportunities afforded them.

Timing & Venue

Price

4 December 2021,
Saturday, 3.30pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ 3

$15.00

Closed

All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.

English Title

Mr Bachmann and His Class

Original Title

Herr Bachmann Und Seine Klasse

Country

Germany

Year

2021

Runtime

217 Min

Rating

NC16

Language(s)

German

Subtitles

English

Credits

Maria SPETH

Maria SPETH lives and works in Berlin. Her fiction feature debut, The Days Between (2001), won the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Mr Bachmann and His Class, her second documentary, clinched the Silver Bear Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Berlinale, and the Firebird Award for documentary at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Dieter BACHMANN
Aynur BAL
Önder CAVDAR

Screenwriter

Maria SPETH
Reinhold VORSCHNEIDER

Producer

Maria SPETH
Brigit MULDERS

Contact

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