In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. In time, it becomes clear that the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands and housecleaning. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school calls an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out. In a classroom behind the Iron Curtain, the future of all the families are at stake, as the film examines how each family must wrestle with standing up for what they believe in or silently keep the status quo. Slovak with English subtitles. 103 minutes.
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