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The Lesson (Urok)

The Lesson (Urok)
  • 2014
  • Bulgaria/Greece
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Kristina Grozeva/Petar Valchanov
  • Cast: Margita Gosheva, Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov
  • Language: Bulgarian/English
  • UK release: 4 December 2015

Nadezhda (Gosheva) is a schoolteacher who vows to find out who has been stealing money in her class, but as she realises how desperate her own financial situation has become, she resorts to drastic measures. Gosheva has won several well-deserved awards in this impressive debut from co-directors and writers Grozeva and Valchanov.

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The Lesson

30 Nov 20154 stars

Gripping Bulgarian drama featuring a stand-out performance from Margita Gosheva

The moral high ground is a place to claim at your peril in The Lesson (Urok), a quietly compelling Bulgarian drama that views the age of austerity through the tragic dilemmas of one victim. There are clear echoes of the Dardenne brothers' Two Days, One…

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