Mr Bachmann And His ClassPG

Directed by Maria Speth | Germany | 2021 | 3h 37m | German w/ English subtitles

In Stadtallendorf, a German city with a complex history of both excluding and integrating migrants, a charismatic school teacher aims to provides his pupils, who all come from different countries, with the key to feeling at home. An epic and yet intimate deep-dive documentary which salutes one teacher’s unconventional yet effective methods and offers a wider celebration of European cultural diversity.


‘Maria Speth’s immersive technique is rewarding in its own right, carving out a space for intimacy between teacher, students, film-maker and viewers that’s respectful, remarkable and rewarding.’
Leslie Felperin, The FT

‘Stirring, unsentimental and an immersive pleasure from end to end.’
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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We showed Mr Bachmann And His Class between January 14, 2023 and January 14, 2023.

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