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by Lars Kraume


Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Grothe is a German teacher at a bog standard secondary school in Berlin. His job is no easy task. But Grothe loves his work and is a committed teacher – so committed, in fact, that his private life suffers as a result. After a failed marriage, his burgeoning relationship with his colleague Lisa Kranz hasn’t got a chance against the passion Grothe puts into his role as a teacher. His class means everything to him; one difficult pupil named Nico is particularly close to his heart. Grothe refuses to give up Nico as a bad job and is determined to encourage him.

international title: Good Morning, Mr. Grothe
original title: Guten Morgen, Herr Grothe
country: Germany
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Lars Kraume
film run: 90'
screenplay: Beate Langmaack
cast: Sebastian Blomberg, Nina Kunzendorf, Ludwig Trepte, Nele Müller-Stöfen
cinematography by: Jens Harant
film editing: Barbara Gies
art director: Irina Kromayer
costumes designer: Esther Walz
music: Christoph Kaiser, Julian Maas
producer: Heike Richter-Karst, Nathalie Scriba
production: Allmedia Film, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk