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by Bora Dagtekin


Zeki Mueller was in jail for 13 months, just enough time for Goethe High to construct a new gym on the exact spot where Zeki’s stripper friend, Charlie, buried his loot. In order to get regular access to the school’s basement, from where he hopes to drill a tunnel to his spoils, Zeki takes on a job as a substitute teacher offered to him by the prim principal (Katja Riemann, in a delicious cameo), who just lost a teacher because she’d been so maltreated by her students, she jumped from a second-floor window, shouting “They’re all monsters!” Nevermind that Zeki has no teaching certificate or any accurate knowledge of German...

international title: Suck Me Shakespeer
original title: Fack ju Göhte
country: Germany
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Bora Dagtekin
film run: 118'
release date: DE 07/11/2013, FR 12/11/2014
screenplay: Bora Dagtekin
cast: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Jana Pallaske, Alwara Höfels, Jella Haase, Max von der Groeben
cinematography by: Christof Wahl
film editing: Charles Ladmiral, Zaz Montana
art director: Thomas Göldner
costumes designer: Regina Tiedeken
music: Michael Beckmann
producer: Christian Becker, Lena Schömann
production: Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Constantin Film AG
backing: Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
distributor: Constantin Film, Océan Films