After Venya’s mother receives a call from school reporting her son’s refusal to participate in mixed swimming lessons, she first suspects her teenager of being shy and derides his claim that it is "against his religion.” As Venya is finally exempted by the school’s devout principal, he grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority. Challenged by a teacher who refuses to consent to his dogma, he sets out to eliminate her and subdue an entire community. At a time when arguments over the teaching of religion in public schools are prominent in the media, this wildly escalating classroom drama — based on a play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg — serves as a frightening cautionary tale.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

89% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 33
  • Rotten 4

Critics Consensus: As visually arresting as it is thought-provoking, The Student takes a fearlessly confrontational approach to difficult themes -- and proves richly rewarding in its execution.

Information

Studio
Under The Milky Way
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Hype Film

Languages

Primary
Russian (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (Subtitles)

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