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THE LESSON

  • YEAR 13 - FILM 8 / 
  • Canada / 
  • 2014 / 
  • Bulgarian with English subtitles / 
  • 105 min
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THE LESSON DVD & Online Streaming
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DVD $14.95
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DVD $24.95
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"Wickedly visceral! Tough, gripping, emotionally rewarding through trenchant plotting!"
– Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"The film ultimately understands poverty as a profound and often irreversible desolation of terra firma."
– Slant Magazine
"Quietly compelling human drama... (with) a commanding central performance from Margita Gosheva... You become completely captivated by her refusal to surrender to her fate."
– Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

Synopsis

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher and devoted mother, struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, the agency where she translates legal documents for extra cash is going under, and a thief in her class has stolen the last of her money out of her purse. With few options left, Nade turns to a local loan shark for help, but with the reposession of her home looming, she finds herself with little hope. Resorting to measures her former self would have found depraved, Nade attempts one last desperate act to get the money she needs.

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Customer Reviews


Angel - Customer Review
I was riveted from the start. Good pacing. The lead actress was very believable as a down on her luck wife and mother trying to hold everything together.


JeffinSeattle - Customer Review
Engaging story of a school teacher trying every options available to save her house from the auction block. Her predicament came about by her shiftless unemployed husband. He spent the mortgage on a gearbox for the camper (read booze), and not telling her about it. She resorted to a loan from a sleazy loan shark, who proposes outrageous ideas on how to obtain the said money to pay him back.


JeffinSeattle - Customer Review
Engaging story of a school teacher trying every options available to save her house from the auction block. Her predicament came about by her shiftless unemployed husband. He spent the mortgage on a gearbox for the camper (read booze), and not telling her about it. She resorted to a loan from a sleazy loan shark, who proposes outrageous ideas on how to obtain the said money to pay him back.

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