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The Country Teacher2008

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  • 3.7
A gifted young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled seventeen-year-old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman but they quickly form a strong friendship, each recognizing the other's uncertainties, hopes and longing for love. When the teacher's ex-boyfriend comes to visit from the city, he quickly realizes that nobody in the village knows that the teacher is gay and harbors a secret affection for the teenage boy. His jealous actions set in motion a series of events that will test the inner strength and compassion of the teacher, the woman and her son to a breaking point.
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Very controversial for the position of protection vs compassion, and this gets played out between mother and son. Yet this film is able to give us the perspective of a wonderful character and his position of passion, desire, and sense of loneliness in love.

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I enjoyed The Country Teacher, I was a little surprised by the story, not expecting the events to unfold as such, and in that regard, I found the film intriguing. However, I found little else enjoyable about the film. The acting was fine, however, I felt the screenplay could have gone a little deeper into the characters.

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What a wonderful film. Loneliness, rejection, betrayal, all abiding love, the whole shebang! I cried. So moving and not at all predictable.

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A stunning film! A bit overlong, but has moments and scenes of rare insight and beauty. I loved it; five stars.

This film is as beautiful is it unsettling. Great acting and inspired direction weave the story of unhappiness in this farming community. The casual emotional abuse, offset the characters emotional longings get regularly turbo charge by the ritual of Alcohol. Everything falls apart except one strong desire to hold"something" together.

Nice / realistic story line.Well casted. believable characters. will watch again