Cinema International: Japanese Film Series 2019
»Lehrerspiele« (The Games Teachers Play)
| Carl-Amery-Saal/Carl Amery Hall
Japan 1992, 106 minutes, directed by Hideyuki Hirayama, screenplay by Hiroshi Saito
original language with German subtitles
Tokyo in the early 90s: Mikami Shûhei is a teacher who believes that students must observe school rules and take responsibility; those who disobey shall be punished. Harassed by her classmates, Yûko, Mikami’s daughter commits arson. Mikami’s cry for help had gone unheard … The film is based on a collection of essays by secondary school teachers against the growing violence in Japanese schools.
In cooperation with the Munich City Library (Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft in Bayern e. V., Munich)