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Suck me Spakespeer © Goethe Institut
Suck Me Shakespeer
Fack ju Göhte

COMEDY // 119 Min. // 2013 // 15+*
DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY: Bora Dagtekin
CAST: Elyas M’Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann
Ex-con Zeki Müller is itching to get his hands on stolen loot. There’s just one slight problem: The once-vacant lot where the stash of cash was buried is now the site of Goethe Comprehensive School’s gymnasium. Zeki applies as a janitor but is then mistaken for a substitute teacher and placed in charge of the unruly rabble in class 10B. How will Zeki maintain the hoodwink and find time to burrow for the bonanza in banknotes? So begins the career of the craziest teacher Goethe Comprehensive has ever seen. Zeki’s methods are eccentric to say the least but somehow he’s getting results. Prim and proper colleague Lisi Schnabelstedt disapproves but can’t help falling in love with Zeki. From all this chaos can Zeki get the cash and the girl? This raucous and riotous outing was Germany’s highest grossing film of the year.
www.fjg-film.de FESTIVALS:Miami 2014, Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie 2014, Puchon Fantastic 2014
AWARDS: Bavarian Film Award 2013 (Audience Award), Best Director (Bora Dagtekin)/Best Leading Actor (Elyas M'Barek)/Jury Special Prize (Cinematographer Christof Wahl) Monte Carlo 2014

*Audience members under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Bora Dagtekin was born in Hannover in 1978. He studied screenwriting at the Film Academy of Baden-Württemberg. His writing credits include the television series Turkish for Beginners (Türkisch für Anfänger, 2005-2008). He made his directorial debut in 2012 with the cinematic adaption of this series.