Switzerland 1979. 35, colour, 92 min.
Schoolmaster Schildknecht wants to repair the damage done by generations of teachers before him. In the living tradition of Schilten, however, it seems that only that which is dead can thrive. In the immediate vicinity of the burial ground, observed and overheard by the caretaker, who is also the grave-digger, alterations to the teaching traditions of his predecessor are impossible. Resistance seem useless, but it is impossible for Schildknecht to conform. The consequence: an attempt at escape in a absurd "cover of darkness" lesson ends with the loss of his pupils.
|Script||Beat Kuert, Michael Maassen (nach dem Roman von Hermann Burger)|
|With||Michael Maassen, Gudrun Geier, Norbert Schwientek, Kaarina Schenk|
|Editing||Beat Kuert, Barbara Riesen|
|Contact, World Rights||Beat Kuert|
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