A group of parents descend upon a primary school to inform the teacher of their variously (un)talented offspring that she’s not up to the job of getting their kids into Gymnasium. Played almost as a chamber piece entirely inside the school, Wortmann elicits a lot of laughs from the parental foibles that are, of course, the real problem. But the predictability of his conclusions doesn’t distract from the fun he has arriving at them.
Frau Müller muss weg | Directed by Sönke Wortmann (Germany 2015) with Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Justus Von Dohnányi, Anke Engelke. Starts January 15
Originally published in issue #134, January 2015.