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The Flying Classroom

The Flying Classroom

Alternate Titles: Das fliegende Klassenzimmer

Family | German | 90 minutes


Global Screen

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Carolina Hellsgård


Gerrit Hermans


Tom Schilling, Hannah Herzsprung, Trystan Pütter, Leni Deschner, Lovena Börschmann Ziegler, Wanja Valentin Kube


Martina wins a scholarship to attend a prestigious boarding school in the Alps. Upon arrival, she instantly becomes embroiled in the bitter feud between the boarders and the "day pupils". Martina finds herself torn between academic aspirations, family responsibilities, and loyalty to newfound friends.

A young girl called Martina, who lives in a Berlin high-rise housing estate, gets the chance to win a scholarship to attend a prestigious boarding school in a picturesque Alpine town. As soon as she arrives at the school, tough Jo, boxer Matze and little Uli make it abundantly clear what kind of iron rule governs school life: the city kids at the boarding school and the "day pupils" from the local village don’t mix with one another; on the contrary, they are sworn enemies and have been so for generations.

And there’s nothing the adults can do about it either. The kind-hearted boarding school director Justus Bökh (Tom Schilling) just tries to please everybody. The school’s headmistress Kreuzkamm (Hannah Herzsprung) doesn't get very far either with her at times unpredictable strictness. She also happens to be the mother of the "day pupils" leader Ruda. And there is the mysterious non-smoker (Trystan Pütter) who lives a dropout existence in a railway carriage. He doesn't even make any attempt to interfere in the first place.

The plan to settle the never-ending dispute with a joint play at the end of the year doesn’t work – as was to be expected. But then a dramatic accident changes everything...

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