Max Frisch’s Homo Faber, curve sketching and toxic asbestos in the restrooms: It’s just another stressful year at the Goethe Comprehensive School. But this time teacher Zeki Miller is actually keen on whipping his students into shape to pass their A-Levels. Unfortunately, the kids in his “chaos class” – especially Chantal, Danger and Zeynep – are simply not having it. In fact, the guidance counselor at the Job Information Center (JIC) has just quashed any dreams they had about their future prospects. Indeed, at this point, their frustration has reached a new level, which means they’re getting into even more trouble and refusing to do anything at all. How on earth is Mr. Miller going to motivate these teens? He can’t even count on help from Principal Gudrun Gerster, who’s already at loggerheads with the Department of Education for heading up the worst-performing comprehensive school in the state – a status owed in no small part to these very “problem” students. At least Mr. Miller has fresh support from newcomer Biggi Enzberger, who’s helping him out with an anti-bullying campaign.
BORA DAGTEKIN, born in 1978, studied Screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, graduating in 2006 with an action version of Friedrich Schiller’s THE ROBBERS. In 2006 his first comedy also hit the big screen, WHERE IS FRED!? with Til Schweiger and Jürgen Vogel in the lead roles. In the same year, ARD first began broadcasting the prize-winning multicultural series TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS, which ran for three seasons (2006-2008) and was awarded two Nymphs at the television festival in Monaco, received the BANFF Award in Canada, the Grimme Prize, and the German Television Prize. In 2007, he wrote the pilots for DOCTOR’S DIARY, a series for RTL which also ran for three seasons and received numerous awards. His debut feature TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS – THE MOVIE was the most successful German feature in 2012. He continued his collaboration with producer Lena Schoemann and actor Elyas M’Barek for the enormously successful three FACK JU GOEHTE films.