A headstrong young teacher (Maggie Smith, in an Oscar-winning role) in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
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I was really surprised by this movie... at first it looked something like an ancient "Dead Poets Society" (which, by the way, is not a great compliment). But then the movie takes a more interesting turn and the relations between teachers and students become more complex: not just admiration, not just hate (it reminded me of "Cracks"). Great perfomances!