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Up the Down Staircase

Regisserad av Robert Mulligan
USA, 1967


On her first day at Calvin Coolidge High, fledgling teacher Sylvia Barrett encounters an apathetic faculty, a delinquent student body, and an administration drowning its staff in paperwork. The following days go from bad to worse, as Sylvia questions her ability to help the disadvantaged students…

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Up the Down Staircase Regisserad av Robert Mulligan

Utmärkelser & festivaler

Writers Guild of America

1968 | Nominerad: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Moscow International Film Festival

1967 | Vinnare: Best Actress


Staircase is no documentary, but [the students’] non-movie-star faces and untrained line readings have a moving innocence that conveys its own form of realism. And while the movie can’t match the blunt unsentimentality of some of Kaufman’s writing, the film feels just real enough so that, watching it 50 years later, one can imagine those kids in actual Manhattan high schools.
July 19, 2017
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