23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Hamlet 2

We’ve all seen them, again and again, those Dead Poets Society-style teachers, who dare to go against the grain, only to meet with the fury of stuck-up school authorities and parents, who consider them dangerous buffoons. Well, Dana Marschz (a brilliant performance by Steve Coogan) is one of those teachers. Only that he really is a buffoon. And he really is dangerous. Undaunted by the fiasco of his theatrical adaptation of Erin Brokovich, the failed actor-turned drama teacher decides against all sense of political correctness -and all sense of self-respect- to stage his magnum opus, a sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Andrew Fleming directs a deliciously irreverent comedy about the kind of well-intentioned teacher you wouldn’t let around your kids with a ten foot pole.

 

Director: Andrew Fleming

Screenwriters: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming

Cinematography: Alexander Gruszynski

Editing: Jeff Freeman

Principal Cast: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Skylar Astin, Phoebe Strole

 

USA , Color , English , 92'