Being bullied as a child, James Lewis (David Dastmalchian) knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of male aggression and privilege. Growing up and becoming a high school English teacher has only partially healed the scars, he still has anger issues and a proclivity for outbursts. He is also in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. In this context, James is a bit of a ticking time bomb.
When two of his more reserved and hard working students, Daniela Lopez (Esme Perez) and Preston Walsh (Matthew Garry) become victims of bullying by the school’s resident rich jock hotshot, Tim Cooper (Curtis Edward Jackson), things reach a critical mass. After Preston is jumped, beaten and robbed by two thugs in black masks and Daniela attempts suicide, the detonator pin is pulled.
From this point forward, the film transitions from a study of high school dynamics into a revenge yarn where the player’s dark instincts and violent behaviours are given full reign. As Mr. Lewis escalates his anger and starts to stalk his prey, you have to decide which side of the moral divide you’re on. As the final resolve plays out, the decision you’ve made will impact your perception of the ending and enjoyment of the film.
Teacher will be released in Australia to rent or bue on blu-ray, DVD and digital on March 4.
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