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The education crisis in Germany is getting worse and worse. This is a disaster for students and many teachers. For the ex-Knacki Zeki Müller (Elyas M`Barek) on the other hand it is a blessing. When he is freshly released from prison and finds out that a gym has been built at the place where his girlfriend, stripper Charlie (Jana Pallaske), buried the booty of his last raid, he has only one choice: he has to start at the school as a substitute teacher in order to get access to the cellar. Only from there can he dig his way through to his money. His luck is that a desperate teacher (Uschi Glas) has just hurled herself out of the window into the saving rehab and Rector Gerster (Katja Riemann) is desperately looking for a replacement. The fact that he secretly copied the testimonies of the over-correct student teacher Lisi (Karoline Herfurth) does not attract the attention of the stressed rector. And so nothing stands in the way of Zeki's plan. It's just too bad that he is assigned to the 10b, the worst chaos class of all, and the kids get on his nerves. And then there are those disturbing feelings he seems to develop for wallflower Lisi. But Zeki has always known it: School is just doof…
With "Fack Ju Göhte" Bora Dagtekin proves again after "Turkish for beginners" his feeling for unerring wordplay and unrestrained slapstick, spiced with a pinch of subversive humor. While there are some scenes that just seem silly (yet somehow are fun), Dagtekin perfectly hits the nerve of time in other scenes, so that it almost hurts. The best example of this is Mrs. Leimbach-Knorr's window lintel, played by a really funny Uschi glass, which the pupils comment on by pulling out all their mobile phones to film the woman lying on the floor. Dagtekin manages to stage this rather unsightly scene with a very biting, almost satirical joke, which is important as it is one of the least exaggerated moments of the movie - and that would be more of a reason to cry than to laugh.
But this is exactly where the real strength of "Fack Ju Göhte" lies. As silly and over-twisted as the comedy presents itself, Bora Dagtekin always manages to change the tone when the story demands it. Then it can be a bit more sensitive or a bit more biting and deeper. Sure, there are still a lot of gags that don't hit the mark and some small plot elements that don't really work. But all in all Dagtekin has created a comedy whose fun factor can clearly dominate the smaller weaknesses.
This is, however, also due to the obviously good-humoured cast, led by a wonderfully beefy Elyas M`Barek and a charming Karoline Herfurth, who finally once again plays her comedic potential to slapstick with a lot of courage. But also supporting actors like Jana Pallaske as stripper with a big heart made of silicone, Max von der Groeben as would-be checker or Jella Haase as Proll-Chantal with undreamt-of intelligence potential ensure that this Pennäler comedy has become a lot of fun.
Straight Chantal perfectly symbolizes what "Fack Ju Göhte" actually is. Even though the movie seems to be a bit deeper on the surface and can't help but stifle some unnecessary jokes, on closer inspection the comedy is much more clever and profound than you might think at first. But no matter whether it's a flat gag or a cryptic joke, "Fack Ju Göhte" is one thing in particular: great cinema fun for everyone who already liked the "Turkish for Beginners" film. For this there is a praise in the class book with the note "Worth seeing"!
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