Divorcee teacher Anna Wiegand (Anica Dobra) takes up the post of primary school director in a small Black Forest community. Pretty area, idyllic house, her daughter (Julia Dietze) studying in the nearby city – seemingly good perspectives for the new challenge. But Anna soon encounters resistance to her unconventional lifestyle and teaching methods. The hiring of a young caretaker (Vinzenz Kiefer) with a criminal record and the long overdue installation of a computer don’t exactly ease the situation either. The alarmed school secretary (Diana Körner) first turns the teaching staff against Anna and then even instigates the worried parents too. Upon revealing that the Earl of Schönberg’s (Heio von Stetten) daughter has dyslexia – a fact hushed-up until now – Anna earns herself another influential opponent. However, the children are Anna’s best allies and even the single Earl secretly begins to see that Anna’s readiness to dispute has an altogether appealing side.
Congenial entertainment against an enchanting backdrop TZ FERNSEHMAGAZIN
A relationship clinch, told with zest and bite HÖRZU
... a modern "Heimatfilm" with tongue-in-cheek local colour BERLINER MORGENPOST