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CONTRA

Synopsis

One problematic remark too many: Professor Richard Pohl is in danger of being kicked out of his job after insulting law student Naima Hamid in front of a packed lecture hall. When the video goes viral, the college president gives him one last chance: his chances before the disciplinary committee will be much better if he succeeds in preparing freshman Hamid for a national debate competition. Pohl and Naima are equally appalled but over time this unlikely duo starts clicking – until Naima realizes that the multicultural fairy tale only serves one purpose: to save the college’s reputation.

Genre Comedy
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Language German
Directed by Sönke Wortmann
Nationality Germany
Original title Contra
Produced by Constantin Film Produktion
Release year 2021 Q3 (planned)
Running time 103 min
Starring Nilam Farooq
Christoph Maria Herbst
Hassan Akkouch

Festivals

World Premiere: Zurich Film Festival – Gala Section

Awards

Bavarian Film Prize for Nilam Farooq - for a female lead in her role as Naima

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