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Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Drama about a New York school teacher who, by day, teaches dialectics to inner city kids in his unorthodox history class. By night, however, he wrestles with emptiness and a spiralling drug habit that threatens to swallow him whole.

An unlikely alliance develops between the teacher and one of his students after she inadvertently discovers his secret.

Ryan Gosling was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as the troubled teacher.

Last on

Wed 26 Oct 2011 00:35 BBC One Wales only


Ryan Fleck
Ryan Fleck
Anna Boden


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