The Substitute

Directed by Diego Lerman

The Substitute tells the story of Lucio: a substitute literature teacher at a high school in an underserved area of Buenos Aires, struggling to find a way to connect with the minds – and the realities – of his students. When one of his students lands in trouble with the kingpin of a local gang, Lucio has to step out from his teaching duties to protect both the teenager and the fragile bond he’s forging with his pupils.

110 minutes

Translated title:
El Suplente


Full English

Country of origin:
Argentina, France, Italy, Mexico and Spain

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