Synopsis: In England, the teacher of the Wittering College Robert Anderson is hit in the face by a student and is forced to take three months vacation to avoid being sued by the parents of the student. Robert is affected by the incident and a couple of months later, he is emotionally disturbed, alcoholic and separated of his wife Helen. Their daughter Kate lives with her mother and has classes with Robert, but she does not respect her father. The principal of Wittering College, Sarah Balham (Ruth Gemmell), loathes Robert and wants to get rid of him, but the Union does not allow her to fire him. When Robert reads about violence in another school, he sends a memo advising the employees of the school and he is considered paranoid and delusional by everybody. One day after hours, Robert notes some strange movements outside the school and he advises the security guard James that does not give much attention to the discredited Robert. But sooner Robert realizes that the Wittering College is under sieg
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Johannes Roberts
Production: Black Robe
79 min

The written word is a beautiful thing.

It represents the evolution

of the human race,

although marking some of your work

you would hardly think that was the case.

- Excellent.

- (Whispers) Oh, Daddy's little girl.

That, Mr Knight, is fantastic...

...if you're in the first year

of primary school.

Perhaps you'd feel a little happier

with crayons, colouring in little kittens.

Are you going somewhere, Mr...?

Oh! Oh...

You OK?


'How are you feeling, Robert?

Fine. I think I'll be ready

to come back next week.

It must have been a horrible ordeal.

We asked you here, because we're

very keen to resolve this issue without...

Unnecessary legal complications.

Philip Knight leaves

at the end of this year?

There's only three months to the end

of term so, with that in mind,

we should be able to come to

some satisfactory compromise.

You're not thinking of letting that boy

back in my classroom, are you?

I'm not sure you understand

the situation, Mr Anderson.

The parents of the boy in question

are threatening to sue you personally.

And the school.

Now I'm sure you are aware

that giving the students Fs

has long been

against national guidelines.

It was a fail.

Sarah, it was barely even literate.

"RS". Resubmission.

That's how you're required to label it.

Giving a student an F is just felt

to be humiliating for the child.

And Mrs Knight feels that you provoked

Philip into attacking you

- by belittling him in front of others.

- This is my fault?

We're very keen not to assign

blame here, Mr Anderson.

We're suggesting you take

extended leave until the end of term

and then we will welcome you

back with open arms.

Robert, please, can you...?

I-I am so sorry.

(Alarm beeps)

(Laughter and jeering)

(Tap on window)


Didn't mean to startle you.

No, you didn't. Em...

- You look very nice.

- Thank you.

Boiler broke this morning.

Couldn't even have a shower.

On, right. I'll...I'll pop over tonight.

No, no, you don't have to.

I'll call a plumber.

It's really not your speciality.


I'll take a look. it's not a problem.


Thank you.

I just wanted to have a chat

about next weekend.

I know it's your weekend with Kate,

but, um...

- Helen, you don't have to worry.

- I don't?

I haven't forgotten

our daughter's birthday.

- No...

- I'm taking her to the theatre.

- You could come if you like.

- Oh, that sounds really nice.

But she asked me to ask you

if you wouldn't mind

if she went to London

with some friends to see a band.


I'm sure she'll ask you herself.

So there's going to be an adult

with them, yeah?

Oh, Robert, you know, she's...

I'll think about ii.

I...I have to go.

Are you looking after yourself?

You look tired.

- it's a busy time of year.

- Yeah, of course. Of course.

Don't be too hard on Katie.


So I'll see you tonight.

F***ing hell...

Good luck.

Do we have any books

about plumbing in the library?





- (Knock)

- Come in.

Robert, please, take a seat.

So how are things?

Good. Fine.

That's great.

And how's it going with the Year 12s?


I still seem to be missing

some assessment grades for them.

Yes. Sorry, I haven't sent those over.

I'll do that.

I know this time of year is a pain,

but I really am going to need them.

Yeah, of course. I'm really sorry.

Let's see. I think I've almost done

everything. Won't take me five minutes.

Thanks, Robert.

Just one other thing before you go.

Some of the teachers

have raised concerns

about the noise level

from your class.

Well, em...

All right. I'll get them to keep it down.

Yes. It's probably nothing.

You know how some people can get.

But it was more about the actual

language being used by the students.


- I'll keep an eye on it.

- Thanks. I appreciate that.

Just one other thing.

It's probably nothing.

Crossed wires or something,

but there's been a complaint about, em...

...about you bringing in alcohol

to the premises.

- I cannot think what that's about.

- I know, I know.

It's probably, as I said,

just crossed wires.

I know you'd never do such a thing

because it would mean suspension.


Thanks, Robert.

I think I might pop into your class

tomorrow. OK?

Nothing to be concerned about.

I'll just sit at the back and observe.

- Of course.

- Thanks, Robert

And Robert...

Please, never send a memo like that

across the staff network again

without consulting me first.

He stinks of booze.

(Sarah) I am trying to get rid of him,

but the unions won't let me.

(Lift pings)

Hold the door!

You look sh*t.

Nice memo, by the way.


...how we perceive ourselves...

...may not be

how we are perceived by others.

Lear believes himself to be

a good and responsible monarch.

However, Goneril, Regan and the Fool

constantly remind him

that he is a man who has...


...his kingdom,

his faithful daughter and his wits

through his own...

(Pen squeaks)


This is shown...

(Pupils laugh)

You will report for an hour's detention

each night for a week.

Starting tonight.

(Bell rings)


An right?

- Anything going on?

- Not really.

What's this?

It's a memo from Anderson.

Sent out to all members of staff.

"Did you know there were nearly

"affecting teachers, janitors,

dinner ladies and cleaners last year?"

Is he for real? Does he want gun

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Johannes Roberts

Johannes Roberts (born 24 May 1976) is a British film director, producer, and writer. more…

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