Film details

Alternative titles

  • STUDENT GERBER Alternative
  • PUPIL GERBER Alternative
  • GERBER THE PUPIL Alternative


Based on the novel by Friedrich Torberg, about an authoritarian mathematics teacher in the 1930's and the effects of his classroom harshness on his students, particularly Kurt Gerber.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top