Dead Poets Society



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Dead Poets Society
Peter Weir

This teen drama movie explores the conflict between obedience and freedom at school: Welton Academy is an all-male, elite school in the USA. With conservative strictness, students are taught the classical contents of education. That is until a new English teacher John Keaton sets foot in Welton. His methods are far from ‘classical’, his honesty is refreshing and soon his students realize that the challenge he sets might be their biggest yet: to think for themselves.

· · 1989

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Dead Poets Society. Directed by Peter Weir, Touchstone Pictures/Buena Vista Pictures, 1989. 123 min., FSK 12

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt