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Scaffolding (2018)

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17-year- old ASHER has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled by a lot of rage and violence; yet he is also endowed with a considerable amount of charm and street wisdom. While his strict father sees him as a natural successor to the family's scaffolding business, Asher finds a different masculine role model in his gentle literature teacher Rami and forges a special connection with him. Torn between the two worlds, Asher looks for a chance for a new life and new identity. When a sudden tragedy occurs, he has to take the ultimate test of maturity.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

A fully absorbing character study of who the system is most likely to fail when promise is stoked, but not followed through on.

October 4, 2018 | Full Review…

"Scaffolding" seems somewhat torn when it comes to telegraphing its own intentions. Its ambiguities of character take a back seat to a trite upshot.

September 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A troubled student is challenged by his literature teacher, who aims to open his narrow worldview to other possibilities.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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A tough and moving educational drama.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The films with wise teacher, equilibrist of common sense in a depauperate environment, have been shaped like a classic subgenre. [Full Review in Spanish]

October 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Far from being an inspirational character in the style of the Dead Poets Society... the teacher ( Ami Smolartchik) is a figure with serious deficiencies that shows that bonhomie and teaching ability don't always come together. [Full review in Spanish]

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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