When their student-friendly high school teacher leaves on maternity leave, a class of seniors finds themselves stuck with a cold, authoritarian replacement, Robert, who insists that they stand when he enters the room and speaks to them only in German. One student, Sabina, is a shy pianist. Robert critiques her playing…and she goes home and commits suicide without leaving a note. Her classmates, who paid little attention to Sabina before her death, now rally around her memory, leading to a rebellion against Robert—the Class Enemy—and the school administrators. But this isn’t a simple story of good guys against bad guys. The students are far from a united front and their individual attitudes shift as their rebellion progresses. Eventually we even see Robert’s point-of-view.