Big School-Break (or Big Break translit. Bolshaya Peremena, Russian: Большая перемена) is a Soviet 1972 TV miniseries in 4 episodes. Its USA screen name is The Long Recess, and it is loosely based on Georgi Sadovnikov's novel "Walk towards people".
Nestor Petrovich Severov's ego is wounded by a girl, who has overtaken him in a scientific project. He starts working at a night school, having had his spot at a post-graduate program taken away by the young woman. He soon finds out that teaching adults can be very hard, especially when they aren't willing to learn.