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Teach You a Lesson

Short Film (Full Length) – 2000

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Mature

This film is an account of a 13-year-old boy's shoplifting escapade. It is narrated by a teen voice (Madeleine Sami) while adult actors act out the drama as kids. What starts out as teen shenanigans (a porn stash is accrued with the five-finger discount) turns unsettling as a beating is doled out by Dad as punishment. The contrast between the naive voice and what is seen on screen - shot in hand-held close ups - is grimly memorable. An early short from Gregory King, this disquieting tale of domestic abuse was selected for NZ and Melbourne Film Festivals.

Key Cast & Crew

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Gregory King

Director, Camera, Writer

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Simon Marler

Producer

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Maryanne Rushton

As: Mother

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Matthew Sunderland

As: Guy

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Matthew Sutherland

As: Oldest Brother

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David Hornblow

As: Father

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Central Films

Acknowledgements

Produced by Central Films, in association with Sublingual Productions

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