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Teach You a Lesson Short Film (Full Length) – 2000 Experimental Drama

Teach You a Lesson

Short Film (Full Length) – 2000 Experimental Drama

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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.

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Produced by Central Films, in association with Sublingual Productions