An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel...to the death.

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Eight year old Ardal develops a crush on his nice teacher Miss Purdy and decides that her loutish boyfriend is not good enough for her so he challenges him to a duel. The duellists meet but,unlike his rival,Ardal has a real gun,stolen from his Garda father. The duel produces results... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Written and Performed by David Geraghty
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jealous
26 July 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

A boy who is in elementary school fancies a homeroom teacher. He bumps into her in a street, but she is with her fiancé. He is shocked because he thinks he could marry her sincerely. Next day, he offers the fiancé a duel to a death for who can get her. On the day of duel, he brings a pistol and orders the fiancé to say not to marry her. At first, the fiancé seems unwilling to say that, but gradually he realizes the boy is serious. He finally screams and… In the beginning of this film, I thought this was about childlike love. However, the boy made me scared. I came to know even a child feels strong jealousy. Anyway, this was one of the most shocking, impressive movies I've ever seen.


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