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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The smart boy is so cool!
18 July 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

The hero of this movie is a boy. He is in love with his teacher. He gives her a red ring, but one day he meets his teacher and her steady by chance. He notices that she does not wear the ring which he gave her and they intend to marry. He does not want to consider it so he takes action which ordinary children cannot think of.

I think this movie is exceedingly interesting because the boy has an idea which I suppose that adults think of and the story is so funny. But, I think his teacher's last behavior to her boyfriend is not good because if I were her, I would take action like her boyfriend. I think he had no choice but to take no good action. However, her feeling gradually dawned on me too. I think this problem is so difficult. Lastly, i think all casts' performance is so good. Especially, the boy has a peculiar charm.

IN conclusion, the ending is happy for the boy and his teacher because they did not lose their valuable things. There are a lot of thrilling scenes in this film. I want you to watch this movie just out of curiosity.


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