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The Lesson (2015)

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Two schoolboy delinquents learn a lesson that they will never forget when a teacher at the end of his tether decides to abduct them.

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Ruth Platt
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Cast overview:
Robert Hands Robert Hands ... Mr. Gale
Evan Bendall ... Fin
Michaela Prchalová Michaela Prchalová ... Mia
Dolya Gavanski ... Tanja
Tom Cox Tom Cox ... Jake
Rory Coltart Rory Coltart ... Joel
Michael Swatton Michael Swatton ... Fin's Father
Charlotte Croft Charlotte Croft ... Fin's Mother
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Two schoolboy delinquents learn a lesson that they will never forget when a teacher at the end of his tether decides to abduct them.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 2016 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£32,000 (estimated)
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UrbanFox Films See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Difficult but interesting
29 March 2016 | by nezumi-790-832577See all my reviews

The Lesson isn't sure what it wants to be - an indie love story mixed with horror, a micro budget revenge movie. This is its main problem - it is a bit schizophrenic in terms of is genre - hardcore horror fans might not like it, as not gory enough, indie film fans might find it not art-house enough, and then there's the fact that the bulk of the rant of the main character is hard to stomach in places. But the wit and intelligence of the script shines through, and the film keeps you teetering between two moral standpoints quite effectively.

There are some really nicely observed moments placed throughout the film, like the flashbacks where the relationship between boy and mother is drawn out, and the subtle emotional abuse that the main female character is subjected to which leads to quite a gratifying and blackly funny twist at the end, for those with the patience to see it through.


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