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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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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 ... 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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UK

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English

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29 February 2016 (UK) See more »

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£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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sometimes more is too much...
11 June 2018 | by sjalkarjadottirSee all my reviews

Firstly .. this is torture porn! Its not revernge horror/gore, its about the torture..

Now, the movie itself has its ups and downs .. more downs though. The main story is simple .. but obscured by a totally unnecessary sideplot and relationship drama that adds little to nothing.

With that said, in my opinion .. this movie could have benefitted TREMENDOULY from removing this sideplot entirely .. and cutting runtime to a brief 1 hour .. cause i venture to say that the "joy" of the movie comes from the mainplot alone and not some overcoming of an abusive relationship.

So .. the main plot; taking revenge on students that .. by all means .. seem to "deserve it" .. students with no redeeming quality. So far, so good. The problem i had with this movie is that the teacher just wasnt a very good teacher. (speaking from the perspective of being a teacher myself) He certainly came across as idealistic and enthusiastic .. but not a good teacher.

The students on the other hand came across as just a bit "too rude" .. considering the portrait demographic, such behaviour is VERY hard to imagine .. (although i am not familiar with the english demographic that well, but when i compare it to the nordic education, such student behaviour is simply in the realm of fantasy)

There was a lot of blood .. but not that much gore as most scenes that would "show" gore tended to obscure the actual wounding. So you are left with the acting (not too bad). Actually, i liked the performance of all the main cast .. although not too demanding, i would think .. it was still well done.

I cannot quite recommend this movie, because of the utterly boring sideplot that creates long periods of boredom in the movie .. and the rather unsatisfactory ending.


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