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Madeline Sami narrates this film about a 13-year-old’s adventure in shoplifting, affecting a teenage voice as adult actors play out the drama on screen.  The teens begin by accumulating porn magazines, using their five-finger-discount.  Things get dark when Dad discovers the stash and administers a beating.

 

The child’s voice works as a distinct contrast to the drama appearing on-screen.  Shot using mainly hand-held cameras, this is a grim and affecting drama about domestic abuse.  Teach You A Lesson was selected for the New Zealand and Melbourne International Film Fesivals.

 

Duration: 
8min
Production Year: 
2000
Production Company: 
Central Films
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Roles

Director
Writer
Producer

Key Crew