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This film is an account of a 13-year-old boy's shoplifting escapade. It is narrated by a teen voice (Madeleine Sami) while adult actors act out the drama as kids. What starts out as teen shenanigans (a porn stash is accrued with the five-finger discount) turns unsettling...
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.
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