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School of Life (2004)

Stanley is a student who turns down his friend Gordon's invitation to cut class, saying that maybe today they'll learn something, maybe today the school will teach something. Sure enough, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jake Polonsky

Writer:

Malachi Smyth
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Doolan
Susan Lynch ... Teacher
Chris Mant Chris Mant ... Pupil
Jonathan Readwin
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Stanley is a student who turns down his friend Gordon's invitation to cut class, saying that maybe today they'll learn something, maybe today the school will teach something. Sure enough, once Stanley's teacher gets the attention of the unruly class, she tells them that this lesson is the most important one they'll ever study - the meaning of life. She passes out a pamphlet, but runs out as she gets to Stanley, telling him that his surly seat mate, Garth, will have to share the booklet with him. She leaves, and Garth hordes the material. What's Stanley to do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Short

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2004 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£8,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Excellent short film - totally disagree with other comment
20 November 2007 | by Rocket-PicturesSee all my reviews

Simple, meaningful and delivers an emotional punch. I regularly trail through dull short films and it's always nice to come across something that has a simple and enlightened message, without pretensions or self indulgent directing.

A boy at school has to attend a lesson when his friend plays truant and is given the most important lesson of his life, only to find that when there are not enough copies to go around he has to share with the school bully.

Unlike most short films featuring children or actors these kids hold their own and it's believable. The soundtrack nicely complements the emotion of the piece and the punchline of the film works well.


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