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English Lessons

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ABOUT THE FILM

"English Lessons" is an animated English course which recycles the audio soundtrack from a 1970's edition English language course. In 8 lessons one can learn, in addition to the English language, important things about studying, dynamics between the sexes and money. This film is not suitable for children.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA


Nationality:
Finland
Activities:
Filmography of the directors:

CHRZU (b.1977):

-English Lessons/Lesson 7: Another Round (2008)
-Curse of the Remote Island (2008)
-Night on Earth: Funeral Beat (2007, music video)
-A Song in the Shower (2006)
-Velcra: Memory Loss (2005)
-S(Hitti) (2004)
-Cinemare (2004)
-Silencer (2003)
-Treevil (2002) together with Aino Ovaskainen and Aiju Salminen

Tommi Juutilainen (b.1972)

-English Lessons/Lesson 5:If... (2008)
-Spirit of Emptiness (2007)
-The Anchor (2007)
-Humble Desires (2004)
-Terribly Sorry (2001)

Lauri Järvenpää (b. 1979)

-English Lessons/Lesson 2: Talking About Tim (2008)
-Yeah Wolf (2002) together with Janne Hyvönen

Samppa Kukkonen

-English Lessons/Lesson 8: How Stupid! (2008)
-For Whom the Bell Jingles (2006)
-Nightshift (2004) together with Sara Wahl and Simo Koivunen
-Way To Go (2002)

Reetta Neittaanmäki (b. 1974)

- English Lessons/Lesson 1: Mr. Hunt (2008)
- Adaptation of the Species (2007)
- Life of the Bachelor (2001)
-Clay Feet (2000)
-The Cherry Case (1999) together with Lotta Rapeli, Piipa Toivonen and Katja Heikkinen

Lotta Rapeli

-English Lessons/Lesson 3: Mr. Laker
-Elian omenapuu (2001)
-Peili (2001)
-The Cherry Case (1999) together with Reetta Neittaanmäki, Piipa Toivonen and Katja Heikkinen

Niina Suominen (b. 1973)

-Good Stuff (2009)
-English Lessons/Lesson 6: College (2008)
-Comeuppance (2007)
-Room (2004)
-Polaris (2003)
-Punctata (2002)

Sara Wahl

-English Lessons/Lesson 4: A Bargain (2008)
-Horsie (2006)
-Nightshift (2004) together with Samppa Kukkonen and Simo Koivunen
Screening / Award history:
Festival screenings:

Tampere Film Festival 2009 / Finnish competition

Nordisk Panorama 2009 Reykjavik / Nordic Short Film Competition.

Kettupäivät 2009, Helsinki

Polar Film Festival, 2009 Turku

Rokumentti 2008 Joensuu

Awards:

Tampere Film Festival 2009 / Finnish competition : Diploma of Merit
http://www.anikistit.net/chrzu

4 people voted

ste
2010-02-15 20:56:19

One of the best films I've seen recently.

Popo
2009-09-17 17:32:09

very intersting! good sense of black humor!

Calvin
2009-09-17 17:27:42

大変面白いレッスンと意味不明なものとがある。発想はユニーク。

bearcat
2009-09-15 13:50:37

実際にリンガフォンの英語教材で使われていたテープの音声ですよね?
「女性が大勢いると問題が起こる」とか
「島では妻を3人もらう」とか
教科書の例文で出てきたら爆笑ですよね。
一部グロい映像があったりして北欧らしいですね。

jeff
2009-09-12 04:41:31