The Dollar Bottom

This 1980 fictional British short film took home an Academy Award for Best Short Subject. In the picture, a group of young British schoolboys decides to fight back against corporal punishment at their school by creating a surprisingly detailed insurance scheme that will pay off students who are caned by their teachers. What begins as a silly idea quickly becomes hugely profitable for the boys, as they seek to have their company listed on the stock market. While comedic, the film paints a telling portrait of what - if any - place physical punishment in schools has in a modern society.

G
| 1980 | 33 min | 6.6/10 | 0/100
Cast
Robert Urquhart, Rikki Fulton, Jonathan McNeil, Angus Kittler Reid
Director
Roger Christian
Language
English
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