The Substitute

The Substitute


Reviewed by: Scott Macdonald

A wittily scripted high-school movie with a substitute teacher from hell. This cheerful 20-minute comedy is a breezily energetic batch of silliness and strangely sad pathos.

The substitute of the title is a delirious, rictus-grinning comic creation. Mixing Jerry Lewis with Bruce Campbell - whipping the students into shape brashly and not without some serious style. Immediately confiscating a ball signed by a star from the fat kid and making the students make fools of themselves for better grades.

A delightful twist turns the table on the demon substitute, but I wouldn't want to give it away.

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2007
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Comedy about the supply teacher from hell. Showing at the EIFF as part of European Shorts 1.

Director: Andera Jublin

Writer: Andera Jublin

Starring: Andera Jublin, Valentino CampitelCicco, Lisa Galantili, Arianne Dal Buono, Lorenzo De

Year: 2006

Runtime: 22 minutes

Country: Italy

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