The Tough Guys
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Considering himself to be a superhero, eleven-year-old Modulf deliberately attracts the attention of the school bullies in order to protect his fellow students — but when his new friend Lise gets in serious trouble after trying to bring the bullies to justice, he's forced to choose between being a superhero or a good friend.
Filmmaker Christian Lo in attendance, April 13 & 15 screenings.
Eleven-year-old Modulf gets bullied every day at school, but he wouldn't have it any other way: considering himself a modern-day superhero, he believes that he is protecting his fellow students by attracting all the bullies' attention. Lise, the new girl at school, soon learns of Modulf's self-imposed responsibility and decides that the bullies should be brought to justice. But when the pair finds themselves in some serious trouble, Modulf is forced to choose between being a superhero, or a good friend.
Themes: Bullying, decision-making, friendship
Content Advisory: Verbal bullying/strong language, physical bullying/violence, visible physical injuries, genitals caught in zipper (unseen, comedic)
|Ages:||10 to 12|
|Grades:||5 to 7|
Director Biography: Christian Lo
Christian Lo holds a bachelor's degree in film and video production from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College (now University for the Creative Arts) in England. There, he wrote and directed his graduation film Punctured (01). Since then he directed three other award-winning short films for children — Iver (04), Ramp (05), and Baluba Runa (07) — before making his feature film debut with the children's film Rafiki (09). The Tough Guys (13) is his second feature.