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Prepare to shed hot tears at the story of Vinni, a smart, charming, talented 15-year-old who goes careering off the rails when his parents split up. From being a diligent student Vinni has become a royal pain for his teachers at Passmores School, wandering in and out of lessons, ducking behind lockers, smoking, or watching Eminem videos when he’s supposed to be researching osteoblasts. What’s heartbreaking is watching how the head teacher, Mr Goddard, and Vinni’s favourite teacher, Miss Conway, try so patiently to give Vinni more chances, to be supportive, to warn him rather than exclude him — but if his behaviour and contempt is disrupting other students, how far can their patience go?
Superb filming, editing and music combine in a poignant parable of modern schooling.
Mr Goddard is forced to deal with a pupil whose parents' marriage breakdown is having a negative impact on his academic results. When some staff begin to question how far they can go to keep the boy in school, the headmaster is faced with a tough decision.
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