Trailer: Mad About English!
Have you ever seen 10,000 students learning English from one teacher â€“ all at the same time? Have you ever met a detective whose â€˜mission impossibleâ€™ is to arrest bad grammar? Or encountered a 74 year-old retiree who thinks nothing of ambushing foreigners on the streets just so he can practice his English? Or heard a Chinese policeman speak English in a New York Bronx accent?
If you havenâ€™t, catch Mad About English! – the amazing story of 1,000,000,000 people and their MAD MAD MAD rush to learn English! As the clock ticks down to next monthâ€™s Olympics, Chinaâ€™s love affair with the English language has reached feverish proportions. With half a million or more visitors descending on Beijing for the Games, can the Chinese pull it off with their newly-acquired English? Mad About English! follows the inspiring and heart-warming efforts of a city preparing to host the world by learning a once-forbidden tongue.
Shot entirely in China by Singaporean filmmaker Lian Pek, Mad About English! is the first locally-made documentary feature thatâ€™s making its premiere as a full theatrical commercial release. As a genre, it single-handedly conjures up the word â€œdocu-comedyâ€, screening more like a comedy than a traditional documentary.
Watch the hilarious trailer of upcoming docu-comedy Mad About English, slated to hit big screens this August 7th, and whose YouTube version has already garnered over 70,000 hits.