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Trailer: Mad About English!

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Have you ever seen 10,000 students learning English from one teacher – all at the same time? Have you ever met a detective whose ‘mission impossible’ 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 haven’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 month’s Olympics, China’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 that’s making its premiere as a full theatrical commercial release. As a genre, it single-handedly conjures up the word “docu-comedy”, 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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBFEgMqhOs4

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  1. 26 July 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Wow, from the trailer this film looks like it’s a very high humour factor. Proud a fellow SG-ean did it! ^^

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