NOT BY THE BOOK

By Raza MALLAL

ADLER AND ASSOCIATES ENTERTAINMENT INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Black comedy - Completed 2019

After being caught cheating on a test, a high school student is blackmailed into helping his teacher kidnap her philandering husband.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Raza MALLAL
    • Writer(s)
    • Raza MALLAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Raza MALLAL, Marie ADLER
    • Synopsis
    • Ben, a student with dyscalculia, is caught cheating in his final A-level maths exam by his teacher, Ms Bushnell. However, in return for not reporting him Ms Bushnell gets Ben to help kidnap her cheating husband over the weekend, before the deadline for the delivery of his exam papers and her divorce papers. However, neither Ben nor Ms Bushnell are cut out for this task of extracting information from an ex-SAS reservist. Constant visits to the house by a whole bunch of strangers,including a blind charity collector who wants gender reassignment surgery, a duped Indian Bride and her unhappy father, an Indian takeaway delivery-man, a sex pervert and most annoyingly an interfering xenophobic politician compounds the kidnappers dilemma and incompetence, adding much hilarity to the ongoing race against the clock.