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I’m a huge fan of Onur Tukel’s little-seen-but-screamingly-funny 2001 independent comedy Ding-A-Ling-Less. Since those days, Tukel has toiled away on other projects, but with the posting of The Wallet, a 17-minute short that began as a tossed off after-school experiment with a classroom of kiddies, he has returned with a vengeance. Tukel stars as a fiscally desperate teacher who teaches his young students a valuable political lesson when they discover a wallet full of cold hard cash in a nearby park. I seriously doubt I will encounter a better punchline and last shot this year, but a man can dream.

Take a break from whatever you’re doing and enjoy this little treat:

— Michael Tully

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Michael Tully was born and raised in Maryland and now lives on Tennis Court in Brooklyn. His most recent narrative feature, Septien, world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. In addition to directing Cocaine Angel (2006) and Silver Jew (2007), he is also a proud alumni of Filmmaker Magazine's annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" club (2006). Visit his indieWIRE blog Boredom at its Boredest——for more sporadic personal updates.

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