This Is England (2006)

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Released 6-Dec-2007
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1983 was a time before MTV and Gameboy, when there was very little to keep the disenchanted British youth anaesthetised. As unemployment figures rose and Youth Training Schemes fell, the kids refused to toe the factory line and spilled out onto the streets. Rockers, New Romantics, Mods, Punks and Skinheads stood shoulder to shoulder, hissing and spitting in the discos, precincts and subways of the working class towns across the nation.

THIS IS ENGLAND tells the story of Shaun, a 12-year-old kid growing up without a father in the north of England. Set during the summer holidays of 1983, the film charts his rites of passage from a scruffy misfit grieving the loss of his father into a shaven-headed thug whose anger and pain are embraced by the local skinhead fraternity. With a shell of a mother and no father to guide him, Shaun seems set for self-destruction but it is not long before things turn sour with his new-found 'friends' and Shaun discovers that violence is the coward's answer.
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Thomas Turgoose
Stephen Graham
Jo Hartley
Andrew Shim
Vicky McClure
Joseph Gilgun
Andrew Ellis
Perry Benson
George Newton
Frank Harper
Jack O'Connell
Kriss Dosanjh
Kieran Hardcastle
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Shane Meadows
Ludovico Einaudi
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 2006 98:01 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio & Animation, Audio Commentary-Shane Meadows, Mark Herbert and Thomas Turgoose, Interviews-Crew-BFI Interview with Shane Meadows, Interviews-Crew-Mark Herbert (Producer), Interviews-Crew-Production Designer, Mark Leese, Interviews-Cast & Crew-Hair, Makeup and Costume, Featurette-Behind The Scenes-A behind-the-scenes look at four key scenes, Deleted Scenes-Seven deleted scenes, Teaser Trailer-Madman Propaganda
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