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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Perry Benson
Piotr Jagiello
Elisa Lasowski
Thomas Turgoose
Directors
Shane Meadows
Screenwriters
Paul Fraser
Running Time
71 minutes

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Plot
Arriving in London to escape his tough Nottingham existence, orphan Tomo (Turgoose) is viciously mugged. But his fortunes take an upswing when he meets shy Polish teen Marek (Jagiello) and the pair form a friendship built on goofing about and harebrained money-making schemes...


Verdict
Meadows in a minor key but still a major delight; his improvised feel, sparky comedy and interest in the truth of youth services a story that’s both winning and winsome.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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