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by Shane Meadows


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, we chart his rites of passage from 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's not long before things turn sour with his new-found 'friends' and Shaun soon learns that violence is the coward's answer.

international title: This is England
original title: This is England
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Shane Meadows
film run: 100'
release date: UK 27/04/2007, DK/SE 17/08/2007, NO 31/08/2007, FR 10/10/2007, IC 02/11/2007, ES 04/01/2008, BE 20/02/2008, PT 16/04/2009, IT 26/08/2011
screenplay: Shane Meadows
cast: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Joe Gilgun, Vicky McClure
cinematography by: Danny Cohen
film editing: Chris Wyatt
art director: Mark Leese
costumes designer: Jo Thompson
music: Ludovico Einaudi
producer: Mark Herbert
production: Warp Films
distributor: The Works, Festival Films, Camera Film, Ad Vitam, A-Film België NV, EcoFilmes, Officine UBU


main awards/selection

Rome Film Festival 2006 In Competition
BAFTAs Awards 2008 Best British Film

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