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BOY A

by John Crowley

synopsis

Years ago, when he was virtually still a child, Jack committed a terrible crime. He has spent almost all his life in different institutions. Now he is released from prison. He is twenty-four. Equipped with a new name and a job, he has to find his way – not only in the world of adults, but in a completely different life. His parole officer, Terry, is the only one who knows his real identity. Living under a false name is, on the one hand, a blessing and, on the other, a curse. Although he is desperate to make his new life work and to make the most of the second chance he has been given, he suffers because he is not able to tell the people he has met and learned to love anything about his past. Instead, he must keep the monstrous deed to himself.

international title: Boy A
original title: Boy A
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: EEAP Eastern European Acquisition Pool GmbH
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: John Crowley
release date: FR 25/02/2009, BE 11/03/2009
screenplay: Mark O'Rowe
cast: Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Andrew Garfield, Katie Lyons, Jeremy Swift
cinematography by: Rob Hardy
film editing: Lucia Zucchetti
art director: Jon Henson
costumes designer: Julian Day
music: Paddy Cunneen
producer: Liza Marshall, Lynn Horsford, Nick Marston, Tally Garner
production: Cuba Pictures
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Abc Distribution

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