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(1979)

Plot Summary

  • This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. The film was originally made as a BBC play but it was banned before ever being shown. So 'Alan Clarke' and 'Roy Minton' got it re-made as a film. This is a tough and brutal film and should not be viewed lightly.

    - Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Synopsis

A young offender is sent to borstal ("reform school" in American terms) and faces the brutality and indifference of the guards...

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