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Care (2000)

A troubled boy (Steven Mackintosh) endures physical abuse by the staffers at a children's home.

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Davey
Jaye Griffiths ...
Elaine
Maria Pride ...
Pauline
Charlotte Cornwell ...
Joanne Hallows
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Angela
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Tony Collins
Huw Davies ...
DC Price
William Ivory ...
DS Devlin
Andrew Seear ...
Weber
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Clerk of the Court
Jason W. May ...
Older Terry (as Jason May)
Gareth Potter ...
Older Boy
Helen Griffin ...
Pauline's Mum
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15-year old Davey Younger is sent to Glenavon care home for boys in Wales where he is subjected to sexual abuse by two of the staff and a visiting magistrate. The adult Davey, married with children, is approached by television journalist Elaine Hughes after sympathetic councillor Tony Collins has ordered an investigation into the historic abuse but Davey is reluctant to dig up the past that he has kept from his wife. Arrests are made but Davey is convinced that any allegations against the magistrate will not be believed. However he agrees to testify against him in court, though the result is not to everybody's advantage. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This is a brilliant piece of television
1 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

The director Antonia Bird has a history of dealing brilliantly with big issues, such as in the excellent Priest which looked at religion, homosexuality and child abuse, and told its story in a very accessible way. She got an amazing performance out of Linus Roache. And this project is no different. Its presentation of one man's disintegration - an equally impressive Steven Mackintosh - and inability to lead a functional adult life because of the trauma he has suffered is incredibly affecting. The drama includes both his abuse at the hands of men who were his carers and the consequences of that abuse when he's trying to sustain a relationship. The end scenes have stayed with me, even though I saw this six years ago, and their impact is increased by the very fact of their indicating just how devastating abuse is. I don't think you can ever really make too many excellent films about taboo subjects, given that this problem has never really gone away or been out of the news. In contrast to this other reviewer, I'd highly recommend watching Care. Brilliantly directed and performed. But not happy viewing.


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