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My Brother Tom (2001)

A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jessica
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Tom
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Sarah
Michael Erskine ...
Ian
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Jack
Judith Scott ...
Jessica's Mum
Michael Tucek ...
Gang Leader
Michael Power ...
Gang Sidekick
Daniel Bliss ...
Gang Boy
Adam Paul Harvey ...
Gang Boy
Craig Vye ...
Gang Boy
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Jessica's Dad
Emily Barrett ...
Nicola
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Father Felix
Jonathan Hackett ...
Tom's Dad
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A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a private reality that no-one else can enter. Written by Gabriel Jones <gabrieljones@hotmail.com>

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Tom: What's your name?
[she walks off]
Tom: Hey, virgin, what's your name?
Jessica: Stupid!
Tom: What's your name?
Jessica: What's yours?
Tom: Tom. So...
Jessica: It's a secret.
Tom: Alright.
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Referenced in From Dogma to Dogville: Don't Try This at Home (2006) See more »

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Written by Kevin Rowland, James Paterson and Kevin Adams
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
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A compelling & disturbing drama - It should be compulsory viewing
13 September 2004 | by (Bury, Greater Manchester) – See all my reviews

I found this film very disturbing. I had to watch it until the end.

The acting was such that I had to remind myself that it was acting sometimes. I feel that some actors are very brave to take on certain parts.

I think that in some darker places in the world (e.g. USA), elements of the population would confuse the actor with the part and abuse him. Congratulations to all involved for an excellent performance. The tension is never "Watch out behind you" but "Please, please, not that".

If this film causes just one adult to reflect on how his actions may damage a child then it is very worthwhile.


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