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My Brother Tom (2001)

 -  Drama  -  16 November 2001 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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Written by Kevin Rowland, James Paterson and Kevin Adams
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
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Compelling and necessary viewing!
12 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

An incredibly compelling film which had me glued from start to finish. As someone personally affected by the abuse issues raised I felt so much empathy for the characters who were portrayed fantastically by the young actors. Uncomfortable viewing at times, particularly for those with such experiences in there past, but essential non the less. The harsh reality of adults, especially those in powerful positions, reluctance to see what is going on around them is shown brilliantly. Yes it shows a dank view of the world, but talk to 10 young people in your life and its almost guaranteed that at least 5 of them would have experienced similar acts, with no one to turn to.

A film were you need to look beyond such aesthetics as SFX or high budget locations and accept that this stuff really does happen everyday!!!!!!


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