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Kidulthood -- A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.


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America's 'KIDS' and girls of 'THIRTEEN', meet the UK world of 'KIDULTHOOD'.... See more (122 total) »


  (in credits order)

Aml Ameen ... Trife
Red Madrell ... Alisa

Noel Clarke ... Sam

Adam Deacon ... Jay

Jaime Winstone ... Becky
Femi Oyeniran ... Moony
Madeleine Fairley ... Claire
Rebecca Martin ... Katie

Nicholas Hoult ... Blake
Adem Bayram ... Vinnie
Stephanie Di Rubbo ... Shaneek (as Stefanie Di Rubbo)
Catherine Ajike ... Carleen (as Kate-Line Okoro)
Medhavi Patel ... Sophie
Ben McKay ... Rapper
Cornell John ... Uncle Curtis

Rafe Spall ... Lenny

Kate Magowan ... Stella

Pierre Mascolo ... Andreas

Ray Panthaki ... Mark

Christopher Villiers ... Mr. Fineal
Ortis Deley ... Derek (as Ortis Dealey)
Hannah Miles ... Mrs. Fineal
Leila Bertrand ... Alisa's Mum

Stephen Taylor ... Rupert
Tom Burroughs ... Hamish

Bhasker Patel ... Shopkeeper
Cleo Sylvestre ... Sam's Mum
Alexander Hanson ... Manager

Sam Callis ... Security Guard
Sushil Hunjan ... Nisha

David Schaal ... Taxi Driver (as David Schall)
Marsha Miller ... Trife's Mum
Toby Dantzic ... Shop Assistant
Alison Newman ... Claire's Mum
Paul Putner ... Mr. Hardy
Natalie Wright ... Debbie

Richard Angol ... Street Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Ajala ... Desmond (uncredited)
Amir Madaninejad ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Menhaj Huda 
Writing credits
Noel Clarke (written by)

Produced by
Clark N. Anthony .... associate producer
James Armitage .... associate producer
Tim Cole .... line producer
Marco Costa .... executive producer
Tania Costa .... executive producer
Menhaj Huda .... producer
George Isaac .... producer
Damian Jones .... producer
Richard Lever .... co-producer
Douglas Lochhead .... co-producer
Amir Madaninejad .... executive producer (as Amir Madani)
Pierre Mascolo .... executive producer
Michael McCoy .... associate producer
Marcello Moscarello .... executive producer
Ray Panthaki .... co-producer
Louise A. Stewart .... assistant producer
Alexandra Stone .... co-producer
Joshua Varney .... associate producer
Original Music by
The Angel 
Cinematography by
Brian Tufano (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
Casting by
Amanda Tabak 
Production Design by
Murray McKeown 
Nic Tuft 
Art Direction by
Paul Harvey 
Costume Design by
Andy Blake 
Makeup Department
Vikki Lawson .... additional makeup artist (as Vicky Lawson)
Sarah Lee .... additional makeup artist
Sarah Owen .... makeup artist: Ms Magowan
Isabel While .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kim Robinson .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Iain Atkinson .... second assistant director: pre-production
Nick Simmonds .... second assistant director (as Nick Simmons)
Cedric St. Clair .... trainee assistant director
Paul Stevenson .... third assistant director
Lee Tailor .... first assistant director
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mirko Sekulic .... art department assistant
Bart Tuft .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Stuart Bagshaw .... foley editor
Stuart Bagshaw .... foley recordist
Alistair Crocker .... sound recordist
David Gerard .... assistant sound editor
Simon Gershon .... supervising sound editor
Dan Green .... adr recordist
Mike Grimes .... sound effects editor
Tirso Guinon .... dubbing assistant
James Harbour .... boom operator
Hugh Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrea King .... foley artist
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ben Meechan .... sound effects editor
Zak Melemendjian .... adr editor
Zak Melemendjian .... dialogue editor
Jo Miller .... foley artist
David Turner .... sound technical coordinator
Visual Effects by
James Clarke .... visual effects
William Foxwell .... film recorder operator: Lip Sync Post (as Will Foxwell)
Daniel Tomlinson .... film recorder operator
Bill Davey .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Bobbitt .... additional photographer
Mark Collins .... additional still photographer
Nic Cupac .... grip
Carlos De Carvalho .... second focus puller
Thomas English .... Steadicam operator (as Tom English)
Mike Farr .... lighting technician
Kevin Gorman .... camera trainee
Zoe Guilford .... additional still photographer
David Hedges .... focus puller
Rollo Hollins .... still photographer
John Jordan .... second focus puller (as Johny Jordan)
Jennie Paddon .... clapper loader
Robert Pye .... gaffer
Luis Santos .... generator operator
Bob Shipsey .... second camera operator
Ryan Taggart .... second clapper loader
Lee Wooster .... electrician
Animation Department
Ben Bradley .... digital artist
Casting Department
Holly McAlister .... casting associate (as Holly McAllistair)
Helen Power .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fatima Ibrahim .... wardrobe trainee
Jessica Mautner .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Greg Barrett .... digital intermediate producer
Stephen Bearman .... film scanner (as Steve Bearman)
Ben Bradley .... film scanner
Rebecca Budds .... digital media coordinator
John Claude .... supervising grader
Selina Macarthur .... assistant editor
Jamie Moreton .... digital intermediate grader
Paul Shore .... digital media supervisor
Tom Balkwill .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
The Angel .... music producer
DJ Drez .... musician: scratches
James Hyman .... music supervisor
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Malcolm Cooper .... driver: camera truck
Paulo Fernandes .... driver
Claude Johnson .... driver
Other crew
Ajay Bhatt .... paramedic
James Clarke .... digital laboratory supervisor
Neil Hodge .... chef
Simon Hooson .... location assistant
Lita O'Sullivan .... production accountant
Robert Rayner .... location manager (as Robbie Rayner)
Louise A. Stewart .... production coordinator (as Louise Stewart)
Ben Deen Swaray .... set runner
Simon van der Borgh .... script consultant

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Rated R for pervasive language, violent content, sexual material, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When Trife and Jay are playing on the PlayStation, a collection of WWE Wrestlemania DVDs can be seen on his shelf.See more »
Uncle Curtis:[to Trev, holding a box cutter] I want you to carve a "c" from the corner of him eye to the corner of him mouth.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shank (2010)See more »
POW (Forward)See more »


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67 out of 91 people found the following review useful.
America's 'KIDS' and girls of 'THIRTEEN', meet the UK world of 'KIDULTHOOD'...., 9 March 2006
Author: marc brown (marxthedude) from LONDON, ENGLAND

Over the waters, it seems anyone not from England is in love with that wonderful Richard Curtis-like view of the globe, which is neither bad or drastically inaccurate, but covers a very small percentage of what life in the UK and particularly ordinary UK people are actually like.

Refreshingly comes "Kidulthood", an all too accurate if at times sensational version of average school-kids in London. We meet an assortment of characters, most of them only likable on a limited level, who's only motivation is to get through each day and fill the voids with partying, be it with drugs or sex, or petty crime. The film takes us through two days of their lives and how each character, be it the misguided Trife (Aml Ameen) or the sexually motivated Becky (Jamie Winstone) as well as others, on the day when a big party looms and the suicide of a classmate seems lurking in the background.

Growing up on a London housing estate and seeing the changes throughout the years has made me over-critical of films depicting this. The dialogue always being too polished or too neat, the accents as caricatured as Dick Van Dyke's cockney chimney sweep (the recent "Green Street" and anything Guy Ritchie suffered from this in spades) but refreshingly all this is absent here. The performances are very real, so real, that it would be easy to confuse them as weak, particularly with characters such as Claire, played pitch perfectly by Madeleine Fairley with her words always having that hollow ring of someone saying what everyone around her wants to hear, rather than what they're really thinking. The language is fluid and the style completely believable; this is an excellent window into an average group of modern teens, as depressing as that is to admit.

Marrying it to the excellent visual style and the lack of obvious moralising is both a strength and a weakness. Visually fast paced, using sliding split-screen and cinema scope, married to the creme of British gangster rap, this looks great, hiding it's indie roots and looking more like Steven Soderberg's 'Ocean's Eleven' than Larry Clark's 'Kids'. The pros of this are the audience it needs to reach will interpret this as 'cool' and maybe will end up seeing the characters as teen movie icons, more than stopping and thinking what the overall message is.

It's disturbing, mostly in small gestures rather than the grand shocking ones. A pretty teenage girl is bullied, punched with a bone shattering crunch as her attacker screams at her to pick up the ring that flew off her finger, Claire is intimidated by her boyfriend by him warning that he'll tell everyone she is a lousy lay (and that's the clean version) with personal hygiene issues, as she pathetically begs him to stop; it's certainly not a film for those seeking a rose-coloured view of society.

"Kidulthood" is a much needed reply to the belief that England is a pretty cool place and it's teens as going through a harmless phase. It is entertaining but without selling itself out, despite an ending thats a little too explosive to believe.

Not since Garly Oldman's 'Nil By Mouth' has a film seemed so richly realistic and it's to the director and the writer's credit that they have achieved this.

Whilst sad, it's not as 'slash your wrists' depressing as you might assume either; the power of the film is one that lingers after and hopefully it is that, that might reach to people not only affected by what they've seen but most of all identifying with it.

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