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The Unloved (2009)

A film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Windsor ...
Lucy
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Lucy's Father
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Lucy's Mother
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Ben
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Vicky
Karl Collins ...
Karl
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Johann
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Michael
Darren Campbell ...
Darren
Kerry Stacey ...
Jackie
Ladene Hall ...
Ladene
Penny Morton ...
Penny
Marie Wheeler-King ...
Marie (as Marie Wheeler King)
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Lauren
Christopher Russell ...
Connor
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Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a children's home. Through her eyes, we follow Lucy's struggle to cope with the system. Her saving is her self-belief and her certainty that she is being watched over and protected by the holy spirit. Hers is a heroic quest for love, beauty and transcendence. Written by Anonymous

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Samantha Morton wished The Unloved to be filmed for television rather than for Cinema. The reason being is that she thought, as in her own childhood experiences with going to the cinema, younger audiences' might not afford the price of a cinema ticket. Thus, younger audiences' would see this production "for free". See more »

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Lucy: The Lord is my life and my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat of my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
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A Boy Like Me
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TV drama okay for its time
5 June 2017 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This doesn't really have any plot twists, it'd basically a young girls journey through the care system. This drama will shatter any Tracy Beaker fantasy you've got of a UK care home. There's a lot of up north accents which is odd for a UK drama. The ending was a bit too depressing and the isolation Lucys character portrays is massive.


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