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The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

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Baby Skunk
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Older Skunk
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Skunk
Lukas Fernandes-Pendse ...
Harry Barlow
Michael Fernandes-Pendse ...
Henry Barlow
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Rick Buckley
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Bob Oswald
Faye Daveney ...
Saskia
Martha Bryant ...
Sunrise
Clare Burt ...
Mrs. Buckley
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Mr. Buckley
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Policeman 1
David Webber ...
Policeman 2
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Jed
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The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

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Broken - Una vita spezzata  »

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Lead Eloise Laurence sings the song in the beginning and in the end herself. See more »

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Kasia: I'm off to bed.
Archie: All right then.
Kasia: Good night.
Archie: Good night.
Kasia: You can follow me up if you want.
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Written by Albarn/James/Rowntree
Additional lyrics by Rufus Norris
Performed by Electric Wave Bureau
Produced by Electric Wave Bureau
Vocals by Eloise Laurence
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Excellent drama film
26 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

'Broken' is an excellent example of just how good British drama films/series can be when they are done right. The film is straight to the point and develops at a good pace with lots of different things going on between the various characters.

There is a lot of characters in this film (3 different families who are all neighbours) and we see how their lives are affected by various going ons. This film really doesn't hold back, some of the scenes and subjects will be uncomfortable for some viewers. I really didn't like the Oswald family but the story really wouldn't have worked without them.

I really liked how parts of this film where done, we would see something happen unexpectedly and then it would flashback to show the build up to it from a different perspective. The story linked together really well. It is very engaging although some parts are unrealistic.

The acting in this film was nothing short of superb from everyone. There was a lot of familiar faces but the star of the show has to be Eloise Laurence who made her acting debut in the lead role as Skunk.

It's a shame this film probably won't get the recognition it deserves due to it being relatively unheard of. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good dram film, you won't be disappointed.

8/10.


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