Rachel's developing adolescent shape is a problem at a top ballet school. Michael, a local schoolboy, is struggling with his exams. Their chance encounter leads Michael on a mission that takes him where adult analysis is all that counts.
its an update on scum but very different from recent film dog-pound it actually goes beyond both those due to a truly stunning performance from lead actor Joe Cole who is a newcomer.
Cole is amazing, he has intensity and focus and emotion that reminds me paddy considine sometimes, and also tom hardy in Bronson.
the rest of supporting cast are strong especially the evil prison warden. lots of shaky camera work and a good soundtrack.
very violent sometimes too violent in places, and the ending of this film flips it on you. but after having left it just grows on you and you think more and more about the lives of the two main characters at the end, and what must have happened to them beyond where the story left off, the sign of a good story always if it rattles round in your head as you leave the cinema.
its not really comparable to a Prophete that was a very different film, but this film becomes the new Scum for this century and thanks to actor Cole who will be a star it is powerful enough to be better than Winstone's film from the 80s.
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