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Kaz and her friends spend their days trying to get by and their nights in a homeless shelter. But how did they end up there and what does the future hold for them?

Director:

Antonia Bird

Writer:

Al Ashton
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Gillen ... Gypo
Kate Hardie ... Kaz
Neil Smals Neil Smals ... Robbo
Robert Oates Robert Oates ... Businessman Punter
Joe Swash ... Marley
Gillian Hanna Gillian Hanna ... Eileen
George Costigan ... Sean
Steven Mackintosh ... Greg
Carol Leader Carol Leader ... Tessa
Cheryl Maiker Cheryl Maiker ... Sammy
Kevin T. Walsh Kevin T. Walsh ... Jamie
Robert Carlyle ... Nosty
Marc O'Shea Marc O'Shea ... Brendan
Jimmy Gallagher Jimmy Gallagher ... Jimmy
Louise Heaney Louise Heaney ... Nikki
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Kaz and her friends spend their days trying to get by and their nights in a homeless shelter. But how did they end up there and what does the future hold for them?

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1993 (UK) See more »

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Color
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A tough and moving look at homelessness
8 April 1999 | by JEH-4See all my reviews

Safe is Antonia Bird's hard-hitting, painful but worthwhile look at a group of homeless young people in London. Her subjects are not sentimentalized nor are they viewed as victims. The film raises the painful question of what a compassionate society can do for people who just can't make it. The performances are uniformly strong with an especially good portrayal by Robert Carlyle of an alcoholic Scot given to self-mutilation. This is not a feel-good movie and leaves the viewer with more questions than answers.


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