Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ...
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Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging hormones, the story focuses on Lex, who begins a downward spiral after he accidentally shoots the leader of Bobby's gang. Lex's cockiness and immaturity unfortunately prevent him from understanding the effect his subsequent crimes will have on both himself, and on those around him.Written by
Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The scene where Alan and Lex visits an arts chool to check out the girls is shot at "Glasgow School of Art", which is the masterpiece of designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It opened in 1899 when Mackintosh was only 28. See more »
[about a sick-looking portrait by Bacon]
It looks just like our Bobby after a bad night out!
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Unsentimental, bleak, funny, brutal and life-affirming
Small Faces stands out as an unsentimental and unpatronising glimpse of the life of 1960s working class youth in Glasgow. The film is directed with a light touch and brilliantly conveys the experience of growing up in the slums with the stereotypical escape-routes of gangs, drink and education. In refusing to romanticise its subject matter the film is bleak, funny, brutal and life-affirming all at the same time.
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