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A Kind of Hush (1999)

Six teens who were traumatized by child abuse early in their lives come together to form a gang that ultimately plots revenge against the ones who committed the crimes against them. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Stirner

Writers:

Richard Johnson (story "Getting Even"), Brian Stirner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harley Smith Harley Smith ... Stu
Marcella Plunkett ... Kathleen
Ben Roberts Ben Roberts ... Simon
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Mick
Nathan Constance Nathan Constance ... Tony
Peter Saunders Peter Saunders ... Wivva
Mike Fibbens Mike Fibbens ... Fish
Roy Hudd ... Chef
Jeanie Drynan ... Beryl
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Max
Tony Tang Tony Tang ... George
Kim Phuong Kim Phuong ... Sue-Lin
Lynne Verrall ... Babs
Vernon Nurse Vernon Nurse ... Washer-Up
Hayley Danbury Hayley Danbury ... Jen
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Six teens who were traumatized by child abuse early in their lives come together to form a gang that ultimately plots revenge against the ones who committed the crimes against them. The gang leader (Harley Smith) is the only one who has something of a normal life, living at a hotel where he is an apprentice and friends with the managers (Roy Hudd, Jeanie Drynan) who are like surrogate parents to him. However, when the others start to attack their tormentors, Smith is drawn into the conflagaration also. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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get even... or go under?

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

E vremea razbunarii See more »

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She Moved thro' the Fair
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Words by Padraic Colum
Musical Arrangement by Herbert Hughes
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Excellent and moving
24 May 2000 | by keithpearce1See all my reviews

About a group of young men struggling to find a way to live with their shared experience of childhood sexual abuse. Despite the subject matter, a truly entertaining film, I found myself caught up in the understated and deeply authentic emotions of the characters, especially Stu who is trying to enter into a tender relationship with a young woman without really knowing how. A deep film with dense, spare dialogue, full of subtle visual references, adroitly performed by mainly first-time actors and dealing very well with a central issue of child abuse, often overlooked, the effects on the feelings of those misused.

Stirner has courageously shown that the human spirit offers some hope in the midst of grimness. Kathleen, Chef and Beryl offer Stu (and us) glimpses of how life could be different.

Excellently and movingly done with humour and lightness of touch. If more British films like this were given adequate distribution as well as production funding we might get back into international contention. In my opinion it stands alongside 'The Full Monty'and'Brassed Off' and is better than for example 'The War Zone'.


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