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Kidulthood (2006)

A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

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Menhaj Huda

Writer:

Noel Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aml Ameen ... Trife
Red Madrell ... Alisa
Noel Clarke ... Sam
Adam Deacon ... Jay
Jaime Winstone ... Becky
Femi Oyeniran Femi Oyeniran ... Moony
Madeleine Fairley Madeleine Fairley ... Claire
Rebecca Martin Rebecca Martin ... Katie
Nicholas Hoult ... Blake
Adem Bayram Adem Bayram ... Vinnie
Stephanie Di Rubbo Stephanie Di Rubbo ... Shaneek (as Stefanie Di Rubbo)
Queen Kate Ajike ... Carleen (as Kate-Line Okoro)
Medhavi Patel Medhavi Patel ... Sophie
Ben McKay ... Rapper
Cornell John ... Uncle Curtis
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A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

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Taglines:

Before adulthood comes...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violent content, sexual material, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Juventude Rebelde See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£100,056 (United Kingdom), 5 March 2006, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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The Success of this film inspired director Noel Clarke to produce a sequel "Adulthood" in 2008,a new instalment is in the works appropriately named "Brotherhood" and is the final film in the series See more »

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The knife Trevor used to cut a C on Curtis's buyer's cheek should've taken a lot longer to cut than it did. See more »

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Shop Assistant: [Very feminine voice] Congratulations! My wife is pregnant too.
Becky: Wife? I thought you were a batty-man.
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Becky: Aren't you gay?
Shop Assistant: No.
Becky: There's nothing wrong with it.
Shop Assistant: I know. I'm just saying...
Becky: Alright, calm down, yankee.
Shop Assistant: I'm CANADIAN.
Becky: Same thing!
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A frighteningly depressing London life for teenagers
7 March 2006 | by tommocoyleSee all my reviews

A bold and brave film, that never pulls any punches. A group of teenagers living very negative lives see the suicide, due to bullying of a school friend and the schools closure as an excuse for a day out the streets. Some of the characters are implicit in her fate, but refuse to see their culpability. Utterly selfish and shallow, many may think that these kids deserve nothing from society they abuse at every turn. Its adults who despise and are frightened by them are mere counterpoints throughout the film. An English version of KIDS but without the horrible voyeurism?? Do these kids deserve better from society? Do they a represent a threat to society itself? These kids may be horribly violent, disrespectful, but are incredibly believable. They cannot see outside the confined personal friendships and conflicts, but we are left with a genuine sense of loss and despair at the end of the film. A remarkable and striking British film


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