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Summer (2008)

While caring for a dying friend, a man reflects back on their youth together.

Director:

Kenneth Glenaan (as Kenny Glenaan)

Writer:

Hugh Ellis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Shaun
Steve Evets ... Daz
Rachael Blake ... Katy
Michael Socha ... Daniel
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Teen Shaun
Joe Doherty Joe Doherty ... Teen Daz (as Jo Doherty)
Joanna Tulej Joanna Tulej ... Teen Katy
Matthew Workman Matthew Workman ... Child Shaun
Christopher Russell Christopher Russell ... Child Daz
Bethan Davies Bethan Davies ... Child Katy
Kate Dickie ... Janice
George Costigan ... Mr. Tanner
Sharon Bower Sharon Bower ... Mrs. Biggs
Tim Dantay Tim Dantay ... Woody
Deborah Findlay ... Doctor Price (as Deborah Findley)
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Storyline

Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experiences in educational system. All they have is their friendship and, for Shaun, his first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world, he is bound to lose. Labelled as a violent bully, he destroys himself and takes Daz with him. Shaun has twelve years to reflect on an intense summer of love, sex and loyalty, but Daz's imminent death forces Shaun to go on a journey to confront his past. This is the story of a man full of intelligence and promise struggling to reclaim his life. Written by Sixteen Films

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

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$59,447
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Teen Shaun: Afternoon.
Mrs Biggs: Sod off and make someone else's life a misery, Shaun.
Teen Shaun: Love you, too.
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Something Better Change
Written by Hugh Cornwell, Dave Greenfield, Jet Black (as Brian Duffy) and Jean-Jacques Burnel
Performed by The Stranglers
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An Underrated Drama
11 November 2010 | by Chirpy_ChaffinchSee all my reviews

Shaun and Daz have been friends since School. Now, in their adulthood, Daz is terminally ill and wheelchair bound. Shaun himself is unemployed and full of frustration and anger about his life. The movie works very well with the flashbacks to their youth when they were tearing around the local neighbourhood and, sometimes, getting into trouble. Shaun develops huge problems by not being able to cope with Dyslexia and the viewer sees his life falling apart. There is also a strong sense that society (and the authorities) are letting Shaun down. This social drama has many facets but it mainly draws on the perceptions that are out there about Dyslexia and its associated problems. The performances, both by Carlyle and Evets are outstanding, the photography sublime and the screenplay is as real as it gets. Highly underrated in my humble opinion.


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