Shattered by the experience of war ex-soldier Darren finds himself back in England and disenfranchised by a society struggling to find an identity. His best friend Paul has moved away to university while his other friend Gary has joined the extremist ranks of the far right National Defence League. Even Paul's teenage brother, Billy, is a changed character from the young boy Darren used to know, one who is now edging towards a mind-set of violence and hate as he comes of age. Darren's former girlfriend, Sophie, has also grown distant. She doesn't want to know him despite his desperate determination to engage. Unknown to him her mind is pre-occupied with problems of her own - namely a secret one night stand with one of his best friends that has left her with a decision to make and a responsibility to face. His only connection is with his estranged grandfather, Graham. However when Sophie is propositioned by a young Asian boy called Yusuf, Darren's grip on sanity slips further and ...
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The production was denied the right to film at a local Territorial Army barracks by the UK's Ministry of Defence and so filmed on the street outside instead. See more
I remember that day. I was nine. Or maybe eight. I remember watching them fall, wondering what they must have been thinking. "It's alright, it's alright. So far, so good." That hope that everything's okay while you fall into oblivion. And I wondered if anything like that could ever happen here."