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Yussef Is Complicated (2015)

| Short, Drama | 2015 (UK)
Sometimes Silence Speaks Loudest Yussef Is Complicated. Surly and silent, he cuts a lonely figure at school, isolated from staff and pupils alike. But when a vicious schoolyard fight leaves... See full summary »

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Vaughn Stein
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Credited cast:
Alex Lawther ... Rory
Miranda Raison ... Emily Robson
Jamie Ballard Jamie Ballard ... Mr. Squires
Rohan Popat Rohan Popat ... Yussef
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Sometimes Silence Speaks Loudest Yussef Is Complicated. Surly and silent, he cuts a lonely figure at school, isolated from staff and pupils alike. But when a vicious schoolyard fight leaves a boy severely injured and Yussef on the brink of expulsion, his one ally and friend, long suffering teacher Emily Robson, is summoned to a crisis meeting to decide what to do with this aggressive outcast. The next day, she sets the class an assignment; 'the day that changed my life'. Inspired by a series of tragically true first person testimonies gathered from around the world, 'Yussef Is Complicated' is the story one boy's desperate struggle, between his reputation and true self, his heart and his mind, his checkered past and his uncertain future. Written by Anonymous

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Cried my eyes out
19 December 2018 | by carlerik-542-257969See all my reviews

This is such a moving short film. It doesn't carve out new ground, but it is well played and directed and with a moving plot that explores what depths lie within this lonely boy.


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