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The Violators (2015)

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When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born.

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Helen Walsh

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Helen Walsh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren McQueen ... Shelly
Brogan Ellis Brogan Ellis ... Rachel
Stephen Lord ... Mikey
Liam Ainsworth ... Kieran
Derek Barr Derek Barr ... Andy Hudson
Callum King Chadwick Callum King Chadwick ... Jerome
Jennifer Hennessy ... Helen
Roxanne Pallett ... Carla
Harry Evans Harry Evans ... Slender
Jacqueline Leonard Jacqueline Leonard ... Valerie
James Foster James Foster ... Carl
Stella Grundy Stella Grundy ... Jessie
Sean McKee Sean McKee ... Eugene
Andrea Davy ... Sylvia
Karl Camilleri Karl Camilleri ... JJ
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When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born. Set in the forsaken wastelands of Cheshire's little-seen urban overspill, The Violators charts a teenage girl's path from battle-hardened cynicism to the hope of a better life. Written by Red Union Films

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (UK) See more »

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$1,848
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The end credits feature the disclaimer: "No animals were harmed in the making of this motion-picture. Although Some cast and crew were occaisonally freaked out." See more »

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And You'll Be
written by J. Edwards and D. O'Connell and E. Leatherbarrow
performed by Minnetonka
published by Domino Publishing Co Ltd/Perfect Songs Ltd
courtesy of Joe Edwards
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Gritty and Compelling Brit Indie Thriller.
11 August 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Shelly lives in the urban overspill of Cheshire in a sink hole estate with her brothers, one who is a bit of a lad and the younger who is confused and in need of some succour in life . Said life is not easy and money is hard to find and the estate where they live can be a cruel place. Then her paths cross with local loan shark and all round nasty type Mikey Finnegan and he is very much taken by the fifteen year old.

She also happens upon Rachel who comes from the other side of the tracks and shows a remarkable interest in the young girl. However everyone seems to have hidden agendas and some, though, are not so well hidden and before long the masks of contrivance slip.

Now this is the directorial debut from Helen Walsh who also wrote this and I think she has made a film that she can very much be proud of. The direction is great the actors all do a commendable job and the camera angles and framed shots show that a lot of thought has gone into this and the results are obvious. This is an off beat story in an unusual part of the country and it manages to be intriguing, compelling, original and very easy to recommend.


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