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
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 »
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 See more »
Bleak, beautiful and touching.
Bleak, northern and touching, Helen Walsh's directorial debut works because it's a story of making do when the odds are stacked against you. Shelly, played superbly by Lauren McQueen is objectified sexually by the characters and the camera, and it really works as we know that everyone is after exploiting her.The cast of this film are all excellent, Brogan Ellis, Liam Ainsworth, Stephen Lord and the supporting cast all deliver in an understated way. It's a slow burner, but paced just right as it steers us towards a taught climax. The acting is naturalistic and believable. The younger cast members, in my opinion are all going to go onto great things and their performances in this lovely film are handled well by the director.
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