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Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016)

The true story of the murder of Damilola Taylor - a ten year old Nigerian boy living in Peckham, London - and the subsequent trial.

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Euros Lyn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wunmi Mosaku ... Gloria Taylor
Naomi Ackie ... Council Worker
Robert Pugh ... DI Nick Ephgrave
McKell David ... Nathan
Doc Brown ... Cab driver
John Hollingworth ... Detective Wallace
Shola Adewusi ... Auntie Dorcas
Megan Parkinson ... Leanne
Babou Ceesay ... Richard Taylor
Richard Pepple ... Defending barrister
Chris Wilson ... Police sergeant 167
Ian Bonar ... Ian Bosonnet
Gamba Cole ... Junior
Imogen Byron ... Witness Bromley
Muna Otaru ... Temitayo
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Storyline

The shocking death of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor in 2000 saw an innocent schoolboy lose his life on the streets of London. In front of the world's media, his parents embarked on a grueling path to find justice - but behind closed doors, how could their love survive such private grief?

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Drama

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An Agonising Film
5 September 2020 | by sanyambahgaSee all my reviews

Although it is a well-made film with good acting and cinematography, the focus of storytelling seems to waver over the course of the film. The film does not adequately address either the social problems that lead to violent crime by teenagers in London, nor does it highlight problems with the British judicial system that led to delay in justice. Most of the focus is on how the family of the victim dealt with the tragedy, making the film gloomier than it should have been. A great deal of the film focused on the imperfections of the victim's father, which I feel was not really required. Overall if you want to watch a film to acquire a melancholic mood, go for it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Drága fiunk, Damilola See more »

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Minnow Films See more »
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