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County Lines (2019)

Inspired by true events, County Lines is a powerful and moving 'coming-of-age' film about of a 14 year old boy who is groomed into a county lines criminal network.

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Henry Blake

Writer:

Henry Blake
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Credited cast:
Harris Dickinson ... Simon
Ashley Madekwe ... Toni
Marcus Rutherford ... Sadiq
Conrad Khan ... Tyler
Chizzy Akudolu ... Sophie
Johanna Stanton ... Izzy
Carlyss Peer ... Bex
Shauna Shim Shauna Shim ... Briony
Anthony Adjekum Anthony Adjekum ... Laurence
Clay Milner Russell Clay Milner Russell ... Bailey
Mika Wingate ... Toni's colleague
Chris Kyriacou ... Police Officer
Michael Oku ... Gabriel Normington
Micah Loubon Micah Loubon ... Khalid
Fen Wilson Fen Wilson ... Nurse 2
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The term 'county lines' describes the practice of using children to traffic drugs from cities to coastal towns and rural areas, an under-reported fact of modern British life. Inspired by the stories he heard while mentoring kids at an East London pupil referral unit, writer-director Henry Blake's powerful feature debut boasts a compelling central performance by Conrad Khan as 14-year-old Tyler, whose mum Toni (Ashley Madekwe) is struggling to provide for him and his sister. Excluded from school, Tyler becomes a train-bound narcotics courier for local criminal Simon, played with a calm menace by Harris Dickinson. County Lines (2019) depicts the ensuing cycle of debt, deceit and violent exploitation with a quiet stylistic confidence that's all the more haunting for being so rigorously unsentimental. Written by London Film Festival

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2020 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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