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Blue Story (2019)

R | | Crime, Drama | 5 May 2020 (USA)
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Feature adaptation of Rapman's YouTube series about two young friends who become rivals in a street war.

Director:

Rapman (as Andrew Onwubolu)

Writers:

Rapman (as Andrew Onwubolu), Rapman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Odubola Stephen Odubola ... Timmy
Micheal Ward ... Marco
Khali Best ... Killy
Karla-Simone Spence ... Leah
Eric Kofi-Abrefa ... Switcher
Kadeem Ramsay ... Hakeem
Junior Afolabi Salokun Junior Afolabi Salokun ... Madder
Rohan Nedd Rohan Nedd ... Dwayne
Sean Sagar ... Skitzer
Jo Martin ... Marco's Mum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Remi-Lawal Abiola Remi-Lawal Abiola ... Student
Obada Adnan Obada Adnan
Tyler Andrew Tyler Andrew ... Young Marco
Tuwaine Barrett Tuwaine Barrett ... Big T
Joshua Blisset Joshua Blisset ... Daps
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Storyline

Blue Story is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes. Timmy, a shy, smart, naive and timid young boy from Deptford, goes to school in Peckham where he strikes up a friendship with Marco, a charismatic, streetwise kid from the local area. Although from warring postcodes, the two quickly form a firm friendship until it is tested and they wind up on rival sides of a street war. Blue Story depicts elements of Rapman's own personal experiences and aspects of his childhood. Written by ROC Nation

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Taglines:

Their Bond Made Them Brothers. The Streets Made Them Enemies.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language throughout, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many people in the crew including the cinematographer, composer and music producer all worked on Shiro's Story (2018) with Rapman. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Russell Howard Hour: Episode #3.3 (2019) See more »

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Bring It On
Written by Buju Banton
Performed Buju Banton
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Angry and full of despair.
17 December 2019 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

The basic story of the relationship between "Timmy" and "Marco" is interesting but becomes aggressively implausible as the film moves on; the idea that ignorance and hatred can be corrupted into rampant violence does lend it some authenticity but without any cogency. Are they really all that profoundly resentful and stupid? Any sense of community that it claims to represent comes across as shallow and temporary - the "loyalty" meaningless and some sort of pointless dumb-ambition to drive so much of the attitudes. The raps have some considerable poetry to them, are really quite insightful and it's quite possible that this film is a true reflection of tribal attitudes and perhaps Rapman has done a wonderful job; but I just couldn't see past the venom of the whole thing.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lewisham, London, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,881,391
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