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
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Angry and full of despair.
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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