• Certification: 15
  • Country: UK
  • Release year: 1999
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • Genre: Drama



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Director: Lynne Ramsay.
Starring: William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews.

Lynne Ramsay’s brilliant debut feature, a compelling portrait of a young boy’s life in 1970s Glasgow, announced the arrival of a major new talent. Twelve-year-old James (William Eadie), growing up on a bleak housing estate, is struggling with guilt over his role in a terrible accident, while also striving to survive and be accepted in a world dominated by teenage gangs and brutality. Ramsay creates a series of spellbinding images, each one of which is integral to the plot and revealing of character.  A film that will remain with you for years.

Boy running in a field Family sitting on a sofa laughing Boy in front of a dirty wall Boy in front of a river