This Is England - 2006
Run with the crowd, stand alone, you decide.
Plot: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Story: This is England: Mods, New Romantics, and Skinheads are the major youth sub-cultures of this very English summer of 1983 and young 12-year-old Shaun is left wandering aimlessly alone and lost during the start of his school holidays, until his chance meeting with Woody and his fun and friendly Skinhead pack. Finding a new lease of life; girls, parties, Ben Sherman shirts, Doc Martin boots and shaven hairstyles young Shaun is welcomed, life during this summer holiday has got a whole lot better. That is until Combo arrives on the scene bitter, dangerous, racist, militant and psychotic life for young Shaun has just approached his first major crossroads. This is England is a look back at the early eighties of British working-class life through the eyes of young Shaun and his new gang, and dealing with the bitterness of outside influences such as racism and xenophobia, of mass unemployment and the fall out of the Falkland\s War; Thatcher\s Britain: Did we ever have it so good...
Did you know: The feud between Shaun and Mr. Sandhu is strikingly similar to a scene from To Be a Somebody: Part 1 in which the main villain, Albie Kinsella (played by \Robert Carlyle\) is wronged by a Pakistani shopkeeper and later returns to the shop as a skinhead to take revenge. In both cases, the word \"Paki\" is used frequently and the shopkeeper is threatened with a stabbing weapon, only while Albie kills the shopkeeper with a bayonet, Combo does not kill Sandhu with his carving knife.
Release date: 27 April 2007
User Votes: 7.7
Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, See full cast and crew,
Genres: Crime, Drama,
MPAA Rating: UNRATE
Runtime: 101 minutes