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Aro Recommended Sweet Sixteen

 

UK 2002, 102 minutes
Dir. Ken Loach
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama / Youth

Topics: Drugs & Alcohol.

 

Aroview: A bleak, yet curiously uplifting portrait of teenage high-spirits run awry in working class Scotland.

Anchored by a youthfully charismatic turn from Martin Compston, as a 15-year old who cheerfully tries to solve his family's dire problems with entrepeneurial money-raising schemes, the drama becomes steadily more complex as he journeys into the lucrative realm of heroin dealing. Scripted by the writer of MY NAME IS JOE, this again packs the punch of a sympathetic perspective being brought to bear on trying circumstances - with portions of flippancy and wit that are gratifyingly generous.

NZ International Film Festival 2003

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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