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AFP: Shane Meadow's "This Is England" joins fray at RomeFilmFest

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 19, 2006 at 3:20AM

British filmmaker Shane Meadows' powerful "This Is England," focussing on Thatcher-era skinheads through the eyes of an impressionable boy, joined the competition at the RomeFilmFest. The mercurial Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), who lost his father in the Falklands War, is mercilessly teased at school and finds solace in the tough but tender camaraderie of a skinhead gang who let him join despite his tender age of about 12. Gina Doggett reports.
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British filmmaker Shane Meadows' powerful "This Is England," focussing on Thatcher-era skinheads through the eyes of an impressionable boy, joined the competition at the RomeFilmFest. The mercurial Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), who lost his father in the Falklands War, is mercilessly teased at school and finds solace in the tough but tender camaraderie of a skinhead gang who let him join despite his tender age of about 12. Gina Doggett reports.





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