This Is England
Production Country: UK
Directed by: Shane Meadows
Featuring: Thomas Turgoose / Stephen Graham / Andrew Shim
Running time: 102min
A young boy becomes seduced by the bigotry of a racist skinhead mentor. Read more
Shane Meadows’ brilliant coming-of-age tale follows the rites-of-passage of a young boy (an eye-opening debut from Thomas Turgoose) who becomes seduced by the bigotry of a racist skinhead mentor. Rated 18 by the BBFC for very strong racist violence and language, the film made headlines when Meadows insisted that its target audience was 15-year-olds who would be more than familiar with the language and situations presented. Decide for yourself whether Meadows’ masterpiece is suitable for secondary school viewers.