Shane Meadows is back with This is England. I've been looking forward to this film for years and I finally got to see it on Friday. After Dead Man's Shoes I had high hopes for his next film and I wasn't dissapointed in the least. It is a masterpiece. The performances, casting, directing, writing...etc it's all brilliant. I urge everyone in the UK to go and watch it NOW.
The film is set in England, 1983 and follows an inocent 12 year old (Shaun) who has just lost his Dad in the Falklands. He gets bullied in school on the last day of term about his apperance. On the way home he encounters a group of skinheads fronted by Woody, who instantly takes Shaun under his wing. Things are looking up for Shaun, until Combo is let out of prison...
This is without a doubt the best film about skinheads I have ever seen 5/5. I'm just worried it wont translate well to the international audince, i'm interested in hearing your thoughts. I hope you enjoy/enjoyed it as much as I did.