This Is England
(Great Britain, 2007, 97 minutes)
In July 1983, a bullied schoolboy whose military father just died in the Falklands War falls in with an easy-going gang of local skinheads. Smart, no-nonsense melodrama, at once period piece, gritty problem picture in the British tradition and sensitive coming-of-age tale.
Filmfour and The UK Film Council present, in association with EM Media and Screen Yorkshire, a Warp Films production in association with Big Arty Productions and Ingenious Film Partners; financed through EM Media, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund; made with the support of The UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund, Yorkshire Forward and the European Union through Screen Yorkshire Production Fund. Starring Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley. Directed and written by Shane Meadows; produced by Mark Herbert; music by Ludovico Einaudi; director of photography (Film Lab North, DeLuxe prints), Danny Cohen; production designer, Mark Leese; costume designer, Jo Thompson; film editor, Chris Wyatt.