Cinema: This is England

Somewhere up North, sometime in the 80s: a bunch of working-class kids get up to no good over the course of a summer, going from friendship and love to all degrees of hate. An unflinching portrait of a damned generation, with a soundtrack that'll make you itch for the dancefloor. 

You wouldn't think a film about a group of British skinheads during the early 1980s could be a sweet, nostalgic coming-of-age period piece, but that's the surprise of the authentic, fresh and utterly relevant This Is England. Globe and Mail



This is England, Shane Meadow, 2006 (102 mins)