Made in Britain is a 1982 film directed by Alan Clarke, and written by David Leland, about a 16-year-old white power skinhead named Trevor (played by Tim Roth, in his film debut), and his constant confrontations with authority figures. It was originally broadcast on ITV as part of the film series Tales out of School. As with many Alan Clarke films, the director attempts to depict English working-class life, realistically without moralising or complex plots. The film features strong language, violence, racism and an anti-establishment feeling. Cinematographer Chris Menges’s use of the Steadicam contributed to the fluid and gritty atmosphere of the film. —Wikipedia
Alan Clarke (28 October 1935 – 24 July 1990) was a television and film director, producer and writer, born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England.
Most of Clarke’s output was for television rather than cinema, including work for the famous play strands The Wednesday Play and Play for Today. His subject matter tended towards social realism, especially with respect to deprived or oppressed communities.
As Rolinson’s book on Clarke details, between 1962 and 1966 Clarke directed several plays at The Questors Theatre in Ealing, London. Between 1967 and 1969 he directed various ITV productions including plays by Alun Owen (Shelter, George’s Room, Stella, Thief, Gareth), Edna O’Brien (Which Of These Two Ladies Is He Married To? and Nothing’s Ever Over) and Roy Minton (The Gentleman Caller, Goodnight Albert, Stand By Your Screen). He also worked on the series The Informer, The Gold Robbers and A Man Of Our Times (but not, as Sight and Sound once claimed, Big Breadwinner Hog). Clarke continued… read more
"You were a constant truant at school, a failure it seems...you have made no attempts to secure yourself a job". Go to school, learn a trade, get in line, get a job and pick up the peanuts out of the shit you get served, not only learning to enjoy the shit but taking the peanuts you earn with great consideration...No, Trevor is not going to take it.