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This Is England
6,215 Ratings


It’s 1983 and school is out. Over the course of the summer holiday, twelve-year-old Shaun befriends a group of local skinheads, finding exactly what he craves in their mayhem and brotherhood. The older Combo leads the gang down a hate spewing path that culminates in an irreversible act of violence.

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Set in 1983, and more relevant than ever, this socio-realist drama is a vital depiction of the interplay of working-class life & far-right nationalism. A milestone in recent British cinema: a cult classic that has achieved local ubiquity, universal praise and has since spawned three beloved sequels.