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21 Ratings

Bloody Kids

Directed by Stephen Frears
United Kingdom, 1979
Drama, TV Movie


The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force, the boys arrange a staged knife fight outside a football stadium.

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Bloody Kids Directed by Stephen Frears

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1981 | Nominee: Best Original Television Music (Television)

Critics reviews

Bloody Kids exhibits a lot of the panache already shown in Frears’ former Gumshoe. More complexly than any other film treated here, it presents us with a definitive sketch of a futile, closed world of possibilities -– one that makes the despairing, absurdist, quasi-suicidal gestures of its goof-off characters seem almost like the only reasonable game going.
September 17, 1980
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