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31 Ratings

Borstal Boy

Directed by Peter Sheridan
United Kingdom, Ireland, 2000


Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

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Borstal Boy Directed by Peter Sheridan

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  • Rosina Rossini's rating of the film Borstal Boy

    A group of misfit juvenile delinquents find themselves at a boy's reformatory. Homosexuals, IRA rebels, and communists all forced to work together, with WWII hanging over them all. I have no idea how well the film follows the book, but the film certainly captured the appropriate atmosphere, even if the characters were a bit overly simplistic and idealistic. A film with passion behind it.

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