İkinci kez izlemiş oldum. "Evladınıza siz sahip çıkamazsanız, başkası sahip çıkar" konulu bir film değil. Anne ve --sanırım-- teyze gayet de ilgili. Çocuk da başlarda iyi gidiyordu; ama, sorun daha çok çevre, aile içi ilişkiler ve sistem ile ilgili. Abartmadan, akıcı ve güzel bir şekilde hikayeyi aktarmış yönetmen. 2 günü kalmış. Seyredin, derim.
too long for the story; would has been shorter. apart from the last scene, its still "watchable". following the impulses in a freudian way, not being able to kill "father", the hysteria of the mother, explosion of libido, protecting the child-especially the girl; in just a second, the pureness of a woman- on the second of the black hole. whats the black hole, we know; why the aunt came, no.
we can easily understand with this film troubled families , troubled environment , troubled teachers effect antisocial personality disorder ... the story is going back and forth between reality and trimmings . There are good cinematography , good actings . just not engaging enough...
I'm not sure quite what this film was trying to be, but it really didn't work for me. Perhaps if the protagonists were more realistic, grittier perhaps, the film would have developed a little more integrity, but even then the pace was horrific. Hard to warm to any of the characters, harder to watch. Pish.
an unvarnished account of growing up in 20th century Scotland. Particular highlights are the performances from just about everybody. A clear line can be traced between the casual adolescent violence and the father figures that either prowl menacingly among them or are entirely absent
A brilliantly built script, with dialogues, cultural cues conceptual fears and situations that will be utterly impossible to understand for those without knowledge of the settings. Decent camerawork with brilliant touches here and there somewhat secondary because of the strong script, it does not get in the way. The slightly laboured last movement is also perfectly excusable, finishing this story must have been hard.
A bold homage to Alan Clarke's very British films that focused on hooligans, violent subcultures & societal issues. NEDS has the alluring mix of a killer soundtrack, subculture fashions & 70s realism. The story builds impressively as a tale of delinquency before lapsing into the absurd, culminating in a heavy handed final. It's not the most moving or involving film but the intensity & period detail stands out.
Depressing but a good film, like the way walking into lions represents courage needed to move away from peer pressure (if that's what was intended). Wonder if any easier today, increased legal and technological control we are lumbered with, maybe makes it even more difficult to rejoin "normal" society.
A comparison to 400 Blows is sacrilege yet a comparison to British 80s exploitation cinema such as Scum is more fitting. Mullen does what every Glaswegian who makes it alive does & half glorifies, half demonises the city here. NEDS fits a plethora of beige, uninteresting, nostalgic British 'YOOF' culture films from the end of the last decade. Violence ensures throughout mindlessly but the final scene is golden. C-
I grew up in a similar environment in Britain and this film captures the pervasive nihilism, terror and (yes) glee one felt within the school system and outside where brutality was common. Particularly accurate were the chasing scenes and banter with the 'duffers' during break. This film made me remember those times and feel anew. It is a profound experience to see your under-represented teenage milieu on-screen.