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Sweet Sixteen

Directed by Ken Loach
United Kingdom, Germany, 2002
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Liam’s Mum is due to be released from prison in time for his 16th birthday. This time, he is determined that things will be different. He dreams of a family life he’s never had. But first he’s got to raise the cash. It’s not long before Liam and his friends’ crazy schemes lead them into trouble.

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Ken Loach, Britain’s cinematic voice of the proletariat, even today continues his commitment to charting the lives of working people at the ripe age of 83. Rewinding back to 2002, Sweet Sixteen is one of his most potent works: a raw, uncompromising view of surviving youth at the fringes of society.

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