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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Dünyanın her yerinde aynı hikaye.. Bilinçli ya da şuursuzca, isteyerek ya da istemeyerek "nefret" nasıl hücrelerine girer, nasıl körüklenir; yalın, yormadan ve bence olması gerektiği gibi işlenmiş. Oyunculuklar ve müzikler güzel. Sanırım bundan sonra Shane Meadows'un diğer işlerini de görmek gerek.
After a repeat viewing, this is as wonderful as ever. Albeit the reduction of all proud Englishmen as nationalist aggressive thugs with family issues is a bit of a forced leftist perspective, but that's getting picky. The film is wonderfully shot, skillfully directed, with great newcomer performances and a great soundtrack. A beautiful little blue-collar film, the likes of which aren't made much in the UK any more.
This is a culture that became quite important, not just in England, not just in music. The word skinhead, today, when heard, still is associated with neonazism. This is where, in history, nationalists first took over the skinhead movement (that was a labour inclined movement), and the split happened in England. It then would spread to the US and the world. We still have both kinds of skinheads. The movie? Yeah...*