Directed by: Peter Mullan
Plot: We meet confident, studious John McGill just as he's about to start secondary school, where he fully expects to continue his so-far glittering academic career. But there are dark clouds on the horizon. Bad companies and the dysfunction of his home will lead him to a path of delinquence.
Quick comment: Influenced by Ken Loach this is the third movie from Peter Mullan. In a raw mood and with a kind of an indie-style, it holds terrific performances to get us focused on the subject
Relevant Awards: Best Director of BAFTA Awards, Scotland; Best Film at San Sebastain International Film Festival, Spain.