The story of Joseph and Peter, two schoolboys aged about 15, is a touching one, and it is amazing how much the director Roger Lambert gets in to a barely half-hour span. It shows the friendship, the world of the playground, their home background, and also how the adult world can decisively affect how their contact develops. It is set against strike action in a company, where the father of one boy is in the management and the other's is in the workforce. However the focus is on the boys, and their unspoken tenderness for each other that shimmers on the edge of romance. It seems to be mutual, although more conscious on the side of Joseph. It also has a period interest in that the feel of the 70s is very much there, and seems far from modern life. However the feelings are timeless, as is the innocence of youth and the delicacy of these emotions, taking the viewer into their world with the intimacy of Scandinavian films like You Are Not Alone or Friends Forever, or even the early Truffaut grafted onto his later colour films.