Tackling an extremely taboo subject, The War Zone is a stark and uncompromising portrayal of incest. For 15-year-old Tom, the war zone is at the heart of his seemingly happy middle-class family. When his family moves from London to Devon, Tom finds his new life lonely and boring. But nothing can prepare him for the terrible secret that binds together his father and his 18-year-old sister Jessie. Isolated, confused and consumed with adolescent anger, Tom is determined to reveal the truth. Alexander Stuart's screenplay is based on his controversial novel, which was stripped of the Whitbread Award in 1989. First-time director Tim Roth, famous for his acting roles in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, has succeeded in bringing this shocking and deeply powerful story to the cinema screen. In his introduction to the book, Roth explains why he chose this unsettling story for his directorial debut and discusses his experiences of making the film.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
" ... a formidable and very brave debut." --The Guardian
"Brilliant ... a stunning directorial debut ... a film that must be seen and debated." --The Daily Mail