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This review is from: The Selfish Giant [DVD] (DVD)
Two young lads, Arbor (Connor Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas) excluded from school, both with a rough and tough upbringings, 'befriend' Kitten a local scrap dealer, they soon both begin collecting scrap, and a decision later has devastating consequences for all.
A working class Brit drama set in a bleak Northern town, this is the type of movie Ken Loach excels at, and Director Clio Barnard can hold her head high to the master himself. Great performances from the two young leads, especially 13 year old Connor, but with a strong cast through out, the movie is gritty, grimy but also very poignant, especially the heart breaking conclusion.