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This is England, Blu-Ray,
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'This Is England' is a pretty stark and hard hitting look at skin head culture and life in 1980's England. It follows a young boy who becomes friends with a group of skin heads and the things in society that influenced them. It is expertly inter-cut with realtime footage from the Falklands war and other events from 1983 (when this film is set) and the actors are all pretty good at portraying the influences in England at that time. Some of the violence is quite brutal and it is depressing to see such harsh attitudes that were in England then. The main character is quite good in this, his first film, and the rest of the cast add the right mix of naivety (to be influenced so readily) and menace that they needed to have for this story to have it's full impact. This film has been highly lauded and it is very good indeed. It's well worth a viewing, but it can be quite graphic at times. A solid four stars.
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