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This review is from: Junkhearts [DVD] (DVD)
This is a beautifully shot story about the vulnerable being overpowered by the vulnerable. The story focusses on two people who have found themselves in differently impoverished states, Frank (played by the wonderful Eddie Marsan)an ex serviceman plagued by post traumatic stress disorder from his time in Ireland and Lynette (played by Candice Reid - winner of the best british newcomer at the London Film Festival) a homeless runaway from Nottingham.
The story itself is based on a situation known as 'cuckooing' - where drug dealers take over vulnerable people's homes and use them to deal drugs out of. This is the basic story and, without wanting to ruin the film for those that haven't seen it, sees this phenomenon play out in some pretty harrowing and disturbing ways. It certainly isn't a feel good film and sits firmly in the grittier end of gritty realism, but allows you to glimpse into a world where you certainly wouldn't wish anyone to go - but the fact that this does happen is all the more disturbing.