Scum (1979)

Director
Alan Clarke

Main cast
Ray Winstone; Mick Ford; Julian Firth; John Blundell; Phil Daniels

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. The film was originally made as a BBC play but it was banned before ever being shown.


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