The Scouting Book for Boys 15

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This film was last shown on 13 May 2010

David (This is England's Thomas Turgoose) is a taciturn teen whose life in a drab Norfolk caravan park is brightened by his friendship with mouthy, thoroughly independent Emily (Holly Grainger). When it emerges that Emily might have to move away, the two friends take drastic action to avoid being separated, without anticipating the consequnces of their actions.

An impressive debut from director Tom Harper with astonishingly mature and touching performances from the two young leads.

"It is beautifully photographed in a manner that alternates between the romantic and the realistic by Robbie Ryan (who shot Andrea Arnold's Red Road and Fish Tank) and perceptively scripted by Jack Thorne; Tom Harper's feature debut is a confident work of considerable promise."
The Observer


Tom Harper
93 mins
Holly Grainger, Rafe Spall, Steven Mackintosh, Thomas Turgoose


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