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Scum
The film they tried to ban! A brutal story of today.

Scum

Genre: Crime,Drama
Year: 1979
imdb rating: 7.2
Cast: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth
Director: Alan Clarke

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'. This film is a re-make, by the same director and writer, of a 1977 BBC teleplay banned before broadcast [see Scum (1991)].

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