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Release Date: September 22nd, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
James Gillespie (William Eadie) is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne (Leanne Mullen), a vulnerable 14 year old expressing a need for love in all the wrong ways, and befriends Kenny (John Miller), who possesses an unusual innocence in spite of the harsh surroundings.

Cast: William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, Michelle Stewart, Lynne Ramsay Jr., Leanne Mullen, John Miller, Jack Quinn

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Les Productions Lazennec, Pathé Pictures Ltd., BBC, Le Studio Canal +, Merchant Ivory Productions, Holy Cow Films, Arts Council of England

Keywords: Growing up, Mother, Family, Friendship, Friend, 1970s, Dark, Brooding, Gritty

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Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Winner Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer in British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)