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Release Date: July 15th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) has left his depressed English town and his deadbeat dad to try and make it in London. There he befriends Marek (Piotr Jagiello), a budding young photographer who lives with his alcoholic father. Since Marek's dad notices little of what is going on around him, Tomo quietly moves in, and the boys deepen their bond. But when they both fall for the same girl, a local barmaid named Maria (Elisa Lasowski), and Marek's dad gets wise to his new tenant, the friendship is tested.

Cast: Thomas Turgoose, Kate Dickie, Piotr Jagiello, Perry Benson, Ireneusz Czop, Elisa Lasowski

Director: Shane Meadows

Genres: Comedy drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Like its star, the movie is too short and a little thin but just about perfect. show more

  • Meadows and cinematographer Natasha Braier present their story with a gritty, unfussy lyricism that finds unexpected glimpses of beauty in overlooked corners of London. show more

  • Somers Town, is a trifle: A short black-and-white lark with sharp edges and a soft center. It has its raptures, though, and then some. A disarmingly slight tale of adolescent friendship, Somers Town is one of those rare movies that seems to discover itself as you watch it. show more

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