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Neds

Synopsis

'If you want a Ned, I'll give you a fu*king Ned!'

Glasgow, 1973. On the brink of adolescence, young John McGill's about to start secondary school. He's a bright boy, a sensitive boy, eager to learn, but the cards are stacked high against him. The McGill family's dirt poor, his hated father's a drunken bully. His teachers - punishing John for the 'sins' of his older brother Benny - are down on him from the start. John's on his own.

And then there's the gangs. The Neds. Non-Educated Delinquents. The bad boys with weapons and attitude: cheap drugs, glam rock, fumbling sex, the violence and the camaraderie of the streets. Local monsters. Local heroes. Benny's fearsome reputation buys John protection, and then a way in. Scared, resentful, full of rage, John makes his decision. If no one else will give him a chance: fu*k them.

John takes to the savage life of the streets with a vengeance. But as his rage and frustration spin him further and further out of control, he is left facing a blank wall. No future. With one extraordinary chance of redemption.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
124 mins
Format
16mm
Director
Peter Mullan
Producer
Carole Sherridan, Peter Carlton
Co-Producer
Conchita Airoldi, Lucinda Van Rie, Peter Mullan
Editor
Colin Monie
Screenwriter
Peter Mullan
Director of Photography
Roman Osin
Production Designer
Mark Leese
Sound
Colin Nicolson
Music
Craig Armstrong
Principal Cast
Peter Mullan, Marianna Palka, Lousie Goodall, Connor McCarron

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