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Sixteen

Synopsis

Jumah is about to turn 16 and is already in need of a fresh start. Burdened with the shameful legacy of a past as a child soldier in the Congo, he lives with his adoptive mother in west London, where he struggles to keep a lid on his history of violence. One night, enjoying a rare carefree evening out with a new friend, Jumah witnesses something that draws him seemingly inescapably into his old ways. As he and others around him begin to question whether he can ever stop being a soldier, he’s set on a path to find out who he truly wishes to be. Already a short filmmaker of some note, Rob Brown has assembled a strong British cast that he has directed with restraint and grace, remaining unafraid to confront the audience with his characters’ culpability and social responsibility. The resulting film is a beautifully realised and moving take on the British urban thriller. (BFI LFF) http://www.seizefilms.co.uk/#!16-reasons/ceyt

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Director
Rob Brown 1st Feature
Producer
Jake Hume, Nic Jeune
Screenwriter
Rob Brown
Principal Cast
Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rachel Stirling, Rosie Day, Fady Elsayed, Sam Spruell

Production Company

Seize Films Ltd
Delapre House
Saint Andrews Road
Bridport
Dorset
UK
DT6 3BG