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Children 15 rating

The first part of Terence Davies' formidable Trilogy explores the effects of violence on a Liverpool schoolboy, told in a series of flashbacks.

Drama 1976 46 mins

Director: Terence Davies



The opening film in Terence Davies' powerful Liverpool-set Trilogy introduces Robert Tucker as a withdrawn young boy, bullied at school and terrorised by a violent father. His strict Catholic upbringing hinders his sexual awakening and as a young man he's still living at home with his mother. A visit to the doctor for anti-depressants elicits little sympathy ("still no interest in girls?").

Davies wrote the script for Children while at drama school, and made the film with funding from the BFI Production Board.