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Scum 18 rating

Director Alan Clarke examines the grim reality of borstal life in this searing remake of his previously banned television play.

Drama 1979 97 mins

Director: Alan Clarke



With his original 1977 television play banned for being too violent (or perhaps, too honest) Clarke remade Scum for cinema. Ray Winstone is terrifyingly convincing as a violent youth, alongside a host of recognisable faces from British film and television, in this unflinching portrayal of borstal life.