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Boy A

Original title: Boy A
Great Britain, 2007

Director: Crowley, John
Production company: Cuba Pictures
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Jack (Andrew Garfield) is released from prison, finally, at the age of 24; having been institutionalized for most of his life. He and another boy murdered a child, when they were themselves children.

The film follows Jack's attempts to readjust to the world outside of confinement and restart a life which never really got going.

Under the fatherly mentor-ship of Terry (Peter Mullan) his parole contact and social worker, he experiences a coming of age, which would normally have happened years ago.

But forces from the past are constantly upon him, as we learn more about the events leading up to the crime which has ruined so many lives, there is an increasing sense of suspense, intrigue and ultimately doom: the tabloid press and Terry's real son are not going to let things lie.

Boy A is a powerful coming-of-age story that looks at difficult questions concerning rehabilitation and redemption through the story of one young man.

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Based on the multi award winning novel of the same title by Jonathan Trigell.

London 2007, Berlin 2008, Gaffa Vienna 2009 (awarded)

Website: www.boyamovie.info

World sales address/es:
Cuba Pictures (GB)

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