This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the ‘tough’ new inmate and the ‘old hands’. The film was originally made as a BBC play but it was banned before ever being shown. So ‘Alan Clarke’ and ‘Roy Minton’ got it re-made as a film. This is a tough and brutal film and should not be viewed lightly.
Run Time 75 Minutes
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Subtitles – English
Extras: commentary from Margaret Matheson the producer of the TV version, & actors Phil Daniels and David Threlfall,
+ interviews with Derek Malcolm and Margaret Matheson.