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Scum 1979

  • August 20, 1980
  • 98 mins
  • Alan Clarke
  • Roy Minton
  • English
  • Crime, Drama
The film they tried to ban! A brutal story of today.

This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. 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 The film was originally made as a BBC play but it was banned before ever being shown.


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