Somers Town: Film #17 of Film 365

Monday 4th April 2011

Director: Shane Meadows
Year: 2008
Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Piotr Jagiello, Elisa Lasowski, Perry Benson, Ireneusz Czop, Kate Dickie

Having seen This is England some time ago, and really enjoyed it, I had quite high hopes for Somers Town. Reading the review put me off a little, but often reviews are very wrong.

Tomo (Turgoose) travels down to London on the train from Nottingham, having nothing to stay there for. Unfortunately, he has nowhere to live and gets mugged soon after arriving. He then meets Marek (Jagiello), a lonely Polish boy of a similar age to himself.

Not much really happens here. I had the feeling there was meant to be a point, but I don't know what it was. The film is also shot primarily in black and white, which felt very bizarre - there didn't seem to be any real reason for it. It's a short film, which was either a blessing - or the reason this film felt a little, well, pointless.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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