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Compilation of my favourite 'Scum' scenes

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8 years, 5 months ago at Aug 16 12:09
raw bostal film. Gritty and holds no punches. Will feel watered down in 2010 - but some 30 years on deserves a thumbs up.
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Release date: 28 September 1979
UPC: 827058104395
Tags: Crime (5), Prison (4), Drama (3), Rape (3), Dark (2), Greenhouse (2), British (2), Atheist (2), Violence (2), Suicide (2), 1970s (2), 1979 (2), Bullying (1), UK (1), Borstal (1), Who's The Fackin Daddy? (1), Sort (1), Young Offenders (1), 1970's (1), Gay (1)
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Seen in 2018 (390 movies items)

"This got quite brutal. A pretty good prison film."

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Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction (14 movies items)

"Scum is a 1979 British crime drama film directed by Alan Clarke, portraying the brutality of life inside a British borstal. The film tells the story of a young offender named Carlin as he arrives at the institution and his rise through violence and self-protection to the top of the inmates' pecking order, purely as a tool to survive. Beyond Carlin's individual storyline, it is also cast as an indictment of the borstal system's flaws with no attempt at rehabilitation. The warders and convicts ali"

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