Mum thinks you're mental, she told me not to see you.
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As kids, Shaun and Daz are inseperable, skipping school, racing bikes, knocking about down by the lake with Katy, Shaun's first love. Full of life, Shaun runs up against an education system that cannot contain him. He is squeezed and eventually spat out, taking Daz down with him as he self-destructs.
Twenty years later, Daz is in a wheelchair and has eight weeks to live. Shaun is left to reflect on one gilded summer of love, sex and loyalty that marked the end of his innocence. His memories lead him to track down Katy, in a bid for personal redemption.
This is a story of bright lives unfulfilled, of hopes that are snuffed out and then, finally, rekindled.
Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake
Rebecca O'Brien, Nigel Thomas
UK Film Council, EM Media, Sixteen Films, Mediopolis Film, Cinema Two, Matador Pictures, Regent Capital, Filmstiftung Nordhein-Westfalen, Scottish Screen, Glasgow Film Office, BBC Films, Hewland International
10 October 2008
Out on DVD
7 January 2009
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