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Directed by the acclaimed actor and director Peter Mullan (My Name is Joe, The Magdalene Sisters), NEDS, or so-called Non-Educated Delinquents, takes place in the gritty, savage and often violent world of 1970s Glasgow. On the brink of adolescence, young John McGill is a bright and sensitive boy, eager to learn and full of promise. But the cards are stacked against him. Most of the adults in his life fail him in one way or another. His father is a drunken violent bully and his teachers punishing John for the sins of his older brother, Benny are down on him from the start. With no one willing to give him the chance he desperately needs, John takes to the savage life of the streets with a vengeance. NEDS is not only a story of lost hope, it is a story of survival by any means necessary.
This is set in early 1970's Glasgow and focuses on John McGill, who is doing rather well at school despite his dysfunctional home life.
"You don't even get a proper story, you don't get any message or analysis, or likeable character development in the film made out to be about what goes on around you.
This gritty, affecting, depressing film is a visceral experience and one of the hardest edged coming-of-age stories you're likely to encounter.
Good movie about a young male child who had the best start in his youth and strong perseverance to prove himself considering his environment, but that still could not preserve him... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JS
Neds - Non Educate Delinquents.
This is a film that looks at a sub-culture that's rooted in the 1970s and onwards, a sub-culture that reflects in some ways the... Read more
Excellent film, I just finished seeing it for the third time. There are the obvious reasons, believable acting, gritty realism, totally convincing story-line. Read morePublished on October 29, 2012 by S. Langston