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SOMERS TOWN

by Shane Meadows

synopsis

In Somers Town, a London neighborhood by St Pancras rail station, young Tom, who had nothing to keep him back home in Nottingham, encounters Marek, a young Polish immigrant with nothing to fill his days. It's a mismatched friendship: Tom (dubbed Tomo by Marek) is full of youthful swagger and Marek, an amateur photographer who lives with his disciplinarian father, is more introspective and cautious. Their dynamic is uneasy and awkward at first-each teen believes himself to be the more mature-but a genuine rapport develops between the two. And when Tomo and Marek both fall for the same girl, the common ground between them further solidifies.

international title: Somers Town
original title: Somers Town
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Shane Meadows
film run: 70'
release date: UK 22/08/2008, ES 28/11/2008, BE 15/04/2009, FR 29/07/2009, DK 28/08/2009, NL 08/10/2009
screenplay: Paul Fraser
cast: Thomas Turgoose, Piotr Jagiello, Ireneusz Czop, Elisa Lasowski, Perry Benson, Kate Dickie
cinematography by: Natasha Braier
film editing: Richard Grahm
art director: Lisa Marie Hall
costumes designer: Jo Thompson
producer: Barnaby Spurrier
production: Big Arty Productions, Tomboy Films
distributor: StudioCanal, Festival Films (ES), Ad Vitam (FR), Brunbro (BE)
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