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The Selfish Giant (2013)The Selfish Giant (2013)

The Selfish Giant (2013)

Drama

7.5

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English

Dark, Depressing, Touching

2013

Clio Barnard, Female director

Conner Chapman, Elliott Tittensor, Ian Burfield

91 min

Synopsis

A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.

Our Take

7.5
Bilal Zouheir

A Ken Loach type of vibe drives The Selfish Giant  to be an interesting mix between anger,  desperation, and the beauty and humor often found in tough circumstances (think I, Daniel Blake but with kids as main characters). This sort of contemporary fable tells the story of two friends who skip school and hustle for work from a local scrap-dealer.  As they get more and more involved with him and his entourage, the grim realities of what once seemed a way out start to cast a shadow over their lives. The script is based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, it’s a beautiful, ultimately sad portrayal of the British underclass.

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