Somers Town

Shot in stunnig black and white on location in the area of North London that the film takes is name from, Somers Town is Meadow‘s first film to be set outside the Midlands. Turgoose plays Tomo, a troubled young lad who‘s run away from London. There he meets Marek, a shy Polish teenager who shares a small flat with his labourer father in a rundown area. When Marek agrees to let Tomo stay with them, unbeknownst to his father, the pair form a strong bond as they work odd jobs for an eccentric neighbour, compete for the attention of Maria, a beautiful French waitress and try to avoid discovery by Marek’s father.

Director's Biography
Shane Meadows, geboren 1972 in Uttoxeter/Staffordshire, England. Drehte viele zum Teil preisgekrönte Kurzfilme, bevor er mit Twentyfourseven (1997) auch international Aufsehen erregte. This is England (2006) wurde als bester britischer Film 2007 von der British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ausgezeichnet.

Filme (Auswahl): Where’s the Money, Ronnie? (1996), Small Time (1996), A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002), Dead Man’s Shoes (2004), Northern Soul (2004, KF), The Stairwell (2005, KF), This is England (2006, Crossing Europe 2008)
European Panorama 2009
Shane Meadows
Great Britain 2008
black & white
71 minutes
Screenplay Paul Fraser
Cinematography Natasha Braier
Editing Richard Graham
Music Gavin Clark, Ted Barnes
With Thomas Turgoose, Kate Dickie, Piotr Jagiello, Ireneusz Czop, Perry Benson, Elisa Lasowski
Produzent Barnaby Spurrier Koproduktion Tomboy Films Big Arty Productions The Old Vicarage Station Road ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH LE65 2GL Großbritannien