This Is Shane Meadows 4-Film Set
Four films showcasing the career of the British director.
* 'This is England' (2006) is Meadows' gritty portrait of teenage urban life in Thatcher's Britain of the early '80s.
* 'Dead Man's Shoes' (2004), Richard (Paddy Considine) has always protected his simple-minded younger brother, Anthony (Tony Kebbell), but when Richard leaves his rural Midlands' village to join the army, Anthony is taken in by Sonny (Gary Stretch), a vicious local drug dealer, and his gang of thugs.
* In 'A Room For Romeo Brass' (1999), when a stranger saves 12-year-old friends Romeo and Gavin from being badly beaten up, they agree to exchange the favour by helping the stranger date Romeo's sister. However, their new 'friend' then proceeds to draw the two youngsters into his obsessive and violent world, eventually even threatening the pair's friendship.
* In '24/7' (1997) Tim is out walking in Nottingham when he comes across Darcy (Bob Hoskins), his former mentor, now living as a down-and-out. Tim recalls how five years ago Darcy started a boxing club for the bored youths living on the local council estate, organising them for a contest against a rival club and giving them a sense of purpose.
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