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quietearth [Celluloid 10.06.09] United Kingdom movie news drama

Here at Quiet Earth, we're definitely enjoying the current wave of gritty British angry youth films which range from football hooliganism in Awaydays to out-and-out horror like The Disappeared, so it's no surprise that Here Comes The Summer, which is backed by Optimum and supposedly shooting right now, has us excited. Written and directed by former music journalist Ron Scalpello, the film is set in Britian in the early 80s with lots of different sub-cultures, racial tensions, and Princess Di. We've got a synopsis, poster, and better yet, a background short.

July 1981, British cities are rioting. Paul, a passionate 2-Tone fan, is days away from his 18th birthday but his future is put in jeopardy as a night of of uncontrollable violence and small town revenge escalates into a full blown riot. The brutal SPG and skinheads are closing in, old town loyalties start to fracture as Paul and his gang find themselves isolated at the wrong end of town. The streets are a battle-ground as mods, punks, new romantics, casuals and rude boys fight for the soul of British youth.

Watch the background short here.

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agentorange (12 years ago) Reply

Now I have "Here Comes the Summer" by the Undertones in my head.


Hal (12 years ago) Reply

John Peel's favourite song of all time: Teenage Kicks


agentorange (12 years ago) Reply

Huh, didn't know that. Love that song too.


witchman (12 years ago) Reply

sounds like a fair summary of being a kid in the 80's in the UK, it was indeed a rough time...more "Ghost Town" than Teenage Kicks though.


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

it was rough been a kid in uk in 1980's when you had one of the worst facists in power maggie thatcher in power she made the russians look like liberace,


Cletus (12 years ago) Reply

Alternative Ulster comes to mind... Dalebrook Park, Belfast, late 70's though. Looking forward to this flick.


loempiavreter (12 years ago) Reply

Skins, politics far right obviously?

Fuck no, proud to be british yes! Politics not interested at all. Some plastic skins went to NF, some went a wee bit leftish (looking at you redskins). But it's all bollocks.

And not always was there mod bashin' @ Hoxton they knew where the skins roots came from, so there was no mod bashin'.

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