In the late '70s, director Alan Clarke was hired by the BBC to make a television drama about life inside a juvenile detention centre. The programme was so relentlessly brutal that the horrified network banned its broadcast forever. In defiance, Clarke and producer Clive Parsons remade the film as an even more uncompromising theatrical feature.
Ray Winstone stars as Carlin, a young thug rising to the top of an inhuman prison hierarchy amidst violence, vengeance and sexual assault.
This is the grim and graphic indictment of the British borstal system that outraged a nation and shocked audiences worldwide.
This is Scum!
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.