Somers Town

Overview

Dead Man's Shoes and This Is England director Shane Meadows takes the helm for this monochromatic childhood drama concerning two young friends living in London, and their efforts not to turn out like their aimless fathers. Tomo has just turned 16, and as a result he's no longer under parental care. Eager to escape the Midlands and seek out a better life in London, Tomo sets out for the big city and strikes up a friendship with Polish immigrant Marek while traversing the streets of Somers Town. Marek is a quiet ...
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Overview

Dead Man's Shoes and This Is England director Shane Meadows takes the helm for this monochromatic childhood drama concerning two young friends living in London, and their efforts not to turn out like their aimless fathers. Tomo has just turned 16, and as a result he's no longer under parental care. Eager to escape the Midlands and seek out a better life in London, Tomo sets out for the big city and strikes up a friendship with Polish immigrant Marek while traversing the streets of Somers Town. Marek is a quiet and sensitive boy who harbors a growing interest in photography and still lives with his father. But Marek's father is a hopeless drunk, and doesn't even notice when his son invites Tomo to share their apartment. Most days, Tomo and Marek are content to pass earning some quick cash from an eccentric neighbor, wandering the streets, and admiring a pretty French waitress named Maria who works at a nearby café. Eventually, the two become obsessed with the girl and begin tracking her every move. But one day Maria simply vanishes, leaving the boys to feel as if they have lost their muse. Later that night, Tomo and Marek decide to dull their pain by sharing a bottle. Of course, it's this very same night that Marek's father discovers his son has taken in a new roommate, and Tomo is swiftly evicted. As a result, the growing bond between the two boys is put to the ultimate test.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus interviews with director and cast
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2009
  • UPC: 616892004769
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Film Movement
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 75,701

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Thomas Turgoose Tomo
Piotr Jagiello Marke
Kate Dickie Maria
Ireneusz Czop
Perry Benson
Elisa Lasowski
Technical Credits
Shane Meadows Director
Natasha Braier Cinematographer
Gavin Clarke Score Composer
Danny Cowley Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Fraser Screenwriter
Richard Graham Editor
Sarah Grundy Makeup
Lisa Marie Hall Production Designer
Louise Knight Casting
Nick Mercer Executive Producer
Greg Nugent Executive Producer
Sue Pocklington Casting
Robert Saville Executive Producer
Barnady Spurrier Producer
Jo Thompson Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Somers Town
1. Arrival [5:06]
2. The Streets [6:19]
3. Trouble Brewing [3:51]
4. The Photographs [6:56]
5. Making Money [7:34]
6. She's So Fit [6:54]
7. The Wheelchair [5:50]
8. Dirty Bath [6:26]
9. Party Animals [4:17]
10. The Morning After [8:23]
11. Best Mates Going to Paris [6:03]
12. Credits [3:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Somers Town
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   Special Features
      Biographies
         Shane Meadows-Director
         Thomas Turgoose-Tomo
         Piotr Jagiello-Marek
         Elisa Lasowski-Maria
         Perry Benson-Graham
      Somers Town: A History
      Somers Town Theatrical Trailer
      Somers Town Interviews Featurette
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