Theatrical Release Date: 26 Aug 2010
Home Ent. Release Date: 02 Jan 2011
Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard. An electrifying cast delivers blistering performances packed with intensity and emotional punch that reveals the deficiencies of a well-intentioned but ultimately failing penal system. Kim Chapiron (Sheitan, TFF ‘06), one of France’s brightest emerging directors, powerfully evokes the grittiness of Alan Clarke’s 1979 juvie crime drama Scum to lend a contemporary glimpse into how more than 60 percent of the 100,000 children locked away in juvenile detention centers across North America become repeat offenders.