LIFE on the mean streets of Glasgow in the early 1970s is portrayed in all its vivid glory in Peter Mullan’s must-see new film NEDS.
It’s been packing out Cineworld Parkhead with its gritty mix of humour, edgy violence and edge-of-your-seat thrills.
John McGill (Connor McCarron) is a bright and gifted pupil, but things are against him. His father is a violent drunk and his elder brother a notorious gang leader.
With his teachers unwilling to give him a chance before he’s even started, John fights back and falls in with the violent gangs who roam the rough Glasgow streets.
Feeling so much anger at those around him, John takes to this violent life with alarming ease – but will he ever have a chance at redemption?
Mullan guarantees the film’s authenticity by working with non-professional actors who embody rather than play their characters.
It’s a stunning and strangely moving film, packed full of pathos and punch-ups.
You can see it now at Cineworld Parkhead. To win tickets, see this week’s Herald.
To book tickets, visit www.cineworld.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 0871 200 2000.