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UK, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Children's Film Festival)

Director: Colin Finbrow

Kelly is 13, bored with her working class parents and jobless future, and a regular caller to Childline, where she invents tales of terrible things which never happen to her at home.

Max is also 13, rich and given to faking suicide to scare his father's girlfriend, while his father has little time for him. His only love is a Ferrari, which his father has given him but he is not allowed to drive until he is 17.

After an accidental meeting the two decide to take off in the car, Kelly, to look for her real mother in Brighton and Max, to get back at his father. Together they learn a lot about the world and about each other.

A road movie.

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