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Skin

UK, 1996 (MIFF 1996, Fiction)

Director: Vincent O'Connell

Billy is a skinhead only he doesn't quite fit in. But that's what a skinhead does right in between acts of mindless violence. Billy tries to prove himself but only ends up looking silly. Then he meets his neighbour Marcia She's everything he's not. She's smart, She's a woman, She's black. Marcia helps Billy clean up his act (TB)

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