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Big Daddy

UK, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Fiction)

Director: Finola Geraghty

When Marlon arrives at a juvenile prison, his rap rhymes elicit a strong and violent response from Gavin, a neurotic bully. The jealous Gavin conspires to silence him, leading to a battle of wills between the two. Shot on location with a cast of actual inmates and wardens, Finola Geraghty's film examines the deep psychological tensions of adolescence in exceptional circumstances.

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