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Andrea Arnold

Dog 09:48, Color, Stereo, GB, 2001

Fifteen-year-old Leah comes from a housing estate that backs onto the dogend of the Thames some 20 miles east of London. She lives in a run down flat with her mum Val who unable to cope with life takes out her frustrations on her daughter. Deprived of love and attention at home Leah goes looking for it elsewhere. She lurches around the estate with abusive boyfriend John who at only ninetheen is already angry at the world. Dog takes place on what starts out as ordinary day for Leah but turns out to have a shocking conclusion when John is pushed over the edge by an innocuous incident.
An suburban tale about a girl,her mum , a boy and a dog.